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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 10:53:54 AM »

Dave,

Thanks for the follow up. I have been trying to identify that car by VIN. The plates in the picture are period correct and I am researching original Hertz license plate numbers.

If anyone sees this and knows the VIN, please get in touch with me.

Thanks in advance,

Dennis

While I was in the Army and going through basic training at Ft Lewis in early 1968, there was a 1966 black/gold Hertz that was driven on base. I saw it several times and it always reminded of what was waiting for me when I finished my service.

When I got out in 1970, the car was waiting for me along with my girl friend (now my wife). I still have them both today.

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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2017, 12:45:15 PM »

   The steering wheel cap is a '66 Fairlane part with a GT350 center in it. Probably done by the same vendor as the Fairlane part. They were not "made" at San Jose .

Interesting,thanks for the info. Your right mate, I just checked around the all knowing research tool the internet and
 C6OA-3655-A Was the fairlane part number also  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 03:17:29 PM »

I thing the steering wheel center was a falcon item. if you pull off the cap, it says falcon sprint underneath. phred

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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 04:18:27 PM »

   phred,
        The GT350 steering wheel center was a Fairlane part. Also used on Galaxies with the optional wood wheel and a different insert. Not used on a Falcon as the wheel was not an option.
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 04:37:36 PM »

mine says sprint, they did have the woodgrain plastic wheel, different type thou, same as comet. phred

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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 05:18:16 PM »

Where are you seeing sprint? On the chrome cap? Any part number on yours?
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 05:50:55 PM »

On a lot of the STANDARD 1965-66 Mustang steering wheel horn rings, if you break the 3 rivets holding the center emblem (plastic emblem and metal ring that says Ford Mustang), you will find that it covers the original Falcon Sprint lettering that is cast into the horn ring (they may all have it for all I know). I've had a couple of these apart and they were indeed like this. The Falcon Sprints (at least 64-65) and 64-65 Comet Cyclones used a 3 spoke all plastic steering wheel (basically the same as the standard 65-66 Mustang wheel) with a marbleized brown plastic that was supposed to resemble woodgraining. The Sprint center cap detail is totally unrelated to the standard 66 GT350 steering wheel, which is based on the deluxe 65-66 Mustang wheel. Hope this helps.

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2017, 07:04:00 PM »

On a lot of the STANDARD 1965-66 Mustang steering wheel horn rings, if you break the 3 rivets holding the center emblem (plastic emblem and metal ring that says Ford Mustang), you will find that it covers the original Falcon Sprint lettering that is cast into the horn ring (they may all have it for all I know). I've had a couple of these apart and they were indeed like this. The Falcon Sprints (at least 64-65) and 64-65 Comet Cyclones used a 3 spoke all plastic steering wheel (basically the same as the standard 65-66 Mustang wheel) with a marbleized brown plastic that was supposed to resemble woodgraining. The Sprint center cap detail is totally unrelated to the standard 66 GT350 steering wheel, which is based on the deluxe 65-66 Mustang wheel. Hope this helps.

Dave


Thanks Dave, I can only see those part numbers on the back of my cap. No sign of sprint but I haven't dismantled it
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 08:19:13 PM »

The other photos of the GT350H rented in Seattle summer of 66...







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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 08:23:36 PM »

Nice pics, thanks for posting them
These also answer the question about the side stripes. I've had people tell me that the fender portion should have a little bit the solid section right behind the GT350H, mine never did and this car doesn't either

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 10:18:06 PM »

Awesome photos, spot of scuba diving!

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2017, 08:02:25 AM »

   Yes Steve,
       There were variances in the stripes. With more that one person applying them ( in the day) there were bound to be differences. Nice photographic proof always helps Chug a Lug.

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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 08:48:14 AM »

Dave, Thanks for the pictures. Anyone know the current owner?

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 02:19:37 PM »


Thanks Dave, I can only see those part numbers on the back of my cap. No sign of sprint but I haven't dismantled it
Cheers
here's some pictures of the original steering wheel center








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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 03:49:21 PM »

Thanks for posting. Steve, exactly the same as mine mate, even the funny shaped hole in the black piece behind the cobra symbol.
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