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Tor

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70 GT 500
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:45:41 PM »
To you who own a 70 Gt 500,what is the date casting number on your distributor?. How I understand this is that the 70 models should have D0TF casting number, can any owner enlighten me here?

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 05:20:18 PM »
I believe it would be a C9 number, since all cars were built as 1969 models
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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »
I thought that due to the emission rules in 1970 they upgraded the 70 model with a 70 model distributor.

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 09:58:58 PM »
Ed,  must be busy... lol   He will educate us...

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 11:13:02 PM »
Ed,  must be busy... lol   He will educate us...

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The 69 carburetor was modified for the 70 GT500 but in the case of the Distributor it was easier to replace it with the corresponding 70 model which had the different advance curve needed for 70 emission standards.
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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 09:48:45 AM »
70 gt 500 dist. were changed to dozf dated fall 69 & auto got single point & 4 speeds got dual points. I have talked to John Harp who worked at KK plant about this changover & next time i talk to him i will ask him what happened to all the c8of dist. that came out of the 70 gt 500.

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 01:47:55 PM »
Thanks fore the answer on this one. The date code on the distributor, would that bee from September when they decided to shut down the Shelby program?

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 03:19:33 PM »
No 70 dozf dist were used on the production 1970 428 cj mustangs with dates starting july 69

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 05:14:45 PM »
Thanks for the info Ed! 

My '70 GT500 4-speed car has the original D0ZF distributor with a date code of August 29, 1969. (Here is a pic - It is out of the car to remove the silver paint from the previous owner).

http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/1048-100618171043.jpeg

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 06:09:09 PM »
correct theu also had a white with black ink tape like decal with dozf engineering # on them just above the hold-down bracket & i had them remade out of tape like originals.

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 07:28:04 PM »
Hello
Now this is interesting, hope more 70 owners would join in and report their date code on the distributor in their cars.
What is the date when your car was sold Mike

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Re: 70 GT 500
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 11:13:29 PM »
Thor,
Car was built on June 11, 1969 and Sold on 5-19-70.

Ed,
Thanks for confirming the distributor.  I'd be interested in seeing what the white DOZF engineering number decal looks like at some point.

Mike