I was going to post all about my second to last car show, but I have some exciting news where I have teamed up with Mustang Maniac which I can share with you today. (I have been given permission to use their photos and video.)
Mustang Maniac has developed a replacement standard “T handle” shift lock for the early Mustangs ’64 to ’73.
It’s called the “T Park Lock”
The handle is designed to be a direct replacement part of the original T handle, but will retain that all important stock look. The lock works by putting the shifter into ‘Park’ and simply pressing in the button on the right of the handle. This locks the black button on the left from being depressed and so you can’t move the gear stick into any drivable position and the gearbox stays locked in ‘park’. Simple, but effective. Anything we can do to slow or prevent our precious cars being stolen is worth it. For a relatively small amount it think it’s a must have purchase to be honest.
With the lock in place nobody will really notice any difference from the stock T handle.
When the handle is unlocked the barrel will spring out and stop. With the lock disengaged the chrome of the handle continues on to the lock barrel itself.
When you have unlocked and removed the key (optional to remove the key), you just shift as normal, if you do press the button in while going along, you can still shift to neutral when convenient to unlock again. Or if you prefer drive with the key in the lock simply unlock again when you need to.
The lock comes supplied with two keys and as are unique to that lock, none of the that one key fits all the locks the same!
To fit the lock it’s a two minute job, remove the old handle, replace it with this one and tighten into place. For added security you can place a small drop of glue onto the grub screw to stop it being removed via the allen key. No garage fees to fit, or maintenance. Fit and click.
I have personally been using the prototype of the product for the last few months and it works flawlessly. To see it in action the Mustang Maniac guys put up a video of the lock in action.
I will be selling these and can be purchased here.
You can also see the link under my “For Sale” heading in the top menu bar.
OR copy and paste this link into your browser: T Park Lock – One Man And His Mustang
If you need any further details, help or questions, just leave a comment or contact me.