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Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: December 18, 2017, 04:57:52 PM »
Yes dual points, external condenser is due to the stronger arch that is caused by the dual points to help reduce the arching to unwanted components and go straight to the plugs.  The benefit to this distributor is its ability to produce and send a stronger charge with the help of a stronger coil and has adjustable counter weights and its stability at higher rpms.  Now could I have went out and gotten a new better MSD distributor?  Yes but the cool factor of this being a vintage Day 2 component is the reason for the purchase and rebuild.  The grease fitting is correct for the tach cable drive for the SW tach I got from a fellow member here a year or so ago (Thanks to Gary).  Also notice the Moroso Cool Can in the back ground.  Also have a Super Coil but also still looking for a more correct Day 2 Mallory coil.  I think you will start to somewhat gather the direction of this build.

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Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: December 18, 2017, 12:22:06 PM »
Idk if it'll be good sh*t but it'll be the best sh*t I can do..  Thanks Bryon.


Here are a few more pieces added to the finished pile.



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Original Cars and Details / Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« on: December 18, 2017, 12:20:06 PM »
Thanks.  Here are a couple still shots from when I took the video this past Saturday.


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Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: December 18, 2017, 02:49:32 AM »
After along with a few of the components cleaned up. Hopefully I'll get the rest finished up this week and ready to drop into the engine if and when I decide to run it. Sorry if this doesn't meet the standards and quality of the group but its just a dumb ole country boy working out of his little 1.5 car garage.   Thanks for watching. 

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Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: December 18, 2017, 02:47:19 AM »
Disassembled and before cleaning.

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Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: December 18, 2017, 02:31:57 AM »
Getting an early start on the car before it makes it transition from storage to my garage. I picked up this Mallory Double Life a few months back with the help of one of the members here (thanks again John!).

This is the as received shots.

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General Discussion / Re: Billboard Z
« on: December 18, 2017, 02:16:09 AM »
That's a twin to my car, except no spoilers and no clock.


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Original Cars and Details / Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:55:11 AM »
Thanks.

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 17, 2017, 06:57:10 PM »
Let me restate a little more clearly what I said previously.  Of the ones that had silver paint had silver on the floors.  The outside edge on all 68 louvers had the black.  When I said I felt all of them had silver on the floors I was referring to the ones that had silver paint at all.  A little confusing but hopefully that makes a little more sense of what I was trying to say..

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Original Cars and Details / Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:55:30 PM »
After about 6 months of hibernation I decided to get ole green out to stretch its legs.  Yeah I know another boring idling video. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi2UBCktY_4

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General Discussion / Re: Billboard Z
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:05:23 PM »
Also looks like it might be an early car with the 68 spoiler unless its an optical illusion..

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:04:14 PM »
You cant go by NOS parts vs assembly line ones.  This is why I said previously more data needs to be collected on this subject and quiet possibly never get 100% confirmation much like the semi vs gloss b/o tail panels.  Never ending discussion on person's opinions and observations.

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:25:11 PM »
I can not say with 100% certainty that all floors were painted but my belief is that they are.  Now as the vertical portion of the stacks would be painted after mid year as all 69's had the louvers painted from my observations.  You are giving me too much credit as this is a collective thing where we all use data points to help collect information and then make educated assumptions/guesstimates.  Contrary to some (sarcasm), I am definitely not a "know-it-all"  but I have a passion for the knowledge and am always learning.  Having to be wrong from time to time is part of the process.     

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:16:28 PM »
Sorry Allen, as of right now there is no concrete info IMHO on when 68 louvers had the vertical sides of the stacks painted.  I feel confident that all had the floors of the louvers painted.  Just not certain on when the change happened.  And yes those are my pics and yes the green car does not have paint on the vertical sides of the louvers.  I think at this point it would be considered acceptable to have them either way.  IF IT WERE ME..  I would make an educated guess to say mid year would be the change.  But that is purely an opinion.

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Originality / Re: Original door mirror fame
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:00:13 PM »
Chick this probably doesnít help much but of the samples I have all of the originals have the seam.  Now I do have one that is a 4 of 74 and itís seam is VERY faint.  I can post pics later but doubt itíll help.

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