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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2014, 05:15:14 PM »

thanks, thought it looked familiar.
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014, 06:12:25 PM »

Danny, here is the ad the 2nd owner saw.  Did the previous owner give you this when you bought the car?  I had found the ad for it by chance (before the car surfaced) when I was looking through old newspaper ads online and saving ones with vins.  It was a fluke that this car later surfaced only months after I found the ad!  I have the full page PDF saved if you want a copy.  Just shoot me an email.  Warren


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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2014, 06:32:48 PM »

Very cool find, Warren.  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2014, 07:25:57 PM »

Danny, thanks for posting the pictures. Great car and four thumbs up to the girl friend. Better marry her, before she gets away. Give that girl a diamond and no telling what she will buy you...!!!!!

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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2014, 08:20:15 PM »

Thanx guys, yes it is a nice treat for sure. As the link above shows, it was discussed on CRG a few weeks back. And so that is where we seen it. I replaced the front calipers and brake lines as they were pouring brake fluid. Rears are ok for now. I did a compression test and all cylinders were between 155 and 172#'s, one cylinder was 180#'s. I installed a set of points and condenser, cap and rotor and a set of wires and set the dwell at 30. Book said between 28 and 32. So I went in the middle, is that ok??  Set the timing with a vacuum gauge. Brought it up to the highest point, then backed it off a single pound and set it tight. Flushed and bled the brake fluid and installed an aftermarket master for now. Hooked up the vacuum advance to a tee at the choke pull-off for manifold vacuum. And plugged the Ported vacuum at the carb. Radiator was full of anti-freeze. I will flush it soon. Installed new thermostat. Replaced top and bottom hose for now. Carb float bowl levels were to high and weeping out the top, so I set those. Set the idle at 900. I was going to wire off the choke as we really don't need them here in CA, but I left it, and put the stainless piano wire back in the tool box.
 Took it for a spin, and it pulls pretty good. There is no tach so I took it easy and didn't wind it to high. Took it up to about 70MPH. Good Times!! Going to leave it like this for now and run it for the summer. Then we will see. Danny  
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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2014, 08:29:10 PM »

good for you brother ,32 degrees dwell ,38 total advance timing.---steve.
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2014, 08:31:03 PM »

Thanx...Copy that, I will take it to 32 later tonight. I use vacuum to set the timing, but I will get out my timing light and do some checking.... Danny

Warren, yes I have that sheet you sent him. Very cool for sure. That is where I think Richard seen the car and bought it. I am still researching that. But what a find to actually have that ad. And it has the date of Jan 1st. '69. That's how I figured out about how long the first owner had the car. Thanx again... Danny
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2014, 08:35:37 PM »

More pics... Look close and you can see the butternut yellow overspray on the cowl tag... Danny
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2014, 08:38:10 PM »

Easy enough to just take the choke out completely. 2 or 3 pumps and it will fire for you, if tuned.
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2014, 08:47:15 PM »

VIN plate at Drivers Dash...Trans stamps and First hidden VIN at Passenger Cowl.... Danny
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2014, 08:50:18 PM »

Cowl VIN
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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2014, 09:09:50 PM »

Very cool! I looked at where you saw it and didn't realize I was the one that brought it up!
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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2014, 10:13:14 PM »

Danny...   super nice find..  on both..  Smiley

and I like the car.. just do what maintenance you need to do, keep as much of the original parts as possible... and PRESERVE the body (ie. stop the rust and prevent it's growing).. Smiley...  scrub, clean, treat.. touch up..  whatever you need to do to prevent it's getting worse.. and preserve as much of the original paint as possible .. as long as possible.  Smiley

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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2014, 10:44:24 PM »

GREAT CAR!
You are going to have Fun.

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2014, 11:10:50 PM »

Danny is that a "C "after the P8E29 on the 4 speed? If so wouldn't it be a M-22 trans?
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