Thanx Paul, I know my fellow enthusiasts want pictures pictures, then more pictures. So like I mentioned, I will make that happen. As I have spent probably well over 100 hours. This car is pretty darn original for sure. EVERYTHING is dated May '68. All the requirements of date stamping times according to CRG are correct. This needs to be stamped before this, and this needs to be with-in this many days of that and so on...
Hey JoeC, the shifter is not bad. I saturated it with white lithium grease and just soaked it with that. It was already ok, but shifts well. I then read to not use that kind of lubricant on shifters... whoops.. I have some pictures of the shifter, they are not great cause it's tucked up in the well, but I will post them right now.
Maroman, I had never heard of that. I will give it a shot as I have 2 or 3 gallons of white vinegar. I use it to clean the combustion chambers in On Demand tankless water heaters. It gets really hot in that garage, right at 90 a couple days ago. So I better do it on a day like yesterday... 77 outside. So much cooler in garage.
George, I noticed that clip also. It is sticking out a bit and still holding on. I will be at my girlfriends garage later today. I will follow the harness and try to get you some pictures. If not, tomorrow should work.