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opelitis1

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Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« on: October 29, 2008, 02:18:34 PM »
Is there supposed to be a reddish paint overspray towards the rear of the unit near the "timing slash" on the distributor body akin to the 621 bellh'sing overspray or was this done possibly by a "Bubba" in his or her angst to paint a cast iron intake manifold and make her look nice like "back in the day"?? 
Thanks!  Ted 

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 05:02:41 PM »
Varying degrees of minor engine orange overspray are quite common on the distributor base - the distributor was covered with a coffee can during the painting process at Flint V-8.
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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 05:57:20 PM »
Finding out these l'il tricks from "back in the day" are great John.
Ted

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 03:04:58 AM »
I have a beautiful, all original distributor laying around that shows this overspray. Remind me if I don't get a picture up in a few days.....
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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 01:17:41 PM »
JohnZ and maybe Kurt, are points (not in the dizzy) taken away if there is no apparent overspray on the rear of a distributor and or on a 621 bellh'sing??? Can't really see you guys stretching the necks
in order to gander at the above... I imagine the paint on the fenders would take a beating. eh???
Take care gennamen and don't eat tooo much All Hallow's Eve goodies.  I know with me trying to bear down on a candy toffee apple with false dentures is gall dang it next to impossible...  T.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 03:51:40 PM »
JohnZ and maybe Kurt, are points (not in the dizzy) taken away if there is no apparent overspray on the rear of a distributor and or on a 621 bellh'sing???

Some cars had overspray on the distributor base, some didn't. All manual-transmission cars had at least some overspray, usually more than just overspray, on the bellhousing - it was in place when the engine was painted.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 01:34:08 PM »
Morning KurtS!  You were asking for a reminder re. the original distributor showing the "overspray"...   Thanks!!!  Ted

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 07:22:51 AM »
Here's the pics. 68 distributor with original paint on it. Was sitting on a shelf in the garage for decades.....
Notice the vacuum advance got oversprayed and how the green stripe was painted -it wasn't brushed on.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 07:35:23 PM »
Thanks Kurt!!!  What is the green (teal) paint from??  I have the GM orange/red but that is all..  T.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 12:46:24 AM »
That's the ID stripe that Delco put on to help the engine plant ID the distributor. The colors are listed in the Colvin's CBTN.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 02:27:24 AM »
Kurt,

That is first one I've ever seen with a sprayed ID stripe.  Have restored hundreds and hundreds of these over the years.........probably in the thousands by now.   Are you sure that is an original ID stripe?

Jerry 

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 05:16:11 PM »
Yes. It was pulled from a car decades ago, long before anyone would restore a plain old distributor like that.  I too was surprised it was sprayed.
Got a good pic of an original brushed stripe?

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2008, 05:44:57 PM »
Kurt -

Photo below is a group of Corvette T.I. distributors with their original paint marks.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 11:56:36 PM »
Here is a 28,000 mile original.

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Re: Points distrib 1111481 is there supposed to be....
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2008, 12:50:13 AM »
Here is another low mileage 1112019, 1970 Z28,

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