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« on: October 29, 2008, 09:18:34 AM »

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"?? 
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 12:02:41 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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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 12:57:20 PM »

Finding out these l'il tricks from "back in the day" are great John.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 10:04:58 PM »

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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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 08:17:41 AM »

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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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 10:51:40 AM »

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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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 08:34:08 AM »

Morning KurtS!  You were asking for a reminder re. the original distributor showing the "overspray"...   Thanks!!!  Ted
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 02:22:51 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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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 02:35:23 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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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 07:46:24 PM »

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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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 09:27:24 PM »

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?

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 12:16:11 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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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2008, 12:44:57 PM »

Kurt -

Photo below is a group of Corvette T.I. distributors with their original paint marks.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 06:56:36 PM »

Here is a 28,000 mile original.

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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 07:50:13 PM »

Here is another low mileage 1112019, 1970 Z28,

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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2008, 07:58:52 PM »

Here is an 1111499 that was in a serious car fire and we brought it back!

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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2008, 08:05:07 PM »

Here is an 1111499 that was in a serious fire and we brought it back,

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2008, 08:07:34 PM »

After,

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2008, 06:45:08 AM »

Holy Hanna!!!  You just didn't  "bring it back",  it is beautiful!!
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2009, 12:45:17 AM »

Here's an original '68  1111297...

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