From this photo it appears when installed the biggest object for eye attraction is the resistor. Unless you're doing an all original??
Yep, for doing an all original these little things come into play. Heck I'm used to customizing things and when I bought my 68 I wanted to see what it was like looking more at the originality side of things and boy is there is a lot of good info out there but then too there is also a lot of misinformation out there and this is why I'm adding my views of things here about voltage regulator covers.
Sadly that is a poorly focused picture I found out there but all I'm adding is we have new people coming into this hobby and too many times what they might read on the internet like changing the cap on the regulator will make it look original is kinda misleading. This is why I posted pictures of what I did.
It's just like anything else, how far would one want to take things and what is one wanting in the end ?. Like on my 68, the original regulator got messed with by a prior person and with some work, I got it working as designed but also worried about future failures so I bought a used regulator date coded to exactly what mine is and it's here as a backup. Yep, if down the road I have to replace them with a solid state one I'm not going to spend the time glueing on some donated resistors, stamping numbers and letters on it but if I'm still wanting originality I'll look for yet another correct one for the car.
Even with my 68 and from what I have learned about it and ones from that era, is how much people out there are blowing smoke with what they have. Now maybe they don't know any better, or what, but I get a kick out of cars being in a "stock" class, or in an "original" class that may allow let's say 5 or less modifications and I can easily count 20 or more and some are not small things but large things like aftermarket headers, aftermarket hood, aftermarket aluminum radiator, aftermarket rims, aftermarket ignition systems, aftermarket indash radio's, aftermarket steering wheels, aftermarket underdash gauges, and the list goes on.