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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I'll start here -

VIN- 13639 9Z356542

I'll add the body tag information, too...

...I'm going out to take some pictures right now.



"What's under there?" is what I wanted to know.



These aren't 307...but this says-



The B80 option is great.
 

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Too true...I'm appreciative of the car's survival.

Observing the different areas of the car where it is still fine and comparing it to the other areas where I wonder where the molecules went has just begun.















I was going to make a list of the personal touches from the previous owner to compare them to my own...I will take a few pictures of those.
 

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...passenger-side head



...well, the -993s that are on it coulda been offa 72-73 307 or 350 according to the machine shop but could they have been used on a Fremont, California smog car as early as second week of June of 69?

So next up is block casting numbers-



...so with at least the block numbers and chassis numbers the same and this one-



and the DD means 200hp so that means put this-



on this-



not this-



I'll have an image of the full-decode. This has been fun so far.
 

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"and if you can't be with the one you love honey...love the one you're with..."?

The hardtop is nice with all the windows down there is hardly any turbulence or wind noise...really nice cruising when the temperature is up.

I have a list of things to do in my head and I'm hesitating to commit to an actual list.

At the top besides the number collecting though is keys.

I'd like to get all the locks and keys to stock operation.

Install the parking brake pedal and cables.

Get the stock wheels and hubcaps on.
 

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....aaawww yeeaaahhh!

I sold an 81 Supra axle for a Corolla drift car over the weekend and had some money so I got to my imaginary list-



I showed my wife some of the lime-colored cars and now she's cool with the original color. The way she made up her mind was- after I told her white car with whitewalls she told me whitewalls with a white car was too much white.

I said, "okay no whitewalls" then she said "frost lime with whitewalls was good"...

...looking forward to her logic behind big single turbo versus twins...no I'm not.

I want to do the parking brake after the keys and then it will seem like it can be parked as safely as it can be driven.

On my imaginary list I add:

orange shift indicator

I just did the one in an 80 1/2 ton I had and it was cake but for some reason I'm conflicted- just do stock for now or for the 700R4?

Waddevs...I'm stuck with stock- for now.
 

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That is a good look!

I remember roaming the car lots with my Dad lookin' for cars for a family of 6 and those cars were overlooked by my Hotwheels mentality.
 

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That is about what this car looked like when I got it, but it was painted sky blue with a paint brush and house paint.


Four Doors Forever :beers:
 

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...hey Ralph I'm posting here in case it's more convenient I emailed, too...let me know when you're in town.

I'm about an hour from Edmonds...

I wanted to work on the locks but I got distracted, so continuing with my not-a-list-yet I prepared to install the parking brake.

To begin I looked around-

What is this?



I lifted it off the switch and turned it over



and what it looked like on the backside of the carpet



and the floor



...a big cut right by the headlight dimmer switch. So I pulled back the carpet



and under the wiring



and the dark smudge is where it was shorting to the floor



and the connector looks like this



turning over the carpet to see the place where the carpet laid on the switch



and after I pulled the object out of the carpet



a loose sheet metal screw!

So maybe that's why the warning lamp came on when I would turn on the headlights.
 

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Got this and your email. Some nice original cars at the show today. Tomorrows will be a good mix of everything. Have had some bugs during and after the 1465 mile trip here in the wagon, but nothing that has stopped me...almost but not quite! I'll call when I get to Edmonds.
 

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These were in the mailbox waiting for me-



With all the keys and locks in hand I'm motivated to get that done. Then maybe I'll admit I can begin the list...
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
As the issues pile up I am priortizing.

So a new priority is the power-distribution wiring.

I've read the relevant posts and I'll be ready to apply what I've learned as soon as I identify what modifications have been already performed.

To that end I thought I'd show some of the progress and this shows the date code on my alternator-

1100774 55 A

8K28 12 V NEG



and the back looks like this-



and the top looks like this-



so it looks like a stock-front rebuilt with internal regulator.

But it was quickly one-wired and I think I'm gonna redo it. Here's the wiring at the battery, the junction block deleted.

 

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Hey----if your gonna stay with the 307------put a q-jet on it and sneak an overdrive transmission in the car as well

I'm getting better that 25mpg in my 66 elky---307, 4bbl, 5-spd, 3.08 rear
 

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I like that idea!

I already have a couple T5s and bellhousings and much of the swap stuff but I agreed on an auto so I'm stickin' with the TH350 while I line up all the 700R4 swap stuff for next spring. I have a 4L85, too but that's overkill.

I scored an Edelbrock 3CB and it was already clearanced for the HEI so I'll team those up.

Pretty sure of my small nitrous cam choice, too. I've got a NOS kit that will at least mount in the trunk for good measure.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
...at the horn relay and voltage regulator-



...and some of the tape off-





The parking brake cable is in...



...the parking brake-



...is in.

 
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