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Suspension / Re: leaf spring clamp installation
« Last post by 67gtasanjose on Today at 10:07:32 AM »
NOTE:
I have seen a dimple on the sides of original straps, not found on the reproductions that I have bought. Perhaps this had to do with how they were "pinched/bent" around the springs?
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Suspension / Re: leaf spring clamp installation
« Last post by evantugby on Today at 10:02:06 AM »
Copy that!  Thank you.
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At this point IMHO its all options - Would be interesting to see how many others would copy and repeat that mark on their cars when we see their pictures or their cars at a show  ::)

That is the LAST thing I would want. It would be nice to see or know what type(s) of marks would be typical for this time frame and location. Like, would a 2nd rotation number be likely or possible (why I mentioned the 2-digits I know of earlier)?

Another angle has what looks kinda like a "T"-shape symbol too. If I cannot come up with the whole image, I'll likely leave it off for now. I tried layering off the grease and all while cleaning and slowed down to a crawl once any signs of markings showed up. I may have erased some evidence though :(

Your fuse box number may not be the complete second rotation number because it was such a small area we have examples where only the last two digits were applied since that it all that would be really needed on the line to tell the worker what car it went to. So the real number could be 64, 164, 264.....

This much I understood. As mentioned earlier, I was mentioning it in case somebody could see something in the shadows I did not and knowing at least two of the possibly 3 may have been a clue (if it was even relevant).

Hard call IMHO. On one hand you found it and documented it. But given the picture could this be an earlier marking that was later covered with black paint when the housing was painted them coated over again with the typical mark. Given the level you have taken it down to I think it is a possibility that it was applied to bare metal and should be treated like some of the markings we find some years and plants on the radiator support where in a restoration if return be coated over with paint

Duly noted. It looked more like a grease crayon than it did paint IMHO, perhaps a marking for workers machining in the hole long before paint. I was however under the impression it was ON TOP of the paint but I am far to past that to try and test the "under the paint" idea now. Perhaps a day (week) late on knowing that answer for sure.

In this example I would say yes that you likely have a complete mark, how it was applied and its location well defined

This one will go back on. Thanks.


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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: Motor Mounts for Metuchen 1966 Kar
« Last post by evantugby on Today at 09:57:06 AM »
I haven't seen or heard of any blue marks or what purpose they would have served. Yellow was used on many through the years IMHO to help them be visible to workers and help guide their eyes quickly to the motor mounts when guiding the engine into place on the line.

Since you state they have been documented - from what cars, time periods and plants have they been documented from?

Finish for yours and (per your example) 65 ones would be all the same. How to acchive this? Would check out some of the threads on metal treating and conditioning for clues

Jeff,
Sorry, I should have said blue dots on motor mounts "must have been documented" if they made it into Tony Gregory's HiPo 289 book.    Where is this Tony Gregory anyway?  Let's ask him! ;)
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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: drum brake components: reuse?
« Last post by evantugby on Today at 09:51:39 AM »
Did our kars come with the gold-plated discs originally? 
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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: N.S.S. Wire tag
« Last post by ChrisV289 on Today at 09:43:40 AM »
Has a fomoco logo on it.  Also got a better picture of the label.
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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: 1966 remote drivers mirror
« Last post by 67gta289 on Today at 09:39:44 AM »
From the 60-68 MPC
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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: 66 Sway Bar End Links: Are these original?
« Last post by carlite65 on Today at 09:35:54 AM »
thanks....that's what we're here for.
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It looks much better. I know it is a pain to have to re do but consider if it was caught by a judge at a show.
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Ok...thanks for feedback.
I re-shot a different paint this morning. DDL9423 was used this time. Quite a bit more sheen. My paint store had told me all the local restorers were using just black epoxy primer but we all know not everyone is happy with following the herd off the cliff. I had my doubts. At least it made a nice basecoat :)
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