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Offline J_Speegle

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Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« on: November 01, 2015, 07:19:06 PM »
Disclaimer: :) As always we need to warn that unrestored does not always mean unaltered by previous owners. Just because this car has/had a specific detail does not mean your car was built just the same. Always do your research, document your findings and make the best choice for you and your expectations.

This example was photographed at a MCA National show a while back. Car shows some use but allot of care by the past owners and is an interesting car to view.
Projected build date might be mid June 1966  (6R07T2238xx). No way of telling for sure :(


Hope the sharing of these will help all of our understanding of these cars and foster some discussions.  Car has had at least one respray with the door jambs (to the weatherstrip) was done. Not a ton of really good pictures but did find some interesting things that might be seeds for good discussions and/or provide some info for members with similar cars.

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EXTERIOR

E1 -





E2 - Inner and outer fender bolt head markings





E3 - Cowl area





E4 - Rear unpainted valance screw heads





E5 - One of two painted rear valance screw heads. Often these are of a different style than the other retaining screws along the upper edge since there were installed at different points along the assembly line



More to come ;)
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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose Coupe
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 07:54:44 PM »
ENGINE COMPARTMENT AREA

ENG 1 - Radiator markings. By this time in production San Jose had been using the brazed on radiator ID tags  rather than stamping those in the top tank. Surely a cost savings for Modine and likely Ford also. As usual items such as radiator hoses have been replaced over time





ENG 2 - Drivers side shock tower





ENG 3 - Master cylinder area





ENG 4 - Engine timing cover with the remains of the engine ID label





ENG 5 - Drivers side of the engine





ENG 6 - Passenger front side of engine - someone replaced the alternator at some point





ENG 7 - Manifolds and exhaust clamp





ENG 8 - Passenger side shock tower support





ENG 9 - Starter area details. Even the cardboard/paper band liner is visible in the picture. And often missed detail






Trunk area next :)
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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 10:59:59 PM »
RADIATOR SUPPORT MARKINGS

RM 1 - Drivers side. Guessing this is again the paint list we sometimes see on 66's at this plant. Just a bit of the yellow crayon still remains in the middle of one of the marks





RM 2 - As expected the engine size is written so workers could see it as the car went down the line. Often written at least one more place.  This is a step skipped on the vast majority of cars built at San Jose in 65-66 since those can with A or C code engines. These were added in the last "half" of the build so they were applied over the black paint





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TRUNK

T1- Trunk hinge
 




T2 -  End cap attachment and taillight details





T3 -  Bumper and bumper guard attaching hardware





T4 - End cap attachment and taillight details





T5 - Quarter panel sound deadener details.





T6 - Drivers side hinge area. Luggage protector and the yellow glue visible in the picture





T7 -  Jute rear seat divider




Hope these help other owners. Enjoy!!
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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 02:13:57 AM »
I remember seeing that one, cool car, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 06:27:07 AM »
I remember seeing that one, cool car, thanks for sharing.

+1  Very nice details yet to see on this one.

I remember seeing this car but in the sea of cars, I was unaware it was unrestored. I probably would have taken a closer look had I known.

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 07:32:24 PM »
Some more pictures that might help others with similar cars

Eng 10 - Radiator made in 5 66. Battery was serviced at some point




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Eng 12 - Alternator changed at some point




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Eng 14 -




Eng 15 -



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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 09:53:02 PM »
Adding another detail picture showing the starter marking/stamp and the small thin clip that held the transmission lines together - asa well as other details for you to discover


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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 06:37:15 PM »

Jeff... I see the car is a "True" 1966 Sprint 200.  Any chance of getting the VIN# of this car in question, of maybe all of the dataplate info so I can add the car to the 1966 Sprint 200 Registry??

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016, 08:03:19 PM »
Jeff... I see the car is a "True" 1966 Sprint 200.  Any chance of getting the VIN# of this car in question, of maybe all of the dataplate info so I can add the car to the 1966 Sprint 200 Registry??

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2016, 01:35:47 PM »
Jeff,

In picture T-4, you can see the paint overspray pattern on one of the end cap nuts.  You can even see how much of the nut was engaged as there is overspray on the tip of the stud.  The end cap nut just above that one has very little to no overspray and the threads are free of overspray, yet the surrounding area is well covered with paint.  Is it possible that this nut was installed after paint?

Thank you for the detailed pictures.

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2016, 01:58:38 PM »
Jeff do you happen to have a picture showing the battery hold down and battery apron shield?

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 05:26:46 PM »
In picture T-4, you can see the paint overspray pattern on one of the end cap nuts.  You can even see how much of the nut was engaged as there is overspray on the tip of the stud.  The end cap nut just above that one has very little to no overspray and the threads are free of overspray, yet the surrounding area is well covered with paint.  Is it possible that this nut was installed after paint?

Its my current understanding that the normal practice was to install the end cap with sealer on each stud and one nut/washer installed part way to hold the end cap to the car so that it would not fall or be knocked off and at the same time space it away from the body slightly to allow paint on mating edges and inward slightly.

You can see on the upper right studs ( in T2 & T4)  that  it was in place (tip of the stud shows body color), the nut and washer were not, and the threads were stripped of paint when the nut was installed and tightened
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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2016, 05:38:02 PM »
Jeff do you happen to have a picture showing the battery hold down and battery apron shield?

Apron shield is held with the plastic rivets during this time period




Not a great angle but a shot

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2016, 05:58:04 PM »
Thanks Jeff

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Re: Unrestored - June 66 San Jose T Code Coupe
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2016, 07:20:36 PM »
Jeff do you happen to have a picture showing the battery hold down and battery apron shield?
Is this what you are looking for? The measurements came from an Oct 65 San Jose Hardtop.
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