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After spending a couple of weekends cleaning, replacing, and detailing Murphy's 289 and everything else in the engine bay, I'm finally satisfied. New NOS spark plugs, new exhaust manifold bolts, lots of elbow grease, a little paint, and a little sound deadener and we're ready for the Grand National. Everything else is done on the car, except for cleaning the whitewalls, waxing the decklid and rear valance, and vacuuming the interior. This is kind of weird finishing up the car several days before we leave for a show. I'll actually have time to clean my truck and trailer. ::


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And not to be outdone, Trouble has all new wiring in place for all the lights (wireless set-up, of course), and a new water neck.

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I noticed you have the coil on the intake manifold. Were all 68 289 engine coils placed similarly?

Do you know what the correct placement for the coil is on a 66 with 289 A code engine? I have seen it both ways, on the intake manifold and the passenger side front of the cylinder head. ::
 

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Yes, that's the correct location for a 68 with a 289. I don't know about 1966, but Charles Turner would.
 

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I just drooled all over my keyboard. Everything looks terrific Laurie!
 
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intake manifold with smog, on the passenger side of the motor up front without smog.
 

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I hate you Laurie... :p

Your cars are too nice.

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I thought the air cleaners had snorkles that hooked up to something somewhere? Am I right? Wrong? Place take me out of this state of ignorance ::
 

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I thought the valve cover hold-down bolts were painted blue when the rest of the engine was painted, did that vary with the years?
 

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what enginr are you running in trouble. it sure looks sweet. do you have dual carbs under that cobra air cleaner.
thanks randy
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Not on the earlier years, we get to leave our snorkles hanging out. ::
 

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Based on information from Jeff Speegle and Pete Morgan, only the corner outside bolts were on the valve covers when the engine was painted. Therefore, the other bolts would be natural. I've seen some unrestored cars that confirm this.
 

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It's a 390, tight fit, huh? :: Only one carb under there, an Edelbrock 750.
 
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