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135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:09:36 pm »
Came across these vintage photos.,..some nice details.

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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 12:54:06 pm »
Check out that water pump. Not production. Also, did all 68s come with a hood insulator on the radiator support either stappled or attached with clips?
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 05:14:04 pm »
My car did not.
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 05:38:27 pm »
My 135 series has stapled seal on radiator support.
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 11:22:04 am »
It's interesting how drab these engine bays looked back in the day, granted the photos are black and white, but I think that we over restore them today. I don't believe they looked that good when new.
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 07:02:19 pm »
It's interesting how drab these engine bays looked back in the day, granted the photos are black and white, but I think that we over restore them today. I don't believe they looked that good when new.

 :)  I agree.  I did new car prep at the local dealer when I was a teenager...they definitely didn't look that good, and the quality control was dreadful.

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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 07:26:04 pm »
#10 of the 135 series has no evidence of the seal across the radiator support.

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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 08:45:14 pm »
#10 of the 135 series has no evidence of the seal across the radiator support.

Do you have a current picture of the car that we could use here?

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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 09:00:06 pm »
    There are quite a few differences. Clips for the seal vs staples, starter delay vs none , auto vs 4speed, ram air seals , wire rad hose clamps vs tower clamps and others I've probably missed. The 4speed "could" be a pre production prototype. The auto trans car has been in other photos. Is it possibly the same as the Hot Rod test car?
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 05:31:01 am »
The rear holes in the hood for the scoop are much larger on the 135 car.

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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 12:11:42 pm »
why do the hoods have the F O R D letters like the 67? the 135  cars are 5 months into 1968 production so it is not an early thing.  Perhaps for recognition?? I understand the hole pattern is different in the hood but are the hoods actually left over 67 units or date stamped 68 units? never thought to look when checking a couple of the cars over in the past
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 02:53:25 pm »
The radiator rubber was believe it or not standard on big block AND 6 cyl. cars....Concerning the "Hot Rod" test car, that was a ringer/prototype. Most magazine test vehicles are pre production and "set up" cars for that purpose. So some parts will not make production. This practice continues on today for print/media road tests...
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 03:25:23 pm »
many Big Block 68 cars never received the core support rubber
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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 03:26:03 pm »
Kerry,

The FORD script on the hood is a pre strike deal. I can;t remember all the differences but there were a few things that changed in January?

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Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 05:28:10 pm »
Thanks Ben for the reply. None of my pre strike 68's had the hood letters so figured I would ask. Yeah knee pad pillar pad
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