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My comment is a bit off topic, but this picture gave me some interesting proof of something I have said for a while. Look at the spark plug wires boots. All the correctly stamped repo wires we have available use black boots. Over the years I have bought 5-6 1970-75 various numbered Pontiac distributors that still had their original wires attached. All had the orange/red like boots, not the black we all accept as correct. I have a bag full of these orange boots. All were identical to each other, but came from various Pontiac distributors. Always said, these were original or there was an extremely popular secondary seller of plug boots for Pontiacs back in the day... Anyway, looking at these pictures of the SD engine and what appears to be a 350 Pontiac engine, can't confirm these plug wire boots are the orange due to the black and white photo, but without a doubt can confirm they were not black. Wires are obviously black, but the plug boots are a lighter color. interesting..
I've got a set of repro's on my car now. I've had them probably at least 10 years. They are orange boots.

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I've got a set of repro's on my car now. I've had them probably at least 10 years. They are orange boots.
The repo's I was referencing are the dated Packard sets that Ames, PY's etc. sell. I have bought a number of sets and they have always had black boots?? I brought the boot color up years ago on the threads and was pretty much shouted down as everyone agreed correct was black and told me the ones I removed from salvaged distributors were aftermarket..

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Bill, in past year or so, I bought two sets of reproduction dated packard plug wires and both sets came with the correct orange boots. Maybe this is something that the manufacturer has corrected.

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Bill, in past year or so, I bought two sets of reproduction dated packard plug wires and both sets came with the correct orange boots. Maybe this is something that the manufacturer has corrected.
It has been at least 3 years since I purchased a set, so that sounds like a deal. Glad they got the colors correct.. I hated it when I brought this up yrs past and everyone told me I was wrong, especially when I held original distributors here with the orange and I knew they were original..I'm not a SD guy, so thanks for letting me visit

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After 12 years of ownership, the ol' '73 will be transported to Michigan where the new owner plans to undergo a complete 100pt. restoration.
I, along with others who are familiar with the car, know that it was worthy of holding it's own in a strong "B" catagory as far as overall condition.
The car will be nothing more than outstanding after it's restoration and because of it's "1 of 1" production number, will most undoubtly get a magazine feature that it always deserved.
Sure I will probably regret selling it but I'd like to move on with building a vehicle I can really enjoy driving without worry of degrading the value. The resto-mod bug has bit me hard and my plans are to upgrade my '79 t/a with all the trick goodies........suspension, big brakes, wheels/tires, EFI, 6 speed trans, etc.

Anyway, congrats to the new owner and hope to see the car again, be it in person or publication.
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'73 SD code 11 WHITE with 247 Interior ...


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Does someone here own this one?

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That feature car was one of the ones in our display at MCACN in November. It is the car up on the jack stands at the far end:

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I just got my issue as well and was glad to see a SD TA on the cover. Reading the article and looking at the pictures, you can tell that the restoration seems to be very accurate (except for the change to 4sp). I was curious about the tires though. I knew you could get the Firestone Wide Ovals or the GoodYear Polyglas in 73. But did 73 TA's come with Steelgards?

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IIRC, the Steelguards are more accurate for 1974 cars. The infamous Firestone 500 Steel Radial was the main radial offered for 1973.

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I just got my issue as well and was glad to see a SD TA on the cover. Reading the article and looking at the pictures, you can tell that the restoration seems to be very accurate (except for the change to 4sp). I was curious about the tires though. I knew you could get the Firestone Wide Ovals or the GoodYear Polyglas in 73. But did 73 TA's come with Steelgards?
Anyone who restores one of these cars I have a lot of respect for because it's not easy. I looked at car and while the resto is nice it could have turned out better if they paid more attention to some of the small details.

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Anyone who restores one of these cars I have a lot of respect for because it's not easy. I looked at car and while the resto is nice it could have turned out better if they paid more attention to some of the small details.
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the white SD, was a nice car in muscle machines. But soo far off the correctness map. like that M/C that needs to go back on the pickup truck it came from

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There's a lot of white paint on the underside of that hood too. Nice car but if you look close there's some things that could be better.

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There's a lot of white paint on the underside of that hood too. Nice car but if you look close there's some things that could be better.
Wonder if the owner is a member of the shark tank? Tires were the 1st thing that I questioned, but I'm far from an expert. At least there's no "Buick Engine Decal" - pretty hard to use one "correctly" on a Shaker car!

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