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WIW?, 1968 Hemi LO/BO A Body tach drive distributer #2963524
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Well, I just came across this really cool part this weekend. It’s an original 1968 Dart or Cuda hemi superstock Tach Drive distributor. It’s in great shape and I think it should really go back into the proper LO or BO car. So I thought I would post it here in a “whats it worth” and get some ideas on potential value and where I should market it.

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i have owned 4 or 5 of those over the years. i dont think i ever got more than $250 for one.

Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi LO/BO A Body tach drive distributer [Re: chrisf] #2963540
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Originally Posted by chrisf
i have owned 4 or 5 of those over the years. i dont think i ever got more than $250 for one.


Oh, come on now, be serious. How could just one guy, and that one guy is Canadian, come up with 4 or 5 original LO/BO Hemi Superstock distributers... shruggy

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Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi LO/BO A Body tach drive distributer [Re: MuscleMopars] #2963555
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Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
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i have owned 4 or 5 of those over the years. i dont think i ever got more than $250 for one.


Oh, come on now, be serious. How could just one guy, and that one guy is Canadian, come up with 4 or 5 original LO/BO Hemi Superstock distributers... shruggy


I've got the same basic distributor with electronic guts in it and of course different tags, but that makes me think the "same thing" was available for years with the tagging being the only difference until they converted over to using electronic ignition. At least it would likely take someone "in the know" to tell them apart.

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Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
Originally Posted by chrisf
i have owned 4 or 5 of those over the years. i dont think i ever got more than $250 for one.


Oh, come on now, be serious. How could just one guy, and that one guy is Canadian, come up with 4 or 5 original LO/BO Hemi Superstock distributers... shruggy


Because they sold them over the counter for years.

Did you just remove yours off a real BO/LO?


My buddy with a clone has 2 1/2. I don’t think he paid over $200.

The one I call “1/2” is electronic with same tach drive housing. It has a different tag. But I think someone repro’s the tags? I found that one at swap meet for $125, IIRC.

Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi LO/BO A Body tach drive distributer [Re: autoxcuda] #2963599
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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
Originally Posted by chrisf
i have owned 4 or 5 of those over the years. i dont think i ever got more than $250 for one.


Oh, come on now, be serious. How could just one guy, and that one guy is Canadian, come up with 4 or 5 original LO/BO Hemi Superstock distributers... shruggy


Because they sold them over the counter for years.

Did you just remove yours off a real BO/LO?


My buddy with a clone has 2 1/2. I don’t think he paid over $200.

The one I call “1/2” is electronic with same tach drive housing. It has a different tag. But I think someone repro’s the tags? I found that one at swap meet for $125, IIRC.


You are comparing apples to oranges. I'm talking about an "original" dist that has the proper tags, numbers, date codes and patina, not an over the counter one "similar" to an original. It has not been restored and does not have repro tags. An original dist would be mainly important and valuable to a restorer or someone with a survivor, not a racer or someone cloning a car. So please don't confuse the difference... up

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Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi LO/BO A Body tach drive distributer [Re: MuscleMopars] #2963647
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What’s the date code you come up with?

Does it have a condenser in it?

The size of the points should be noticeably smaller than passenger car points.

Other than the date code, the Hustle Stuff/Direct a connection dual point ones are the same on the outside with that SAME part number. My friend has two exactly like that, just different dates are probably different.

Only the date code is different on the outside.

So you’ll have to find that person wanting THAT date code. That’s a very small audience.

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Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi LO/BO A Body tach drive distributer [Re: autoxcuda] #2963656
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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
What’s the date code you come up with?

Does it have a condenser in it?

The size of the points should be noticeably smaller than passenger car points.

Other than the date code, the Hustle Stuff/Direct a connection dual point ones are the same on the outside with that SAME part number. My friend has two exactly like that, just different dates are probably different.

Only the date code is different on the outside.

So you’ll have to find that person wanting THAT date code. That’s a very small audience.



Exactly! So, I guess I should have said, WIW to a restorer or a survivor owner needing a correct original '68 production date code 1968 HEMI A Body Super Stock dual point tach drive distributor...
The LO and BO cars were marketed to small audience as well and are some very valuable and collectable cars today.

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Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi L0/B0 A Body tach drive distributer [Re: MuscleMopars] #2963673
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I agree with the above - there are lots of them out there (available for years) VS. the number of "STOCK" '68 B0/L0 cars

the date appears to 8 7 which would be the 8th week of 1967

& the second digit of a "SUPER STOCK" car's VIN is ZERO "0" biggrin just remember ZERO warranty

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then the question should be. What will you take on that distributor?


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Originally Posted by sixpacksteve
then the question should be. What will you take on that distributor?


It's not necessarily for sale quite yet. Would just like some opinions on value for now. It might be for sale later if the lead on the car it came out of fizzels... shocked whistling


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Re: WIW?, 1968 Hemi L0/B0 A Body tach drive distributer [Re: 6bblgt] #2963794
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Originally Posted by 6bblgt
I agree with the above - there are lots of them out there (available for years) VS. the number of "STOCK" '68 B0/L0 cars

the date appears to 8 7 which would be the 8th week of 1967

& the second digit of a "SUPER STOCK" car's VIN is ZERO "0" biggrin just remember ZERO warranty


Wait a second…. 8th week of 1967? That’s Feb 19 to 25, 1967.

They didn’t even start conceiving the development of the 68 Super Stock program until Fall/Winter of 1967. The cars were built Spring 1968. One year after this distributor was made

That distributor was intended for over the counter sale or replacement for A990 distributor. Mopar sold transistorized ignition setups over the counter. Now, It may have been used in an original BO/LO car. But it’s not exclusive to it.

If original, you’ll need the ignition box and specific coil to get them to work. Unless you replace the special points and add condenser from a standard dual point. Which is much easier.

Bottom line many ask $500-$700 on eBay and never seem to sell. They pop up somewhat regularly. Best bet is to cast your reel and see if you can catch an EBay’er.

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Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
Originally Posted by chrisf
i have owned 4 or 5 of those over the years. i dont think i ever got more than $250 for one.


Oh, come on now, be serious. How could just one guy, and that one guy is Canadian, come up with 4 or 5 original LO/BO Hemi Superstock distributers... shruggy


Because they sold them over the counter for years.

Did you just remove yours off a real BO/LO?


My buddy with a clone has 2 1/2. I don’t think he paid over $200.

The one I call “1/2” is electronic with same tach drive housing. It has a different tag. But I think someone repro’s the tags? I found that one at swap meet for $125, IIRC.


You are comparing apples to oranges. I'm talking about an "original" dist that has the proper tags, numbers, date codes and patina, not an over the counter one "similar" to an original. It has not been restored and does not have repro tags. An original dist would be mainly important and valuable to a restorer or someone with a survivor, not a racer or someone cloning a car. So please don't confuse the difference... up


Hmm. Person of interest #1 asks for a WIW on a part. Person of interest #2 gives him an opinion. Person of interest #1 tells person of interest #2 he's full of it. Hmm. I think it's going to be hard for person of interest #1 to get anything in the future. Just my twocents


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Oh, I think person #2 and most people on here can take a little criticism, including me… up

I think I screwed up on decoding the build date and yes, it is probably too early of a date to be an original part in an LO or BO car. So I was incorrect to make light of person #2’s response. I apologize… beer


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up whistling #1 doesn't really care what it is worth, really wants to find someone buying the hype to pay what he wants it to be worth.

Correct patina normally adds $??? what to a distributor regardless of what the guts are like. laugh. So there is one on Ebay for $895 but been there for ever. There is also is one with all the extras for $156. Which would you buy.

So regardless of what you want it to be worth, they exsist an at a much reduced cost. The last few IBS dual points I bought I got for $5, $20 and $25. But hey they fet more. Here is what I did with the one I got for $5 while adding about $75 in parts.

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Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
Oh, I think person #2 and most people on here can take a little criticism, including me… up

I think I screwed up on decoding the build date and yes, it is probably too early of a date to be an original part in an LO or BO car. So I was incorrect to make light of person #2’s response. I apologize… beer


Don't be to hasty on that. You have the correct Chrysler part # for 68 car. I have seen one out of a car owned by the cars owner with same date code.

Over the counter IBB-4401 came with a different Chrysler part number. I have one.

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Originally Posted by dragon slayer
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Oh, I think person #2 and most people on here can take a little criticism, including me… up

I think I screwed up on decoding the build date and yes, it is probably too early of a date to be an original part in an LO or BO car. So I was incorrect to make light of person #2’s response. I apologize… beer


Don't be to hasty on that. You have the correct Chrysler part # for 68 car. I have seen one out of a car owned by the cars owner with same date code.

Over the counter IBB-4401 came with a different Chrysler part number. I have one.


Well OK! I take it all back… wink


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Value is finding some one with a stock restoration on a BO or LO car.
And with approx 100 cars total.

Just how many of them are or will be restored stock?????

Half dozen.? .......dozen MAYBE ?

The big money value in those cars depends A LOT on the race history on them

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Originally Posted by MuscleMopars
Oh, I think person #2 and most people on here can take a little criticism, including me… up

I think I screwed up on decoding the build date and yes, it is probably too early of a date to be an original part in an LO or BO car. So I was incorrect to make light of person #2’s response. I apologize… beer


You sir, have class. up


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Originally Posted by gtx6970
Value is finding some one with a stock restoration on a BO or LO car.
And with approx 100 cars total.

Just how many of them are or will be restored stock?????

Half dozen.? .......dozen MAYBE ?

The big money value in those cars depends A LOT on the race history on them


True, but I also think supply and demand play. Many of those distributors where pulled from those car for better systems that came on line in the early 70 including crank triggers. So they sat on shelves and then hit the market at swap meets and such. Let alone the flood of them from over the counter types.

And in the end you are paying the premium for the tag, not the actual distributor.

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