... Thought I'd point out that certain
assembly plants did some things different than the others. Sometime the
differences are called out in the service manual or parts books, but sometimes
its plain old observations, getting several different cars to show the same
feature for confirmation.
In this case I'm referring to the design of
the driver's pedals, clutch, brake, and accelerator - All California built
cars that I've seen, in pictures and in person, have a different style to
these pedals - a horizontal series of lines or grooves or whatever they should
be called. All other locations have the dots or "mini suction cup"
design. Must have been due to local sourcing of certain
Two quick examples show in links on your site -
The black car currently on eBay has the California gas pedal and the other
style brake and clutch. The red (museum or showroom located) car from
Matthew Keij's post also has California pedals - boy, that one is sharp, but
looks like a recent resto.
Your site is doing a good job of ferreting out
heretofore unknown cars, at least not known to me, and I thought I had a good
idea where most were. Learning more and more everyday.
Thanks again, hope all my blurbs aren't too
boring or lecturing, I find these differences interesting. PS there are at
least two other differences on Cal-built cars, maybe we should do a trivia