Be careful when powdercoating those primary covers. I've seen a couple attempted and the castings are so porous that they come back with voids and bubbles all over them. Also, the pores tend to be hard to get al of the grease/oil out of and they cause adhesion issues.
You'll want to check with Matt at CNW and see how he gets such good results. (I'd be interested to know what he says.)
Yes, it's definitely the distributor found on the '68 and early '69 Fastback. It was also used on the P11 and very late '68-69 Atlas and G15 with points ignition. The drive gear and caps for these things are extremely hard to find. If any one has one laying around, please let me know. I have a half dozen distributors and only two caps and and three drive gears.
I guess Matt must have moved the crankcase vent on this one. I see the braided steel line coming from the back of the crankcase. Not sure if it is the rocker feed or a vent. Looks like the timed breather is either not plumbed or blocked off. Curious!
I've seen several CNW bikes locally and they all had the same exposed/chromed iso collars. Must be how he likes to build them. It does look sharp, and I guess you wouldn't take such a pretty bike out in the rain anyway! :wink: