1969 MKI in way north WA

The trans shifter looks to me to be a Ford product but the engine has the distributor at the rear like Chevy’s.
And is that a generator?

It is definitively a Chevy engine.

And, a generator. 283???/

Nice car. Fair price. Temptation!!!

I got good at swapping in GM starters. I’d bet this one uses the older AD Delco with the horizontal boltsto the bell housing and not the vertical bolts to the block… It’s been a while since the older version, not so log with the latter1!!