In the inbox:
"Could you help me with an idea of the manufacture date on the Fuji Special Road Racer, this is the bike that got me started back in the road bike world including my small home shop.
St. Paul, MN
Your Special Road Racer, apart from the custom paint (any backstory on that?), is probably mid 70's. However, one way to nail the date down for any vintage Fuji is to visit the Fuji Serial Number Database thread on Bikeforums.net. There is information there for figuring out the date of your bike based upon its serial number. Very helpful, those bikeforums people, I'd like to add.
Of course, readers will want to see the picture of the Special Road Racer in question: