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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody have any idea on how to identify a restamped distributor or what to look for? Need this info for the future purchase of an original if ever I could afford one or find one. Also, on the Z stripes on the deck lid...if there is a vinyl top, do the stripes go under the covering or are they applied to look the same as the non-vinyl top? And last, but not least, I'm a little confused about the tailpipes for the Z28. Did the Z's have tailpipes that were completely chromed all the way to the transverse muffler or were they just the raw tubing with the polished tips? I have the complete chrome pipes to install on my car, dated 06A. Need to know if correct for "D" model Z28.

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I know that the Z-28 distributor has a different set of advance weights and a different plate that the weights mount on.

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Stripes always end in the same place on the rear deck of a Z28 no mater what type of top the car has. Stripes on a car with a vinyl top are just like those on a convertible top, they end 0.62" short of the chrome trim around the vinyl top. On a non vinyl roof car they end 5.2" from the window chrome. In each case the stripe ends in the same relative location on the car.


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Thanks gentlemen.

Big Gear Head... Any idea's where I can get a picture of this for my records for comparison? I might go to Carlisle this year sometime and see if I can find one.


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OK on the tailpipes no one makes them wright that I know of. They were chrome about 12" to 18" back not all the way. But here is the hard part the pipe was made short the chrome tip was welded on so the tailpipes were made in two peaces not one. On the desb. there was a post on one yesterday it was a restamp but it will give you an ideal on what to look for I do not have any pic. of mine. A GM assembely manule will give you a lot of info that you will need like stirps and on how thing were put together.


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Tim...I have seen several pictures of Camaro's with the style of tailpipe I have. (Not close up shots mind you, but they look the same). These are chrome all the way and the exposed end protruding out from under the rear valance are cut at 90 degrees. I think the ones you are referring to have a 45 degree cut don't they? Also, one of them has what appears to be a part number ...8201337L the other does not and they do appear to be symetrical. The gentleman I purchased them from claims they came off a 69 Z. I would like to know what is correct.


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I don't have a picture of one but I do have part of one that I had to replace in a Z-28 distributor. I'll see if I can find it.

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45 is wright 90 is wrong like I sad they were only chromed part of the way I think it stoped at about 12" to 18" . The last set I had I sold to Rick's down in Ga. 2or 3 years ago. But they were cut on the tips like mine on my car. And they were cut off chromed and welded back on. That is the way GM did ALL the 69 chrome tailpipes none were cut on a 90deg. from GM. Cut off chromed and welded back on that is the way all were done.

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Tim is correct. I have an NOS pair of tailpipes in my hand. The chromed part of the tailpipes is 17 inches. It was chromed, then welded to the rest of the tailpipe assy.
The ends angles are approx 45 degrees. 3967627 and 3974213 are the part numbers on the labels attached.
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I dug out the distributor parts and looked them over. I'm not sure but I may have another Z-28 distributor. What are the numbers supose to be on it? This one has the same advance parts as the one I took out of the Z-28 dist. The numbers on the side are 1111955. I couldn't find it in any of my books.

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