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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2007, 07:19:53 PM »
Hi Randy -

  I removed the distributor cap and checked the distributor point cam where you told me and the number (532 CCW) is there clear as day. Mine is stamped with the 532 directly above the CCW like this:
532
CCW
Thanks again!

Paul


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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2007, 07:49:29 PM »
Yes, I would.  These distributors were made in big batches.  I try to document all that I know about and all that come into us for restoration and rebuild.  There were about 4-5 known dates that are real for the 266 unit.......two in Dec 66, Jan 67, Apr 67 and July 67 just to name a few. 

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2007, 07:51:46 PM »
Randy,

The 7A25 is the more common dist for the 67 Z28.  Others have been documented, and yes they were made in big batches as needed.

Jerry

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2007, 09:29:52 PM »
Thanks for the great info jerry - unfortunately now it appears it's not just a fairly expensive distributor, but it appears to be the one that belongs where it is and where it will have to stay - so much for the $$ signs in my eyes!! - Ha just kidding... - Randy

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2007, 09:27:45 PM »
Hi Everybody -

   I just wanted to say that I'm not at all interested in selling my 1111266 distributor. I have received several very generous offers by email, but thanks to the information provided by Jerry MacNeish and Randy's (aka dutch) almost identical example this is the factory original distributor for my Z/28. That said, I would be crazy to sell it. Good luck to all of you who are looking for one and thanks again for the offers.

Paul  

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2007, 01:12:21 AM »
Check this out! Last weekend I called the previous owner of my '68 Z/28 to ask him about the wood grain ashtray in my car for another post on this forum. I also asked him about the distributor and water pump. He told me he has never had a distributor problem in any car that he has owned, but that he believes he has change the water pump in about every car he has owned. He also told me he thought he might have the "old part" out in the garage. I begged him to check and call me if he found it. I figured I wouldn't hear from him, so I marked my calendar to follow up with him in about two months. Well I was wrong, he called me last night I told me he found the water pump! I asked him how he knew it was from the Z/28. He told me because it was in a box he had marked "68 Camaro"  8). I headed over to his house first thing this morning to picked it up. I smiled  :) when I saw the orfice for the bybass hose. Casting number on it is 3859326 with a date code of K297! Does anybody have a recommendation on where I can get this restored/rebuilt? Thanks.

Paul  

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2007, 03:28:04 AM »
Just picked up an original '68 Z28 distributor today from a local guy!  1111467, date is 8A3.  Will restore it to sell.  Also got the matching carb, 812 and 610 intake manifold.

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2007, 04:03:16 AM »
Just picked up an original '68 Z28 distributor today from a local guy!  1111467, date is 8A3.  Will restore it to sell.  Also got the matching carb, 812 and 610 intake manifold.

Jerry
Hi Jerry -

   Would these parts be date correct for the engine pictured in my other post? If they are, what kind of "package deal" could you give me? Thanks in advance.

Paul 

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2007, 03:59:35 PM »
Jerry

You wouldnt happen to have an extra 266 laying around there would you?

Mike
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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2007, 04:12:59 AM »
Not now.  I have two people on a waiting list now.

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Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2007, 04:14:41 AM »
Paul,

Call me and we'll talk about it.  I am leaving for vacation on Wed so I will be off the boards from Wed until Sunday.

Jerry