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« on: November 13, 2007, 10:15:19 PM »

Wonder if you guys can straighten me out... seen a few distributor caps and bought a couple.

Can anyone explain the differences between the D308 and D309?  Some caps say patent pending and others have a patent and some are brown with copper terminals.

I was wondering which may be correct for my 69 SS 350 and what the others would have been correct for... pics from ebay.

Thanks for helping.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 12:50:22 AM »

Can anyone explain the differences between the D308 and D309?

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=54172

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 10:45:51 AM »

OK thanks Paul!

Looks like I have two D308R that would be correct with my 69 SS
And I have a 309R that is only good for the Transistor Ignition?

I can't imagine that there would be too much demand for the Brown cap then?

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 12:58:16 PM »

I can't imagine that there would be too much demand for the Brown cap then?

Just paint it gloss black - no one will ever know. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 02:55:34 PM »

Just paint it gloss black - no one will ever know.

That explains the over-spray on the intake manifolds of all your cars Jeff!    Grin

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 03:10:40 PM »

I can't imagine that there would be too much demand for the Brown cap then?

Just paint it gloss black - no one will ever know. Smiley



Well that ALSO explains why I thought there may have been a third cap... I actually have a Black Cap with copper terminals.  Looked at it closely and noted it had same patent as the brown cap... close up I could tell that someone had painted it shiny black.  Jeff you must get around.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 03:31:35 PM »

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That explains the over-spray on the intake manifolds of all your cars Jeff!    Grin

Paul

Hey - I resemble that remark. Wink

Actually there were black caps with Copper contacts - the plastic was a bit heaver also.
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007, 03:10:41 PM »

If you have a brown cap with copper terminals, '67 L-88 Corvette guys like them.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007, 09:07:20 PM »

If you have a brown cap with copper terminals, '67 L-88 Corvette guys like them.

Here's one for sale:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NOS-Camaro-Z28-Corvette-Chevelle-SS-65-66-67-68-69-70_W0QQitemZ220169187441QQihZ012QQcategoryZ33690QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Opening bid is only $99.95    Wink

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007, 09:21:27 PM »

The brown D309 is correct for ZL-1s and 69 L88. Both have T.I. ignition. I have brown ones and a black D309 as well, same part number. I dont know why the one is black. T.I. guys say the brown is a special dielectric plastic. The brown ones go for $175-$200. Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007, 11:46:39 PM »

Thanks Guys....... The Brown one I've got is new unused .... so one day I'll have to start selling all the wrong stuff I collect on ebay.  I think I got it for like $28 including shipping... it did not have a box.

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007, 10:13:25 PM »

"Confusion say:"  Wear the right cap when it is "R"aining patents and pending!

So there are four period correct caps? 

Black cap with silver contacts  "Patent Pending"  R

Brown with copper and with the patent #2769047

Black with silver  and "Patent #2769047 also ?"  as illustrated here and the link.

And the Black "painted Wink" caps with copper terminals.  ( I have one and could never tell it was painted... also has the #2769047 patent)

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN.........   STAY TUNED FOR THE "COIL BRACKET QUIZ"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220169170418&indexURL=1#ebayphotohosting
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 04:12:32 PM »


Final sale price for the D309R distributor cap:  a mere $172.50     Tongue

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