Author Topic: Distributor Cap Quiz  (Read 4429 times)

9T4Z

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
    • View Profile
    • Gary's Camaro
Distributor Cap Quiz
« on: November 14, 2007, 03:15:19 AM »
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.
Gary 9T4Z

94Z rag blower 491 rwhp (now 505!)
69 Pace Car, 70RS,91Z,91RS

1968RSZ28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5107
    • View Profile
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 05:50:22 AM »

9T4Z

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
    • View Profile
    • Gary's Camaro
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 03:45:51 PM »
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?


Pacecarjeff

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 344
    • View Profile
    • Jeff's Cars
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 05:58:16 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. :)

1968RSZ28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5107
    • View Profile
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 07:55:34 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!    ;D

Paul

9T4Z

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
    • View Profile
    • Gary's Camaro
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 08:10:40 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. :)



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.  ;)

Pacecarjeff

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 344
    • View Profile
    • Jeff's Cars
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 08:31:35 PM »
Quote
That explains the over-spray on the intake manifolds of all your cars Jeff!    ;D

Paul

Hey - I resemble that remark. ;)

Actually there were black caps with Copper contacts - the plastic was a bit heaver also.

JohnZ

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4248
    • View Profile
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007, 08:10:41 PM »
If you have a brown cap with copper terminals, '67 L-88 Corvette guys like them.  :)
'69 Z/28
Fathom Green
CRG

1968RSZ28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5107
    • View Profile
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2007, 02:07:20 AM »

Oaklyss

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
    • View Profile
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007, 02:21:27 AM »
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. :o
69 RSSS ZL-2 4 speed, mint unrestored 04A LA built-SOLD
1962 Oldsmobile Jetfire, worlds first Turbocharged Production car
1968 GTCS mint unrestored original paint
1972 AMX 401 4 speed, cowl induction, twin-grip, A/C, unrestored, original paint

9T4Z

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
    • View Profile
    • Gary's Camaro
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007, 04:46:39 AM »
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.


9T4Z

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
    • View Profile
    • Gary's Camaro
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz--- And the Winner is
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2007, 03:13:25 AM »
"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 ;)" 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

1968RSZ28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5107
    • View Profile
Re: Distributor Cap Quiz
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 09:12:32 PM »