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« on: December 10, 2007, 09:18:06 AM »

Anyone know the correct exhaust clamps used on a 68 Z28? Who sells the correct ones?
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 10:42:40 PM »

http://www.gardnerexhaust.com/gardnerreproductions.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 12:03:38 AM »

Excellent resource... thanks now I'll have to get under the car again and have another look!!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 07:57:39 PM »

I am looking at my 68 Assembly manual and there seems to be 3 or 4 different combinations to what clamps are used on a 68 Z28 dual exhaust system. Which is correct?
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 12:47:09 PM »

Is the strap style clamp used for securing the tailpipe onto the wheel-well exhaust bracket?
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007, 02:44:01 PM »

Yes it is. 

And Gardner will not sell these parts seperately without selling a whole system.

Jerry
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2007, 03:56:51 PM »

Heartbeat City sells a hanger kit for the chambered system. It uses a couple of the straps. Maybe he will sell some straps.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007, 08:18:11 PM »

thanks I will call Jim at Heartbeat.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007, 10:20:27 PM »

Don't know about the other reproduction clamps and the quality.  This has been a problem for years in the hobby.  I do know that the Gardner stuff is right on the money.  It's unfortunate that they will not part out components in their systems, but I can their point.

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007, 08:39:05 AM »

I had a couple old strap clamps aroud,I will look them up andtake them to my sons machine shop. Good winter project to try and reproduce Thanks Jerry Have a safe and happy season with you family.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 12:09:10 AM »

Although they are a Pontiac part supplier, back in 2003 I found the rear exhaust hanger straps at Performance Years, Inc. in Hartfield, PA.  Their web site is: http://pysales.com and exhaust system parts are at:   http://performanceyears.com/exhaust/.  You can either click on the Trans Am/Firebird on line ordering icon and then search for part number RFE114. or simply go to:  http://216.178.81.107/iwwidb.pvx?;multi_item_submit, click search and enter part number RFE114.  See attached Word document.  It has an imbedded picture of the hanger.

Their description states:  71-74 VENTURA & 67-69 F/B bodies.  List price is $11.00 plus shipping.

I purchased 3, although I only needed one because they were/are so hard to find.  One I installed fit properly.  Other two are hanging on the garage wall for spares.

I would consider giving them a call.
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 07:07:33 PM »

Thanks for  the info. but I am after  the strap clamp that holds the tailpipe to the hanger.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2007, 10:48:09 PM »

Richard.... did those hangers you got RFE114.. have two holes pre-dirilled in the top part of the plate or six holes (generic)?

"thanks for looking at the wall hangers  Roll Eyes  "
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2007, 02:33:20 PM »

I recieved the strap clamps from Ames and they are very close to my originals,as close as a repop can be.
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2007, 10:09:44 AM »

The clamps you received from Ames?  Where is Ames?  How do I go about getting these clamps and what are they listed as
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2007, 04:59:46 PM »

I just googled AMES restoration and foolwed the cues. They are under the GTO parts book on -line
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2007, 08:21:17 PM »

AMES - Ames Performance Engineering if I remember right I have the catalog around someplace.  Lot of Bird stuff.

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2007, 07:49:02 PM »

thanks guys.  I went to the website and the clamps are as close to original as you will find.  thanks again  Pete
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