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fireZ

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Correct exhaust clamps
« on: December 10, 2007, 02:18:06 PM »
Anyone know the correct exhaust clamps used on a 68 Z28? Who sells the correct ones?
1968 Z28 LA Built
LIC # RPO Z28

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 05:03:38 AM »
Excellent resource... thanks now I'll have to get under the car again and have another look!!!  ;D
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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 12:57:39 AM »
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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 05:47:09 PM »
Is the strap style clamp used for securing the tailpipe onto the wheel-well exhaust bracket?

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007, 07:44:01 PM »
Yes it is. 

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

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2007, 08:56:51 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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2007, 01:18:11 AM »
thanks I will call Jim at Heartbeat.

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007, 03:20:27 AM »
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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007, 01:39:05 PM »
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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 05:09:10 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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2007, 12:07:33 AM »
Thanks for  the info. but I am after  the strap clamp that holds the tailpipe to the hanger.

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2007, 03:48:09 AM »
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  ::)  "

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2007, 07:33:20 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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2007, 03:09:44 PM »
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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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2007, 09:59:46 PM »
I just googled AMES restoration and foolwed the cues. They are under the GTO parts book on -line

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2007, 01:21:17 AM »
AMES - Ames Performance Engineering if I remember right I have the catalog around someplace.  Lot of Bird stuff.

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Re: Correct exhaust clamps
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2007, 12:49:02 AM »
thanks guys.  I went to the website and the clamps are as close to original as you will find.  thanks again  Pete