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I have used a Bosch distributor housing numbers list to tie the housing number to year, engine size and sometimes transmission type. However I have two of them that aren't listed and I'm wondering if anyone can solve my mystery? First they both are early year 1.9 distributors (long shaft), have a round hole for the condenser/ point connection and the last six digits are 150 030 on one and the other is 167 038.
 

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I have used a Bosch distributor housing numbers list to tie the housing number to year, engine size and sometimes transmission type. However I have two of them that aren't listed and I'm wondering if anyone can solve my mystery? First they both are early year 1.9 distributors (long shaft), have a round hole for the condenser/ point connection and the last six digits are 150 030 on one and the other is 167 038.
Leo,
The 038 I have came from my 1972 GT
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I think I have another 167 037 as well. See post #47
HTH
 

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Leo,
The 038 I have came from my 1972 GT
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I think I have another 167 037 as well. See post #47
HTH
That is strange unless the chart I referenced is wrong. The one in your picture is a 007 and that's supposedly for a 70-71 (1.9L ). I didn't put the full number in my description but your picture shows it's 0 231167 007, thanks for the info. The list shows a '72 having a 1972 manual trans...176 012 & 1972 auto trans...176 011 and the 176 012 is also for the '73 and '74. They look the same physically, just different numbers.
 

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That is strange unless the chart I referenced is wrong. The one in your picture is a 007 and that's supposedly for a 70-71 (1.9L ). I didn't put the full number in my description but your picture shows it's 0 231167 007, thanks for the info. The list shows a '72 having a 1972 manual trans...176 012 & 1972 auto trans...176 011 and the 176 012 is also for the '73 and '74. They look the same physically, just different numbers.
I posted the wrong one, my apologies

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They are all CIH distributors Keith vouches for the 038 on the link I gave you, I figured I may as well post the 037 number too. All have been used in my 72’ GT. Just a wild guess but we had the ability to get distributors back in the day from the local auto parts store which one of these are. I wonder if Bosch had also a production line for replacement distributors?
 

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Tom, You must have quite a distributor collection, thanks for the pic.
What is strange about the 150 030, that is why I mentioned (long shaft) is that the the other ones with the 150 are supposed to be for the 1.1L with 150 003 being for the '66 & '67 and the 150 006 is for a '68.
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to '69 thru '71 (1.1L). where the numbering goes to 167 004 (of which I have one and it's for a 1.1); 009 & 023. (Unless they were 1.1's for GT's?)
 

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OK you Opel distributor experts, the two 1970-Ish US GTs I’ve had both have vacuum retards. What years, if any, did not?
 

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Certainly no expert, and I certainly can’t answer Leo’s question about his 030 dizzy, my experience was the 70’ automatic GT had the retard & the 038 or 037 on my 72’ GT didn’t have the retard. I can’t remember which one was original of those two for sure
 

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OK you Opel distributor experts, the two 1970-Ish US GTs I’ve had both have vacuum retards. What years, if any, did not?
I don't consider myself an expert either, far from it but the pictures helped answer my question for the 0 231167 038 and was to the point. Some may consider it impolite to interject an unrelated subject to a thread. Oh by the way all of my eighteen GT's were 1970-ish. Now if I may, I'm hoping that someone might the year and engine that came with a 150 030 distributor. The chart below is the one that I was referring to.

Bosch distributor housing numbers

1.1

1966-67.................150 003
1968......................150 006
1969(to6/69)...........167 004
1969(after6/69).......167 023
1970......................167 009
1971......................167 004

1.5
1968......................167 001

1.9
1968.............................167 001
1969(mtrans to6/69)........167 005
1969(atrans to6/69).........167 006
1969(all after 6/69)..........167 024
1970-71.........................167 007
1972 mtrans....................176 012
1972 atrans.....................176 011
1973..............................176 012
1974..............................176 012
1975..............................170 140
 

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I thought the vacuum retard question was another way of characterizing Opel distributors. Sorry if you took offense.
 

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I thought the vacuum retard question was another way of characterizing Opel distributors. Sorry if you took offense.
No biggie, it's in the past. I'm curious only about the marking as to the year because if someone wanted to buy this particular distributor I wouldn't want to mislead them by guessing, it's as simple as that.
 
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