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Old 10-21-2011, 03:04 PM
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Hi everyone, I need your help. We found a bunch of new Casco lighter assemblies and we need to know what year car goes with what type of insert. Different Pontiac plants used different lighter inserts for the different models. Please take a look at the picture and then take a look at your insert in your dash. I'm not concerned as much with the knob as the filiment...the knob will unscrew.Type A is a Rochester insert and Type B is the Casco. Which one do you have Type A or Type B & what year/make/model?
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Hi everyone, I need your help. We found a bunch of new Casco lighter assemblies and we need to know what year car goes with what type of insert. Different Pontiac plants used different lighter inserts for the different models. Please take a look at the picture and then take a look at your insert in your dash. I'm not concerned as much with the knob as the filiment...the knob will unscrew.Type A is a Rochester insert and Type B is the Casco. Which one do you have Type A or Type B & what year/make/model?
Thanks... GP Mike
I don't recall ANY of the several dozen Pontiacs I've owned having the Casco style lighter.

I've owned '69-'72 A-bodies and '72-'75 'birds.

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Old 10-21-2011, 03:29 PM
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Mike,
The 65 GP I just parted had a *factory* casco (NJ built car) every other 65 I've had has had a rochester

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Old 10-21-2011, 04:03 PM
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Ive never seen type B in a pontiac..i snatch every lighter i find in every yard i go to...

ive seen a couple in 64 impalas now that i think about it..

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In 1961, full size Pontiacs built in Kansas City used a Casco lighter while other plants used a Rochester (at least most of them, I can't be 100% sure about all plants), but the one they used back then had a different head than the one in your photo.

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All type A, 64 GTO, 66 LeMans, 67 GTO, 68 GTO.

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All of my '65 big cars, and my '67 GTO's used Type A.

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1959 Catalina from Kansas City, 1959 Catalina from Wilmington, and 1967 Firebird all had Rochester lighters......John

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Old 10-22-2011, 12:09 AM
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Type A in my '67 Bird. I'd like to find a new housing for mine. Old original one still works but is really crusty.

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Original Rochester lighter in my 66 GTO.... never used. Ashtray never used either. Not even by me.

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Old 10-23-2011, 11:47 AM
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I have a Casco in my Pontiac, MI built 65 GTO, that unfortunately now has an aftermarket replacement element in it.
Shaker 455 unfortunately lost the original I had when he got overzealous with his wideband meter plugging it in.
I think he was still frazzled from trying to learn to shift the vertical gate

The Rochester lighter assembly in my Kansas City 65 GTO has it's original 1965 element, but it will not fit my MI car- the Casco is smaller in element diameter (or vice versa).
I'm interested in purchasing either one if you have assemblies with the element included.

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Mine is the orig. Type A....66 GTO, Pon. plant, May 66 build

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I would like to convert all my cars over to casco, elements are easier to get and it seems like the lighter plug accys like cell phone chargers and gps stuff were designed for casco sockets. The can be intermittent in the rochester ones.

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Thanks for all of you who have been sending replies. I need to get a good "feel" on how many Casco elements to make for what year.

I've had several 67 & 68 Lemans dash faceplates I've pulled out of yards that had Casco elements. I'm not sure if it's by the area where the plant was or what they had that day making the cars...

I'm still looking for EVERYBODY to respond to me on this post.
Thx... Mike

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