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I have owned these GM cars/ trucks. All of them have/ had type A from what I recall. Was type B in other GM cars too?
1971 Lemans Sport
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
1973 Firebird Esprit
1976 Chevrolet Caprice Estate wagon
1976 Sunbird v6, 10bolt posi- fun car
1976 Firebird Esprit
1977 Firebird TA
1977 Chevrolet Blazer
1977 Chevrolet Nova 4 dr
1979 Chevrolet blazer
1980 Firebird Formula
1980 Firebird Esprit
1981 Firebird TA
1981 Chevrolet blazer
1982 firebird
1983 or 84 Firebird

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When I bought my 69 Firebird (built in early 1970) it didn't have a lighter and I'm in the market for one. Is there anyway to tell which version of lighter I should buy?

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When I bought my 69 Firebird (built in early 1970) it didn't have a lighter and I'm in the market for one. Is there anyway to tell which version of lighter I should buy?
anyone?

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Default 1972 B-body Grandville - Rochester type A lighter

I can confirm the 1972 B-body Grandville- from either the Pontiac, MI or Fremont, CA plant- have type A Rochester lighter plugs ( 3 of them on the Grandville, 1 in the dash and 2 more- on the sides of the front seat)

I'd like to purchase a couple of the Rochester plugs if anyone has them to sell- 2 of mine have broken into 2 pieces (top/bottom) where the plastic became brittle around the screw threads.

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Will R.: What I've been seeing is that most of the cars made have the Rochester type. Both Rochester & Casco will fit in the same hole, so if you do not have any at all, then go with the rochester type.

drummond93: just give us a call... we have the rochester assy's

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Rochester in my 68 GTO built in Arlington

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67 GTO Type A

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CASCO lighters in all my PON 68 GTO & LeMans cars of old. Recently re-installed such to power the GPS....

Rochester in Arlington built 70 GTO

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When I was working in the parts department at the Chevy Central Office Service Center in Detroit in the late 70's we found that the parts catalog wasn't helpful in determing the correct replacement lighter element for any model car or truck. We just told the technician to bring us the failed element (either Casco or Rochester) and we'd give them the correct replacement. Didn't matter whether it was a Chevette or a Corvette or something in-between. Even if the technician needed the housing that mounted in the dash or ashtray we asked to see the element to determine the correct housing brand. Have to believe engineering and manufacturing had some rhyme or reason as to which models produced at which assembly plants in each model year used which brand made sense at the time. But you could't tell that by looking at the parts catalog. While that may be how Chevy's were done I have to believe Pontiac, Olds, Buick, GMC and Cadillac worked the same way.

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