Re: Matching numbers question for you fellas
Tonawanda and Flint V-8 each made around 5500 engines per day (2 shifts)(one every twelve seconds), trains rolled out daily to various assemby plants. At Flint Engine, at 170-180 per hour (Line #1) and 110-120 per hour (Line #2).
The separate holders for all suffixes scheduled to be built that day were set up at the beginning of the day shift by the utilityman, and each one was placed in a wooden "pigeonhole" rack at the stamp station, after the heads went on (except for Tonawanda BB's - they were stamped before the heads went on due to holder interference with the plug in the front of the head
Also heep in mind, car production was scheduled when components were in inventory.
Last edited by elcamino; May 12th, 05 at 4:59 PM.