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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 19, 5:17 PM Thread Starter
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Delco Brake Booster Date/ID code decoding?

Every 11" Delco power disc brake booster I have ever looked at have a date code and a 4 digit identification code stamp on little tabs on top/back of booster. Such as 9204, 1962, etc. I have a booster on my shelf that has 1962 on one of the tabs. Does anyone have a reference list that tells what 4 digit code booster came on what cars? I would like to know what this 1962 came on. Any help would be appreciated.
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anybody know this stuff?

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Re: Delco Brake Booster Identification

Here's a start. Should have 2 codes 1 part number, 2 Julian date code. 1962 should be the 196th day of 72
Look for the second number as it will reveal what vehicle the booster is off of.
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Re: Delco Brake Booster Date/ID code decoding?

if the font is very small it should be after 69 and if it is larger it is prior to 69. dont know if there is a list available for the applications

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Re: Delco Brake Booster Identification

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Here's a start. Should have 2 codes 1 part number, 2 Julian date code. 1962 should be the 196th day of 72
Look for the second number as it will reveal what vehicle the booster is off of.
I don't know about the later years, but 64-67 boosters all have a 3-digit date code, which only gives you the julian day of the year (but not the calendar year). The 4-digit stamp is (depending on the year) either a partial part number or an application code.

If I remember correctly, on 64-65 boosters the 4-digit code is actually the last 4 digits of the assembly line part number for the complete booster-master cylinder assembly (which arrived at the assembly plant from Delco Morraine as a unit), such that the 4-digit stamp will match the last 4 digits of the part number shown in the J50 section of the AIM. Need to double check that though.

I cannot remember if 66 was done like 64-65 above, or like 67 (see below).

On 67 boosters the 4-digit code does not correspond either to any assembly line part number for the complete booster-master cylinder assembly shown in the J50 or J52 section of the AIM, or to the service replacement part number of the booster itself shown in the parts books from 1967. Presumably the 4-digit code corresponds to the complete booster/MC assembly somehow, but it does not appear to be based on any part number.

I have Delco brake parts catalogs from 67 and another one from 1969 or 1970, that have gobs of really good data in them, but I have not had time to study them to see if they give the booster application codes for 67 and later years.

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