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Re: Matching numbers question for you fellas

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Originally Posted by gab712
If a person has a matching number car like a 70 ss and the build date on the build sheet is October 1, 1969 will the block be stamped the day that the engine goes in the car? Or does the engine get stamped at the engine building plant, say Tonawanda then the workers put it in the car. Is it possible to have the code on the front stamp pad say, T1001CTW if the car was built the say day or does the engine have a lead time on the build date.
I am not sure on when the build sheet was dated, but the engine was dated when assembled at the Tonawanda factory (in your example, the T1001CTW), and the "VIN deriviative" (example 0A123456) would be stamped at the assembly plant, which is why the fonts usually differ...

Also, the date on the cowl tag (example "10A"), would that be when the tag was made? How long from tag/buildsheet creation until final assembly was complete (typical) or even until the engine was stamped/installed?


How often would engines get shipped to various plants? How long would it take for an engine to be built/inspected/loaded up/shipped to the assembly plant/unloaded, not to mention there were probably other engines already in the que at the assembly plant? If the engines were going from NY to Fremont Cali, then I'd think at least 2 days transit on a train, maybe more... How long did it take to cycle through the typical engine supply? I think a week would be more than reasonable...

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