Remember that the dipstick and tube are unrelated to the engine assembly date - they were installed at the car assembly plant.
This brings up a question I have wondered about for some time.
If the production of L35's started on January 1, then how could they assemble engines ( T ), ship them to the plant for dress and installation on the same day?
Does this mean that there are L35's with date codes of T12?? or possibly T11?? and could L78's have earlier dates than T03?? ?
Just how long would the lead time be for bringing an RPO of this type into production? I know that the 396 was in production for use in other models but things like exhaust manifolds and oil pans are specific to Camaro's
Thanks as always.
You're assuming production started on Jan 1. I've never seen that in writing that I recall.
Lead time - for what aspect? Filling the pipeline, from where to where?
Design to production?
You are correct, that is why I started the question with If
. I was hoping that someone would correct my assumption. Do you know when the first L35 was stamped for Camaro production? Do you know what week the first L35 was built. How about the first ones you have in the data base for both questions?
As for lead time, from the date stamp on the first L35 engine at the Tonawanda NY engine plant to the engine holding area at Norwood or would that be based on number of engines ordered by Nor? I would imagine that they were sent to Nor. in batches.