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bcmiller

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 02:18:59 AM »
The "O"'s in the engine date/code appear to be different. One is wider than the other.

That's not unusual.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2017, 02:39:51 AM »
The "O"'s in the engine date/code appear to be different. One is wider than the other.

The first "O" is a zero, so they are different characters. One zero and one "O". Just like when I type it, V0831MO. :)

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2017, 03:52:06 PM »
Odd that they would care enough to be that critical about something like that when not much later you start to see stamps with the letter  "I" substituted for the number "1"

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2017, 04:07:53 PM »
I suspect the capital letter I was used more when the number 1 was in short supply. If a lot of ones were being used in the stampers, I was substituted. The letter O was not used in a lot of engine stamped codes.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 02:01:35 PM »
The "O"'s in the engine date/code appear to be different. One is wider than the other.

One is a letter, the other a numeral. The position and font of the MO suffix is correct - seen this on many examples, including the original I have in the garage. Appears legit -

JMO - 

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 04:16:01 PM »
Looks to me like the date was done with one stamp, the MO with a another. But that's a total guess on my part.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #21 on: Today at 03:03:44 AM »
Looks to me like the date was done with one stamp, the MO with a another. But that's a total guess on my part.

Certainly appears that way - most verified original ones I've seen have the suffix a little off, like it was a second gang stamp.   
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06