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Kurtismh

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Axle Casting Date - Is this an 8 or 9?
« on: January 23, 2016, 05:28:46 AM »
I've been learning from this great resource for a long time (thanks everyone), but this is my first time posting.

My Father and I are working on decoding a 69 X55 car he recently purchased (pictures of it cleaned up are still up on this classified aggregator from a previous sale, when he found it this week it was covered in cobwebs, dust, and cat prints: http://www.2040-cars.com/Chevrolet/Camaro/69-camaro-super-sport-350-4-speed-muncie-ss-x55-matching-numbers-survivor-229457/ ). We need your collective wisdom on the rear axle date.

First, the details (maybe it's already in the database, if not, let me know what else you need):

VIN - 124379N655195   NOR350464  TR - 712  PNT 57-57   06A  X55

Engine Assy Stamp missing, must have been machined off (but the partial VIN is still present in the rough cast area by the oil filter)

Trans Assy Code - P9E06A , Muncie ID tag - 3950356, Partial VIN 191651595 (that's not my typo, picture and question coming in second thread)

Axle Assy Stamp - BS 0527 G2   E    Axle Casting Date - E14 ?   What do you think, is it an 8 or a 9?

Attaching photos, all rotated to show the numbers right side up. Tried to get a different angle with different light to show the last digit. Also attaching the test cast for comparison of the 8 and 9.

I've seen discussion about the unlikelihood of an axle sitting around for a few months, so I think a year later is out of the question. But the otherwise correct dating seems too much of a coincidence, unless someone really went out of their way to find a rear axle that was almost exactly right.

Thanks in advance for the thoughts. - Kurt H.
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Re: Axle Casting Date - Is this an 8 or 9?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 05:57:19 AM »
It's a 9. Cast 9 days before it was assembled (assuming the axle code is 0525 - you have an extra digit in the code).
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Re: Axle Casting Date - Is this an 8 or 9?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 06:07:25 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply and catching the typo. Axle assy date is actually 0527. Any chance this was already in your database Kurt? Thanks! - Kurt H.

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Re: Axle Casting Date - Is this an 8 or 9?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 06:09:27 AM »
Nope, no info on it, sorry.
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