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4myz

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« on: November 18, 2005, 11:54:48 PM »
 ???did gm date code parts in 1969  on weekends and holidays  ??? For example a starter date of 8 L 25  is this possible
« Last Edit: November 19, 2005, 01:18:22 AM by 4myz »

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Re: date codes
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 01:31:40 AM »
November 25th, 1968 (8L25) was a Monday. But yes, to answer your question, it wasn't unusual to work on weekends, depending on the requirements of the parts or the cars. Major holidays, no. Valentines day - yes. I'm not sure exactly what holidays they got off, but John Hinkley (JohnZ) would know. maybe he'll report in.

By the way, they skipped the letter "I" on items that were stamped, like Distributors, Alternators, Starters, etc...

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Re: date codes
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 01:45:39 AM »
in jerry macneish  definitive book states  L is dec  on starters  is this a mis print  on page 72

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Re: date codes
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 05:03:54 AM »
There are actually several books out there that have this information listed incorrectly. By rule, "stamped" dates didn't use the letter "I", but "cast" dates did. HERE'S more on this...

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Re: date codes
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 07:04:57 PM »
thank you very much for the imfo