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Dvbombr

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Is this an original or re stamp
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:19:14 AM »
Hi guys new to the CRG. can you experts tell me if this appears real or fake stamp?  Itís a 618 casting with a c89 casting date. Owner claims there is a vin stamped on the oil filter flange but it is very tough to make out any numbers. To me it looks almost too nice to be original stamping on the pad but  Iím new to this game. The engine was rebuilt this spring so with the fresh paint itís tough to tell.

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 05:31:57 AM »
Wow there is NO WAY to tell with that picture. I don't know much, but I know it would have to be cleaned of paint carefully with Lacquer thinner. And then a clear close-up picture taken to even begin to start to diagnose. See my picture below of a '68 stamp, that's what ya need. Danny

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 11:11:05 AM »
Thanks Danny. Sorry for the bad pic. Engine is on the east coast and Iím on the west. I have better pics but every time I tried to post them it said file too big. Not sure how to reduce the size without compromising quality

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 02:49:24 PM »
Dvbombr, email it to me (my email address is in my signature) and I'll post it for you.

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 03:22:30 PM »
I compared it to a known real March 14 DZ engine and think it may be ok.

Need to remove the paint to verify broach marks.

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 10:36:54 PM »
Thanks for checking. Any chance you could post a pic of the known original?  Thanks for your time

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 10:39:36 PM »
Ed. Emailed you the pictures thanks for the help👍

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 01:16:18 AM »
Yep. I got them. It looks good to me, but I've asked Kurt for his opinion. It would be better if you could have the owner remove the paint from the pad though. Use a paint remover. NOT a scraper!!

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2018, 04:08:29 AM »
Thanks again Ed. Let me know what kirt says and Iíll try to get some new pics

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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2018, 05:23:07 AM »
Kurt says it looks OK.
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Re: Is this an original or re stamp
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2018, 03:49:12 AM »
Thanks Kurt. Appreciate your input👍