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dannystarr

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This stamp look ok
« on: August 28, 2023, 05:35:40 PM »
My friend is looking at this car to purchase/restore. He sent me some pictures. I don't have the knowledge. Block looks sand blasted and re-stamped? My luck it's all original and a FACTORY re-stamp. Either way, I don't like it... Opinions... Danny

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Re: This stamp look ok
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2023, 05:53:44 PM »

KurtS

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2023, 08:06:35 PM »
Looks OK. Sandblasted or such.
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Re: This stamp look ok
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2023, 09:19:31 PM »
Mr. Kurt,
 Any reason why the last 3 of the VIN are WAY bigger and WAY deeper? Why is the "M" virtually invisible? Are there other known stamps from this time period that duplicate this? Just trying to learn... D

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2023, 10:30:04 PM »
124378N399798 HBC Link




Heartbeat links says the engine is stamped V0308MO, this engine is V0302MO . maybe a typo?
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Re: This stamp look ok
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2023, 11:53:23 AM »
Interesting note is I have other P8C06 stamps with the extra "c" character.  All good stamps.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2023, 05:09:34 PM »
Zooming in, it looks like other numbers are already under the last 4.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2023, 05:12:23 PM »
Interesting note is I have other P8C06 stamps with the extra "c" character.  All good stamps.

My contention for a long time has been that the extra small c at the end has either been

1. A shift code or some way to track a different set of test parts or a different internal parts source.

2. Possibly an inspection stamp of sorts, so it did not have to be stamped once for the assembly date and again for inspection.
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2023, 06:44:52 PM »
Certainly possible.  I'm still in the camp that it was just a damaged/broken "E" stamp used for a place holder for the upcoming addition of the A, B, C..  Although we didn't see them until Oct (forgive me going off memory) so idk.  I need to look but I don't believe I have any early 69's with the "c" on them..  As you said it could have been a quality check also.?.   But why only do it for a few months in production..  Definitely a head scratcher.

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2023, 07:43:36 PM »
DW, do you see the other numbers on the engine pad?+

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2023, 09:57:44 PM »
Yes.  It appears to be a factory double stamp to me.  Assy date is correct but I need to compare again to be certain.

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2023, 12:45:25 AM »
Thatís not even close to being a double stamp. The numbers underneath donít match up. Hard pass.

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2023, 12:44:53 PM »
Everyone is entitled to their opinion.  Double stamp I am saying it was hit twice.  You can see the extra 9 bleeding into the second "9".  But you are the expert here, Dr.

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2023, 02:19:08 PM »
Please don't ever accuse me of being an expert, as I take offense to that. Let me clarify me statement laddy.....I believe the original stamped numbers (under the heavily stamped numbers) are different.

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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2023, 02:52:46 PM »
I can't make that statement.  So agree to disagree.  My expert comment was in humor but I agree with you.   ;)  FWIW I never claimed to be an expert either.  Always learning.

 

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