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fireZ

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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2008, 07:12:28 PM »
Our cars probably met in the parking lot at LOS and seem to have some of the same dated componets and some differant dated componets. I suspect parts were not looked at as far as dates but rather if it was the correct part it was installed as the cars went down the line. As new stock arrived i doubt it was put to the back of inventory until the older parts were used.
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2008, 09:37:17 PM »
I suspect parts were not looked at as far as dates but rather if it was the correct part it was installed as the cars went down the line. As new stock arrived i doubt it was put to the back of inventory until the older parts were used.

That's correct - nobody in the plants paid any attention at all to part dates, and inventory control was minimal; whatever was on the line (whether it came from off-line storage or a just-arrived truck or rail car) got put on cars. Not true these days, but it was then.
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2008, 09:45:53 PM »
Thanks for chiming in John. I am more suspect of cars when all the dated parts are very close together compared to a car with sparatic dates. My Grandfather worked at Oshawa GM for years and he use to laugh when I got talking about all the parts on these cars should be within 4-6 weeks of the cars build date. He said the same as you that parts were used as they came to the line not by the dates stamped on them.
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2008, 08:47:48 AM »
That's true, but look at the Tarrytown plant pics again. Those parts were getting used up at one a minute. There wasn't inventory control, but sheer volume dictate that a lot of the parts were fresh. Not all, but a lot. :)
LOS also was a lower volume plant, so that affected inventory more than at NOR.
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2008, 07:37:52 PM »
And almost all the parts used at Van Nuys had to travel 2500-3000 miles by rail to get there (other than gas tanks, seat foam, and carpets, which were sourced locally), and they maintained a huge "buffer" warehouse and rail receiving facility next door to protect material flow from occasional inbound transportation failures. The escalating costs of inbound freight were the prime reason for eventually closing the plant (along with all the other GM, Ford, and Chrysler California assembly plants).
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2008, 09:10:12 PM »
And almost all the parts used at Van Nuys had to travel 2500-3000 miles by rail to get there (other than gas tanks, seat foam, and carpets, which were sourced locally), and they maintained a huge "buffer" warehouse and rail receiving facility next door to protect material flow from occasional inbound transportation failures. The escalating costs of inbound freight were the prime reason for eventually closing the plant (along with all the other GM, Ford, and Chrysler California assembly plants).

That's OK because we're building hi-performance cars once again in California...  http://www.teslamotors.com/

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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2008, 11:37:33 PM »
The seller wants $150 plus shipping for it. Has anyone purchased one recently? Is this a reasonable price?
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2008, 02:45:05 AM »
An original 9204 for $150.00.  What's wrong with it.  They sell in the $450-650 range for a nice original one.  Something does not compute here.

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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2008, 10:16:28 AM »
It needs to be replated and rebuilt.
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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2008, 01:25:14 PM »
We replate and rebuild for a wopping $130.00.  Like I said, what's wrong with that booster?  When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Re: 1969 Brake Booster
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2008, 02:51:13 AM »
Now I am concerned it is not an original booster. The photos are shown in the first post. Do you see a problem with the stamp or the date?
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