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« on: January 24, 2010, 10:48:52 AM »

 Is there any reasoning that a (1) is sometimes coded as a roman numeral (capital i)?
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 04:54:46 PM »

The 1 is the most common digit used, so it wore out the quickest. Instead of buying a whole new set of stamps they just used the I in its place.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 08:56:35 PM »

Is there any reasoning that a (1) is sometimes coded as a roman numeral (capital i)?

Chevrolet Engineering directed that the "I" character be used instead of the "1" character for the engine machine code stamp on the front pad beginning in 1957.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 12:52:35 PM »

A straight line 'I' ok, but I"ve seen a Roman numeral 1(a straight line with a cross bar at the top and bottom) and didn't know if it had a specific meaning.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 01:29:53 PM »

A straight line 'I' ok, but I"ve seen a Roman numeral 1(a straight line with a cross bar at the top and bottom) and didn't know if it had a specific meaning.

Yes, the Roman numeral one is very common.  See the example in this CRG link...  http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#PadStamps

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 11:45:03 AM »

A straight line 'I' ok, but I"ve seen a Roman numeral 1(a straight line with a cross bar at the top and bottom) and didn't know if it had a specific meaning.

The Roman Numeral "I" character (bar top and bottom) is what Engineering specified to be used instead of the "1" character.
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