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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2010, 08:19:42 PM »
Very cool CRG!    8)

It's very hard to read mine with the paint still on the housing, but it looks like 037RB8.    :)

Paul

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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 08:17:24 AM »
Martin, success!! Exactly where you said it would be.

However, now that I know what the code is (332LB6), exactly what does it mean??

Ed



Ed, could you post a wider angle pic showing the location of the stamp?
Cheers, Bob
Rob
1968 L34/M40 SS
12 bolt posi 3.55
Build - 12C

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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 04:08:57 PM »
This is great info, when I had my car certified we didn't check the date on this. Mine is 099R?8, I can't make out the shift, it almost looks like a 1 or I, not A,B, or C.  My car is an 04D build date, think this would put it in the window for original? When Jerry looked at my car almost everything was original, so I' m hoping this is to.

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Paul C.

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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 07:10:23 PM »
Here you go Bob (see below).

Paul, your pump is dated the 99th day of 1968 (Monday, April 8th), so I would say you're right on. Can you post a picture of the stamp? I'd like to see that 1 or I that you're talking about.

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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 08:04:35 PM »
This the best me I could get. I took a razor and carefully scraped the paint (almost messed it up) and it looks like there is a slight indentation like it could be a "C". It is so light that it is diffcult to see, plus the is the typically dent from someone prying there to adjust the belt.

Paul C.

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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 08:56:29 PM »
Yeah, if you'll notice the spacing between all the numbers and letters is even except between the "unknown" and the 8. I would guess that the "unknown" might be an L (but even that doesn't fit the format). If it was an I or a 1, the spacing between the R, the "unknown" and the 8 would be the same.

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Re: 68 power steering pump
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2015, 03:43:25 PM »
So, finally pulled my pump to look for this date code and still couldn't find one. Then stripped all the paint off and discovered an AMC logo stamped into it.



It does have the correct pulley as per below [looks like original phosphate under the black paint.]



So, I'm now on the lookout for a pump that has a reasonably correct date code to suit a 12c 68.
Any ideas what date would be correct?
Maybe others could chime in with what their build dates v. pump dates are.

These housings look good http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/1969-corvette-power-steering-reservoir.html
though it appears that the 'conning tower' is internal to the cover, not external like originals.