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  • Rear block numbers

    Whilst fluffing about with torque converters, bellhousing, gearboxes etc at the rear of the engine, I noticed a small number plate on the block at the rear of the 2,4,6,8 head, 7 oclock, tucked away down near where the bellhousing bolts on, and affixed by two screws.....
    On the P block, this plate sez - " 2 1 S ", and on the JT engine " 9 19 R " . What is this, some production line code? To invoke 70's TV show Kung Fu - "What does it all mean, grasshopper"? Also, are these used across the board, or just an Oz peculiarity? Cheers, Quentin.

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    Standard Studebaker Foundry Date Codes on all Engine Blocks.

    First one is Feb. 1, 1964 and the Second one is Sept. 19, 1963.

    It was supposed to start in 1947 with the Letter "A", I, L and O were not used.

    I THINK I GOT IT!

    So that means both of these are Full Flow 15XXXXX numbered Castings Numbers, right?
    Last edited by StudeRich; 12-24-2015, 06:17 PM.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      Got it in one, Rich.!
      Yes to the casting numbers being 15xxxx, and full flow.

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