October 8, 2019 at 5:44 am #15736
Oaklyss, that number represents the rear end code for the assembly worker. My code book was printed in July of 62 for the 63 model year and this code does not appear in it so I am betting it had a running change on the rear end and the code is a little newer than my book.
Sandy, That cover will have numbers stamped in it on the right side running up and down between the to bolts. It will have a C for 3.36 gears and followed by a number. The number will be the day of year the rear end was built. You usually have to lightly sand the surface rust off to see them.October 8, 2019 at 4:26 pm #15742graytoadParticipant
Took a fine brass brush to that spot: C- 3. So Eric, that means it was built January 3rd then with 3.36 gears. That certainly is an acceptable date for a car that was built the 3rd week of January.October 8, 2019 at 6:36 pm #15744
For sure a good date. I am sure all the dates on that car are perfect. I started a notebook for my car’s dates. I would say roughly 75% of all parts have date codes on them, just a mater of finding them and decipher the code. Now I am wanting to find a late 62 or early printing of the codes. Not sure they ever printed one.November 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm #15913
Found that both of my backing plates for the rear brakes have a yellow dab of paint on them. Not sure what they are for other than likely some kind of inspection marker.December 24, 2019 at 10:23 am #16029
Sandy inspired me to dig a little deeper into the axle code on my wife’s Jetfire. it is a dirty car on the bottom side but is also a very original rust free car. I decided to do a little slow cleaning on the rear end where Sandy found her code. I found it! Her 3.36 rear end has a code 23 that the inspectors guide says is correct for 62.December 28, 2019 at 3:08 pm #16046graytoadParticipant
cool!May 15, 2020 at 7:14 pm #16844
Found another inspection mark on a 3.36 rear end. Yellow just under the fill plug. I wonder if it is to confirm that the fill plug was tightened?September 17, 2020 at 6:52 pm #17124
Just found this 21 marking in grease pencil on the front of the block just below the driver side head. In the 62 inspection book I found engine code 21 is for the manual transmission low compression engine so I assume this is not the engine code. I am guessing it is just some random inspection number that is not in the book. According to it, this engine should be code 30 and on tape. I have not found that any place and no clue where it would have been when they put the tape on.
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