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Offline C9ZZ-16228-B

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"SPEC" instead of date code on exhaust manifold?
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:10:32 PM »
What would be the meaning of "SPEC" where the date code would normally be on a C6OE-9430-A 390GT exhaust manifold?  Is it an early prototype thing or a does it denote "special" for a special application?  Or something completely different?

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Garrett

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Re: "SPEC" instead of date code on exhaust manifold?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 02:42:42 PM »
Have seen it on other exhaust manifold (same application you listed) and believe its not related to any prototype or experimental purposes or we would not find the same markings on 67 Shelby third member casings. They may have had some purpose originally and then things changed and they made their way into production usage

Never saw any differences in the exhaust manifolds and dated ones that I've seen but they make good conversation pieces. We may never find out who and why
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Re: "SPEC" instead of date code on exhaust manifold?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 03:57:18 PM »
Thanks Jeff.
Would it be acceptable to use on a '67 GT500 in Concours judging?

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Re: "SPEC" instead of date code on exhaust manifold?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 05:27:33 PM »
Thanks Jeff.
Would it be acceptable to use on a '67 GT500 in Concours judging?

Since, in Councors Trailered and Driven sort of classes, we're not focusing on date codes I would guess it would ignored on an early car but if noticed would likely take the team off track and create a bit of a discussion  :)  I'm guessing you have only one. Might it be a passenger side?
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Re: "SPEC" instead of date code on exhaust manifold?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 05:29:56 PM »
yep, its a 9430 so its the RH manifold.  I don't remember seeing a SPEC left, but i'll take another look.

thanks again for the info!

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Re: "SPEC" instead of date code on exhaust manifold?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 09:48:57 PM »
yep, its a 9430 so its the RH manifold.  I don't remember seeing a SPEC left, but i'll take another look.

thanks again for the info!

The other one I was shown (picked up out of a yard in Calif I believe) was also a passenger side
Jeff Speegle

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