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Offline J_Speegle

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Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« on: December 08, 2015, 06:52:23 PM »
Good of a location to post this as any, I guess

This one took allot of time but its time to roll it out for review and spell check;)

Tried to keep from making it too large but it kept growing and growing - we'll just do a part #2 later and one for tires and wheels but currently (even at 39 pages) it can take allot of time to load so stopping with the "majors" and covering most examples seemed to be it.

So let me know or at least let us discuss any issues or corrections before it rolls over to the Library. Reference page number and section if you would please

This should keep some of you busy for a little while :)

And of course thanks to all that had in providing pictures and information.

Enjoy - hope this helps others


Date Coding of Parts Part #1 -- Link dead. Article moved to Members only area in the Library

« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 05:14:45 PM by J_Speegle »
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 07:02:16 PM »
Outstanding. :) :)
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 07:20:00 PM »
Awesome job Jeff!!
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 07:23:50 PM »
Jeff,

you continue to raise the bar with your sharing of knowledge to anyone with the mustang passion.
great reading/referencing material for latter on.

thanks for your efforts.

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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 07:30:42 PM »
Spell check on page 6, convertible glass, "moth" I believe should be "month"
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 07:40:48 PM »
check grammar on p28 for shock construction. otherwise an excellent start. looking forward to more. btw ALL judges should thoroughly review this article.
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 07:52:47 PM »
Thanks guys

Charles caught a dating issue with the example used for the plastic convertible rear windows

Also changed the shading on the example boxes. Adobe didn't like what I did and converted it to that background that looks like looking through a screen door :(
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2015, 08:29:28 PM »
Hi Jeff,
Phenomenal article...  Will be a huge asset to the site....

One thing I noticed, on page 16, on the ported vacuum switches, I'm almost certain that the middle letter is a manufacturers code, not the month. They all seem (at least in 69/70) to be either "H" (Holley) or "K" (no clue)...

Thanks' again for all the work and effort you do for the site.

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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2015, 09:38:29 PM »
Great Job and thanks for all of the work. It should be very helpful to many of us.

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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2015, 10:56:38 PM »
Hi Jeff,
Phenomenal article...  Will be a huge asset to the site....

One thing I noticed, on page 16, on the ported vacuum switches, I'm almost certain that the middle letter is a manufacturers code, not the month. They all seem (at least in 69/70) to be either "H" (Holley) or "K" (no clue)...

Thanks' again for all the work and effort you do for the site.

John

Agreed, from what I've seen, it's not day-month-year, it's month-mfr-year. "H" is Holley, and I haven't even seen guesses who "K" was.
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2015, 11:48:43 PM »
Hi Jeff,
Phenomenal article...  Will be a huge asset to the site....

Thanks

One thing I noticed, on page 16, on the ported vacuum switches, I'm almost certain that the middle letter is a manufacturers code, not the month. They all seem (at least in 69/70) to be either "H" (Holley) or "K" (no clue)...

Where did you get the information that Holley supplied these? (think I know the answer;)
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 01:33:15 AM »
Wow, nice.

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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 05:55:38 AM »
page 16, ported vacuum switch, "stuck", is this supposed to be "struck"?? Or maybe better "stamped"???

page 26, seat belt recall, "an" should be "a"?

page 28, shock absorber paragraph needs some help, missing comma, repeated wording, you'll see it.

page 31, "example to the left is from a Fed 1969 example", I am not clear the best solution to the wording, muddy.

page 33, "day of moth", I think you get the solution ;)

Just a question, the word "struck" was used just one other time (mufflers, page 24) and usually the word "stamp" was used throughout the article.

Very nice work! proof reading my own work is miserable, I miss things and edit all the time.
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2015, 09:18:15 AM »
Where did you get the information that Holley supplied these? (think I know the answer;)

Fair question  ::)  I'll answer too since my response was the same as John's.  I found it on https://www.428cobrajet.org/id-dist-vac-valve. Admittedly I haven't been able to verify that, nor have I tracked down information on "K". The best I've found so far is a patent on ported vacuum switches assigned to Dole Valve Company, which was later acquired by Eaton. No association there with either "H" or "K" that I can see. The inventor listed on the patent is"Douglas E Kelly", but it seems unlikely that his initial would end up in a stamped code like that.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2015, 09:21:00 AM by WT8095 »
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Re: Date Coding of Parts - New Article for Review
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2015, 09:32:52 AM »
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