My dad's march built car had dec of 69 cast heads.redone000 said:Engine pad reads V0505CTB, engine casting date D 11 0 and the heads casting date A 15 0. Is it possible to have the heads and block casting dates so far apart on a matching engine?
l16pilot said:Phil - Can you elaborate on this? I guess I could imagine a wider gap in casting dates for very low prodution items...like the L78, but would have expected a more consistent FIFO type of process for higher volumes components like the 186 castings, especially when they were married to the high-nickel content 010 blocks. I am not challenging your statement...just trying to understand better your insight into the subject. Thanks in advance.
ronzz572 said:My June built VO626CTB engine has a F220. Casting date on my block. A F230 date on 1 head and F220 0n the other head. The water pump cast is F230 also. I feel Your dates are a little far apart compared to mine. I wish there were some more information on the engine assembly plants. I was going to post a thread question asking about engine assembly plants. Anyone have some information about Flint and or Tonawonda?[/QUOTE
Hey Ron! Our date codes are pretty similar.
1970 Z28 (LA), block casting date "F 20 0", pad VO629CTC, trim tag 07B (2nd week July) The heads are F 20 and F 23.