CanTechZ

1970 HLS30-06521 Re-Restoration

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    After recently removing my exhaust header I was able read the casting number on my E31 block, The casting number is located low on the left side, just back from center and in raised characters reads "0630I". Using the decoding method suggested by @katsthat would make it 50 years old today.

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    Here is the old topic from back in 2004, where this was discussed:

     

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    On 6/30/2020 at 7:03 AM, CanTechZ said:

    After recently removing my exhaust header I was able read the casting number on my E31 block, The casting number is located low on the left side, just back from center and in raised characters reads "0630I". Using the decoding method suggested by @katsthat would make it 50 years old today.

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    Here is the old topic from back in 2004, where this was discussed:

     

    Mine has 2208J. So that matches the build date of 02/72.

    '72 February 8th but what does the "J" stand for? Is it just a batch symbol possibly?

     

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    I missed the birthday for mine it was on the 25th.IMGP1023.jpg

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    Spent some time yesterday cleaning the dash and some of the ventilation system parts to ready for storage. I am storing select parts on shelves in my office the rest will in my crawl space and organized on shelves and bins in my garage. I under estimated the space required but I'm doing my best to be organized so that I won't have to rely to much on my memory when I eventually get on to re-assembly.

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    Yeah, they fluff up a lot when you take them apart!

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    Yesterday I removed the black vinyl from my transmission tunnel and the bulkhead behind the seats. I also removed the insulating material from the firewall and the jute insulation from the transmission tunnel, with careful use of a scraper while gently lifting all the jute came off cleanly with out much damage. I'm very happy that all of the insulating materials and vinyl can be reused.

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    Next I will be removing the tar mats from the floors to inspect for rust. Before removal I am following the lead of @inline6and creating templates of the tar mats so that I can make replacements to use at re-assembly. Here is a pic of the first one,

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    If time permits I will be creating cad profiles of the tar mats that would be suitable to make printable templates. If I get to this I will upload them to cad file section in our downloads area.

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