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10/20/12 8:28pm - Original Message: 'delco-remy starter date code'
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1969 convertible 427 4speed

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I am interested in learning the date codes for a spare starter that was given to me when I bought my 1969 427 .  stamped on the starter is 1108776 6M164 . Thanks, Bob 
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10/20/12 10:36pm - Reply: 'Re: delco-remy starter date code'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light Multiple NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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1108776 6M164

1108776 is the part number for the starter motor.
6= Last digit of the year (1966-1976, etc)
M= month= December
16= day of the month
4= 4th shift

I haven't looked up the part number to see what it is specified for, but the starter motor was made Dec 16, of either '66 or '76...either way, it does not appear to be original to your '69.


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10/20/12 11:01pm - Reply: 'Re: delco-remy starter date code'
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Thanks for the information. I was interested in seeing if it was original. If so I would have it rebuilt. I guess i could keep it for a spare, or use it for a core return.
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10/21/12 10:02pm - Reply: 'Re: delco-remy starter date code'
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The only Corvette listing I see for the 1108776 starter motor is late '75, and all of '76, both years for automatic trans only. This would make the date code of '76 the most reasonable.
Does it have a cast iron nose, or an aluminuminum nose? Cast iron noses were normally only used for 4 speed cars, and the alum noses used for automatics.


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