Does anyone know what the 18 cast onto my block means?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: Does anyone know what the 18 cast onto my block means?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Donald Ford on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 02:03 pm:

Does anyone know what the 18 cast into the block on the opposite side of the water outlet from the casting date means?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 04:44 pm:

I have never seen anything definitive about those numbers cast onto the block forward of the water inlet. What is known, is that they were some kind of mold mark that were likely used to trace defective castings back to the cause of a defect. Molds (exterior and some of the interior molds) as well as the mold patterns were used over and over again. Eventually they wore out and had to be repaired or replaced.


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