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Rex:
I have a May build 67 GT500. I am having some extensive resto work done and the engine is one issue. After the engine was pulled,guy said it looks from the numbers my 428 is a December 1966 date code. Is this possible, normal etc? Donít ask for the stamping as the car is 100 miles away. Thanks in advance.

Bob Gaines:

--- Quote from: Rex on October 22, 2021, 11:33:21 AM ---I have a May build 67 GT500. I am having some extensive resto work done and the engine is one issue. After the engine was pulled,guy said it looks from the numbers my 428 is a December 1966 date code. Is this possible, normal etc? Donít ask for the stamping as the car is 100 miles away. Thanks in advance.

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Is this possible gives a lot of leeway. It is possible but not very likely IMO. It would be highly questioned and treated with skepticism in the SAAC DIV I or MCA thoroughbred class for example.

gt350cs:
Date should be relative to San Jose not Shelby American build date. A May car from SAI would be earlier from San Jose. December may be correct for your car, but as Bob said not likely.

Rex:
Ok. Yes I understand the Shelby/San Jose part. I personally know all the owners and they never changed the engine. The wild card it that it was originally sold to a Dr. In California. He is long deceased so that is that.

Richstang:
The SAI completion date in May is even a broad time frame to work with.
The majority of those cars were built at SJ in April, but a few are as early as Jan 30 and as late as May 15th.
It would definitely help to know more. The SJ build date, or the Shelby VIN would help so we could look up the details.
PM me if you prefer not to post the customers Shelby VIN on a public forum.

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