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Hi all, This is my first post and first question. I recently bought a 65 A code and just got the engine out. The casting numbers on the block and heads match. It's a 65 289 built in Detroit/Windsor. The car itself was assembled on April 22, 1965 in Dearborn. The date code stamped in the block on the left side of the engine/head surface is (5D15) April 15, 1965, 7 days before the car was assembled. Question...was 7 days enough time to get the assembled engine to the car? Could this be the original engine?
 

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Yes, it could be. The factory may have just gotten a fresh supply of engines in.

Keep in mind that the car may have been built a few days or a week ahead of what the door tag date is depending on production scheduling.
 

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I think it was more likely that the car was built a week or so LATER than the door tag says. That was their intended date and they were hard pressed to make their schedule in the early days.

Yes, Black65, those dates are entirely consistent with reality.
 
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