Cast date codes on cylinder head

Nov. 18, 1941 - MB100001 thru Mar. 6, 1942 - MB125809 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Cast date codes on cylinder head

Post by 7777kx » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:30 am

There is an early cylinder head for sale on Ebay. The cast date is 1-12, is it correct to assume that is 12th January?
Any help much appreciated, many thanks

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Re: Cast date codes on cylinder head

Post by rjbeamer » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:08 pm

That is Correct. Jan. 12th.

And in looking at the head that I think you are looking at, it looks like it is a 1942 era Head.

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Re: Cast date codes on cylinder head

Post by Michael O. » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:09 am

The head was indeed cast on 1-12-42. It would be correct for an MB delivered in the third or fourth week of Jan 1942.

I’ve been hemming and hawing in this one myself, although it’s technically too late to be accurate on my 1-13-42 MB.
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Re: Cast date codes on cylinder head

Post by 7777kx » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 am

Thank you for all the replies and Michael O, your Jeep was delivered one day after mine.
It appears most of the original dated items on my Jeep date from Dec 41, which was what i expected.
Am still trying to find that Nov/Dec dated head...anybody?

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