Another Date Code Question

  • Actually the correct date on the above distributor is July, 1965 first week. The A-E codes in the third position indicate weeks of the month. Ford did not use calandar days on FoMoCo distributors. A Motorcraft distributor of a similar number would be 5G30 which would mean that it was built on July 30, 1975. Being a Motorcraft number it could also be 1985 except that by 1985 Ford was using a single point housing with a tin block off for the vacuum advance unit. The numbers on that unit are only on a tin tag screwed down where the vacuum advance unit would have been. There can really be no confusion on this particular date code as being a FoMoCo unit.


    -Fred-

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    I have an Autolite dual point distributor with part number C5OF-12127-E and a date code of OJ28. Can anyone decode this date code?


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    September 28, 1970.

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