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05 Feb 2014 08:39 #26892 by Kay
Kay replied the topic:
@Randy: I still don't understand why in some cases both engines (with & without X) exist.

The only logical [u:2pfqwpne]hypothesis[/u:2pfqwpne] I can think of is: the factory rebuilt a car and replaced a broken engine by a new one. The new engine was given the old engine's number with an additional X. Later the original engine (unchanged number without X) was repaired and re-sold as refurbished spare part for another car.

Is this what you mean? If not, how can two engines of the same number exist?

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Kay

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05 Feb 2014 09:12 #26893 by Brian R. Peterson
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Randy had explained that the X series car were rebuilt by the factory and then resold, however we don't know if they were listed as new or rebuilt cars.

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05 Feb 2014 12:59 #26894 by Kay
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Hi Brian,

I understood that part. But how does "rebuilding a car" explain the duplication of engine numbers ?

My assumption was some cars might have gotten a new engine with identical number during the factory rebuild. Afterwards the old engine was repaired and sold. One of the two engines was stamped with an extra "X". Just an assumption, but it might explain the engine number situation you described.

Kay

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05 Feb 2014 16:04 #26895 by RandyEma
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I must point out that this was a practice that a lot of well known mfgs were doing during the great depression. R

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