Engine casting date different from build date
Long time lurker of the site, finally joined. Was waiting to finish my chevy build to finally get to do a rebuilt of a jeep. Couldn't find a reasonably priced cj7 in Nevada so I opted for a a intermediate year 74..so I thought.
Here is where I need anyone to help make sense of something that does not make any sense at all.
The engine is a 232 i6. The block casting is 3224098 which is 1975.
The stamped build date code on the passenger side of the block is 711E27 which would be November 27th, 1974 when it rolled off the line as a 232??
So how could they put it together in the factory a year before the block was even poured from liquid iron?
I know one of you will have some insight.
And the VIN reads 1975 and the title reads 1974..uhg!!
Thanks for the help, one of many questions I will have throughout my build.