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Factory inspection marks

#1 Post by Dave Whittick » Tue May 22, 2018 2:39 pm

Can anybody point me to a resource for factory chalk, grease pencil, or paint markings found on the chassis, suspension, engine, trans, or body?

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#2 Post by James Davies » Tue May 22, 2018 3:34 pm

Google search:

site:forum.porsche356registry.org "grease pencil"
site:forum.porsche356registry.org chalk

What got stamped or marked varied over time at Reutter. Gläser and Drauz did things a little differently. And Porsche did their own thing during drivetrain assembly and installation, which also varied over time.

What year car are you interested in? And what markings?

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#3 Post by Dave Whittick » Tue May 22, 2018 4:50 pm

James Davies wrote:Google search:

site:forum.porsche356registry.org "grease pencil"
site:forum.porsche356registry.org chalk

What got stamped or marked varied over time at Reutter. Gläser and Drauz did things a little differently. And Porsche did their own thing during drivetrain assembly and installation, which also varied over time.

What year car are you interested in? And what markings?
Thanks for the reply. I've already searched grease pencil, chalk, factory markings in the forums and articles. I couldn't find much that helped. Restoring a 64 C and would like to see photos of paints dabs that might have been on the transmission, axel tubes, front suspension, etc.

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#4 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed May 23, 2018 7:37 am

I'm not familiar with any paint dabs on those components. Anybody out there with an original car that has those?

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#5 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed May 23, 2018 12:18 pm

From what I've seen, yellow paint on electrical connections : fuse block screws and positive battery clamp and red paint on steering box and transaxle fill plugs.

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#6 Post by Bob Kittel » Wed May 23, 2018 10:13 pm

Dave Whittick wrote:
James Davies wrote:Google search:

site:forum.porsche356registry.org "grease pencil"
site:forum.porsche356registry.org chalk

What got stamped or marked varied over time at Reutter. Gläser and Drauz did things a little differently. And Porsche did their own thing during drivetrain assembly and installation, which also varied over time.

What year car are you interested in? And what markings?
Thanks for the reply. I've already searched grease pencil, chalk, factory markings in the forums and articles. I couldn't find much that helped. Restoring a 64 C and would like to see photos of paints dabs that might have been on the transmission, axel tubes, front suspension, etc.
Dave,
I have an original car and there were not any marks from what I can remember. However my fuseblock is untouched and has all the yellow inspection marks. The horns have a yellow mark on one wire and then one on the horn each side as well. Haven't looked under the dash in 50 years so I can't say what may be there. 1963 built 1964 SC.
I posted photos of this some time ago and here is the link. When you see the fuse block there is one new fuse right side. That is the only fuse replaced since the car was new.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=24650&p=110807&hil ... ck#p110807
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Re: Factory inspection marks

#7 Post by JohnPierce » Fri May 25, 2018 9:31 pm

Green mark on each T-6 side fresh air vent nut that holds the cam.
1963 B T6 Project

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#8 Post by Dave Whittick » Sat May 26, 2018 10:02 pm

Thanks for the information!

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#9 Post by Norm Miller » Sun May 27, 2018 9:45 am

Last three digits found on the front seat base in crayon / grease pencil.
" doors in crayon.

1959, 106297
 

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Re: Factory inspection marks

#10 Post by Victor Ingram » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 pm

This is one inspection mark that I have not seen before. If you look closley you
can see the yellow grease pencil mark on the inside of this Prym bag.
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Re: Factory inspection marks

#11 Post by Alex Mestas » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:08 am

This factory inspection mark was on a Behr Fresh air blower. It had several inspection marks.
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1963 356 T-6 Coupe Signal Red.
1973.5 911 T Coupe Ivory.
1989 911 Carrera Targa Grd Prix White.

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