Sometimes a running change would result in a recall of sold units, other times it was rework all the units not delivered to a dealer, other times just a service bulletin. There could be idenical parts except for the finish, S2 suffex were black parts, S 36 were the gold colored, the same part out of the die before the finish. , less rust in the salt spray tests. The parts were used elsewhere that were not grounded. We had couple guys that just coordinated engineering changes, find a place to use surplus parts, and there was always a problem in the San Jose Calif assembly plant, . In the winter trains and trucks would get delayed because of the snow storms, and the resident design engineer scrambled to find pieces that would work to keep the assembly lines working. If you have ever had an older ford pickup , trying to find the right combinations of engine bolt on parts can be a nightmare. engines came to the assembly plant with carb, fuel pump and distributor. all the bolt on parts were added per the order, eg, Ac, PS, alt size. emission calibration.
Last edited by timothale; 12-12-2012 at 07:44 PM.