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Anybody know what the 2 to the right of the date/time code is? None of the decoders show anything there.
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That is a feature that only the PON plant put on the cowl tags. That number is unknown. Some have said it is the plant's shift number, but I have seen the number as high as 7 on PON cowl tags so that theory would not work.

The number's meaning is unknown at this time.
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It may be the day of the week, 2 more than likely would be a Monday production.

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I collect pictures of cowl tags and I would say 90% of the PON tags have a number 1 in that location. If 1 equals Sunday or another day and I can't see that most of their work being done on that one reference day.

I do know if there is an X instead of a number in this location that we are discussing for PON cowl tags, it supposedly means that the car was taken off the line and not assembled in the normal manner.

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So pontiac only thing huh? Did they build chevelle and 442 cars at the same plants? I noticed in the inspectors guide it has the toe in adjustment but has pontiac plants, then says chevrolet plants under it. Yeah my first guess was day of the week too but I agree it's kinda weird for so many to all have the same number. Any chance it could be a division thing? Like I know in the vin the 2 was for division 2 pontiac. Kinda cool that these cars are so old but still have a few mysteryies to em.
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This is a Pontiac, MI plant only thing. The other plants that built Pontiac cars did not use this number.

I will give you some more info on what I think it is but there is nothing to back it up. I think this number was on the passenger broadcast sheet from the early 60s to 1964. This number was under the title of SOS. Not sure what it means (I think, special option station) but some of the 62 and 63 super duty cars had these higher numbers. The red car that was used in the famous 1964 Car and Driver had a number 6 in this SOS title and these numbers refer to some kind of station where they were built and might have put these numbers on the cowl tags as well (the number in question that the original poster asked about). PON plant carried on with the number on the cowl tags but no longer had the SOS on the build sheet by 1965.

1 & 2 = The average build car.
5, 6, & 7= Special order request cars.

Again just my theory.

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good points, until somebody finds 100% proof then one theory is has good has another right?
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It's not for the day of the week.

My 66 GTO was built in Pontiac Michigan on a Thursday, but that digit on my cowl plate is a 1.
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How do you know what day of the week or the date that the cowl tag was stamped? It just states the month and the week. Date on the PHS is not the same date on the cowl tag if that is what you are referring to.
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The cowl tag is stamped 03D 1

According to the build sheet, the car passed through final assembly 3/24/66.

I purchased this car from the original owners who ordered it when new.

By the way, they took delivery of the car on April 5, 1966.

I purchased it from them on December 14, 1972.

The original owners and I are still friends.
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