Ink engine markings
The engines used in 411/412 models as well as in the four-cylinder Porsche 914s carried white stampings on the engine tin. The meaning of these stamps has not been researched yet, and there is no official documentation about them. For this reason, Dave Pateman, noted 914 historian, has suggested a little research project: Let’s collect as many of these stamp codes, corresponding engine numbers and VIN numbers to see if they can be correlated and thus solve the riddle.
If you have access to a 411, 412 or 914/4 we need your help! Take a look at the engine, especially the engine tin. Do you see any numbers stamped onto the metal with ink, usually white? Then contact me via email to jens@type4org with the following data:
the numbers stamped onto the tin, and where you found them.
the engine code and number. How to find the engine number
the chassis (VIN) number, or alternatively the model and model year. How to find the chassis number
if possible, picture(s) of the markings you found.
The more precise data we have, the better the chance at solving this puzzle.