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Hi Bill,

I’m on the road till Thurs nite. 802053 is an early Series 80: They skipped a lot of numbers, probably to make it look like they were selling more. 801001 thru 801250 were the first 250 cars, then the 251st was 802001. So this is about the 300th Series 80 built.

The Factory Number 312894 makes no sense to me either. Series 80 engine numbers began with ’80’ like the serial (chassis) numbers, and were close to serial numbers. For example, one of mine is 803376-803379, and the other is 807739-807761. I suspect the Great State of Illinois may have assigned a number to a cylinder block, which was not numbered (the crankcase bore the engine number). Other interpretations welcomed!