Factory #70 Engine Block Pouring



This shows how the Buick engine blocks were poured. I don’t know the direction because I never ventured in here but Jim Yuill stated the line for pouring was against the west wall. ….jim yuill said…
The pouring of blocks occurred on 3 and 4 line. The ladles held enough 2600 degree molten iron to pour about 9 block molds. The production speed was 200 molds per hour with 35 employees. A pyrometer man checked the temperatures to make sure the iron was “hot” enough although visual sighting would enable it to be checked as well, “from experience”.
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  1. The pouring of blocks occured on 3 and 4 line. The ladles held enough 2600 degree molten iron to pour about 9 block molds. The production speed was 200 molds per hour with 35 employees. A pyrometer man checked the temperatures to make sure the iron was “hot” enough although visual sighting would enable it to be checked as well from experience.

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