The prototype Holdens built in Michigan (one of which is in Australian National Museum in Canberra) had their
engine blocks and heads cast by Campbell Wyant and Cannon,a foundry contractor used by G.M.,in Muskegon,Michigan in 1946.The blocks had CWC cast into them. None were made in Canada at any stage.
A post on an unrelated MOPAR site had a query as to what the CWC cast was on an obscure Dodge motor,one reply was it stood for Chrysler Windsor Canada,but another opinion was Campbell,Wyant and Cannon (sometimes spelled Canon).Scope there for someone who was around with a few clues and seeing the crates and prototypes arriving by ship from Vancouver, after their train trip from Michigan,being unloaded in Melbourne and thinking since the Ship came from Canada (Vancouver) and the blocks have CWC...must be Chrysler Windsor Canada. But no.
The number of CWC blocks cast was small,single figures it would seem.The Holden engine numbering in Australia started at 1001,not because there were 1000 Canadian blocks made,but because GMH chose to number them that way.There most certainly were not thousands made in Michigan (or Canada.)
Edited by johnny yuma, 04 February 2013 - 05:44.