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« on: February 04, 2009, 09:36:13 PM »
I am working on a 67 289, where do I locate the engine codes? Then how do I determine if it is the original engine for that car?

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Re: VIN
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 11:29:30 PM »
In 1967 there were two 289 engines used, a two barrel carburetor version and four barrel carburetor version. The two barrel was identified in the VIN as a 'C' in the 5th position, the four barrel was identified as an 'A'. (If you got a 'K' in that slot, let me know, it's a rare 3rd version.) The block's casting part number and date code are located behind the starting motor's location. If you have a true 67 block, it will have a casting part number of C5AE-6015-A or C8AE-6015-C (rare). The next bunch of characters are the actual casting date, and they are located nearby (Ford was not neat) the casting part number. In your case, it would be either a 6 or a 7 (the year) followed by a letter representing the month (A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar, etc thru M=Dec) and a number for the day (1 thru 28,29,30 or 31). On the driver's side of the engine, on the front, there is an extention that is used to attach the water pump to the block thru the timing cover. It should have the engin's assembly date (same format as the casting date) plus the inspector's ID. See the picture (it's not my engine, I couldn't find the damn pictures of mine). In 1968, the Feds required a VIN number to be stamped on each block.
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Re: VIN
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 01:31:43 AM »
Jim,
Thank you for the help, I will pull the starter and look up the numbers.

Jeff

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Re: VIN
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 01:50:38 AM »
Jim,
Thank you for the help, I will pull the starter and look up the numbers.

Jeff
Yeah, just take out the starter, and the block numbers will be visible.  Not a real big deal unless you are crippled like me.   ;D  I need a knee replacement, but don't look forward to the pain.  Yeah, I know.  I'm a sissy.   ;D

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Re: VIN
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 12:41:06 PM »
would it be the same for a 66 289?

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Re: VIN
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 05:49:12 PM »
would it be the same for a 66 289?
Yes....65 on has the block number behind the starter. 

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Re: VIN
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 12:49:01 AM »
Glen,
Had a hip done 3 years ago, as good as new. A buddy had both knees done and hunting last year he was climbing the Oregon mountains like a goat. GO FOR IT !!

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Re: VIN
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 03:38:17 AM »
Yeah, I have a friend who has had both knees replaced and he beats my ass in golf all the time. But, the initial pain is what I am a sissy about.   ;D  I read that now the doc doesn't have to slice the knee open as much as they used to do, so maybe I will consider it in the future.

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Re: VIN
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 08:58:09 AM »
how did the topic go from VINs to knee injuries?

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Re: VIN
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009, 12:18:58 PM »
"Da VIN bone's connected to da - knee bone,"
"Da knee bone's connected to da - wheel bone,"
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Re: VIN
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2009, 04:21:33 PM »
how did the topic go from VINs to knee injuries?
Because I am the moderator, and I allow it.  The VIN question has already been answered, uless you have a question about the VIN.

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Re: VIN
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009, 09:54:05 AM »
We're all here to help each other and have a good time. If there is too many rules, the fun will be gone  ;D

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Re: VIN
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009, 10:31:14 AM »
this is true.  8)

 

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