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kcesaro

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engine serial #
« on: April 02, 2010, 04:05:03 PM »
I'm looking to buy my first mach1.Its a 1973 and the engine block serial # is D2AE-CA  3814 can anyone tell me if this is a mustang mach1 engine? the vin# tells me its a 351Q 4v car but how do I know its the original matching engine
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Re: engine serial #
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 04:10:52 PM »
If it is numbers matching, the same VIN will appear on the transmission.   But you never know.  If the engine was changed, and the transmission was also changed then you don't have a numbers matching Mustang.  If they do match, then that Q code is a pretty good find, and one worth keeping.  Hell, a Q code is worth keeping anyway.   ;D

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Re: engine serial #
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 04:19:33 PM »
so the VIN # thats on the dash is on the transmission? but not on the engine?

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Re: engine serial #
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 04:26:57 PM »
No, if it is a numbers matching Mustang, the VIN will appear on the engine and on the transmission as well as other places.  The most general use of the term “matching numbers” would mean that the engine and transmission are marked with the same sequence number as the chassis VIN number, and the rear axle/differential’s date code and casting number corresponds with the vehicle that's being checked.

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Re: engine serial #
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 05:25:14 PM »
do you know where the VIN# is located on the engine,transmission and body? Its a 73 Mach 1

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Re: engine serial #
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 12:16:45 AM »
Usually, VIN# is found on a properly visible location, though every manufacturer places the VIN plate at different places, but you can find it on a metal plate with all the numbers being embossed on it.
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Re: engine serial #
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 02:15:06 PM »
I think you will find a partial VIN on the left rear of the engine block. The transmission may be marked on top and the only way to see it is to remove the transmission. The body is marked in the lower left side of the windshield on a pop rivited tag to the metal part of the dash; and on a decal on the drivers door. I believe there are additional VIN numbers stamped into the fender aprons in the same areas as 64 thru 70 Fords, hidden under the edge of the fender near the hinge area.
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