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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2003, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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i bought a 67 and i figured out what everything means on the VIN# but i dont know what the engine that came with it is?

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67 or 68? I thought the J code 302 4V didn't come out till 68?

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J code is a 302 4 Barrel engine but they didn't make them until half way through the 68 model year. better double check that serial number.

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J code was for 302s in 68, but I don't know that I have ever heard of a j code 67. what is the rest of the vin?
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LOL, we all came in with exactly the same response at the same time
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the VIN# wasn't on the car door where it's supposed to be i used the VIN# on the pink slip. the pink slip says its a 67

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J code were available early in the 68 production. I have a Sept. 67 built 68 fastback with a J code engine.
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The VIN you should be looking at is the VIN on the fender in the engine compartment. Not the door. If it is a 68, it should be in the front windshield, drivers side. You should be able to see it outside the car.

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the VIN# isnt on the dash, and i cant find it on the fender, i think i might be up a creek.

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Are you sure you have a 67? Could the mistake be a typo in the year and not the engine code?

Mine's a 67 and and i967mustang has a picture of his 68. The easiest way to tell them apart is to look at the side marked lights in the front and rear....the 67 does not have them.

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I ordered a new 1968 GT and it was delivered in late December 1968. It was a "J" code 4 barrel so they existed in late 1967.
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I meant I got the "J" code delivered in December 1967; Old Age??
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the J code is a 302 4 bbl motor for 1968. It was available very early for '68 production. The 302 first came out in '68. Justin

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thanks to all who posted. my dad found the VIN# and there was a typo on the pink slip, the VIN# was barely legiable. it was a "t" instead of a "j".

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2003, 08:33 AM
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The 302-4v J code was available at the start of 68 production

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