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Old 04-04-2006, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Like the topic said, Im trying to find a block number on a 289 engine. where is located? pics are welcome.

Also I want to know if the number means something: 4K8A is the engine number that appears on titles car.

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The part number and date code should be right behind where the starter would be. They're pretty much only going to tell you the part number of the engine and the date it was cast.
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Correct on all said, also very helpful is the actual engine build date. This is stamped onto the small flat boss on the top front of the block directly in front of the left cylinder head. Seems like most people fail to mention this fact.
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True, but in some cases if the head gasket surface has been machined at all in a rebuild, this is sometimes hard to read or missing right?
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Above the starter. Looks like this (1968):



The -6015- is the engine block. The smaller numbers/letter is your date.
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's a shot of our casted numbers of our 79 302, taken at somewhat of an odd angle. You can see the tranny hole on the upper left where the starter normally goes into.

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Old 04-05-2006, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks to all for your answers. I knew about the casting number location. Also I know small blocks with that zone near to the left cyl. head, at the rear of the intake. Usually the 80s 302 that Ive seeing around, have these plains surface with stamped numbers. This 289 dont have these plain surface. If the number down of teh casting number like picture abobe, between 2 screw heads, is the same of the title, maybe PO change the block...

here is a pic. please look at the rear of teh block, there is no plain surface...



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I'm not sure I get your question...are you asking if 289 blocks have that flat plain area at the top/back of the block?

If it is your question, my '66 289 block has that flat plain area without any numbers stamped in it.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yes shaummy, that was my question, sorry abut my bad english.

I think PO bored that "plain area" where the numbers are stamped. engine came from a 66 fastback, It is a felany on my country. I guess the engine eas taken from other stang and put in that fastback.

Since that engine doesnt have that plain area, I need to check if the titles engine number(that goes stamped on that flat area) is the same of the "date code" underneath the casting number.
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No worries PampaStang. Just wasn't sure I read it correctly.
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