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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Gee... the LAST time I bought a '65 mustang, I looked at a couple, had it checked out and that was that... NOW, ten years later it all seems so complicated...

Can someone educate me on the difference between the various codes? "All" I want is a "plain" fairly original coupe 64 1/2 - 68, (plain top) (with p/s) -- no fancy mods, etc.

OTOH I REALLY don't want to get ripped off, by not knowing the difference among all of these different Codes and so forth..

Does anyone have the patience to explain this to an older newbie?

Thanks SO much!

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t=6 cyl,c=v8 2bbl,a=4bblv8,k=hi-po 289 4v solid lifters ect. these codes are the 5th digit of the vehicle id # stamped on the left hand inner fender apron. wes
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K-code, 289 hipo motor with hipo specific parts
271hp. One of the most desirable of the early Mustangs
A-code, 289 with 4bbl
C-code, 289 with 2bbl
The engine code is found in the 5th position of the vin number......beware of misshapen letter or hard to read letters as some unscrouplous sellers have tried to pass off T-code cars {6cyl} as K. And alot of cars I see for sell say "HIPO" motor which most of the time is an outright lie. True the motor may be indeed high performance as in many horsepower upgrades, but not that it came out of a K-code car......Mike U.

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K-code, 289 hipo motor with hipo specific parts
271hp. One of the most desirable of the early Mustangs
A-code, 289 with 4bbl
C-code, 289 with 2bbl
That helps thanks! Um, but what is bbl? (I'm guessing something to do with the carb or valves, but...) And is 4 better than 2? Is the "t" the sort of "plain jane" car?

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Use this link to decode VIN #
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(2V) 2 bbl = 2 barrel intake
(4V) 4 bbl = 4 barrel intake

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K= $$$$$$$$$
A= $$$$$$
C= $$$$
T= $$

bbl= number of carb venturies, or barrels.

The T-code 6 cyl car is a nice, reliable car that will get pretty good mileage and are still responsive. The car itself can have many of the same options as the v-8 cars, but is a little lighter duty in some areas (lighter rear, trans, 4-lug wheels, etc), but still very streetable, and usually less money. Very enjoyable. Good luck, Jack

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You guys forgot the following :
F Code = 260c.i. 2V V8 (64.5)
S Code = 390c.i. 4V V8 (67 & 68)
Q Code = 428c.i. 4V V8 (68.5 Mustangs)
R Code = 428c.i. 4V V8 drag pack (68.5 Mustangs)

You probably won't find too many 68.5 428c.i. cars but there are lots of 67 and 68 390c.i. cars out there.

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WOW! So much to learn!

And THEN it seems like so many people have modified or swapped out engines? Should I worry about that if I like the car otherwise?

Someone said that they had modified their engine to take unleaded gas -- which sounded pretty good to me

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The modification to run unleaded is usually having hardened valve seats installed in the heads. Not much else needed.

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