Re: How tell if correct, original engine for car?
Originally Posted by Mil1ion
Believe it or not there are OTHER people in this world on the net "In The Know" besides Marti or Bob Mannel.
Yes, unless it is 1968 Mustang we cannot tell for sure if it is original but we can tell if it is the same vintage as the car.
Just post the block and heads numbers especially the 3 or 4 digit Cast Date code.
The C5AE group of numbers doesn't mean much without the date it was cast.
Hey I thought the post asked if he could tell if his car has the original engine.
IMO there's a lot of hype about numbers matching cars. In many cases we try to show that
the engine we have could be the original, the dates don't rule it out!
Years ago I had a one owner '37 Ford (I was the second). The factory number was stamped
in several locations on the frame and on the bell housing. Back then engines were frequently
swapped for factory replacements. The title would show that a new or rebuilt factory
factory engine with a new ID was installed.
Yes this wasn't Marti, it was before Marti!
My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.
'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.