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Old 12-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 65 Mustang with a V8 I know is not the 260 it was built with.
I know this because it has a 6 bolt bellhousing, 260s had a five bolt.
I have an assy code of 3C28A, which is March 28th,1963.
The number I need decoded is on a boss,left side, just before
the bell housing, this number is: 3B195425. I have been to many sites
that decode various numbers, but cant find this location mentioned
on any of them. I believe the "195425" might be part of a VIN?
Have no clue as to the 3B....? I know I will probably have to drop
the starter to get the ID number that is down there.
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I have a 65 Mustang with a V8 I know is not the 260 it was built with.
I know this because it has a 6 bolt bellhousing, 260s had a five bolt.
I have an assy code of 3C28A, which is March 28th,1963.
The number I need decoded is on a boss,left side, just before
the bell housing, this number is: 3B195425. I have been to many sites
that decode various numbers, but cant find this location mentioned
on any of them. I believe the "195425" might be part of a VIN?
Have no clue as to the 3B....? I know I will probably have to drop
the starter to get the ID number that is down there.

3C28A is not a casting date. 6 bolt bellhousing is 1965 or later. 3B195425 is a partial VIN of the vehicle the engine originally came out. I believe 3B denotes the engine plant the where the engine was assembled.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That number is the partial VIN of the vehicle it came out of. 3 (1973) B (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) and the rest is the consecutive assy number.

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I have a 65 Mustang with a V8 I know is not the 260 it was built with.
I know this because it has a 6 bolt bellhousing, 260s had a five bolt.
I have an assy code of 3C28A, which is March 28th,1963.
The number I need decoded is on a boss,left side, just before
the bell housing, this number is: 3B195425. I have been to many sites
that decode various numbers, but cant find this location mentioned
on any of them. I believe the "195425" might be part of a VIN?
Have no clue as to the 3B....? I know I will probably have to drop
the starter to get the ID number that is down there.
Your engine is from a '73 Torino, Maverick, Econoline, or their Mercury brethren with a sequential production number of 195425 built at the Oakville, Ontario plant. The engine was assembled on 28 Mar '73.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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THANK YOU all for the info! I thought all along this was a 1963 engine!
So it could be a 302 also? I will keep digging.
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THANK YOU all for the info! I thought all along this was a 1963 engine!
So it could be a 302 also? I will keep digging.
The 302 and 351W are all it could be. I suspect you'd already know if it was a 351.
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22GT, Its hard for even ME to keep track of how much I DONT know! Thats why I ask you guys! I just found out when Ford quit the 289!
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Show a pic . we could tell if it's a 351.
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