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Old 08/23/2015, 09:38 PM   #1
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I bought my GTCS about 4 years ago and finally looked at the engine serial number. to my dismay it doesn't match the car. I would like to find out what year and type of car it came out of and if was originally built as a 289 or 302.

Engine Serial No. 184521621 stamped into top of block.

Casting No. 0/C80E-6015A 8K15 above starter. My research indicates that the block is a 302 block made in Cleveland.

Please help me with my Mystery Motor.

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Old 08/23/2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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That is a 1968/69 302 but I think there is one too many digits stamped on the top of the block. The first digit should be an 8 or a 9, and the second digit should be a letter. Is it possible to post a photo of that number?

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Old 08/23/2015, 10:11 PM   #3
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If the number starts "8F" (or 8R, etc,) instead of 184, it's from a 1968 Mercury product.

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Old 08/21/2018, 09:48 PM   #4
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My Pony may be powered by a Cat. I took a picture of my non matching engine serial number and now it reads "9H524624" (see picture). In my research I found statements that say FORDs used 1000001 to 4999999 and Mercury used 500001 and up. Since 524624 is greater the largest FORD number the engine is from a Mercury. "9" equals 1969 and "H" equals an August production month. What I won't to know is what specific car the engine cam out of? Thanks, greencsmachine
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Old 08/22/2018, 08:52 AM   #5
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Looks like 9U524624. Not an H. Their was an old assembly plant in Louisville. This character is not a month code but an assembly plant code. May have been a truck or full size Ford motor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisville_Assembly_Plant

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Old 08/22/2018, 09:54 AM   #6
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My Pony may be powered by a Cat.
At least it's not a SBC!

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