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Old 11/08/2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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I need some help to see if the engine in my GT/CS is original.

3K10C672 is what the block stamp looks like. The stamp is kinda poor.

It is a C code 289 2V, which is right for the car, but what other info can I get from that code?

My VIN is 8R01C142482.

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Old 11/08/2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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I need some help to see if the engine in my GT/CS is original.

3K10C672 is what the block stamp looks like. The stamp is kinda poor.

It is a C code 289 2V, which is right for the car, but what other info can I get from that code?

My VIN is 8R01C142482.

Thanks all.
Hi,

You should look at the following thread which mentions where to look for the stamped VIN number; it is found at the back of the block at the top on a flat spot.

Here is the thread link. http://www.californiaspecial.com/for...?t=6904&page=2

Hope you have the right one.

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Old 11/08/2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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I need some help to see if the engine in my GT/CS is original.

3K10C672 is what the block stamp looks like. The stamp is kinda poor.

It is a C code 289 2V, which is right for the car, but what other info can I get from that code?

My VIN is 8R01C142482.

Thanks all.
Where on the block is the 3K10C672 stamped? Is it stamped (recessed) or cast (raised)?
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Old 11/08/2008, 02:25 PM   #4
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Here we are just discussing this issue with my engine

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Old 11/08/2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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Well its not the original. It looks like the #s are 8R100672. I have seen many 3's that are 8's upon closser inspection and k's that are r's, The first number is the year. So i doubt that you have a 1963 260. It looks just like a 289 but the odds are its an 8 not a 3. The second letter is the plant and the last 6 numbers are the vin from the car that engine was produced with.

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Old 11/09/2008, 06:39 AM   #6
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Thanks all. The stamp is likely the an 8 and not a 3. The stamp is tough to read and is kind of off center poorly done. It is a recessed hand stamp on the back top/rear of the block. So if the motor is a 68 289 2V, which my car is supposed to have, is it then "correct" although not "matching"?

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Old 11/09/2008, 07:21 AM   #7
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My best guess is that this block came from another Ford.
The "K" is the assembly plant code in that partial VIN.

K is Kansas City. This 302 engine block likely came out of a 1973 Ford Maverick.

The VIN number should not have a letter "C", most likely it is a poorly stamped "0" or "6".

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Old 11/09/2008, 08:25 AM   #8
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Cougar is probably correct. My San Jose block is stamped neatly in the flat at top, rear of the engine. They look like they were done with a machine or a jig. I have blocks from Dearborn that are stamped on the rear just below where the head mounts, and they look like they were done freehand by a drunk. If your block is Kansas City, it looks like they did it the same there.

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Old 11/10/2008, 02:50 PM   #9
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