351 W id number

Joined: September 26th, 2009, 6:15 pm

October 8th, 2009, 12:58 am #11

...and learned a lot. Seems like a "Galaxie" many years and far, far away now. (get it? I kill myself). I did work there for a long time in the 70's and started engines in the HT and moved through a bunch of jobs as they became available. Ended up in engineering and processed powertrain assembly lines in 80's 90's to now for the V6 lines in Cleveland. Try to help now and again with an answer I am sure of.

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drace69
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October 8th, 2009, 3:43 am #12

I hate to disagree with someone who was involved with the process but the 351 W was avail in 1969.

I own a 1969 Mustang GT that was produced in the Metuchen plant in Nov. of 1968 for model year 1969 that was an H code 351 2V Windsor car.

These cars came with the C9 prefix blocks - which I have had a number of.
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Joined: September 26th, 2009, 6:15 pm

October 9th, 2009, 2:35 am #13

...on the original 260/289/352 line that was there before the new one in '69 specifically built for the 351W with new automation. My earlier post was somewhat misleading.

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Frank
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December 27th, 2010, 1:47 am #14

DMS,
I know this thread is OLD, but maybe you still check it and can give me an answer.

On the front of my 302 block, is a number stamped in to the block. The number is stamped in to the mounting boss (or what ever you'd call it) for the water pump, top right bolt hole, as you are looking from the front of the engine bay. Link to pics here:

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86 ... C00650.jpg

The number stamped is "1B19E"

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86 ... C00663.jpg

Any ideas what it means?
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Joined: January 15th, 2003, 5:59 pm

December 27th, 2010, 6:55 pm #15

open your linked pics but maybe this will help:

http://www.mre-books.com/interchange/interchange2.html
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Frank
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January 1st, 2011, 5:08 am #16

Bob,
Thanks for the response. Based on the link you sent, it appears the numbers I am talking about are the date of manufacture (most likely date of assembly).

The block in question is a D1OE-6015-AA. It carries a casting number of 1A21 (January 21, 1971). The number stamped in to that boss or ear where the water pump bolts on is 1B19E (Febrary 19, 1971 I'm thinking). But the extra digit, "E" is what is throwing me off.

I'm not doing any kind of a numbers matching restoration here. It's a 1972 Bronco with a date of manufacture in November 1971.

I'm just super crazy about tracking down any and all numbers I find in my projects so I don't run in to issues down the road.
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Joined: January 15th, 2003, 5:59 pm

January 3rd, 2011, 6:03 pm #17

either what the final E stands for. Each foundry had internal codes for their own use....not thinking decades later that it would drive Ford fans crazy! It is a regular production line block though.

Ford's engineering & casting/foundry departments back then sometimes didn't even follow their own protocols, but this usually involved the rare XE prefixed parts (meaning experimental). Sometimes even these parts carried no numbers at all! Go figure.
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