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Old 05-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

Short story: After having my 1967 mustang restored and spending tons of time on it..., my mother is buying a 1966 coupe.

As far as I can tell, all the numbers match. Door, firewall, dash...

How can I find out if the engine is the original block?




(I read somewhere that 1964 1/2 through 1966 vin data was limited... 1967+ were more detailed... I don't know if that will be a factor?)
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

Here's a question? Why do you care (Unless you are going concourse.)? Blocks are consumable items.

Engine choices should be:
170 Inline-Six
260 V-8
289 V-8
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

The VIN is printed in the valley between the heads and I also think somewhere near the starter. I'll try to look it up for you.
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

VIN decoders:

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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

Whats it got in it?
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

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Here's a question? Why do you care (Unless you are going concourse.)? Blocks are consumable items.

Engine choices should be:
170 Inline-Six
260 V-8
289 V-8
I think that is a 200 inline six 170's were 64.5 and very early 65
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

My 66 has a 200 inline six, dunno if it's the original, All I care is I bought it on e bay and the engine was allready built : )
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

Yeah after 65 I dont belive the offered the 170, my friend has a 200 in his 66 it was stock but not the original engine as it threw a rod.
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

They did not put vin# on engines untill1968. That is when it was federal mandated. 1967 cars may have a partial vin stamped on the trans.
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Re: 1966 Coupe: Original Engine?

I guess if my 66 coupe is gonna be a daily driver it doesn't matter if all the numbers match. I still wanna keep her as original as possible. I just wish I could get a marti report on her. I wanna get the interior as correct as possible. I may change the paint color I dunno yet.
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