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Old 06-25-2015, 08:19 AM   #36
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Yep well at least you know what is wrong with it...


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Old 06-25-2015, 01:14 PM   #37
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You'll need to find casting numbers on it, they should have a date code. From there you'll get close but the motor could've been built long before the car. Someone else can probably give you more detail.

I've also heard that on at least Mustangs and Cougars, the car serial number was stamped into the block. I've never tried looking for it on my Cougar.




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Yeah know about the Mustangs having that. Just didn't know if it was the same for thunderbirds. I'll post pictures of the casting numbers soon
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Yep well at least you know what is wrong with it...


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I'm I think I could have run this engine no problem after a few flushes but sense I have it apart mine as well get it all done
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By the looks of that engine, I would bet that you are the first person to remove it from the car.
I don't think that you would have been able to get all of the gunk out of the water jackets by flushing the system.

Are there any oversize numbers stamped on the tops of the pistons?

The serial numbers on FE blocks are down by where the starter is located.
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By the looks of that engine, I would bet that you are the first person to remove it from the car.
I don't think that you would have been able to get all of the gunk out of the water jackets by flushing the system.

Are there any oversize numbers stamped on the tops of the pistons?

The serial numbers on FE blocks are down by where the starter is located.

The gunk wasn't really hard more goopy but either way it's outs and get some much needed love. And as far as I could tell no numbers anywhere besides the rods being stamped.
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I think that you are doing the smart thing by completely disassembling a 50 year old engine and inspecting everything.

Definitely check the serial numbers on the block. You never know, that might be a 428.
If the car was equipped with a 390, the engine code will be a "Z". If it was equipped with a 428 the engine code will be "Q".
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:26 PM   #42
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Well here are all the casting numbers
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:31 PM   #43
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It's hard to make any sense of those without knowing their locations.
It doesn't matter though. Apparently, you can only determine the engine size of some of the high performance engines by the serial numbers... My 428 SCJ being one.
Here are some of the performance engine serial numbers.
You will probably end up having to measure the stroke to determine the engine displacement.
http://www.fordification.com/tech/ca...rs-FEblock.htm

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Ha I think I'm going just going to assume it has a 390 engine code from the car is a 390. Haven't been doing much now besides a little cleaning
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Well got it a little more cleaned up and thee all the rest of parts in trunk to make room for the transmission on my work bench. Engine is push to the side till I have money for some machine work.

On the other hand have a hard time getting this sucker out. Been soaking it in pb blaster a for a while and still won't budge. Any other ideas?
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After giving up on that I washed down the engine bay a little. Coming out pretty clean with just a hose. Need to get a pressure washer to do the rest. Click image for larger version

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Lol.
It's stuck in the intake manifold?!?
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Lol.

It's stuck in the intake manifold?!?
Yes it is lol
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WTF?!?

Have you tried beating it out with a hammer?
Will it twist if grab on to it with some vice grips?
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Itll silde freely till the balls at the end go in, then I beat it with a hammer and it won't budge
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:23 PM   #51
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Holy crap!

You might have to cut it in half.
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Hey man, sweet project. I think these look great with air ride. Just get her cleaned up and running right and slowly make her yours 👍🏻


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Holy crap!



You might have to cut it in half.

Finally got it out I had to use a pick to scrape away all the carbon build up
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Hey man, sweet project. I think these look great with air ride. Just get her cleaned up and running right and slowly make her yours 👍🏻


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Thanks yeah I know i think the are ba with air ride just don't know if I'm going to keep it haha it be pretty easy to make some good money on a flip with this car.
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:50 AM   #55
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well i found this, Ford Galaxie Questions - I need to verify the engine in my 62 Galaxie 500. I was told by the l... - CarGurus so judging by the casting numbers on the block "5k12" does that mean its a 10/12/1965 block?
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Cut out the rusted battery tray and made a patch panel. Started welding it in but looks like I didn't cut enough out so the metal just kept buring back. Need to make a few more little patches to fix that other wise I'm pretty happy with it. Click image for larger version

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well i found this, Ford Galaxie Questions - I need to verify the engine in my 62 Galaxie 500. I was told by the l... - CarGurus so judging by the casting numbers on the block "5k12" does that mean its a 10/12/1965 block?
K means November, so that makes it cast on 11/12/1965.

It's the original engine.

Nice work on the battery tray!
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K means November, so that makes it cast on 11/12/1965.



It's the original engine.



Nice work on the battery tray!


Guess I better learn how to count again lol guess that's pretty cool that it's the original block
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Did a bit more work today. It was hit at some point in the driver front and was poorly repaired. So I beat it all back good enough for now. Just need to get a new fender, some one thought it would be a good idea to remove all the paint and then park it out side. Click image for larger version

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Very nice! So is this car a keeper or a restore and sell?


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Yes. Haha I'm going to try to keep cost as low as possible and get everything working then drive it around for a bit and then see how much I can make on it or take it to some car shows and see what people are willing to pay and if I sell it I sell it.
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So any progress today? Oh you might like to see this, I love it!
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It's a mean restro-mod! We did some work on it, it's still in restoration. If you want a more detailed post about check it out on my thread. Being we are both very big classic enthusiasts, I thought you might like it!


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It's a mean restro-mod! We did some work on it, it's still in restoration. If you want a more detailed post about check it out on my thread. Being we are both very big classic enthusiasts, I thought you might like it!


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No nothing to day it was 104 today that car is pretty ba. I'm probably go to upgrade where possible like with suspension and bushings. Maybe even air ride. I made a kit and it was 2300 for everything I think
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Well I was sweeping my garage and noticed a few cracks in the paint under the rear bumper and well...... Click image for larger version

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The bondo is over an inch think..... Good news is that it's fairly isolated to the size of a basket ball but still annoying. And it's all rusted to hell under there. Not sure if I can get a skin for this car sense it's got a pretty major dent under the filler door.
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That must have happened a while back!

You can get the quarter panel...
http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...er-panels.html

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Damn 450... I think I'll try to fix it haha
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Well how's the ol' T-bird doing?


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Not much. Just finished getting the inner apron lined up with the fender. At a stand still right now waiting for funds. My mustangs transmission but the dust and lost 3rd gear and my jeep needs some suspension parts replaced.
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Sounds like my cars. Always something to do/fix on them. It makes it interesting.


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I guess you could call it interesting haha. I don't enjoying fixing them tho so as annoying as it is still fun. Only sucks is that both my cars are down now
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