ford engine identification

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by pl1800, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. 65ShelbyClone

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    Right....like the C8 conrods that were used seemingly forever.
     
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    Hey. So from what I have read here, my engine (E5AE C3B) is a 1985 roller engine? I bought a 1988 ford ranger and it has a 302. I am just tryin to verify the year of the engine so that i can do some work to it...
     
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    E5 translates to 85, yes. I can't answer the roller part of the question.
     
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    I would have to take it apart to identify that right?
     
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    Well, I'm just saying I don't know if the casting number tells you it's a roller block. It could be someone else here can tell you from the casting number. Definitely if you pull the intake you will know. :)
     
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    Ok. Thanks for you're help.
     
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    I have a 302 bare block the only vin stamp i can find says 5b23 and there is xxx in the pushrod valley
    can u tell me what year my block is

     
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    Doesnt the b mean 50's
     
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    VIN numbers are stamped into the block on a flat pad. Casting numbers are cast into it and raised above the surface.

    It sounds like a service replacement part. The "XXX" denotes a roller cam block.
     

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