Please help - 68 Convertible J-Code confirmation/value


New Member
Jun 15, 2020
Hey all ! Completely new to the Stang world. I bought a 68 Mustang Convertible for my parents for their 50th anniversary. My father is a retired Ford man, and we’re a Ford family. I have very limited knowledge of cars. i really need help on how to correctly identify and confirm the motor is a J-Code. The VIN has a J in it. Also, where’s the best source to estimate value of the vehicle? Condition between fair to good. Thanks in advance! Joe.
  • Sponsors(?)


will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
Aloha and welcome aboard.
I think J was a one year only option 302 4 barrel. It replaced the various versions of the 289.

Original Block should be stamped with the cars vin behind intake or head


Block should have casting number by starter, and should probably be a C7OE or C8OE

Does it still have its tag?


best source to estimate value of the vehicle? Condition between fair to good.
That is harder, one persons fair 50 yr old car is another's rust bucket.
If its for insurance get a professional appraisal and be prepared to be disappointed with the number.

Post a picture please of your 'vert.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
I Interior and Upholstery Please help! '06 convertible problems 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 2
R Please Help! Ideas/Tips on how to make my '93 2.3l (NA) Convertible Faster. 2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech 6
starstruck106 Car overheated and now it won't turn over - help PLEASE 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 51
Z Paint and Body 1988 Mustang GT Convertible Rust issue in trunk- Help Please Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
W Engine 89 Mustang Gt Wont Spark. Wierd Situation Please Help!!! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 7
Reverendbiker Help With 2001 Convertible, Please 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
H Help With Torque Converter Selection, Please. 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 0
J Electrical 1996 Mustang Convertible Auto Power Window Drop- Please Help! SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 3
Fredbostonss Please Help Converting Black Dash Into 88 Gt Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 2
S Please Help! Mustang GT Convertible Rear Window Regulator Gear Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
R Convertible Spoiler Question.. Please Help! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
6 67/68 Convertible owners, please help. Classic Mustang Specific Tech 7
C Help With convertible top please Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
1 Thinking of Buying 96 gt convertible, Help please 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
P Convertible top frame replacement help please! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 10
H 95 cobra thinking of converting to carb help please 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 7
blownlxvert Subframes on a Convertable, need help please. Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
F Torque Converter ? T-bird not stang Please help SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 12
94MustangGT5.0 Converter Question - PLEASE HELP! 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 4
Scott 96Cobra Convert + Tonneau covers + race seats + Race belts????? Please help!!! SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 0
pwcracer Convertible top help please 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 2
C best mod for a 95 convert cobra??? please help 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 6
tvmango some fox convertable top help needed please Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 8
Jugador keep maf? convert to vam? help please... 2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech 12
DJHA90 Convertible Owners: Please help 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 3
A Drivetrain I Need Some Flywheel help/knowledge please Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 7
C Wiring swap Please Help 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
Anti_Hero0932 Electrical Mystery connector please help! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
silverlx50 Engine Help with jrichker's injector testing, more details please Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 0
D Need sct x4 users help please. Digital Self-tuning Forum 0
B 1994 mustang cooling fan wiring? PLEASE HELP!! 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 0
sams93gt Engine Valvetrain help please!! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 10
M Electrical HELP PLEASE! A/C Blowing hot air! 2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech 3
markinms Engine surges, cutouts, rough running during acceleration - Help Please! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 5
K Please Help!! Shifting from 1st to 2nd 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 1
M 93 fox body 5.0 with no power going to 20 amp circuit breaker at fuse box. HELP PLEASE!! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
R Help please Digital Self-tuning Forum 0
L Please Help 2013 GT 5.0 The Welcome Wagon 0
M Please help 1989 GT Hatchback.I can not find an L.E.D.smoked 3rd taillight. The Welcome Wagon 4
J Please help '93 mustang The Welcome Wagon 1
9 MegaSquirtPNP 2 problems please help. Digital Self-tuning Forum 12
D 1995 mustang gt 5.0 Need help please! 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 8
D please help fuel pressure issue 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
B Help please. wiring for alternator upgrade 2010 - 2014 Specific Tech 5
B "Please help" 95 v6 5speed - v8 carb swap The Welcome Wagon 3
A Please help I can't find bushings 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 4
1 Engine NEED HELP PLEASE!! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
M Help please new mustang owner 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
G Hey everyone, I'm new here, please help a girl out with some advice! Sell or restore? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 58
Similar threads