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engine serial numbers

broakie56broakie56 Posts: 2
edited March 8 in Ford
Can someone tell me where I can locate the engine serial number on a 1967 Ford 289? Thanx


  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644
    On a brass tag attached to the ignition coil. If the tag is missing, there is no really sure way to identify a Ford engine of that era. You can get date codes and some casting numbers but not a serial #. So without the brass tag + the build sheet, you can never establish a matching # car on a Ford of that type. But you can probably ascertain that it's the correct year of motor at least, by a lot of digging. Ford engines are a nightmare for collectors in this regard.
  • Thanks a lot!!! Was driving myself crazy looking for this on the block everywhere to no avail. Thanks for shedding light on this for me.......your time and help is VERY MUCH APPRECIAYED
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644
    I think some Mustang guru can figure this out, and perhaps tell you more than you ever wanted to know about cryptic Ford numbers stamped in odd places--much more than I can--but as for basic engine ID, the brass tag is all you got back then.

    You can easily identify the engine as a 289 vs. a 302 by looking at the casting numbers at the rear of the right cylinder bank. But guessing the exact year of the engine, that takes some research and reading. And mating it to the exact car you have----well good luck.
  • mr2fanmr2fan Posts: 2
    We have a recently bought Toyota 4AGE engine, supposedly low mileage from Japan. We have the serial number. Is there a way to look up when and where it was built?
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644
    Scroll down in this website to:

  • mr2fanmr2fan Posts: 2
    Thanks! This is great information and also gives us a lot of links to more good stuff. However, the chart you mention, while very useful, does not actually address specific serial numbers, i.e., when was our actual engine built? With this unique number, is there a record of when and where built? If you have any other suggestions, I would appreciate hearing them. Also, I would like to say thanks for your AMAZINGLY quick answer. I saw a similar question at another site--posted in May 2007 and still not answered!
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644
    Well if you read carefully (in a place I didn't direct you to) it tells you how to get a date off the inside of the cam cover---and of course, one can assume that the cam over and engine block were created more or less within a few weeks of each other.
  • forrestl2forrestl2 Posts: 1
    I am looking at a GM motor, 350 most likely and the numbers on the upper right side of the bell housing is 1024388c or 0 for the last digit. Is that enough info to find out what car it was in or what kind of car it was in?
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644
    Another message board says:

    "10243880, 350CID, 95-00, 4B Main, Gen.I crate motor, roller cam, one piece rear seal, 330HP"

    ZZ4 engine -- this is a crate motor sold by General Motors, so it was never installed in a car at the factory.
  • papasam1papasam1 Posts: 84
    You correct on where to fine the engine ID, on the 289 it will say 289 in the intake valley and if it is a 67 it will read C7OE and the first 302 was put out in the end of 1967 in the late production and 1968 on will read C80E, C9=1969, D0 0E=1970, D is for the 70's,E for the 80's
  • My brother-in-law recently purchsed a ground up restored '55 2DR Belair, with a crate 350 under the lid. He did not receive any info on the restoration and has asked me to inquire about the engine. Serial numbers are: B0803UTK-2316366K.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  • probably late 70s, early 80s engine. Do you have a casting #?
  • I do not but I will be seeing him this week and I will get that. Thank you.
  • that would help. I can't find any cross-reference to the other numbers--close but nothing with that 3-letter suffix. Maybe he copied it down wrong?

    Anyway, casting numbers are quite large, at back of engine, driver's side, just where block meets the bell housing. You may have to get a flashlight and lay down on the fender.
  • Hi can someone please tell me where i can locate the engine serial number for a 2003 honda accord.
    I know it's embedded somewhere in the engine but where, and how many letters/digits
    It's urgent.
  • It would help if you told people whether it was a 4 or 6 cylinder. Not sure about the 6 cylinders, but on the 4 cylinders, if I'm remembering correctly, it's stamped on a little pad where the engine meets the transmission.
  • 4 cylinder hondas usually have a tag near the timing belt cover too.
  • dlwinndlwinn Posts: 7
    I have a 1950 Chevy 3100 Thriftmaster 1/2 ton, which is supposed to have a 216. I looked at the Old Car Manual Project web site -

    but couldn't identify the engine serial number. The engine I have has a serial number next to the distributor that says "DR140622CAL", which is different from the serial number layout on the above web site. Is there any other sources engine serial number searches?

    The other interesting fact, is that everyone, including the old timers, has told me that the 1950 216 has babbitt bearings, which I understand to mean that the bearings are integrated into the piston rods and crankshaft main bearings and are adjusted with shims. When I pulled one of the rod bearing caps off it had a bearing insert. One of the old timers came over and verified that the engine had insert bearings. I also under stand that the 1950 216 engine was a light blue color like the engine compartment, but the engine is orange. I'm wondering if the engine is a different year? Like I said above, I'd like to track down this engine serial number
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,644
    Go by Block Casting Numbers then:

    There is also a 235 babbitt engine in some early heavy duty Chevy trucks. Old timers don't always know what they're talking about.

    You might also look for "235" stamped on the right side of the engine, way down low near the front, where the block meets the oil pan.
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