Is there a reference book to identify the engine I have based on the number on the ID tag?
How can I tell, without pulling the pan off, if I have a 4 bolt main or 2 bolt main engine? It's a '72 L, built in October of 1972.
quote:How can I tell, without pulling the pan off, if I have a 4 bolt main or 2 bolt main engine?
quote:Originally posted by doubleG:
How can I tell, without pulling the pan off, if I have a 4 bolt main or 2 bolt main engine?
quote:Originally posted by accobra:
The casting # covered by the starter will tell you ... see if you can read it and post it I will look it up.
quote:Originally posted by Bosswrench:
....Pontiac did this to all their performace engines- they didn't use 4 bolts per cap.
quote:Originally posted by Mangusta:
To answer your original question about the info on the engine tag, YES, there is a book to decipher what it is. It is called the Ford Master Parts Catalog, or MPC. Same book that your parts counter dude had....
I have a copy, so if you would like to shoot me an email with all the tag info on it, I'll see what it will tell us!
My guess is that it will say "M" or "Q" code Mustang/Cougar with manual transmission. It also has the date on it, size, and something else that I forget at the moment......
quote:I want to add horsepower, clean up the engine bay, but, do not want to modify the look of the engine and the engine bay beyond the original