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Hi Guys need a bit of help to identify engine
have recently aquired a ford v8 and now need to identify it
was told came out of a 1979 lincoln

Number on block behind starter motor

D7TE A3B 8H4

anybody able to tel me what this is


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If you knew which Lincoln, that might be helpful. But the number translates to the 351M/400 block. 8H4 is your casting date code, August 4, 1978. That would make it a fairly early 1979 Lincoln, as many engines were installed about 30 days from casting/assembly. There may be tags or decals on the valve covers that might give more clues as to the exact size, 351 or 400.
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The only real difference between the two is the stroke/reciprocating assembly. Both engines are 4" bore. The 351 has a 3.5" stroke where the 400 has a 4" stroke. The block, heads, and external bits are the same. If it's apart, or will soon come apart, that's easy enough to check.
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Great will go and measure the stroke in a while ,, many thanks for your help ,bruce
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