Recently purchased a '65 F100 SWB as a restoration project.
Truck has a Big Block in it and is an original 352 Truck, but based on a few things, I do not think this is the original engine. I've looked in several places for a tag or a stamp to ID the engine and can not find one. Any suggestions on where to look?
YD, There is no way to tell for sure if it is the original engine. The engine could have been swapped out several times in 40 years. If it is anything besides a 352 it did not come in a 65 truck. The 352 was the only V8 offered that year.
In the cool still quiet hours of night, you can hear chevies rusting away.
If its the original engine, there is a chance the original engine tag is still bolted to it...they are typically attached around the coil mounting brkt...one bolt..tag is a couple inches long and prolly covered in muck... I looked and looked for mine forever...I found it in a weird way...mine had been bent into a wire retainer for my oil pressure gauge wire at the dipstick tube retainer bolt...Now if I can just find me an original 2 bbl carb with the tag for my 65 Id be on cloud 9. If you plan on swapping it out or changing carbs, let me know...
Not to question Bill, but it's quite possible to have a late 65 that has a 66 engine in it. I had a numbers matching 68 Chevelle that had a 67 engine code that was the 327/275hp version (an engine that supposedly wasn't available in 68). Also had 67 emblems. Definitely a 68 because it's a completely different body.
I do have to agree that the engine could be anything under that manifold.
Not to question Bill, but it's quite possible to have a late 65 that has a 66 engine in it. I had a numbers matching 68 Chevelle that had a 67 engine code that was the 327/275hp version (an engine that supposedly wasn't available in 68). Also had 67 emblems. Definitely a 68 because it's a completely different body. I do have to agree that the engine could be anything under that manifold.
A C6ME block casting would have been cast after 1/1/66. C6 = 1966. The production of 1965 models ended in late July 1965. So pray tell, how could any 1965 Ford have come new from the factory with a C6ME block? In two words: Im Possible.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
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Last edited by NumberDummy; 08-14-2007 at 04:29 PM.
I use those two words occasionally. My point was that model years and originally installed equipment aren't always going to "match up". I'm not saying that you're wrong, in fact I'm sure that you are right. I'm just pointing out that sometimes the right engine (or whatever) is "technically" wrong. That's all.
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