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Old 01-17-2018, 05:47 PM
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Got this from Wiki:
Postwar, it became the V8-69 (suffixed "A" in Fords, "M" in Mercurys), with compression 6.75:1, 100 hp (75 kW), and 180 lb⋅ft (240 N⋅m)
Not much and makes a statement of how far we have come: 2000-2004 Ford Focus, 128 hp (97 kW) and 135 lb·ft (183 Nm)

Interesting but I like the simplicity of the old engine. But I wonder what could be done to get more simple efficiency out of the motor. Lets face it the companies have developed this to get the efficiency and power gains but also to have control and get the money when the computer goes south.

Can anyone tell me where to look for the S/N on the V8 motor?
 
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catimann, I have been having an ongoing problem with the computer on my Jeep. I'd go back to a flathead Ford with points and condenser in a heartbeat.
There is no serial number/engine number on the engine after, IIRC, 1931, at least in US production.
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No S/N on the engine. The S/N is on the top of the front part of the tranny.
 
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No S/N on the engine. The S/N is on the top of the front part of the tranny.
I looked there when I bought it and found nothing. Later I took this picture and



and don't see anything either. I am not talking about the truck S/N because I did find that on top of the frame rail on the drivers side.
Per that no my Merc is a Ford because it starts with a 2no. and not a 4no.

49fordv8f4 said "There is no serial number/engine number on the engine after, IIRC, 1931, at least in US production."
I guess the Canadian Mercury mfg also didn't have no's. I have only found "Made in Canada" on my heads but some of your motors have that too.

A friend, who normally knows his stuff said that there are differences between a Canadian made V8 and a US one. I will have to ask and get back to you here.
 
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here,s were my serial number is.
 
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S/N on tranny per Bernette's picture. That number was then stamped on the frame rails. No separate engine S/N.
 
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Ok my oldest friend was watching a show and saw something about the Ford flathead V8 being different from the Mercury one. He said it was something to do with the water pump.
Does anyone know the difference? Anyone have pictures.?
This is my trucks V8: I really need to give it a wash.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:39 PM
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I found some more info.
Here: https://itstillruns.com/identify-mer...d-7889451.html
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and here: Engine Identification

As per this Bernette your motor is a Canadian motor.
 
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Managed to find my motor code. Gives me more indication that I have a mut truck. LOL



Based on my research this is from a 51.
 
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