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  2. Where is it stamped? The engine vin on a Ford is never the full vin, but the last set of numbers on the engine always matches the last set of numbers on the body vin if the engine is original. They sometimes did things a bit differently in the plant that engine came from, and after a quick google search, they did in fact stamp the numbers upside down on at least some clevelands from there. It should be on the back passenger side of the engine just below the head. If it were an fe engine they sometimes stamped them on the back side of the drivers cylinder head. Also, I have never seen a ford engine with a casting date 3 months before the build date of the vehicle it is supposed to go in, and I have seen hundreds of them, but this does not mean it would never happen, it would just be way outside of the normal time frame which should raise suspicions about an engine being original to a vehicle. There nay also be another set of numbers stamped on the block on the oil pan gasket surface or the timing cover gasket service. This would be the actual assembly date of the engine, which was typically within a month of the casting date. These locations are only for clevelands, fe's and 429's.
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  4. We have two perfect 67 Fastback's we got our measurements off of. I new there was a problem when we bolted our hood on and it was wider than the cowl :(
  5. Thanks - so that answers part of the question...yes that number is stamped upside down, guessing that is not correct.. projected build from memory was very early Dec 69. Once I get the engine out I can give it a proper go over - but is that the correct location for a factory engine number on a 70? Mine is 144374 so its a different number. I don’t have anyone local with a 70 M code to even compare to - its the opposite end of the world here in Aus!
  6. Guys, I have a question about brake system. Is there some good producer of master cylinders in lower price range? I found many of them but reviews are sometimes terrible (except expensive Wilwood). Is there some "middle way"? Thanks
  7. Hi Victor, That was just a joke – my torque boxes were „missing“ J
  8. Cool. What dimensions did you find? I think the biggest dimension is the diagonal offender mount hole, closest to firewall, to core support/fender joining points. But anything you have would be awesome. Thanks.
  9. That is strange ,the last conversion i did ,the front of the roof ,the lip ,was 1/4 inch short . The roof fit but the front lip didnt reach all the way to the front of the front roof brace ,usually dont have this problem . Just got all the mrtal for a nother conversion ,i will have to check it
  10. I still have the underbrace mold to make ,after i finish straightening the under brace
  11. No ,never met them ,did some work for Jim Smart mustangs monthly and did a few articles. Mostly worked with Scott Douglas and Chuck Johnson off road racing and Precision 4 wheel drive working on off road race trucks
  12. I'm getting tired just watching you do this, because that is a massive amount of work. Did you know Monroe Weathers from Mustangs And American Classics, or Chuck Frankenstein or Ray at Cinema Vehicle Service?
  13. No, because a dealer would have not been able to get an engine with a date preceding your car, plus they would not have a holder to gang stamp it with plus dealers rarely put a vin on a warranty engine. I will say that I have never seen an engine number stamped upside down on one though, if that is what yours is. Most Ford engines are within 2 weeks of the actual build date of the car, which may be slightly different than the "projected" build date on the door tag.
  14. Mike65

    Mustang Mach E

    Several times with a heavy object.
  15. Caseyrhe

    Mustang Mach E

    They should strip that crossover electric vehicle of the Mustang and Mach badges and put an Ole Goat on the grill. If that's a Stang, I'm Donald Trump. The designers need to be whacked over the head
  16. Damn OEM parts just don't fit the aftermarket stuff.
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  18. RogerC

    Mustang Mach E

    I guess they learned nothing from the probe fiasco.
  19. All 6 layers on ,it was 80 * here today so thing set up very fast . I have to build the box and in a couple of days i can remove the hood from the mold and trim out the mold ...then the polishing !
  20. That is what is supposed to happen . I havnt had one stick yet ,but i have had new parts stick in the mold ...lots of cussing and they usually let go .
  21. Would you believe the aftermarket cowl is a full 1/4 inch narrower than the OEM . Had to slice it open a bring it out.
  22. So that's the upper mold you're making? And it releases due to the wax being applied to the original?
  23. bigmal

    Mustang Mach E

    Why call it a Mustang, and a Mach at that? What is wrong with those fools? Next they will want to be part of the Mustang forums.
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