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73 Mustang Noob
#1
Keys 
Good Evening Yall,

New member from Texas, bought my life-long dream car last week. Its a 73 Mustamg Fastback, I fell in love with the Mustang-Mach 1 from 71-73 when i was 10. Fast forward 18 years later, i have one of my own. I have H code engine, seems to match the VIN and car. Have a handful of rust and some work to do on the body, interior and some mechanical work. But for 3k and driving, its perfect for me. Im so in love with this car, its unreal. Anyway, looking forward to learning from everyone here and posting progress.

Question: how do i know what exact engine i have? I have the engine serial from the block, been having issues finding one answer, do i have a 351 Windsor or Cleveland?

Thanks!

       
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#2
That casting number is for a 351M based on one source I looked at. Not sure. I need to learn more since 351M was not made until 1975 per another source.

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air
1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air
1987 Bronco II
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#3
(10-13-2019, 08:56 PM)da55 Wrote: Good Evening Yall,

New member from Texas, bought my life-long dream car last week. Its a 73 Mustamg Fastback, I fell in love with the Mustang-Mach 1 from 71-73 when i was 10. Fast forward 18 years later, i have one of my own. I have H code engine, seems to match the VIN and car. Have a handful of rust and some work to do on the body, interior and some mechanical work. But for 3k and driving, its perfect for me. Im so in love with this car, its unreal. Anyway, looking forward to learning from everyone here and posting progress.

Question: how do i know what exact engine i have? I have the engine serial from the block, been having issues finding one answer, do i have a 351 Windsor or Cleveland?

Thanks!

Welcome fellow Texan from Houston!

[Image: 9-20-19-Mine-Again.jpg]1972 Mach 1 351 Cleveland Ram Air, C6, 9 inch with 3.25 Posi, Sanderson Ceramic Headers, 2.5" dual H Pipe exhaust w/stainless tips, MSD Ignition, Edlelbrock 4BB Carb, Wilwood Front Discs, Summit Racing Rear Discs.
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#4
That number is the intake manifold casting number, and is consistent with a 351C, 2-barrel (H code) engine
https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/d3ae-9425-ca.html

The engine casting number is located above the starter. A partial VIN will be located at the rear driver's side of the engine block, right below the head gasket, and will match the car VIN, if it's the original engine.

And, welcome from Oregon.



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#5
runninpony 
Welcome from Omaha!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#6
Welcome from Iowa.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#7
Great place to learn about Ford casting numbers.

http://www.mustangtek.com/


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#8
Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Hope you have good luck with your new ride!

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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#9
Welcome from northern California.

mike

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#10
Welcome!  welcome2

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