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Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« on: April 29, 2021, 06:55:14 PM »
Just trying to get some insight on a block I was able to get last week. Iíve narrowed it down to either a GT350 or a J code mustang. The kid I bought it from told me that the engine came with his project mustang he purchased from an older gentleman. Older gentleman told him he pulled it from a wrecked Shelby. Here are the numbers I have off of it at the moment. Iíll have to get more numbers tomorrow when I unload it.

Engine cast: C8OE-6015-A
Date code: 8C30
Partial vin: 8F178378
Intake manifold cast: C8ZE-9425-A
Date code: 8C27

Head code C8OE
Other head casts underneath: 302 / 88 / 21 / F
4V is cast under the valve covers

I appreciate your time and any input.

Ryan

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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 06:58:56 PM »
Not from a GT350.

GT350 motors would have a "8T------" derivative serial number.
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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 08:02:12 PM »
Well that makes it easy. So all GT350s were built at the Metuchen plant?

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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 10:33:46 PM »
Well that makes it easy. So all GT350s were built at the Metuchen plant?
In 68 they were built at Metuchen . 69/70 built at Dearborn . 65,66,67 were built at San Jose.
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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 04:40:39 PM »
First rule of selling an old 60s Ford block. It's worth more because the guy I got it from said the guy he got it from got it from a guy who pulled it out of a Shelby. I would imagine that SA got some experimental blocks to play with as did H&M but those would have oddball casting numbers. All the rest are just off the shelf blocks.
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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 11:47:44 PM »
I appreciate the info everyone.
For me, I scored a complete year correct block for my 68 coupe. Pretty cool itís a high compression J code engine. If it turned out to be a Shelby engine, just wouldíve blown my mind. But all in all, canít complain. Got it for $550.


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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 10:38:03 AM »
Location of the motor? What car is it in?
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Re: Possible GT350 engine? Or J code?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 05:25:48 PM »
First rule of selling an old 60s Ford block. It's worth more because the guy I got it from said the guy he got it from got it from a guy who pulled it out of a Shelby. I would imagine that SA got some experimental blocks to play with as did H&M but those would have oddball casting numbers. All the rest are just off the shelf blocks.
Lol !! But truth to it ;)