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JosephDiFabbio

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1968 GT500KR #2458
« on: January 25, 2023, 10:35:04 AM »
This car is currently for sale. I'm interested and writing for any info.  Owner says stamped VIN on engine is not present but that engine has date correct build code of 8D11 and casting #C7ME-A. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Re: 1968 GT500KR #2458
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2023, 10:39:44 AM »
Feel free to email for help

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Re: 1968 GT500KR #2458
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2023, 10:48:21 AM »
Oh yes, the red one on eBay

Blocks were usually not stamped with serial numbers. That date code is appropriate for the build of that car.

You might find a derivative serial number on the rear face of the cylinder head.

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Re: 1968 GT500KR #2458
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2023, 11:12:41 AM »
Oh yes, the red one on eBay

Blocks were usually not stamped with serial numbers. That date code is appropriate for the build of that car.

You might find a derivative serial number on the rear face of the cylinder head.


Just to clarify Pete's info. KR's typically have a partial VIN stamped on the back of the left cylinder head ( drivers side). They can be stamped very lightly in some cases and very difficult to find and or read. One other thing to consider is that if the heads have been removed at some point that they could have been reinstalled on the opposite side of the block and if so that partial VIN stamp would now appear on the front of the right head. A 8D11 dated C7ME-A block would be appropriate for a lot of KR's, but that alone does not guarantee  that it is a CJ block or original to that car. The C7ME-A block casting number is just one of several that Ford used in casting CJ blocks.
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