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You are here: Home Tech Articles & Tutorials Engine/Transmission Deciphering Your Ford Engine's ID Tag
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Deciphering Your Ford Engine's ID Tag

 

All Ford engines built from early Jan. '64-up include an engine identification tag. This tag describes CID (cubic inch displacement), model year, year and month of production (the letter 'I' was not used to prevent confusing it with the number '1'), and the change level number.

The location of this tag is as follows:

  • Under coil attaching bolts on all 6-cyl. and most standard V-8 engines
  • Under the dipstick-tube attaching bolt on 8-cyl 352 engines
  • Under the heat indicator bulb on 8-cyl. 330, 361, 391 engines
  • Under the carburetor attaching stud on 8-cyl. 401, 477, 534 engines

The Ford Master Parts catalog uses the change level number in the same manner that the date restriction information is presently used. The change level number is advanced only when a replacing part (or assembly) being introduced and the old part (or assembly) it replaces are not completely interchangeable.

NOTE: When I began to construct this page, it was for my own personal use and I used notes and documentation from several sources, none of which was documented in my notes. One source listed some of the early years, while another source neglected to mention any year. Therefore, details mentioned in the 'Notes' section might be applicable to other years. In other words, when details are listed for some years and not others for the same I.D. number listed, those details might be applicable for other years not specifically mentioned, but I can't verify that. This page is incomplete, in terms of details, and some existing ID numbers aren't even listed, but I will edit this page whenever new information becomes available.

For the most-accurate listing as published by Ford in the Master Parts catalog, see:
 
1965-1972 Ford Car Engine Identification Tag Codes

F-2 = Ford 2-bbl
F-4 = Ford 4-bbl
H-4 = Holley 4-bbl
H-8 = dual Holley 4-bbl
A/T = automatic transmission
M/T = manual transmission
 
I.D. # CID Carb

Notes

100 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - M/T, 9-1/2" clutch, exc. PI and Taxi
(Other possible applications unavailable)
101 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - M/T, w/C-4, exc. PI and Taxi
(Other possible applications unavailable)
102 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - M/T, Taxi, w/economy carburetor
(Other possible applications unavailable)
103 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - M/T, Taxi or Police, w/11" clutch
(Other possible applications unavailable)
104 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - M/T, exc. PI or Taxi, w/11" clutch
(Other possible applications unavailable)
105 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - A/T, w/Taxi and economy carburetor
(Other possible applications unavailable)
106 240 1-bbl '66-'67 - C-4, with Taxi or Police
(Other possible applications unavailable)
200 351W F-2  
201 351W F-2  
202 351W F-2  
203 351W F-2  
204 351W F-2  
205 351W F-2  
206 351W F-2  
207 351W F-2  
208 351W F-4  
209 351W F-4  
210 351W F-4  
211 351W F-4  
212 351W F-4  
213 351W F-4  
219 400 F-2  
220 400 F-2  
221 400 F-2  
231 289 F-2  
232 289 F-2  
233 289 F-2  
235 289 F-4  
236 289 F-2  
237 289 F-2  
239 289 F-2  
240 289 F-2 '66-'67 - A/T, w/Cruiseomatic or C-4
(Other possible applications unavailable)
241 289 F-2 '66-'67 - 3 or 4-spd M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
245 289 F-4 289 High Performance
246 289 F-4 289 High Performance
250 289 F-4  
252 289 F-2  
253 289 F-2  
257 289 F-2  
271 302 F-2  
272 302 F-2  
273 302 F-2  
274 302 F-2  
275 302 F-2  
276 302 F-2  
277 302 F-2  
278 302 F-2  
279 302 F-2  
280 302 F-2  
281 302 F-2  
282 302 F-2  
283 302 F-4  
284 302 F-4  
285 302 F-2  
286 302 F-2  
287 302 H-4 (Other possible applications unavailable)
352 F-4 '64-'66, w/3-spd M/T or overdrive
(Other possible applications unavailable)
288 302 F-2  
289 352 F-4 '65-'66 - w/Cruiseomatic
(Other possible applications unavailable)
290B 352 F-4 F100/F350 (4X2)
warranty plate code Y or SS
Trans type C/M
291 352 F-2 F100/350(4x2),Warranty plate Y, 3 or 4 speed M/T, Replacement engine part assembly part # C6TZ.6007.AB
293 302 F-2  
296 302 F-2  
299 302 H-4 Boss 302
300 302 H-4 Boss 302
310 390 F-2 w/3-spd M/T
311 390 F-2 '66-'67 - w/Cruiseomatic or C-6
(Other possible applications unavailable)
312 390 F-2  
313 390 F-4  
315 390 F-4  
316 390 F-2  
317 390 F-2 Premium fuel
318 390 F-4 GT
319 390 F-4 GT
321 390 F-4 GT
322 390 F-4 GT
324 390 F-4 GT
341 390 F-4 '64-'65 - w/manual or overdrive
'66-'67 - all M/T, Exc. Police
(Other possible applications unavailable)
343 390 F-4 '64-'65 - w/Cruiseomatic transmission
'66-'67 - all A/T, Exc. Police
(Other possible applications unavailable)
348 390 F-4 '64-'67 - w/manual or overdrive, Police
'(Other possible applications unavailable)
349 390 F-4 '64-'67 - w/Cruiseomatic transmission, Police engine
(Other possible applications unavailable)
350 427 H-4  
350A 406 4-bbl '64 - w/o emission control system
(Other possible applications unavailable)
351A 406 4-bbl '64 - w/emission control system
(Other possible applications unavailable)
353 427 H-8  
357 390 F-4 w/Cruiseomatic transmission
359 427 H-4 '64 - Merc Q
'65 - M/T
'66-'67 - 4-spd M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
359A 427 4-bbl '64 - with E.R., except 427 SOHC
(Other possible applications unavailable)
359J 427 H-8 427 SOHC
360 427 H-4  
361 427 H-4  
361B 427 H-8 '64 - w/E.R., dual 4-bbl carbs, M/T
'65-'67 - dual carbs, 4-spd M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
361J 427 H-8 '64 - 3-spd M/T, dual 4-bbl carbs
'65-'67 - M/T, dual 4-bbl carbs
(Other possible applications unavailable)
362 427 H-8 '66-'67 - dual 4-bbl carbs, 4-spd M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
363S 427 H-4 427 SOHC
364 427 H-4 '67 - with 3 or 4-spd M/T
368 390 F-4 Interceptor
368A 390 4-bbl '64 - w/E.R., Police, chrome valve covers
(Other possible applications unavailable)
369 390 F-4 Interceptor
369A 390 4-bbl '64 - A/T, w/E.R., Police,
chrome valve covers
(Other possible applications unavailable)
370 390 F-4  
370B 390 4-bbl '64, A/T, w/E.R.
(Other possible applications unavailable)
371 390 F-4 Police
371A 390 4-bbl M/T, w/E.R., Police
373 390 F-4 Police
373A 390 4-bbl '64 - A/T, w/E.R., Police
(Other possible applications unavailable)
375 390 F-4  
375B 390 4-bbl '64 - M/T, w/E.R.
(Other possible applications unavailable)
376 390 F-2  
376B 390 2-bbl '64 - A/T, w/E.R. regular fuel
(Other possible applications unavailable)
377 390 F-2  
377B 390 2-bbl '64 - M/T, w/E.R., regular fuel
(Other possible applications unavailable)
380 390 F-2 Special
_380B_ 390 2-bbl '64 - A/T, w/E.R., Special fuel
(Other possible applications unavailable)
 
I.D. # CID Carb Notes
382 390 F-4 GT
383 390 F-4 GT
384 390 F-4 GT
385 390 F-4 GT
386 390 F-4 GT
400 428 F-4 '66-'67 - exc. Police, w/4-spd M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
401 428 F-4 '66-'67 - exc. Police, w/C-6
(Other possible applications unavailable)
404 428 F-4 '66-'67 - M/T, Police w/all transmission types
(Other possible applications unavailable)
405 428 F-4 '66-'67 - Police w/C-6
(Other possible applications unavailable)
407 428 H-4 Cobra Jet
408 428 H-4 Cobra Jet
410 428 F-4  
411 428 F-4  
418 428 H-4 Cobra Jet
419 428 H-4 Cobra Jet
420 428 H-4 Cobra Jet
421 428 H-4 Cobra Jet
422 428 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
423 428 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
424 428 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
425 428 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
426 428 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
491 260 F-2  
492 260 F-2  
500 260 F-2  
502 260 F-2  
504 260 F-2  
506 260 F-2  
534 260 F-2  
536 260 F-2  
538 260 F-2  
540 260 F-2  
548 289 F-2  
549 289 F-2  
550B 289 F-4  
550J 289 F-2  
551B 289 F-4  
551J 289 F-2  
552 289 F-4  
553 289 F-4  
554 289 F-4 289 High Performance
557 289 F-2 '64-'66 - w/ 3 or 4-spd M/T
'67 - w/3-spd, 4-spd or overdrive M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
558 289 F-2  
561 289 F-2 '64-'67 - w/Cruiseomatic or C-4
(Other possible applications unavailable)
562 289 F-2  
563 289 F-4 289 High Performance
564 289 F-4 289 High Performance
566 289 F-4  
567 289 F-4  
600 351C F-2  
601 351C F-2  
602 351C F-2  
604 351C F-2  
606 351C F-2  
608 351C F-4  
609 351C F-4  
610 351C F-2  
611 351C F-2  
612 351C F-4  
613 351C F-4  
614 351C F-2  
615 351C F-2  
616 351C F-4  
617 351C F-4  
620 351C F-4 Cobra Jet
621 351C F-4 Cobra Jet
622 351C F-4  
623 351C F-4  
625 351C F-4 Boss 351
630 351C F-4  
632 351C F-2  
800 240 1-bbl '64 - with 9-1/2" clutch
'65 - M/T 3-spd or OD
'66-'67 - exc. PI or Taxi, w/9-1/2" clutch
(Other possible applications unavailable)
801 240 1-bbl '64-'65 - w/C-4
'66-'67 - exc. PI or Taxi, w/C-4
(Other possible applications unavailable)
802 240 1-bbl '64-'65 - Economy 3-spd or OD M/T, Taxi 11" clutch
'66-'67 - M/T, economy carb, New York taxi only
(Other possible applications unavailable)
803 240 1-bbl '64-'65 -  Taxi/Police, M/T, 11" clutch
'66-'67 - M/T, w/Police or San Francisco taxi
(Other possible applications unavailable)
804 240 1-bbl '64 - M/T 3-spd or OD, 11" clutch
'65 - M/T, Economy, w/11" clutch
'66-'67 - exc. PI or Taxi, w/11" clutch
(Other possible applications unavailable)
805 240 1-bbl '64-'67 - w/C-4, economy carb, New York taxi only
(Other possible applications unavailable)
806 240 1-bbl '64-'67 - w/C-4, w/Police or San Francisco taxi
(Other possible applications unavailable)
809 429 F-2  
810 429 F-2  
811 429 F-4  
812 429 F-4  
813 429 F-4  
814 429 F-4  
815 429 F-2  
816 429 F-2  
816 429 F-4  
817 429 F-4  
818 429 F-4  
819 429 F-4  
820 429 H-4 Boss 429
821 429 F-4  
822 429 F-4  
824 429 F-4 Cobra Jet
826 429 F-4 Cobra Jet
828 429 H-4 Boss 429
829 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
830 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
831 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
832 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
832 429 F-4 Police Interceptor
833 429 H-4 Cobra Jet
834 429 H-4 Cobra Jet
835 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
836 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
837 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
838 429 H-4 Super Cobra Jet
877 460 F-4  
E350A 406 4-bbl '64 - w/emission control system
E351A 406 6-bbl '64 - w/emission control system
(Other possible applications unavailable)

N132J

300

1-bbl '68 300
(Other possible applications unavailable)
N359A 427 4-bbl '64 - w/o E.R.,
except 427 SOHC, M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
N361B 427 H-8 w/o E.R., M/T, dual carbs
T359A 427 4-bbl '64 - w/E.R., transistor ignition, M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
TN359A 427 4-bbl '64 - w/E.R., transistor ignition, M/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
T361B 427 H-8 '64 - w/E.R., transistor ignition, A/T
(Other possible applications unavailable)
TN361B 427 H-8 '64 - M/T, w/o E.R., w/transistor ignition
(Other possible applications unavailable)

NOTES: Reproduction engine ID tags are available at Marti Auto Works
 

Also see: (at FORDification.net)

 

 
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