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BOSS 429 Forums => BOSS 429 General Discussion => Topic started by: Jeffrey on August 28, 2019, 02:02:51 pm

Title: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: Jeffrey on August 28, 2019, 02:02:51 pm
Where is the engine block date code location for a 69 B9?
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: AlexM on August 28, 2019, 02:28:30 pm
I'm not 100% sure but I think it's in the lifter valley...
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: BOSSHEMI on August 28, 2019, 04:01:52 pm
Casting date is in lifter valley. Assembly date is to the left of water pump below cylinder head on block face.
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: Jeffrey on August 28, 2019, 04:10:22 pm
Is the assembly date cast or punched?
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: AlexM on August 28, 2019, 05:31:06 pm
That one is punched by hand.
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: Jeffrey on August 28, 2019, 07:44:52 pm
Thank you for the information.
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: ed meyer on August 28, 2019, 10:02:39 pm
Lima ohio engine plant assembly date hand stamped on RH  (passenger side) front of block between timing chain cover and head.
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: KKKen on August 29, 2019, 07:03:33 pm
I can barley make out the assembly date on my engine, it looks like 4 numbers, it would help if I knew the sequence of numbers. Is the first number the year? Thanks KC
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: AlexM on August 29, 2019, 07:29:31 pm
Typical Ford date code stuff; Year, Month, Day

Here's mine 9F18,  Year=1969, month F=June, Day=18th    18-Jun-1969
Looks like the 1 and 8 are upside down and I image the Z is obvious :)

Just a few days ahead of the cars actual build date, 24-Jun-1969

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjx85qnk315srvr/IMG_0934.jpeg?raw=1)
Title: Re: Engine Date Code Location
Post by: KKKen on August 30, 2019, 07:04:36 am
Typical Ford date code stuff; Year, Month, Day

Here's mine 9F18,  Year=1969, month F=June, Day=18th    18-Jun-1969
Looks like the 1 and 8 are upside down and I image the Z is obvious :)

Just a few days ahead of the cars actual build date, 24-Jun-1969

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjx85qnk315srvr/IMG_0934.jpeg?raw=1)

OK Thanks, My numbers are barley visible with all the paint and I do not want to scrape it off. My car was built 2/24/69 and it looks like the stamping is 9B 20.
For some unknown reason I can`t upload pics to this site any longer. KC.