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    Posted: 26-February-2016 at 5:00AM
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I found my VIN number on my C6 but can someone advise where the VIN would be stamped on the 460??
 
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The early model 429-460's had a ID tag very similar to a Ford 9" ID tag, here:
located under the front DS intake bolt, next to the ignition coil mounting location.
 
I found a couple of these engines when pulling a set of DOVE-C and C8SE 429-460 heads.
This shows where it would be located on an early model Ford truck with FE engine:
 
The newer models('72 or '73 and up) used the valve cover sticker as the engines ID/VIN for the vehicle that it is installed into. Hope this helps.
The block, head, intake/exhaust manifold numbers aren't VIN numbers per se, only date code and casting/production numbers. There are many, many big block parts with D_VE casting numbers used for Ford/Mercury intermediate engine parts, even though the "V" designates the parts where produced for a Lincoln.


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Thanks Todd, I know it's a 460 but was trying to determine if it's my Torino's original engine.
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The partial VIN's are located on the drivers side, rear of the block, just underneath the cylinder head.

There is a small flat pad there where they stamp the partial VIN on.

It will have the year, the plant, and the consecutive vehicle number only.

The attached example is a 70 429 block from Lorian, and because the first digit starts with a "5", it was used in a Mercury, Lorian was an "Intermediate" facility so it most likely was in a Montego or Cyclone I believe.

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Thanks Mike, I'll have a look at mine.....
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WOO HOO.... found it. Mine's a number matching car!!!
 


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