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Where are the casting #s on 351w

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Forum Name: Small Block Forum
Forum Description: 221, 255, 260, 302 and 351W engines
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Topic: Where are the casting #s on 351w
Posted By: Md1976
Subject: Where are the casting #s on 351w
Date Posted: 18-August-2018 at 5:50PM
1976 gran torino, trying to see if engine is original to the car. Also having trouble getting temp gauge to work



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Posted By: 7T9_Tbird
Date Posted: 19-August-2018 at 7:37AM
If memory serves, they're on the driver's side of the block, back by the rear of it.  As for the temp gauge, try grounding the sender wire to the block.  If it jumps up, it's a bad sender.  Otherwise, it's probably in the gauge, the printed circuit on the back of the gauge, or somewhere in the wiring.  I'd check the gauges after the ground test, then the wiring.  Hope this helps! Thumbs Up

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John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau
02 Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 19-August-2018 at 10:12AM
block cast codes can be deceptive as some codes run for multiple production years, the casting date will be more helpful. it's usually right below the block cast code near the starter. you'll see something like D4AE-BA that's the block code then below it the casting date code will look something like 6G26, then we can decode it


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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: Md1976
Date Posted: 19-August-2018 at 11:21AM
Would it be a matter of comparing the casting date to mfg date of the car? Thanks for info will hunt around for #'s


Posted By: Md1976
Date Posted: 19-August-2018 at 11:23AM
Yes defiantly helps knowing how to test the sensor, don't like buying un necessary parts. Thank you


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 19-August-2018 at 12:58PM
what they said ^^^ olympia??? only olympia i know is in washington state!? if so i'm only about an hour south of you


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 19-August-2018 at 8:20PM
numbers matching guys usually consider cast dates within 1 - 1 1/2 months before the vehicle assy date to be correct


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72 GT Ute
   



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