Ford Block Casting Numbers

 

Ford Casting Numbers Explained

Casting numbers tell when a part was ORIGINALLY designed..

Example:

The breakdown of casting number C8OE-9430-D is easy using the charts below:

C = Decade of 1960
8 = Year of the decade (8th year of 1960), 1968
O = line / Manufacture code

E = Engine engineering department
9430 = Basic number for an exhaust manifold
N = Design change

Casting Number Breakdown Chart

Decade of Manufacture:
A = 1940
B = 1950
C = 1960
D = 1970
E = 1980

Year of Decade
The year of the decade is determined by adding a number (0-9) to the letter of the decade.

 Example: C6 would be 1966, D0 would be 1970, D1  1971

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