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Awwww, so sad. :( Odd that your nic stopped working, was wondering why it changed. I couldn't remember the spelling but at least i could make a good guess! :) I don't think admin sees much in here these days. They probably run a 1000 other sites. But at least you're here!
 

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i was told c3ab-7604123 (drivers) and c3ab-7604122 - (pass side)

if you have drop me an email to [email protected].... thanks
more questions, fewer answers - need real help.

car is not original as I found out, the code on the head by the spark plug shows as C8AE-H - can someone confirm what this means, and also what type of engine this is, it was supposed to be a 1964 390 but not sure anymore....

also it has a 1990's something carb, what is the correct?

thanks so much.... ford newbie here.....
 

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C8AE-H head is a '68 part. Some body might have just changed the heads, or maybe the whole engine. Is it still a FE engine block?? If you don't know how to tell, just look at the valve covers and see if they also cover part of the intake. The FE engines are the only ones that have intake manifolds partly covered by the valve covers. If it is a FE, then it could be any of the FE sizes as they all look the same on the outside. Only way to tell is to measure the bore and stroke. Could be a 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, or 428. My money is on it still being a 390 as they were the most popular.

The correct carb for your car would be the Autolite 4100 4 barrel. Does your car have a 2 or 4 barrel carb on it now? How do you know that your carb is a '90s something carb? I thought that Ford stop using carbs in the mid '80s when they went to fuel injection, but maybe I am wrong.

If you can post up some pics of the engine and carb, I can tell you just what you have and if it is correct or not for your car.
 

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here are some more pics of the engine.

can you put 1968 427 heads on a 1964 390 block? I cant find the casting numbers on the block... i checked several spots or maybe I am just missing it. like to know what i have before i go with a rebuild... i maybe in the market for a 64 block....

I found a 1962 autolite 4100 for a 390 C2AE-AV but if this is not a 390 block will it work??

(the local mechanic told me the holly that is on it is modern with an electric choke - which is causing my idling problemes.. i need a vacuum

p.s. to all i got the correct sunvisors from a guy in Michigan (i am close to Seattle) this is becoming a national restoration - what would we do without the internet.... swap meet here next week - here I come.

gave it to my dad yesterday <see the smile on his face>- happy fathers day... no doubt it will take longer then that to get it complete.... .
 

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By looking at the engine pic, it is still an FE engine. I am thinking that somebody just changed the whole engine. The '64 engine had the oil fill in the intake manifold and also didn't have any breathers on the valve covers. Yours has the '65 or newer style intake along with the breather valve covers. I know that there is some numbers on the block around where the oil filter adapter bolts to the block. Just can't remember if you can use these numbers to determine the engine size.

Pretty much all FE engine parts will fit on any FE engine so running your '68 heads on a '64 block would not be a problem if your block is still the '64 block.

That 4100 carb that you have will work just fine. Make sure that it has the 1.12 venturi size though. You should be able to see the stamp on the side that says 1.12. If it says 1.08 than it is a small block carb.

You mentioned that you are close to Seattle. What city do you live in?? I am not too far and live in Bonney Lake, but store my car in Burien. We will have to get together some time and go for a cruise. Shotrod (Deb) also has a '64 vert and is not very far away also. If you haven't seen the post yet, the Ford Muscle bbq is coming up July 14th. A lot of us from the area get together and have a good time. Hope to see you there.

P.S. There is a fellow in Lake Stevens I think it is, that sells 63/64 Galaxie parts. He lists stuff all the time on craigslist. May want to check him out if you need any parts.
 

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I was thinking the same as RNR, the get together is coming up you should join us! Last year we met at the emerald queen casino but gonna see if there's another parking lot maybe so we don't bother the security guys or rather their bosses thinking we are having a show and you know old car people can be as bad as a bunch of bikers if they start gathering together somewhere! LOL

I don't believe the numbers on the block will tell you much on engine size, only what ford it might of come out of and part number basically. The date of the block is by the oil filter and the other number should be by the generator right near the freeze plug kinda. It will look something like this: C7ME-A Here's a little info on engine sizes. I saved a bunch of odd stuff over the years, forgot i had this one.


If the rocker cover has:
5 bolts the engine is a: 332/352/360/361/390/391/406/410/427/428/ (FE engine)
6 bolts the engine is a: 221/260/289/302/351W

The carb venturi size ron mentioned 1:12 here is a pic.
autolitecarb.jpg
 

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Thanks

Not sure if she will be done by summer, going to dump the engine and look for numbers matching

Becoming more work -lol
 
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