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I have a 65 ranchero it has a factory 289 4 barrel automatic the VIN plate reads 5H2 7C 244801 body 66b color m trim 65 date e11 DSO 72 axle number 6 transmission number 6 I believe this car to be a hypo 289 with a 9in but I'm trying to identify can you help me
 

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Your VIN decodes as follows...

5 = year 1965
H = Assembly plant H = Lorain, OH
27 = Body Series code 27 = Ranchero
C = Engine code C = original engine for this vehicle is a 289 2 barrel 200 horsepower.

Someone may have installed the 4bbl or did an engine swap.
This vehicle did NOT come from the factory with a HIPO 289.
HIPO engine code would be "K".

Factory 4bbl 289 225 horsepower NON HIPO engine code would be "A"

244801 is the consecutive unit number. Consecutive unit numbers begin with 100001.

Trans code 6 = C4 automatic
Axle code 6 = 2.80 ratio non locking probably an 8 inch

Data plate decoder...

1965 Ford Body Plate Data

VIN decoder...

1965 Ford Vehicle Identification Numbers (vin)

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