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Old 08-04-2003, 02:24 PM
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Hi,
Where is the (unique) engine serial number located on the 352 cid block for a 1960 engine? Was it located in the same place 1958? Thanks!

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Old 08-04-2003, 11:40 PM
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The production number is stamped into one of the four machined bosses just below the cylinder head. It tells you the production date of the engine.

The casting number is a raised number that is on front of the block, often on the passenger side. For 1958 it should read "5751091" For 1959 and 1960 it should read B9AE-B for a 352 engine with hydraulic lifters. These number can be very hard to get to as mine were hidden by the A/C compressor bracketry.

This is from Steve Christ's book "How to Rebuild Your Big-Block Ford."

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Old 08-05-2003, 05:56 PM
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Thanks, I find the production number on the front boss, driver side. It was hidden by paint:)
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Post the number. I might be able to decode it.

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Old 08-20-2003, 06:12 PM
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The number on the left front boss is: 3-OE18B. There is also a digit 3 after the letter B that looks different, thicker and very ground. I donít think the digit belongs there. The E could possibly being a F.

The other number I found on the block, just above the rear end of the generator on the passenger side, is B 9 A E 8 0 1 5 B. The Bís could possibly being 8ís. On this side of the block there were also this raised ďnumberĒ: O E 12:4.

When I search for numbers I noticed this numbers on the converter housing: .OA 27: and
P B M 7 9 7 6 A.

I would be thankful to have the numbers decoded.
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The 352 cid engine is supposed to come with the medium case Cruise-O-Matic. The guide here http://www.autotran.us/fmkits1.html#...1%20Fordomatic states that PBM is a small case transmission. You can check for the tag on the side as shown at http://www.autotran.us/fmABpg21.htm .

http://www.autotran.us/fmMCsec10pg2.gif

As for the block number B9AE 8015 B, the B9AE-B checks out in Steve Christ's book as 352 cid for 1959-60. Are you sure that the 8015 is not a 6010? 6010 is the group number for an engine block assembly.

I can't decode the date code on the block that you gave: 3-OE18B .

Perhaps someone else has better information.



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Thanks the information.
The 8015 could be 6015. Itís hard to see that the 5 is a 0. Does 6015 exist as a group number?

The other number on the machined left front boss could be 3-0F18B, 39F18B or 3-9E18B. There is only the upper half of what I think is a zero or eventually a 9.

Do the small case transmissions have the same shaped oil pan gasket as the medium case? I bought a gasket kit, including filter for the medium case transmission, and the gasket fitted the pan exactly.

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I could not find a group number 6015 listed in the 1949-59 Ford "Blue Books."

Motors repair guide lists different oil pan gaskets for two and four barrel Fords and another one for Lincolns with Cruise-O-Matics, so I assume that the small, medium and large case transmissions used different oil pan gaskets. Can anyone else confirm this?

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Thanks again Alexander. I think the most important for me is that the engine seems to be a B9AE-B. Do you have any example how the date code on the block is constructed?

Transmission case. Is it possible that someone have mounted a medium case on a converter house that belongs to a small case transmission?

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