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ENGINE CODES

 

FORD * MERCURY COMPACT & INTERMEDIATE MODELS

1962                        Code Prefix
6-144 S
6-170 U
V8-221 L
V8-260 F
   
   
 
 
1965  
6-170 U
6-200 T
V8-289 5 A
V8-289 1 C
V8-289 2 K
   
1963-64                    Code Prefix
6-144 S
6-170 U
6-200 T
V8-221 3 L
V8-260 F
V8-289 1 C
V8-289 2 K
V8-289 4 D
 
1966 
6-170 U
6-200 T
V8-289 5 A
V8-289 1 C
V8-289 6 K
V8-390 1 Y
V8-390 2 Z
V8-390 2 S (GT)
 
1967
6-170 U
V8-200 T
V8-289 1 C
V8-289 5 A
V8-289 6 K
V8-390 1 Y
V8-390 1 H
V8-390 2 Z
V8-390 2 S (GT)
1968
6-170 U
V8-200 T
V8-289 1 C
V8-289 7 K
V8-289 5 A
V8-302 2 J
V8-302 1 F
V8-390 1 Y
V8-390 1, 5 X
V8-390 2 S (GT)
V8-427 2 W
   
1969
6-170 U
6-200 T
6-250 L
V8-302 1 F
V8-351 1 H
V8-351 2 M
V8-390 2 S
V8-427 2 W
V8-428 Q
V8-428 8 R
 
1971
6-170 U
6-200 T
6-250 L
V8-302 F
V8-302 (BOSS) G
V8-351 1 H
V8-351 2 M
V8-351 2 Q (GT)
V8-429 CJ C
V8-429 SCJ J
 
 
1973-74
6-200 T
6-250 L
V8-302 F
V8-351 1 H
V8-351 2 Q
V8-351 6 R
V8-400 S
V8-429 N
V8-460 A
V8-460 9 C
Configuration:

1- 2 Barrel Carb               2- 4 Barrel Carb

3 - 1963 ONLY                  4- With transistorized ignition

5- Premium fuel               6- High performance

7-Special          8-Ram Air

9- Police intercept
1970
6-170 U
6-200 T
6-250 L
V8-302 F
V8-302 (BOSS) G
V8-351 1 H
V8-351 2 M
V8-428 CJ Q
V8-428 CJ 8 R
V8-429 N
V8-429 CJ C
V8-428 (BOSS) Z
 
1972
6-170 U
6-200 T
6-250 L
V8-302 F
V8-351 1 H
V8-351 2 Q
V8-351 6 R
V8-400 S
V8-429 N
 
1975
6-200 T
6-250 L
V8-302 F
V8-351 H
V8-400 S
V8-460 A
V8-460 9 C
   


Location:

Serial # located on vehicle warranty plate.
Rear face of left front door.
Engine code is the last letter in the serial #.

The engine codes decoder reveals the engine displacement, plate location and configuration.