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ENGINE CODES

 
 

FORD * MERCURY

COMPACT & INTERMEDIATE MODELS
 
1962
Code Prefix
1963-64
Code Prefix
6-144 S 6-144 S
6-170 U 6-170 U
V8-221 L 6-200 T
V8-260 F V8-221
3
L
    V8-260 F
  V8-289
1
C
V8-289
2
K
V8-289
4
D
1965
1966
6-170 U 6-170 U
6-200 T 6-200 T
V8-289
5
A V8-289
5
A
V8-289
1
C V8-289
1
C
V8-289
2
K V8-289
6
K
1967
V8-390
1
Y
6-170 U V8-390
2
Z
V8-200 T V8-390
2
S (GT)
V8-289
1
C
1968
V8-289
5
A 6-170 U
V8-289
6
K V8-200 T
V8-390
1
Y V8-289
1
C
V8-390
1
H V8-289
7
K
V8-390
2
Z V8-289
5
A
V8-390
2
S (GT) V8-302
2
J
1969
V8-302
1
F
6-170 U V8-390
1
Y
6-200 T V8-390
1, 5
X
6-250 L V8-390
2
S (GT)
V8-302
1
F V8-427
2
W
V8-351
1
H
1970
V8-351
2
M 6-170 U
V8-390
2
S 6-200 T
V8-427
2
W 6-250 L
V8-428 Q V8-302 F
V8-428
8
R V8-302
(BOSS)
G
1971
V8-351
1
H
6-170 U V8-351
2
M
6-200 T V8-428 CJ Q
6-250 L V8-428 CJ
8
R
V8-302 F V8-429 N
V8-302
(BOSS)
G V8-429 CJ C
V8-351
1
H V8-428
(BOSS)
Z
V8-351
2
M
1972
V8-351
2
Q (GT) 6-170 U
V8-429 CJ C 6-200 T
V8-429 SCJ J 6-250 L
  V8-302 F
1973-74
V8-351
1
H
6-200 T V8-351
2
Q
6-250 L V8-351
6
R
V8-302 F V8-400 S
V8-351
1
H V8-429 N
V8-351
2
Q
1975
V8-351
6
R 6-200 T
V8-400 S 6-250 L
V8-429 N V8-302 F
V8-460 A V8-351 H
V8-460
9
C V8-400 S
    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

Location:

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

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