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ENGINE CODES

 
 
 

FORD * MERCURY

FULL SIZE MODELS
 
1962
Code Prefix
1963-64
Code Prefix
6-223 V 6-223 V
V8-292 W V8-260 C
1963 ONLY
V8-352
1
X V8-289
1
C
V8-390
2
Z V8-289
2
K
V8-390
5
Q V8-352
1
X
1963 ONLY
V8-390
4
M V8-352
2
X
V8-406
2
B V8-390
2
Z
V8-406
4
G V8-406
2
B
1963 ONLY
1965
V8-406
4
G
1963 ONLY
6-240 V V8-427
3
R
V8-289 C V8-427
2
Q
V8-352 X
1966-67
V8-390
6
H 6-240 B
V8-390
4
P 6-240 V
V8-390
1
Y V8-289 C
V8-390
2
Z V8-352 X
V8-427
3
R V8-390
1
H
1968
V8-390
1
Y
6-240 V V8-390
2
Z
V8-302
1
F V8-410 M
V8-390
1
Y V8-427
3
R
V8-390
1
H V8-427
2
W
V8-390
2
Z V8-428 P
V8-428
2
Q V8-428 Q
V8-427
3
R
1969-70
1971
6-240 V
6-240 V V8-302
1
F
V8-302
1
F V8-351
1
H
V8-351
1
H V8-390
1
Y
V8-390
1
Y V8-390
5
X
V8-400
1
S V8-429
1
K
V8-429
1
K V8-428
2
N
V8-429
2
N
1972
1973
6-240 V
V8-351 H V8-302
1
F
V8-400 S V8-351
1
H
V8-429 N V8-351
4
Q
V8-460 A V8-400 S
    V8-429 N
   
1974-75
    V8-351 H
    V8-400 S
    V8-460 A

1- 2 Barrel Carb

2- 4 Barrel Carb

3- Two 4 Barrel Carbs

4- 4 Barrel special

5- Premium fuel

6- 2 Barrel special

   
Serial # located on vehicle warranty plate. Engine code is the last letter in the serial #.
 
 
The engine code decoder reveals the engine displacement, plate location and configuration.