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cbII
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posted 09-30-2000 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay guys, I have some questions for you. My dad just got a sweet deal on a 429. He got the short block for $50 and it has all the machine work done with a 20/20 crank and .060 over dished pistons (the guy doesn't have the time or money to finish it). My questions are what vehicle do you think it came out of? The code on the block is C8VE-F (68 What?). The finished heads are still in the machine shop, they just need $290 to be paid on them. They say they are the big port heads (we haven't seen them). What part number should the heads have to be big port? Would big port heads come factory with a C8VE block? Thank you for any replies. Is there a Ford part decoder online? That would really help me .

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-30-2000 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that it is a Linclon block. It would not have come with the big port heads. The most common big port heads are the 74 PI castings. Much more common than the 429CJ's. There is a casting decoder on line and I have tried to post a link several times. I'll try it again. http://www.angelfire.com/sys/popup_source.shtml?Category= I hope it loads this time. Alex

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Bob429
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posted 09-30-2000 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429   Click Here to Email Bob429     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original application for the block is a 68 Lincoln. C= decade 1960 8= year V= lincoln division E= engine part. I have seen this casting on T bird's blocks too. Just as a CJ/SCJ block has a lincoln application (DOVE). I would guess Lincoln or T bird.

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lyle29464
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posted 09-30-2000 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i show c8ve-a c9ve-a dove-c d3ae-a2a as small ports "if you call 2.18 x1.87 small the cobra jet and police interceptor had dooe-r d20e-aa d20e-ab d3ae-fa.
good luck with it. Its my favorite engine for the money.

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cbII
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posted 10-01-2000 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the help. Odds are heads are not big port, but for $290 we probably won't pass them up.

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jkilroy
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posted 10-01-2000 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All pre-79 429/460 blocks are identified as Lincolns and they all have 460 stamped on them. That's no matter what they came in or what they were built as.

I am going to quess that in 68 it would have to be a T-bird cause Lincoln didn't start with the 460 till 69 cause they were still pressing out the 462 in 68, which should have been the last year for that motor.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-02-2000 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last year of the Linclon 462 was 1967. Very very few early 68's (built in 67) were produced with 462's. 429 and 460's were put into T-birds and All Lincolns by January of 1968. BTW, 429 460 blocks shared the same casting numbers in 1968. Alex

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