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zaac
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From: Alberta
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 02-15-2002 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zaac   Click Here to Email zaac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the VIN # stamped on the Mustang frame, body, or engine? If so, do you know where?

Is there any way to identify if an engine is the original one installed at the factory?

Thanks in advance for answering my questions.

I couldn't find the answers in any of my books.

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70SportsRoof
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Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-16-2002 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On all the years the VIN was on a door tag on the driver's door. 65-68 there should be a stamping on the top edge driver's side of the inner fender when you open the hood and look down at the notch cut into the flange. Hopefully you'll have numbers stamped there. Also, in '68 the VIN should be on a small plate visible from the outside of the right hand side of the windshield. '69-'73 had the VIN stamped on a metal plate on the lower left hand side of the windshield, visible from the outside of the car. Also try check your registration if you have it, it'll be on there.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-16-2002 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M zaac ! What year is your Mustang?

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mustangs68
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posted 02-16-2002 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome zaac to M&M,
Like alex said what year and we can narrow it down for you.

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zaac
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posted 02-16-2002 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zaac   Click Here to Email zaac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! I'm going to learn lots at this site. Already have!

Had a 71 SportsRoof 10 years ago. I'd like to get a 71 Mach some day soon though.

I ask these questions cause I know of a 429 Mach with no engine. I have a Torino Cobra 429SCJ. Wondering if I can match the two and have a #'s matching car. The cast date for the engine is 9F27 & the build date is 9K7X.
A little early for a 71 I think. The block casting # is DOVE-A.

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Bob429
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From: Watervliet,MI,USA
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posted 02-16-2002 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429   Click Here to Email Bob429     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Question I Can answer!!!!
The Numbers are stamped on a 71 in these places:
Shock tower each side under the fender. Vin on drivers side of the dash, On block drivers side just below the head, on the transmission tag and (Im not sure about 4 speeds)on a c-6 on the flat part top of tranny where the bell housing starts to curve. Original numbers on a 71 SCJ/CJ mustang are best but replacement (Just as it would be if original) would not really depreciate it. The cars are quite rare. You can E mail me if you like. My car was built nov 1970.

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Bob
Member#39
71 J code
429 SCJ-R Sportsroof
C6 4:11

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zaac
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posted 02-17-2002 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zaac   Click Here to Email zaac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the response Bob. That is a very nice car you have. I can't believe they're not worth more money. Also, I read that 1/4 mile performance not that great. How can a '71 Boss keep up? Seems strange.

Anyway, I ran out to the garage and looked all over the driver's side of the block for numbers. Couldn't see anything. Might have to scratch some paint off I guess. Could paint hide stamped numbers?

Once again, thanks for the help.

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Bob429
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posted 02-17-2002 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429   Click Here to Email Bob429     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad you like the car!! The Boss 351 was a bit quicker than the 429 SCJ.
More people are becoming aware of the 429 mustang. In the past 10 years the value of these cars have nearly tripled. A SCJ Mustang will bring anywhere from 18,000 to 35,000 dependant on cond and body style.
More Mach I's were build than any of the other models. There were also coupes, Grandes,Converts and Sportsroofs(Like Mine) with 429 CJ and SCJ Engines. (OFF MY SOAPBOX NOW)
The numbers could be hidden by the paint they are about 1/4" in size It should be a partial vin . Also Verify if the Mustang is a CJ or SCJ . Quickest way to tell is to decode the axle ratio on the door tag. Has to be a V or Y for a SCJ.

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71 J code
429 SCJ-R Sportsroof
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zaac
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posted 02-18-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zaac   Click Here to Email zaac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I drove out and looked at the car. There's nothing left to it. The vin and label are gone too. So much for that idea.

I think I'll stick to the clevland cars. There a little more affordable.

I had no idea the 429's were worth that much. My '93 price guide says 35,000 but my '97 guide says 19,000 so I thought prices were going down. I think I'll get a new guide.

I don't know how Motor Trend managed 13.80/104 from the Boss. Mustang Action's best test was 14.51/97. Seems a little more real. Not that I would't love to own one!

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