Help identifying block

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Re: Help identifying block

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Post by Royce » 04 Jul 2019, 16:31

The ribbed passenger side of the block shows up in 1972 and is accompanied by the letter P on the rear face of the block.
akfordman wrote:
04 Jul 2019, 15:57
No. There arent any ribs on either side
But the possibility that those are 2 dots under first number made me think that 1st number could be a 2. Hence at 72 service block.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: Help identifying block

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Post by akfordman » 04 Jul 2019, 17:25

Thank you Royce
Since I trust your expertise and opinions on FEs in general and implicitly as related to GT-Es, does it sound like to you that this is an early 69 service block and assuming no major issues, suitable for a non-concourse GT-E restoration?
The recently rebuilt (less than 1hr total run time on it) solid lifter 65 top oiler currently in my GT-E is not producing adequate oil pressure ( 30psi cold, dropping to 10 or lower at idle at temp).
Assuming the engine will probably need to come out to check for bearing clearances, I thought it prudent to try to source a hydraulic side-oiler for it. This one can probably be had for about $2k.
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Re: Help identifying block

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Post by Al Bundy » 04 Jul 2019, 21:40

I would say it’s perfectly acceptable and at $2k priced very reasonably.
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1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
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Re: Help identifying block

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Post by Royce » 05 Jul 2019, 07:00

Sounds like a deal you better grab before the guy changes his mind. I would find a different machinist, the last guy didn't do you any favors.
akfordman wrote:
04 Jul 2019, 17:25
Thank you Royce
Since I trust your expertise and opinions on FEs in general and implicitly as related to GT-Es, does it sound like to you that this is an early 69 service block and assuming no major issues, suitable for a non-concourse GT-E restoration?
The recently rebuilt (less than 1hr total run time on it) solid lifter 65 top oiler currently in my GT-E is not producing adequate oil pressure ( 30psi cold, dropping to 10 or lower at idle at temp).
Assuming the engine will probably need to come out to check for bearing clearances, I thought it prudent to try to source a hydraulic side-oiler for it. This one can probably be had for about $2k.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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