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    Default Engine type confusion

    Okay, so I bought a '73 F250. The previous owner told me it was a 351 Cleveland engine. I have, however, noticed that the engine number is FE1049X. Apparently an FE engine is not a Cleveland? Does the engine number indicate the engine type?
    Is this a Cleveland or an FE engine? What are the differences between the two? Anything I should know about?

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    FE is a Ford medium block used in Ford trucks and the Cleveland replaced it in 1976.

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    Introduced in 1958 as part of the Interceptor line of Ford V8 engines, the Ford 352 of 351.86 cu in (5.77 L) actual displacement was the replacement for the Lincoln Y-block. It is a stroked 332 with 3.5 inches (88.90 mm) stroke and a 4 inches (101.60 mm) bore, and was rated from 208 bhp (155.1 kW) with a 2-barrel carburetor to over 300 bhp (223.7 kW) on the 4-barrel models. When these engines were introduced, they were called Interceptor V-8 on the base models and Interceptor Special V-8 on the 4-barrel models.[20] The 1958 H vin coded 352 was designated as Interceptor V-8 Thunderbird Special according to the 1958 Ford V8 Cars & Thunderbird Service Manual pg 483. The Interceptor was the base-performance engine in 1958. For the 1959 model year, the FE engine series was renamed the Thunderbird V-8 and the Thunderbird Special V-8.[21] When installed in Mercury vehicles, these engines were named "Marauder". This series of engines usually weighed over 650 lb (295 kg).[23] In 1960 Ford created a high-performance version of the 352 rated at 360 horsepower (270 kW) it featured an aluminum intake manifold, Holley 4160 4-barrel (4-choke) carburetor, cast iron header-style exhaust manifolds, 10.5:1 compression ratio, and solid lifters.




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    Nice buy. Post some pics.
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    Dunno how. I click on "Manage attachments" but nothing happens.

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    Engine number does not tell much. You need the casting number on the block. You can find above the starter.

    Easiest would be to post a picture of the engine. I might be able to identify it.
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    Default Re: Engine type confusion

    Yup, get the block casting numbers...

    http://www.mre-books.com/interchange/interchange11.html
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    I'll try and get it, then. Thanks.

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