Purchased Ford 428 Parts, need help!!!
I ended purchasing some Ford 428 Parts from a friend of mine for a really good price, I have been having some trouble in trying to get some identification on these items. More specifically wether there CJ or not. I purchased a block and crankshaft. I've always liked the 428's and always wanted one. The parts came out of a 1968 Ford Galaxie Police car. It was his fathers, and these parts have been in his family for over 20 years. I jumped at the chance to get them. Anyway block has the numbers C8ME-A, and on the back of the block there is an A welded on it, near where the flywheel goes. I've been told by friends to look for a third rib or something to that extent and that it means it's a 428CJ block. This it does not have, but I would like to know if it is at least a 428, and if so what it's potential value is. I know these parts are getting harder to come by. The crank has 1U stamped it, and off to the side there is a J stamped in it too, not in the same area as the 1U, been told it's a CJ crankshaft, just want to be sure, and if so the value of it also. I don't wish to sell these items, just am curious on the history, and rarity of them. I'd appreciate any input or information anyone has to say about it. Thanks.