Originally Posted by BigBlockNotch
A deal came up...a 460 and I just couldn't pass it up. I paid $750 for the 460, C6 tranny, Hooker competition longtubes to fit a Fox, a drive shift to fit a 460 into a notch, and the motorplate for the 460 to fit into a Fox. Anyways, where is the engine code stamped in the block? I can see the heads are D3VE A2A heads but can't find the block code. The engine is pretty dirty and supposedly came out of a 76-77 F150. Any ideas?
The block casting number is located on the outside of the engine, behind the starter motor and reads vertically. If it is a 76-77 year model engine, then it is most likely a D1VE block.
For a brief description of cylinder block differences, click HERE