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Old 10-06-2010, 11:00   #1 (permalink)
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How to Identify a 429/460

I actually asked this question in the Galaxie section of the forum but wish I would have seen this section first.
Could someone tell me how to identify the engine I have? I have a 62 Galaxie which the owner stated has a 429/460 in it. I need to figure out if this is actually the engine I have. Whatever it is, its huge!
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Old 10-06-2010, 13:07   #2 (permalink)
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I actually asked this question in the Galaxie section of the forum but wish I would have seen this section first.
Could someone tell me how to identify the engine I have? I have a 62 Galaxie which the owner stated has a 429/460 in it. I need to figure out if this is actually the engine I have. Whatever it is, its huge!
429's and 460's are both part of the Ford 385 Series engine family. You can post a pic and we'll be able to tell you ir it's a 385 or not. We won't necessarily be able to tell you whether it is a 429 or a 460 becauwse on any given year of production they use the same block, heads, etc.

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The cylinder head casting numbers are located on the outside of the head, along the valve cover mounting rail and between the 3rd and 4th exhaust ports. The are visible simply by looking at the engine. You should be able to find a cast-in alphanumeric number, possibly one of the following:
  • C8VE-E
  • C9VE-A
  • D0VE-C
  • D2VE-AA
  • D3VE-A2A
Or, it may appear similar to one of the above numbers but a little different.

The block casting number is located on the ouside of the engine, at the rear of the cylinder bank, behind the starter motor and reads vertically. There, you should be able to find a cast-in alphanumeric number, possibly one of the following:
  • C8VE-B
  • C9VE-B
  • D0VE-A
  • D1VE-A2B
  • D9TE-AB
Or, it may appear similar to one of the above numbers but a little different.

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Perfect! Thanks Paul. I'm going to try and check those areas of the engine out tonight. I'll try and upload the pic I already have of the engine tonight as well.
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So far I have been able to find the cylinder head casting number. It reads as C9VE-A. Does having this code for the head mean that it is for sure either a 429 or 460?

I still need to get up under the car to check the block casting number.

Also, you'll find a pic of the engine at the following URL:
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC04856.jpg
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Hi, I think the Yellow blocks were the 460's. [just kidding]
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So far...the cylinder head casting number...reads as C9VE-A. Does having this code for the head mean that it is for sure either a 429 or 460?

I still need to get up under the car to check the block casting number.
The engine looks to have been rebuilt, so no telling what its makeup might be.

C9VE heads are from 1969 year model 429s and 460s. They are the high compression 429/460 cylinder heads and can offer up big power when ported. Nice heads...and definitely a 385 Series Ford.

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Great news on the Heads! Thanks Paul!
I was able to get up under the car last night while taking apart the drum brakes (what a mess!) and was able to find the block casting number: C9VE-B.
Since this number is the same as the heads, except for the letter after the dash, is it a 1969 and a 385 Series Ford as well??
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Great news on the Heads! Thanks Paul!
I was able to get up under the car last night while taking apart the drum brakes (what a mess!) and was able to find the block casting number: C9VE-B.
Since this number is the same as the heads, except for the letter after the dash, is it a 1969 and a 385 Series Ford as well??
For the most part, C9VE-B is a 1969 engine block and C9VE-A is a 1969 cylinder head. Starting to look like you have a 1969 429 or 460 based engine. Nice engine. They are 10.5-10.6:1 compression ratio, so premium fuel is a must....however if it has been rebuilt it is also possible that someone might have replaced the flat top pistons with dish top pistons and lowered the compression.

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Awesome!
So I take it there isn't a way of finding out if the engine is specifically a 429 or 460 unless the engine is taken apart???
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