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i just bought this 1965 mustang conv. 5f08c673091 it has a date code of 22q why is the engine a 1966 tag# 289 E 66 C 236-T-12 color blue? i thought the engine should be a 1965 black in color i am the second owner and the first owner says it is the org. engine can any one give me some info?
 
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the casting# is c6ae-6015-c-4-6g13 this tells me again that this engine is a 1966 but no one has answered my question? why is this 1966 engine in this 1965 car?
 
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1965 mustang eng.

I believe it is the orginal engine even the transmission is dated 1966 . I'll ask you this question on the date code 22Q does the letter Q desinate that the model exceeds 12 months. So couldn't this car been started in late 1965 and fisined in March 22 of 1966?
 

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Check on www.fomoco.com under the info resources section. They have a date decoder for your car. Maybe that will tell you when it was built. Also that guy is the master about stuff like this.:)
 

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i do believe that this powertrain is the original.

it IS possible though, that the car was built near to the end of the 1965 model year and they equipped it with a 1966 powertrain. i had a very early 1966 coupe that was equipped with a 1965 engine and transmission and they were the original powertrain. plus, my brother has a 1966 that is listed on all of his DMV paperwork as a '65.

somehow this doesn't surprise me.
 
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