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Old 07-17-2019, 01:04 PM   #1
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I have a 292 312 engine. It has a serial number on an original manifold as follows " ECE-9431-8 8 An odd looking "C" symbol with another symbol inside the C and a 4E 26. Anyone have any idea what year Ford the engine came out of? Also where would an engine number be located. Thanks Nick
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:19 PM   #2
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The chart in this link shows the manifold to be from a '55 or '56 272" engine.
http://www.y-block.info/casting/exhaust.html
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Hi
I have a 292 312 engine. It has a serial number on an original manifold as follows " ECE-9431-8 8 An odd looking "C" symbol with another symbol inside the C and a 4E 26. Anyone have any idea what year Ford the engine came out of? Also where would an engine number be located. Thanks Nick
The various parts of an engine (like that exhaust manifold) have their own casting numbers.
Some parts were used on different year & displacement engines and the casting numbers could carry on for a couple years until Ford saw the need to change them.
Not to mention parts from 'wherever' being swapped around in the 60+ years since then.
A misc info and casting number link...
http://www.y-block.info/main.html

The casting number on the engine block itself is the one to look for.
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... where would an engine number be located. ...
There may be three different locations depending on the year and foundry.
Go to the "Block Identification" tab (with a few photos) at this link...
http://ford-y-block.com/technical.htm

The "CF" symbol is for the Cleveland Foundry, as opposed to the Dearborn Industrial Foundry "DIF".

The "4E 26" is the date code of when the part was made, 4 = '54, E = May, and 26 would be the 26th day of the month. IIRC
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I have a 292 312 engine.

It has a serial number on an original manifold as follows ECE-9431-8 8
That will be found in the offered EXH MAN Casting I.D. CHART - ECE-9431-B

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An odd looking "C" symbol with another symbol inside the C and a 4E26
The first identifies it as being cast at the CLEVELAND FOUNDRY and the second the DATE of CASTING.

The CASTING ID NO. identifies the EXH MAN as being a 272CI.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:35 PM   #5
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Wow. A great brain bank of knowledge. Thanks for all the info. So it's not a 292 312-- it's a 272. Cool. Big thanks.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:38 PM   #6
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thanks so much for the info. Cheers Nick
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... So it's not a 292 312-- it's a 272. Cool. Big thanks.
Did you find the actual engine block number? It will be 3 letters usually followed by '6015'.
Those ECE exhaust manifolds will bolt on to almost any other Y-block engine thru '64.

A 272 will have the letters "ECG" on the block, usually at the base of the distributor. Also the 'DIF' symbol.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:54 PM   #8
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Can't find any symbols on the block??
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:08 PM   #9
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look above the oil filter.
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Can't find any symbols on the block??
Upside down on the outside of cyl #1 just above the block drain petcock?
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:16 AM   #11
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It can be bored out .060" to make it a 292.


Those are heavy engines.


What tranny do you have with it?


If it is a manual that is a good thing.


The automatics were god awful heavy because it was cast iron case with cast



iron bellhousing.


Good thing if it has a 4 barrel carb and intake manifold already on it.


Hang on to that engine even if you just store it under tarp.


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:04 AM   #12
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What is a ECZ 9425B intake manifold?
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:14 AM   #13
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57 4 bbl.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:58 AM   #14
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What is a ECZ 9425B intake manifold?


It's also the best one for performance that came from the factory. There are better aluminum ones available too.


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What is a ECZ 9425B intake manifold?
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57 4 bbl.
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It's also the best one for performance that came from the factory. ...
It accepts the larger bolt pattern '57+ 4bbl carburetors and has slightly larger / better flowing passages than the earlier 4bbl versions. (ECZ-A, ECB-B & EBY-D)
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Wow. A great brain bank of knowledge. Thanks for all the info. So it's not a 292 312-- it's a 272. Cool. Big thanks.

Like every Chevy engine for sale is out of a Corvette... any Y-block for sale is a 312.
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That will be found in the offered EXH MAN Casting I.D. CHART - ECE-9431-B

The first identifies it as being cast at the CLEVELAND FOUNDRY and the second the DATE of CASTING.

The CASTING ID NO. identifies the EXH MAN as being a 272CI.
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Wow. A great brain bank of knowledge. Thanks for all the info. So it's not a 292 312-- it's a 272. Cool. Big thanks.
It (ECE-9431-B ) identifies that particular EXH MAN only. You need to ID the rest of the components to actually know what you have. It just might be a 312 under there.

Too much guessing and too little fact.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:16 PM   #18
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I took a photo of the number on the block below the distributor. Had the Cleveland symbol and a 35 number. I tried to post the engine photos here but it won't let me????
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Found it below the distributor-- a Cleveland symbol and a 35 number? Tried to post a photo but site wouldn't let me?
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What was the letter code? 35 is the CASTING MOLD NO used.
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