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C9VE-B what's it mean?

I've happened across 2 running engines in my friends junk yard. one has C9VE-B on the block with d3 heads and the other is still in the car so all I have is the head # C9VE-A. What's it all mean? i'm guessing 1969 but is there anything else these # mean. They are mine for the taking.
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It would be hard for me to pass up 2 blown up 385 engines for FREE.

It seems odd that you have D3 heads on a C8 block but anything is possible. They could have been rebuild heads put on it somewhere later in it's life or the block could have been a remanent that wasn't consumed until 73 or later (doesn't seem very likely).

With D3 and C8 heads - it wouldn't seem likely that they were anything special but the blocks certainly would be a good foundation to start a build with.

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8) They are essentially identical engine blocks. The B and the A are for the factory engineers or casters at the Plants on the different veriations I think I'm qouting Paul Kane on this a bit. Second if the are C9VE-B or A they are 10.300 blocks with thinner oil pan rails I believe. Also they should have the DIF (Dearborn Iron Foundry) cast on them. C8VE,C9VE and DOVE blocks all have a narrow pan rail. D1VE blocks can have a narrow pan rail but only in the AA version. AB or A2B blocks have a wider or unreleaved pan rail as do all D9TE blocks. Some DOVE-A blocks are cast with a large "A" on a square boss at the front of the block. Many of those particular blocks are also cast using Boss 429 bulkheads front and rear. This bulkhead has slightly more material under the front main cap than the regular bulkhead. Not all "Boss 9 bulkhead" DOVE-A's have the large "A". The rear bulkhead appears to be identical to other blocks with the exception of additional bosses near the rear cam bearing bore. In the actual Boss 429 block this additional material was used to accomidate the Boss 429's unique oiling system and also a bolt on cover instead of a drive in plug for the rear of the camshaft. None of the DOVE-A blocks are tapped or machined any different than regular production blocks in this area.http://misn.com/~frd460/blocksummit.html
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Re: C9VE-B what's it mean?

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I've happened across 2 running engines in my friends junk yard. one has C9VE-B on the block with d3 heads and the other is still in the car so all I have is the head # C9VE-A. What's it all mean? i'm guessing 1969 but is there anything else these # mean. They are mine for the taking.
C9VE - 1969 Lincoln Engine
D3 Heads are 1973 Heads with 94cc Combustion Chambers

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