Originally Posted by Dukeofdiamonds
yoeman you are correct, i always understood that FE was ford-edsel as well, even though the FE engines came in mercurys.
Very true so far as the Mercury use, but....Ford generally designates things by the brand or model line that is the primary...or, sometimes, first (chronologically)...user. For example, the D3VE casting designation for a cylinder head uses V, indicating Lincoln, although those heads were used in several other applications.
The SBF engine family was, at first, known as the "Fairlane" series, and later as the "Challenger" (at least the 289 was), although they were used in other vehicles from their introduction.
So far as I know:
FT= Ford Truck
335 & 385= engineering design document numbers internally designating those families at FoMoCo
Windsor or "W"= 1) a FoMoCo engine plant; 2) also used by FoMoCo to differentiate the 351 engine made at that plant, a derivative of the "Fairlane"/"Challenger" line, from the 335 series 351 CI engine built at the Cleveland engine plant
Cleveland or "C"= um, see above
"M"= "Modified" per at least one official FoMoCo document; used commonly to differentiate the 335 series 351 CI engine built & installed as a production stopgap when 351W stocks ran short; or, you can go with Monsterbaby's definition "Mmmmm, who cares?" :mrgreen:
400M= no such damn thing...it's a 400 engine from the 335 series...Ford only made one 400.
302 Windsor= no such thing there, either...they were made at several plants, anyway
Super Duty= originally a very large gas engine line used from '58 into at least the '70s; (requiring one's own personal oil well to supply enough gas to operate it on a daily basis); now used to designate certain light & medium truck models.
Gots to love that Christmastime trivia.