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Old 09-14-2002, 03:51 PM
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Post Ford engine sticker...what does it mean?

I think this is an 80 302, on the driver side
vavle cover there was sticker that started with
FKH (that was all I could read and I Think that is
correct).

I have this itch now that I know that there was
a 255 that looked like the 302 in 80.
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That is (was) the Emission Decal that gave the engine family, emission controls and tune-up information. Is the engine still in the car? If so, you can identify the engine the car was assembled with by the VIN no.
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Several ways to tell a 255 from a 302. The 255 had smaller oval intake ports (as well as valves to clear the smaller bore), the crank has hollow journals( can't be used in a 302 or will cause a bad vibration),if you don't want to pull the pan or intake the casting number on the 255 will be different as will the haed casting #( under the valve cover.The intake has different looking runners as well, to match up with the smaller oval ports, you could compare the runner on a known 302 with the one in question and finally there is usually an aluminum tag on the intake that gives that info if it's not been removed.
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[quote]...finally there is usually an aluminum tag on the intake that gives that info if it's not been removed.<hr></blockquote>

The metal tag was discontinued in the 1973 production run. It went to decal as more information could be entered on it for emission compliance reasons.
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Thanks for the feedback. I found the sticker,
which had been removed (engine is now in the 63 fairlane -still can't talk the 351 into sitting in there VERY SMALL compartment) - and found the first two letters are FK, then the rest is muddled.

The reason for the smiley is I also found a casting number just above the starter mount. It says E5AE. My ref books don't seem to cover anything beyond an E0 casting for blocks. This was supposed to be an 80 motor, but E5 seems to imply 85 as the year....what is this lil beast?
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[quote]E5AE<hr></blockquote>

You have a 302. It is an '85 casting but there will also (should) be a date code cast next to this. There may be a stamped date code on the block somewheres that will give the date of assembly.

The F on the decal signifies it is a 1985 Engine. The K signifies it was Thermactor equipped.
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Thanks! Made my day.
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