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What engine do I got please tell me

I have a 1959 galaxie that I’m going to rebuild and make some changes for the better where I can
I think it has not the original engine.

I just got the engine out of the car and I can finally see the numbers.
Can anybody tell me what kind of engine that I’ve got.

In the frond top drivers side is the number 352 just under the head
In de frond in the middle is the number D2TE-6059-AA-9
Above the oil filter on the driver side is the number 28 DIFF
On the passenger side next to the generator is the number C6ME-A.

The number on the head is C8AE-H

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Can't "say" about the exact cubic inches. The D2TE is a '72 truck block. COULD be a 390, more than likely a 360. The C8AE heads are '68 390 "fits all" heads. They would have come on a big car or pickup, probably not Mustang or Fairlane.

There are some good Ford guys here that should be along. They can hash out the rest of the numbers for you.

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here is a site with all the number to decode it
http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/engine/partnums.htm
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here is a site with all the number to decode it
http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/engine/partnums.htm
C6ME-A '??/ 330MD c.i.d. Medium Duty Truck

C6ME-A ??/ 330HD c.i.d. Heavy Duty Truck

C6ME-A '66 & '67/ 352 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '??/ 359, 361, 389, & 391 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '68 - '76/ 360 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '??/ 390 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '66 & '67/ 410 c.i.d

C6ME-A '66 - '70/ 428 c.i.d. 428-4V, Police Interceptor, May Or May Not Be Drilled For Hydraulic Lifters… Look For Oil Galleries

C6ME '66 - '70/ 428 c.i.d.
C80E-H '68-'70/ 428 c.i.d. Cobra Jet w/ Thermactor/ Air Pump
2.08" Intake Valve, 1.65" Exhaust Valve, 73-76cc Chamber

Thanks but which one is it ?
I read on a other internet page that the number 28 Dif stand’s for a 428 engine is this so ?
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Maybe this might help.
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...tify_a_Ford_V8
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C6ME-A '??/ 330MD c.i.d. Medium Duty Truck

C6ME-A ??/ 330HD c.i.d. Heavy Duty Truck

C6ME-A '66 & '67/ 352 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '??/ 359, 361, 389, & 391 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '68 - '76/ 360 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '??/ 390 c.i.d.

C6ME-A '66 & '67/ 410 c.i.d

C6ME-A '66 - '70/ 428 c.i.d. 428-4V, Police Interceptor, May Or May Not Be Drilled For Hydraulic Lifters… Look For Oil Galleries

C6ME '66 - '70/ 428 c.i.d.
C80E-H '68-'70/ 428 c.i.d. Cobra Jet w/ Thermactor/ Air Pump
2.08" Intake Valve, 1.65" Exhaust Valve, 73-76cc Chamber

Thanks but which one is it ?
I read on a other internet page that the number 28 Dif stand’s for a 428 engine is this so ?
Neither, those codes are for engines made in the 60's.

Ford numbers start with a letter which represents the decade the particular part or revised part debuts.

C=1960s
D=1970s
E=1980s

The letter is followed by a number, which is the year. My engine is stamped D1AE-A1C, which means my block debuted in 1971 as an engine part for full size cars. The "A1C" is just a revision code.

As far as "28 DIF". DIF means Dearborn Iron Foundry; which is where the block was cast. The 28 means it used mold #28.

This page has some info on identifying FE blocks" Ford 352, 390, 406, 427 and 428 Engine Blocks
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Reading the posts and looking around on the net has learned me that the only way of knowing if the engine is a 360, 390 or 428 is taking it apart.
I was planning to put a newer engine in from 1990 to 2000 but if the engine that I’ve got is a 428 I may stick with that. The engine does not look bad and the heads are new so we will see.

First the chassis and suspension. Then the engine and transmission.

If anyone is interested in the link the start of my project.

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You may want to hang out here a little too: 332-428 Ford FE Engine Forum
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I have a 1959 galaxie that I’m going to rebuild and make some changes for the better where I can
I think it has not the original engine.

I just got the engine out of the car and I can finally see the numbers.
Can anybody tell me what kind of engine that I’ve got.

In the frond top drivers side is the number 352 just under the head
In de frond in the middle is the number D2TE-6059-AA-9
Above the oil filter on the driver side is the number 28 DIFF
On the passenger side next to the generator is the number C6ME-A.

The number on the head is C8AE-H
Like Mr. P-Body said, 360 or 390. Any closer than that I believe you'll need to dig deeper than the casting numbers. At least you know it's an "FE" engine. This might mean it came originally w/the 352.
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If I remember right the 428 did not come in trucks, only full-size cars.

So you likely have a 360 or 390, the difference being the crank and rods. The 360 has the same bore as a 390 but has the 352 crank and rods.

The best thing you can do to a 360 is make it a 390, and that can be made into a bulletproof motor with gobs of torque.
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Here's a link that'll tell you what it is by measuring the stroke through the spark plug hole:
Ford FE Engine Block Casting Numbers - FORDification.com
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