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Old 07-06-2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Okay, so I'm rebuilding an engine for my mustang. Problem is, I have no clue what year the block is from. It'* from a Merkur Xr4ti. I know half way through 1986 they changed the specs. That'* why I need to figure out what year and possibly what part of the year my block is from. The casting number is:

RF E3ZE-6015-DO

Any help you guys can give me would be much appreciated as I've got the block stripped down and can go no further without knowing what parts to buy.
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maybe this is some help http://www.classicmustang.com/decoding_part_numbers.htm

I went through the same deal with my dad'* 1970 1/2 Camaro Z28 it started off life with a 302 then he had a 350 in there then a bulit 427 now a 350 again and we are trying to figure out the casting numbers on the block and heads just to figure out the specs of the motor at least.

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That actually really helped. I now know it was originally designed in 1983. Now I just have to look on the block more and see if they have a date code stamped on it.
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http://www.rapidogroup.com/index.html?src=overture

These guys specialize in that engine.
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