Non Stock Repainting? Its V-E-R-Y common and creates a lot of issues trying to establish its history. When I studied in line sixes, in 9 years, every low mount big bellhousing block I saw had been painted; They were never painted from factory except the rocker and oil pan. I've only seen two standard 1982 blocks on the net, and the other six were painted black, red or a non standard shade of Ford blue. FTSU = **** The Sys' UP
Seams like every one hates the stock un-painted, rusted post 1981 Ford block
Oh and "I assumed the numbers would be fairly prominent"
Yeah me too. But I had to really work it to find mine.
my partial VIN was BR101037
Detail is Stamp2, DateO116Y, Small Code 2J213, Engine No BR101037.
All over the show, like a bunch of engravers having an argument...
Once I had that, I checked the catwalk frame horn under the gaurd/hood shut line by pulling a passenger side front wheel, the plastic liner, and then went about photoing it with a mirror, and then flipping it in Paint
No B this time, but R101037 again, but it takes effort to see it...
Hard work finding just those two matches, and then there was the buck code which I couldn't find at all....