How do I know what cylinder head I have?

Cylinder heads may be identified by their casting number, located between #4 and #5 pushrods. General identification is as follows: 850-1100 heads have a heater tap at 90 degrees to the centerline of the engine. The space between the thermostat housing and the valve cover is small, at 1/16″.

How do I know what cylinder head I have?

Cylinder heads may be identified by their casting number, located between #4 and #5 pushrods. General identification is as follows: 850-1100 heads have a heater tap at 90 degrees to the centerline of the engine. The space between the thermostat housing and the valve cover is small, at 1/16″.

Where is the casting number on Ford heads?

The casting number is located under the valve cover, in the middle of the cylinder head. It is a combination of a number and four letters; C6ZZ-A, for example. According to ClassicMustang, casting numbers may change from year to year and are usually the same or nearly the same as the cylinder head part number.

How do I identify a Ford 460 head?

429/460 Fanatic The cylinder head casting numbers are located on the outside of the head, along the valve cover mounting rail and between the 3rd and 4th exhaust ports. The are visible simply by raising the hood and looking at the engine.

Will 351C heads fit a 351M?

yes the heads will bolt on no problem. the 351C, M and 400 are all the same family, just that the 351M and 400 are taller deck heights then the 351C is. the only thing is that the intake has to be for a 351M or 400 engine and not a 351C engine. the 351C intake is too narrow.

How do I read a Ford cylinder head code?

Reading Ford Cylinder Head Code Numbers. 1. Look for three different locations where your Ford cylinder head code number will be located: on top of the head under the valve cover; on the bottom of the head, requiring the head to be removed; and on the side of the head just under the valve cover lip.

How to read engine codes during an engine rebuild?

During an engine rebuild, the process becomes simplified when the detached head can be easily read and interpreted. Some codes can be accessed by removing only the valve cover.

How do I find the engine compartment connotation of a head?

All heads contain the engine compartment connotation. Transmissions, chassis and interiors all have different code numbers for their engineering department identifier. Look for any additional number that follows the primary four-number string.

Are there different cylinderhead designations on FE engines?

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the various factory cylinderhead designations on FE engines. With many aftermarket intakes being marketed as “high rise,” it only made things worse as every parking lot hot rodder and online merchant is convinced that he has a real high riser on his hands.