Ford & Lincoln Engine Info

 

Y-BLOCK CASTING NUMBERS

ALL BLOCKS HAVE 6015 in the block casting number. This is found on all blocks and is Ford's number for an engine block. Example- EDB 6015 E

BLOCK I.D. CODES NOTES

EAA 215 cu. in. I-6 1952-53 Ford OHV six cylinder. Increased to 223 in '54. See EBP

EAD 317 cu. in. V8 1952-54. Early Lincoln OHV engine. Not interchangeable with Ford. see Lincoln page www.ford-y-block.com

EAL 279 cu. in. V8 1954 Ford HD truck. see Lincoln page.

EAM 317 cu. in. V8 1954 Ford HD truck. see Lincoln page. www.ford-y-block.com

EBJ 341 cu. in. V8 1955. Early Lincoln OHV engine. See Lincoln page.

ECU 368 cu. in. V8 1956-57. Early Lincoln OHV engine. See Lincoln page.

EBP 223 cu. in. I-6 1954-62 cars & Lt. trucks. EBR, EBS, EBT in HD trucks

EBU 239 cu. in. V8 1954 cars only. Cleveland and Dearborn versions.

EBV 239 cu. in. V8 1955 pickup, small cam bearings www.ford-y-block.com

EBY 256 cu. in. V8 1954 Mercury

ECG 272 cu. in V8 1955 to 57 cars and trucks. Typically Dearborn casting.

ECH 292 cu. in. V8 1955 www.ford-y-block.com

ECJ 292 cu. in. V8 1955

ECL 292 cu. in. V8 1955

ECK 292 cu. in. V8 1955-56 www.ford-y-block.com

ECZ-A 292/312 cu. in. V8 1956 ECZ 6015 A With EBU main caps =292. ECZ main caps =312 Check crank flange or main caps.

ECZ -C 312 cu. in. V8 1957 ECZ 6015 C. 292 with EBU main caps.

EDB 292 cu. in. V8 1957 if cast at Dearborn Foundry www.ford-y-block.com

EDB-E 292 cu. in V8 1958-59 cars and trucks to April 59. 312 in Mercury

B9AE-F 292 cu. in. V8 1959-60 cars and trucks. (312 with ECZ main caps, 1959 & 60 Mercury only)

C1AE-R 292 cu. in. V8 1961 cars and trucks www.ford-y-block.com

C2AE-C 292 cu. in. V8 1962 cars 62-64 trucks

B7ME 312 cu. in. V8 1962? later 312 replacement block. C2AE main webs. Only example seen was a marine engine

NOTE: 6015 is Ford's number for an engine block. All blocks have this number.

Block identification number generally on side of block above oil filter for blocks cast at Cleveland. Dearborn block I.D. number near distributor and above generator. Most Dearborn blocks used in trucks. No Dearborn blocks after 1957. There were no special truck blocks. Heavy duty trucks with steel cranks used C1AE or C2AE car blocks. Nearly all Dearborn blocks after 1954 were 272's. Most 292 and 312 blocks are from the Cleveland foundry. www.ford-y-block.com

Cleveland casting numbers on side of block

DIF

 

Casting #

 

Date code

 

John Mummert photo

Dearborn numbers, also found (upside down) near generator. Typically 272. There were some EDB 292 blocks cast in 1957 at Dearborn. Dearborn symbol is DIF indicating Dearborn Industrial Foundry. There been no reports of any 312 blocks cast at Dearborn.

 

Early casting number location. EBV-C 1956 and later location. 5752-113

 

Y-BLOCK CYLINDER HEAD CHART

Note: 6090 is Ford's number for cylinderheads. All heads will have this number.

YEAR CASTING # Cu.In. Int. valve *C.R. CCs H.P. Carb. VEHICLES

54 EBU 239 1.64" 7.2 w 130 2 bbl 54 pass.car & T truck

54 EBY 256 1.78" 7.5 w 161 4 bbl 54 Mercury

54-55 EBZ 256 1.78" w 2 bbl 54-55 HD truck

55 EBV 239 1.78" 7.5 . 145 2 bbl 55 T truck

55 ECL-A ECG-B 272 1.78" 7.6 f 162 2 bbl 55 Ford

55 ECG-D 272 1.78" 7.6 o 162 2 bbl 55 Ford

55 ECG-A ECG-C 272 1.78" 8.5 r 182 4 bbl 55 Ford

55 ECK-A ECL-A 292 1.78" 7.6 d 188 4 bbl 55 Mercury

55 ECK-B 292 1.78" 8.1 - 193 4 bbl 55 T-Bird

55 ECK-C ECL-C 292 1.78" 8.5 y 198 4 bbl 55 T-Bird, Mercury

& ECL-B

56 ECZ-C 272 1.78" 8.0 b 173 2 bbl 56 Pick-up

56 ECZ-A 272 1.78" 7.6 l 170 2 bbl 56 Pick-up

56 ECW-A 272 1.78" 7.6 o 162 2 bbl 56 HD truck

56 ECG-H ECG-R 272 1.78" 8.4 c 176 2 bbl 56 Ford, Power Pak

56 ECZ-B EDB-B 292 1.78" 8.0 k 200 4 bbl 56 Ford www.ford-y-block.com .

56 ECZ-C 292 1.78" 8.4 c 202 4 bbl 56 Ford & T-Bird

56 ECZ-C 312 1.78" 9.0 o 225 4 bbl 56 Ford, Mercury, T-Bird

56 ECZ-A 312 1.78" 8.0 m 210 4 bbl 56 Ford p. i. Mercury

56 ECZ-B 312 1.78" 8.4 215 4 bbl 56 Ford, Mercury

56 ED-ECZ-C 272 1.78" 8.5 73cc 2 bbl 56 Pick-up

ECR-D 292 www.ford-y-block.com HD truck or Industrial

57 ECZ-G 272 1.92" 8.6 69cc 190 2 bbl 57 Pick-up

57 ECZ-G 292 1.92" 9.0 69cc 206 2 bbl Ford, T-Bird

57 ECZ-G 312 1.92" 9.7 69cc 245 4 bbl Ford, Mercury, T-Bird

57 ECZ-G 312 1.92" 9.7 69cc 270 2X4bbl Ford, T-Bird

57-58 ECZ-A 272 1.92" 8.0 2 or 4 bbl H D truck

57 EDB-D EDB-E 312 1.92" 8.5 82cc Supercharged

57 EDB-C stamped 312 1.92" www.ford-y-block.com S/C Factory race head?

58 ECZ-G 292 1.92" 9.1 69cc 205 2 bbl Early 58 production Ford, P/U

58 5752-113 292 1.92" 8.8 72cc 200 2 bbl Ford, Pick-up

58 ECZ-G 312 1.92" 9.7 69cc 235 4 bbl Mercury

59 5752-113 292 1.92" 8.8 72cc 200 2 bbl Ford cars

59 5750-471 292 1.92" 8.0 82cc 2 bbl LD, MD, HD Truck

59 5750-471 312 1.92" 8.7 82cc 210 2 bbl Mercury

60 C0TE 292 1.64" 8.1 2 bbl HD, MD & Pick-up truck

60 C0AE 292 1.64" 8.4 75cc 2 bbl 60 Ford

60 C0AE 312 1.64" 8.9 75cc 2 bbl 60 Mercury

61-62 C1AE 292 1.64" 8.8 72cc 2 bbl 61 & 62 Ford cars

61-64 C1TE 292 1.64" 8.2 76cc 2 bbl All 61-64 Trucks

* B9TE 292 1.92" 8.0 82cc www.ford-y-block.com 5750-471 replacement

* B9AE 292 1.92" 8.8 72cc www.ford-y-block.com 5752-113 replacement

Much of this information was assembled by Mr. Lee Reese. Thank you!

*Compression ratios listed are from Ford literature and are theoretic figures that exclude deck volume and head gasket displacement. Most compression ratios are approximately 9% high.

When engines are rebuilt with composition head gaskets deduct about 12% for actual compression.

Do to the thinness of the deck surface of some Y-Block heads, particularly the ECZ-G heads, it is recommended that unposted heads not be milled more than .025". Posted heads have been milled up to .045" without trouble.

Heads with large "S" in between center exhaust valves are service replacement heads as date codes are after production run.

5752-113 was sold as replacement head for ECZ-G

B9TE was replacement for 5750-471 B9AE was replacement for 5752-113

5752-113 service replacement head from 1961

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY A 312

IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ABSOLUTELY IDENTIFY A 312 EXTERNALLY!

312's were installed in 1956 Mercurys and some 1956 Thunderbirds. Many 1957 Thunderbirds had 312's and all 1957 Mercurys had 312's unless equipped with the 368 Turnpike Cruiser engine. Some 1957 Fords had the 312, typically station wagons, Fairlane 500's ect. All 1956 and '57 312's had 4 barrel carbs. From 1958 to 1960 312's were only installed in Mercurys. No 312's were installed in trucks at the factory!!!!!

BLOCK CASTING NUMBER:

312's can have the following block casting numbers ECZ-6015A, ECZ-6015C,EDB-6015E, B9AE-6015F. Of these ECZ-6015A and ECZ-6015C are by far the most common 312's and are likely to be a 312. Some 312 replacement blocks were C2AE-6015C. Any of these numbers can also be a 292. The following blocks have never been seen as a 312: EBU, EBY, EBV, ECG, ECK.

CRANKSHAFT:

312 crankshafts typically have an identifying mark on the crankshaft flange. This cannot be seen if the engine is installed in the vehicle with an automatic transmission. On a manual transmission vehicle the mark might be seen between the block and flywheel. If the engine is out of the vehicle and the bellhousing is removed the mark can be seen. Many 312 cranks are stamped ECZ, but not all are.

Outer edge of flange DOT ON FLANGE

Not all 312 cranks have this aspirin size raised dot!

MAIN CAPS:

312 main caps are always marked ECZ , all other Y-Block main cap are marked EBU. This is the only positive way to identify a 312 block.

 

 

 

LINCOLN Y-Block 279-302-332-317-341-368

Introduced in 1952 this was Ford's first production overhead valve V-8. Original displacement was 317 cu. inch for Lincolns and 279 cu inches for truck use. The Lincoln version was increased to 341 cu. in. in 1955 and then 368 cu. in. for '56-'57. The truck engine was used until 1963 in 279, 302 and 332 cu. in. displacements. Very similar in appearance to the Ford Y-Block only larger.

 

 

 

Lincoln Y-Block outfitted for HD truck use. Later versions were 302 and 332 cu. in. with 3.66" steel cranks.

EAD 317 cu. in. 3.800" X 3.50" 1952-54 Lincoln cars.

EAL 279 cu. in. 3.562" X 3.50" 1954 Ford HD truck.

EAM 317 cu. in. 3.800" X 3.50" 1954 Ford HD truck.

EBJ 341 cu. in. 3.937"X 3.50" 1955 Lincoln cars.

ECU 368 cu. in. 4.00" X 3.66" 1956-57 Lincoln cars, '57 Merc Turnpike Cruiser, '56 Continental MkII.

302 cu. in. 3.625" X 3.66" -1963 HD Ford Truck. Steel crankshaft

332 cu. in. 3.80" X 3.66" -1963 HD Ford Truck. Steel crankshaft. Not the same as 332 FE

The early Lincoln V8 can be increased to 425+ cu. in. 1957 and later heads had reinforcing posts and larger exhaust valves. ECU heads are generally used for performance along with the 60's 332 cu in truck 4 bbl intake which accepts modern 4 bbl carbs. 302 and 332 trucks had steel crankshafts which can be welded for stroker use. Stroke has been increased to 4.10".

M-335 Valve Covers. 1 set only, nicely polished. Matches 2-4 intake. Inquire