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I have a 1967 Mustang 289 with auto transmission and 2100 carb.. Don't know the miles on the engine as it was rebuilt before the previous owner bought it as evidence of new sealants squeezed out in areas and drove it about 1200 miles. He has no info. on the rebuild.
I have replaced the seeping valve cover gaskets and the valve train is perfectly clean.
My question is can anyone give me these numbers? Is the manifold original to the engine? Curious to what the numbers and letters mean.

VIN is 7R01c164974976
Trim 2a
Body 09A
D.S.C. 716000-Partially offset above the letters.
Axle O
W-partially covered by rivet
Manifold C6DE-25A
Engine number on block behind starter-C6AE-6015-C6J27
 

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Here is how to decode the VIN and I believe everything else you asked:
 

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Here is how to decode the VIN and I believe everything else you asked:
Thanks. Helps a lot. Recently had some body work done and the current color is Candy Apple Red.
Anyone have any info. on the manifold and engine numbers?
All numbers match except the axle is clearly a "O"
 

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My 67 also has a O axle code. IIRC that's 2.98:1
 

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The manifold number doesn’t look like it is complete, or at least formatted like anything I have seen.

the block looks to be a 289 cast on Sept 27,1966

 

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Your numbers are a bit off.
First, the VIN has too many characters. The VIN should be 11 characters , not 14
Second, 09A as a body code does not exist for model year 1967. More likely, that is the format for the scheduled build date, January 9th, 1967
Third, the early 2 barrel Windsor intake manifolds from 1967 typically carried the casting # C60E-9425-A with a separate casting date
Fourth the block date code format consists of year, month, day. For example 6H27 decodes as 6=1966; H decodes as August; 27 decodes as the 27th day

If the block casting date was August 27, 1966, and the scheduled build date for the car was January 9, 1967, given the high demand for Mustangs in 1967, it is unlikely that engine sat around in the factory for 4-1/2 months before being installed in that car. More likely that block was "donated" by another Ford car at some point during your car's lifetime.

Bob Mannel's book on Small Block Ford V-8's from 1962-1969 and Kevin Marti (Marti Auto Works) has a tag book available for Mustangs and Cougars that may provide you with more information
 

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Where did I get those numbers???
Manifold C60E-8425-A
Metal tag under manifold bolt-289E167
AE0226B 15
VIN 7R010C64976
Engine-C6AE-6015-C6J27
Body-65A
Trim-2A
Date 09A-On the VIN tag at the door
Also on the manifold-6M20
There is also some numbers in a circle-75310-Not sure of the sequence. Numbers are under distributor. Looking from the back of the engine to the front "1" is in the top middle and "7" is at 7 0'clock
Sorry about posting wrong numbers and much thanks for the help.

This is the best picture I could get. Notice the "289" and "12" above the manifold numbers
763281
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763283
 

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That axle code would be "0" (zero), denoting a 2.79:1 ratio... kind of the "default" for a 289 with automatic transmission.
I was close. I just remember it was something odd ball below 3.0
 
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