1969 Convertible with 5.0 HO motor, AOD Transmission
I bought a 69 convertible this weekend and it already has a 5.0 HO motor in it. I am looking for advice on the following (I know nothing about these motors specifically)
- There is no dipstick nor a provision on the pan for one to enter it. I assume I have an aftermarket pan on it )it's painted to match those awful valve covers). Does this motor somehow have a place in the block casting instead where the dip stick enters?
- Where does the block have stampings/casting marks that identify it? I want to be sure someone didn't just change the name plate on top of the manifold.
- This car overheats quickly. The radiator cap on it is a 14-18lb cap and it releases if I idle the car more than 15 min. The electric fan also comes on in that time. Nothing changes when driving either (based on a test of driving it around the block a handful of times). I see coolant flowing if I idle the car with the cap off. Suggestions?
- Do all valve covers for Ford 5.0 EFI engines work for this motor or are there certain ones it needs? Again, are there casting marks on the heads somewhere to identify them? The ones on there have the filler neck chopped off and they are ugly as sin.