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  1. EZDUZIT

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    Hey guys! I have been breaking down my 1968 Ranchero's VIN and codes. This is what I have got so far.
    1968 Ranchero 390 2V C6 Auto

    8K48Y 122884
    Body Color Trim Date DSO Axle Trans
    66B A 5D 03A 22 5 U


    8=1968 Model year
    K=Assembly plant ?
    48= Series code ?
    Y= engine code 390 P/F
    122884= Assembly number

    66B= Custom Ranchero
    A= Black
    5D= ?
    03A= 03/JAN/1968
    22= ?
    5= 3.00/1
    U= C6 Auto


    I also want to know what the P/F stands for after the engine code. I think it means Performance which indicates the 10.5 to 1 compression ratio. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks Josh
     
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    K=Assembly plant ? - Kansas City

    48= Series code ? - Two Codes used, one was Bench Seat, One was Bucket

    5D= ? - Dark Red Vinyl

    22= ? Charlotte District Order Code

    "I also want to know what the P/F stands for after the engine code." Premium Fuel, although that shows up under the 'X' code 390 and not the 'Y' Code 390.

    source: 1968 Ford Shop Manual
     
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    Thanks 72GTVA
    It is a bench seat, Has red vinyl interior, And was Sold In Spartanburg SC about an hour from Charlotte.
    The Book I have says the 1968-1971 390 "Y" codes is a P/F I know for a fact it has to run on Premium Fuel cause it won't crank on Regular. Unless I bump the timing back, which is not going to happen!:D
     
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    72GTVA Administrator Staff Member

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    Could be both...

    Could be both 'Y' and 'X' need the Premium Fuel, don't know. The 'X' code was 10.5:1 CR, the 'Y' was 9.5:1. With gas these days it would need premium whereas way back when it may not have needed it. Nice Ride!
     
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    cool, I was trying to figure out the HP and Torque #'s for this engine. This is what I have found:
    9.5:1 — 265 hp (198 kW) at 4400 rpm and 401 ft·lbf (544 N·m) at 2600 rpm
    1968 Ford Fairlane
    1968 Ford Torino
    1968-1970 Ford
    1968-1970 Mercury

    Does this look correct for my Ranchero?

    Close enough, some sources have different numbers, the ones I show are 270 HP @4400 and 396 Torque @ 2600
     
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  7. 72GTVA

    72GTVA Administrator Staff Member

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    Oops!

    I might have hit edit instead quote. My bad!
     
  8. As Is '66

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    Oops!!!

    We all make mistakes...Sometime!!! Huh?
    You GO Boy!!!

    (EZ, I got those pics downloaded, send me your e mail addy...)
     
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    You told me at the Z gathering that you don't make mistakes.:D I sent you my email address also.
     
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    Here it is EZDUZIT, but when a new one comes up yours is the previos one, just click on previos on the bottom of the site, you might be doing that several times. or you can go to your user name and find your last posts.:D
     
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    I Fount It!!!

    Here it is EZDUZIT!!!
     

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