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Ford SOHC Head Manufacturing Date

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2021/11/20 17:49:53 (permalink)
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Ford SOHC Head Manufacturing Date

Hi All,
 
Not sure if this topic has been covered before.
Are the Ford SOHC heads dated at the time of casting?
On the flat cast surface adjacent the valve springs there is a small raised round clock cast in the head with digits 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and an arrow pointing to one of the digits.
Is this the year the head was cast?
I have a complete EB engine and the casting manufacture date is very clear.
However the non EB castings (I assume manufactured in the USA) are not so clear.
 
Thanks,
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    Re: Ford SOHC Head Manufacturing Date 2021/11/20 20:29:28 (permalink)
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    I'll check mine out Peter, it'll be coming off in the next few days...

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    Re: Ford SOHC Head Manufacturing Date 2021/11/21 08:42:55 (permalink)
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    I'll look as well, I've got a few motors in stands
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    Re: Ford SOHC Head Manufacturing Date 2021/11/21 15:28:38 (permalink)
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    This is what I found on mine. Original head, February 1980 RS2000


     
     
    And this one between 3 and four inlet ports.
     

     
     

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