See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Fig. Fig. 1: Common engine identification number location-inline six engines
Fig. Fig. 2: Common engine identification number location-V8 gasoline engines
Fig. Fig. 3: Common engine identification number location-379 diesel engines
The engine number is located as follows:
6 Cylinder: On a pad on the right hand side of the cylinder block, at the rear of the distributor.
V8: The engine number is found on a pad at the front of the right side cylinder head.
The engine number is broken down as follows: Example-F1210TFA
F-Manufacturing Plant. F-Flint and T-Tonawanda
12-Month of Manufacture (December)
10-Day of Manufacturer (Tenth)
T-(1970 and later) Truck engine
FA-Transmission and Engine Combination