AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
How do I find out what year my Ford motor is in my 1978 F-150? The motor was changed.

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA As for determining the year of your engine, you could try looking for the engine ID tag, if it's still attached. If memory serves, it would be found somewhere near the distributor or coil.Try to take a glance at a Haynes Ford engine overhaul manual, it may give you specific locations to locate a tag. There's a section on IDing engines, if I remember right. AJ Pierce

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Nick, There should be a serial number somewhere on the engine block. It's probably going to take a lot of looking around to find it. The serial number will be able to be looked up and give you more information about the engine. Good luck. Suzanne

Contribute to this question:


blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Ford F-150 FAQs


  • I installed the coolant temperature sending unit on my 1998 Ford F-150 and also bought ... Read More
  • The battery died on my Ford F-150, so i replaced it. Ever since then when the truck is ... Read More
  • 2004 ford 5.3 motor turns over but injectors not firing. I just put motor in my 66 ford. ... Read More
  • My engine temperature goes up higher than normal but only with my air conditioning on. Read More
  • What is an ect water temperature signal circuit and where can I find it on the car? Can I ... Read More
  • I have a 2004 Ford F-150. Recently, I had a back-up sensor system installed. It worked ... Read More
  • I have received many email advertisements about becoming an Ask Patty dealership. We are ... Read More
  • What is wrong when my transmission locks up in park sometimes, but it will release after ... Read More
  • My 1989 F150, will not run right, after I had ran it out of gas. Its not the fuel line, ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Find Cars For Sale

Help Our Charities