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I have a 302 pulled from a 1995 Mustang GT donor with around a 150k on the odometer. When I cleaned up the back of the block to check the VIN it is either stamped really light or it is not there. Is there a way to make the stamp show up? If this was a Ford remanufactured engine would it have a number and would a carfax report show this? What will happen if I can not make the number show when I visit the CHP?
Thanks Paul Gwizdak
 

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Paul, Nothing happens. Mine had only 3 visible numbers and my paper work from the wrecking yard was of little help. It stated "Ford 302 core block", that was it. The CHP officer looked at my receipts and FFR paperwork and said, "wait in the lobby I'll be done in 10 minutes". That was it.
Don't sweat it, just bring a positive attitude and it will all work out.
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Paul at best you can barely see the stamping on the block. I used brake clean and laquer thinner to scub the block clean of all paint and dirt. Once clean take a white paint stick and color across the stamping then quickly wipe off with a clean paper towel. This can leave the numbers high lighted with the white paint making it stand out more.
 

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I have a Ford Motorsport block, no VIN or anything, except the cast in part number.
 

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Paul,
I had the exact same experience as Michael S.
Dan
 
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