how do I identify transplanted 5.0 in a 4 cyl body

Asked by Jan 08, 2007 at 09:18 PM about the 1988 Ford Mustang

Question type: General

I bought a 88 mustang that originally had a 4 cyl.  It now has a 5.0.  Where do I find ID numbers to ID the motor?

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Hello, There should be a serial number right on the motor. The location of these numbers would depend on the year of the motor. Do you have any idea when it was from? CarGrrl

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I really dont have any idea. it has the huge 5.0 HO intake plenum on it, if that helps.


Hello, This engine fit Mustangs from 1986-1992. However, I have not been able to find much information at all on how to find the number. You could try calling a Ford dealer or an auto parts location and seeing if they know a little better. By the way, this link does not mention where to find the ID numbers, but there is some good information about what I believe is your engine or similar: Best of luck! Sorry I couldn't help more with this one. CarGrrl

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Thank you for your help. I will try your suggestions.

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