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Chapter 2……………………………….
Chapter 3……………………………….
Chapter 4……………………………….
Chapter 5……………………………….
Chapter 6……………………………….
Chapter 7……………………………….
Chapter 8……………………………….
Chapter 9……………………………….
Chapter 10…………………………….
Index……………………………………..

 

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Appendix I………………………………
Appendix J……………………………..
Appendix K…………………………….
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Change Description

TOC & Chapter 1
          11/5/2019 – Updated for change in Appendix I.

Chapter 3
         
9/3/2020 – Page 3-64 changed to properly decode 2G27 as July 27, 1962.
          9/6/2020 – Pages 3-35 & 3-45 changed 221 air cleaner/valve cover colors to blue for the Fairlane and yellow for the Meteor.
          9/8/2020 – Title page title corrected to Chapter 3 – 1963 221/260/289 V8.
          11/13/2020 – On page 3-58 caption for 3K10 changed from “Some early York compressors in 1963” to “Most York Compressors in 1963”.
                                           On page 3-58 caption 3K11 changed from “In 1963” to “In late 1963”.
                                           York compressors with side oil fill holes used for most of 1963. Those with top & bottom oil fill holes introduced in late 1963.
          11/4/2021 – Additional info added on 63 production water pumps on pages 3-78 & 3-79. Generator info moved to new pages 3-80 & 3-81. Index updated.

Chapter 4
          2/24/2020 – Page 4-64 changed to include picture of the Sunbeam Tiger engine tag dated October 1963 (3-K).
          3/31/2020 – Page 4-45 caption changed to include “specially sized 376942-S freeze plug”.
          5/7/2020 – Page 4-4 and caption for 4K2 on page 4-54 changed to indicate that the idle speed-up system was never designed for
                      compatibility with the 289-4V.
          10/26/2021 – On page 4-75 new information provided on early 1964 production C3OE-8505-A and C4OE-8505-A water pumps.
          11/11/2021 – On page 4-10 transition date updated to 2-24-64 for 289 2V/4V heads.
                                           On page 4-11, transition date updated to 4-2-64 for 289 HiPo heads.
                                           On page 4-12 dates 2-24-64 and 4-2-64 listed as transition dates.
                                           On page 4-14 caption for 4C2 updated to included finding of a 4D29 C5OE-9425-A intake manifold.

Chapter 5
          4/26/2021 – Caption on page 5-67 for picture 5LA1 altered to include more details on intake manifold and credit for information and photos.

Chapter 6
          2/10/2020 – Caption on page 6-28 changed for PCV valves. C5AE marked valves used through 1967. C6AE marked valves used on big-block Ford,
                      but in 9-67 replaced all C5AE valves for service.

Index
          11/4/2021 – Updated to reflect changes to Chapter 3, pages 78 through 81.

Appendix A
         
11/30/2019 – Part number C6DZ-10884-A added and notes revised for application of C6DZ-10884-A and C6DZ-10884-B on page A-133.
          11/16/2019 – Caption for chart changed on page A-10. Added Note 3 on page A-36. Typos fixed on A-37 and A-42.
                      Part number corrected to C3AZ-6303-F on page A-43. Note 3 added for part number C6AZ-18599-B on page A-135.
          10/24/2019 – Corrected misspelling of Chevrolet on page A-10.
          3/31/2020 – On pages A-22 and A-23 C2OZ-6019-B description has added info on oil filler bore diameter.
                      C4AZ-6019-B has new Note 5 for information on 376942-S cup (freeze plug).
                      Old Notes 5 through 7 renumbered 6 through 8.
          3/31/2020 – On page A-79 C2OZ-6763-A description includes info on diameter of the bottom of the oil filler pipe.
          6/26/2020 – On page A-63 the part numbers for C4AZ-6507 exhaust valves have been corrected to C4AZ-6507-A, B, C, and D.
          9/6/2020 – On page A-10 changed air cleaner/valve cover color for 1963 Meteor to yellow.
          12/6/2020 – On page A-104 in description column added spring painted blue for C3AZ-9398-F.
          1/17/2021 – On page A-7 engine codes for 302-2V Galaxie more clearly defined. Engine codes 285 and 286 used for difference engines
                      in 1968 and 1969. Taxicabs and Police Cars used F engine code in 1968 and D in 1969.
          2/1/2021 – On pages A-58 through A-63, valve stem outside diameters changed to match Ford’s Master Parts Catalog. 1962-63 221/260
                      exhaust valves revised to 0.3094″. 1966/69 289/302 exhaust valves, except those for the 289 HiPo, revised to 0.3420″.
                      All 1965-69 289/302 intake valves revised to 0.3420″.
          4/26/2021 – On page A-149, caption next to engine illustration includes source for information.
          11/5/2021 – On page A-22, the quantity for B2A-6026-B changed to “1”.
          11/11/2021 – On page A-27, Note 7, Mercury transition date updated to 3-26-64 to use same convention as Ford.
                                           On page A-62, Note 2 Ford transition date corrected to 4-2-64.
          11/13/2021 – On pages A-46 through A-49, part numbers and notes corrected to properly show base numbers where 6333 replaced 6A338 and 6337 replaced 6A339.

Appendix C
          1/24/2020 – Corrected application for B8AZ-9A592-D and B8AZ-9A592-E as well as their associated notes on page C-78-79.
          11/18/2019 – Corrected carburetor listing for Note 10 on page C-17.
          12/1/2020 – On page C-4, C5AF-A and C5AF-B remarks added to applications for PCV valve.
                      C5AF-AH and C5AF-AJ remarks added to applications for vent tube and Note 8.
          12/1/2020 – On page C-7, Note 8 updated.
          12/1/2020 – On page C-9, Note 38 added for C5AF-A, C5AF-B, C5ZF-A, and C5ZF-B.
                      Note 38 and 39 added for C5AF-AH, C5AF-AJ, C5ZF-G, and C5ZF-H.
          12/1/2020 – On page C-12, Notes 38 and 39 added.
          12/1/2020 – On page C-18, order of economizers from rich to lean changed. Ratings for each economizer added.
                      Also C5ZF-A economizers changed.
          12/1/2020 – On page C-19, economizers for C3OF-AJ added for higher altitudes.
          1/15/2021 – On pages C-18-19, economizer (power valve) details explained, pictures of dye colors added, and tables revised.
          3/13/2021 – Changes made on pages 70-73 for omissions for early Autolite 4100 carburetors.
                      Codes A, J and K for Autolite 4100 added for part number 9F565 (Filler-Accelerator Pump Cavity).
                      Codes J and K for Autolite 4100 added for part number 9575 (Retainer-Accelerator Pump Check Valve) and associated washer.

Appendix D
          12/14/2020 – Spring color for B8QH-12192-A changed to silver and B7A-12191-A to purple based on actual field evidence.
                      Color blue was added for B8QH-12192-B.
          12/22/2020 – On page D-10 cam for C4GF-12127-A corrected to C0AF-12210-B.
          12/24/2020 – All 1962-64 distributor advance profile graphs on pages D-22 through D-25 updated to better reflect the “knee” where the
                      secondary distributor advance spring tension joins the primary spring tension.
          4/26/2021 – On page D-12, cam base part number corrected on last three part numbers listed.
          4/29/2021 – On page D-8, distributor C4OF-12127-A secondary spring corrected to B7A-12191-A.

Appendix E
          11/11/2021 – On page E-9, Note 15, info included for earliest discovered date code (4D29) for C5OE-9425-A intake manifold.

Appendix I
          11/5/2019 – Rewritten AC-Cobra Distinctions section (pages I-32-41b).
          2/24/2020 – 289 HiPo Sequential Numbers chart updated on page I-55.
          1/11/2021 – 289 HiPo Sequential Numbers chart updated on page I-55.
          3/16/2021 – On page I-63, corrected C5ZZ-5260-C year application to 65.

 

Appendix J
         
6/27/2020 – The spelling of ohmmeter on page J-61 has been corrected.
          4/28/2021 – On page J-72, length of 40923-S8 bolt corrected to 1/2″.
          5/2/2021 – On page J-72, note added for positioning horn bracket bolt center off washer nozzle mounting screw hole to
                      better position horn relative to air conditioning and heater hoses.

Appendix K
         
11/13/2020 – On page K-32, Note 3, change made to read “C3AZ-19703-B for late 1963”.
                                           On page K-33, caption B changed to read “Beginning in late 1963”. Last sentence changed to read “Yorks used for most 1963”.
                                           York compressors with side oil fill holes used for most of 1963. Those with top & bottom oil fill holes introduced in late 1963.