We acquired a 21 engine/trans off of craigslist. Story behind it is that the lady we acquired it from, her grandfather passed and while cleaning out his place they came across a T and parts. Therefore no history is known.
Needless to say we were shocked at how nice everything is. It looks like it may have been refreshed and then sat. There is not a trace of oil in anything. The oil pan is bone dry. No residue on the inspection cover bolts, rod bolts, or anything. The bore is standard as the piston top states "Ford Standard". The rods must have been out once as both they and the rod caps are marked 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively. The valves have number marks as well except one. We are thinking that valve was replaced.
We do have a question.
What is the "#2" stamped on the block head surface mean?
Enjoy the pictures.
Congratulations on your good find. The numeral is an inspector's stamp, done at the factory. It being there is a clear indication that the block has never been decked. Good luck with your project. Bill
Replace all those valves, they are 2 piece valves and the head will pop off the stem and fall into your cylinder when the car is running. Equals nice hole in piston. I found out about 2 piece valves the hard way.