Help me identify this Ford engine for a customer...

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    It's a 72 highboy and it sure seems like the original motor. I'm guessing it's a 360 but not positive. It definitely has 5 bolts holding the valve covers on..
    These rockers sure look like something out of a small block Mopar kind of..
    they're definitely non-adjustable so I'm wondering if it's just tighten them down like on an LA Mopar?...
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      Well he's got one of those Ford things I figured he might know something...
       
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      It’s an FE series engine. Displacement is on you. Could be anything from (IIRC) 360 inches to 428 inches.

      Edit: it is a non adjustable valve train so you bolt it down.

      If it’s never been apart for hard seats, you can expect at a minimum the exhaust seats will be pounded out and most likely, unless you are very lucky they will have several cracks.
       
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      • Demonracer

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        It's not a 360, they were part of the FE engines. It could be a 351M/400 based on the Cleveland block.
         
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          YR, the FE engines have a unique intake that weighs a TON & the FEs started out as a 352 up through the 427/428 engines.
           
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            Uhhhh, look close, the intake manifold is part of the cylinder head. That makes it an FE, not a Modifed engine.
             
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              See post 8 and LOOK at the intake manifold.

              EDIT: Thank You because I forgot about the 352. Same FE family.
               
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              332 to 428, successor to the 272-312 Y Block. Clevelands and M motors had the flat top valve covers.
               
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                It’s a 360. Only V8 engine available on a 1972 high boy. I used to own one.
                 
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                  you know I was looking at this thing on the internet and it was lead me to believe it was a Fe.. noting that it had 5 valve cover bolts.. something about the fuel pump having the bolts on either side of it instead of top and bottom? and also something about the water neck coming out of the manifold and then turning upwards?.. honestly I don't have a clue what I'm looking at...
                   
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                  Thank you oh, do you have any idea how those rockers work? I mean as in does you just torque them down like Mopar (but of course using Ford specs)..
                   
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                  Sorry , my eyes are getting bad. It is indeed an FE engine, if it's in a truck, there is a good chance that it has hardened valve seats in the heads.
                   
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                    Really??? 332??? Never seen one of those but it doesn’t surprise me. Ford used that platform for a ton of displacements. And, you can swap cranks and block and get other displacements.
                     
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                    ^^^ think Edsel and lower line Fords. when I think of a Ford motor, I think of a blue motor thats caked in black grease. I'm right almost all the time.....
                     
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                      Yep, I forgot about the 332 displacement engine.
                       
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                      Pretty much. No adjustment on the pushrods or rockers.
                       
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                        Collapsed lifter gap: Allowable= 0.119 - 0.219 Desired= 0.144- 0.184

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                        • j par

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                          thank you I'm kind of going to want to take the heads off just to maybe put new valve seals and get them cleaned up a little bit. I just didn't want to take anything apart that I wasn't confident in putting back together... As you can see it needs mostly just a good cleaning but there is a lot of crud built up in the heads... Likely will just give it the old clean and reseal treatment and maybe throw on a few new little trinket parts...
                           
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                          I grabbed the screenshot of that for when I may need it, thank you!..
                           
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                            Leave it to Ford to provide shaft mounted rockers with no adjusters! Lame.
                             
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                              Wait a minute Mopar did the same thing LOL...
                               
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                                I took my stock 360 and swapped on an eddy aluminum intake, Holley 650 4 bbl and a set of blackjack headers...that engine really woke up! Loved that truck!
                                 
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                                  Really? What does mopar la b rb engines Have?
                                   
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