V, 2. V 8. H 3. 52 cubic inch, 4. V. 3. 00 horsepower V 8. J 4. 30 cubic inch, 4. V. 3. 50 horsepower V 8 M 2. V. 2. 02 horsepower V 8 P 2. V. V 8 horsepower varies by year and transmission applicationP 3. V. 2. 15 horsepower V 8 Overdrive, 1. P 3. 12 cubic inch, 4. V. 2. 25 horsepower V 8 Fordomatic, 1. Microsoft Excel Hide Unhide Cells In Excel. The first few digits you cant make out would just identify the model F1, the engine R or H and the year 1. If your engine is a six cylinder the prefix would be F1. H1 If your engine is the V8 the prefix would read F1. R1 Usually the frame serial number is located near the front motor mount on the passenger side, but some assembly plants stamped them on the drivers side. You might find it on either. Also adding to the confusion, some plants stamped them back toward the steering gearbox. These are lightly stamped so youll have to look closely. Scrape off the years of crud, then scrub with fine steel wool. Shine a light at an angle across the top of the frame rail. It should start with a star and end with a star.