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1988 Mustang Connecting Rods and Caps are stamped, Has it been rebuilt?

I just tore down a motor i picked up for a rebuild its out of a 1988 mustang 5.0, the Connecting Rods and Caps are stamped with the Cylinder #'s. First time i have had the pan off of a 5.0 does this mean the engine was rebuilt at one point or did they stamp at factory? May sound stupid, i know on previous chevy engines i have rebuilt i had to stamp or etch the numbers on the rods and caps, but the guy I bought the engine from didnt mention a rebuild, did say it ran when it was pulled though. What i do know: Standard 4 inch cylinder bore, TRW pistons but it came stock with those

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cant say for sure,but mine were marked as well with a yellowish-white marker with 1,2,3,4 etc.. on the rod caps

my engine was a crate motor,not the original motor though..but im thinking thats factory markings


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It looks like they were stamped with a die and hammer, like i would do if i was rebuilding it so i didnt get them mixed up. ? idk just seemed weird that it was already stamped.
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