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yeah, the Fox bent6 (I think its in the wagon I seek to purchase). An '83/6 LTD/Marquis, not crown vic ltd, not grand marquis
Panther platform but like Stormin Norman & others on here (thats a fairmont). Crazy ford wid da families (FE,ThriftPower, etc) steada da small block, big block, buick V8, etc. Anyway, it run longer (50 years) & in more models than the Essex with a huge variety (10) of displacements, 6 in the 2L range, only in 60*, no head gasket probs cept middle yrs, went thru to f/i, all SOHC but final 4L & the cosworth...

Had some kinda 3.8 ford in the shop (well after the fox era - some kinda 'Sport' that 1st 4 dor p/u, the 1-that-was-an-explorer clone) and there was no way to time @ reassembly. I think it had 3 chains on 2 cams. Hada buy fancy "hold 'em clamp"s to do a rebuild where it shrapnelled the insides.
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Is this referring to the Cologne engine built in Cologne Germany?

If so, the more common sizes are 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 4.0, and 4.0 OHC.

Displacements sold in production cars in the US were 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 4.0, and 4.0 OHC


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