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Does this bear further investigation?

Post #1 by Georgia200 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:00 pm

Plan A is to install my new carb and be on the road this weekend.

Plan B is to figure out what I am going to do this winter. Rebuild what I have, rebuild something else.

What is your opinion of this? All I know is what I see in the pic.
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Post #2 by B RON CO » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:24 am

Hi, you probably need the complete long block rebuilt. You have to at least pull the head to see more. Good luck
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Re: Does this bear further investigation?

Post #3 by frozenrabbit » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:04 am

Does it turn over by hand? I'd imagine that several valves or pistons are seized if it's just been sitting outside like that, uncovered without a carb.

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Post #4 by CZLN6 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:34 am

Howdy Back Georgia and All:

The engine in the photo appears to be a late model 200 that appears to be in good shape- no apparent leaks and not road weary dirty. Based on what I see, I say it is a good bet to be a runner. Before I would decide, I pull the valve cover for a closer inspection. I'd also want to know that it turns over. I'd remove the spark plugs for inspection and take a peek into each spark plug hole. If that much reveals no apparent problems I'd proceed with finding a carb and running it.

I would ask the previous owner how it ran? How many miles on it? What is the price? How long has it been sitting like this?

My guess is that it is an 80s 200 removed to make way for a V8. Probably from a Mustang. Probably a good running 200 but the previous owner wanted to go to a V8. It appears to be a low mount starter engine, that would be good for mounting a V8 type transmission.

That's my two cents, for what it's worth. Given the choices, I'd probably opt for both. Can't wait to hear what you find and what you decide.

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Post #5 by bubba22349 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:39 pm

Looks like a 250 six to me! Finding the block and head casting numbers would help in IDing it further. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #6 by drag-200stang » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:01 pm

bubba22349 wrote:Looks like a 250 six to me! Finding the block and head casting numbers would help in IDing it further. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

It looks odd to me...I have one of each and I could go look, but right now my back is saying no you are not going anywhere .
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Post #7 by drag-200stang » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:52 pm

bubba22349 wrote:Looks like a 250 six to me! Finding the block and head casting numbers would help in IDing it further. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

X2 Also think that it is a 250
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Post #8 by CZLN6 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:04 pm

HOwdy Back all:

Hey Georgia- to solve the 200/250 question, here's some guides; 1st count the number of bolts holding the water pump on- 3 = 200, 4 = 250, the 250 block is taller by just over 10". So measure the height of the block, 8 1/16" = 200, over 10" = 250.

Also FYI, the late 200s could have either a high or low mount starter location. All 250s have a low mount starter location.

FYI- block and head casting codes are the same, more or less, on 200s as they are on 250s. So, casting codes alone will not ID this engine.

SO, Georgia, it's time for the reveal or, at least, more information.

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Re: Does this bear further investigation?

Post #9 by Georgia200 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:46 pm

Owner doesnt have a clue. Says it was in a Comet.

My guess is it is a 250 out of a late Comet.

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Post #10 by Econoline » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:36 pm

Looking at how the block flares out for the crank at the bottom and the SBF looking bell pattern I think it's a 250. It looks like it has the large boss/bolt flange on the lower fwd passengers side of the block that 250's have as well.I'd go check it out iiwy
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Post #11 by chad » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:50 pm

"... some guides; 1st count the number of bolts holding the water pump on- 3 = 200, 4 = 250, the 250 block is taller by just over 10". So measure the height of the block, 8 1/16" = 200, over 10" = 250.
Also FYI, the late 200s could have either a high or low mount starter location. All 250s have a low mount starter location.
FYI- block and head casting codes are the same, more or less, on 200s as they are on 250s. So, casting codes alone will not ID this engine...."

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