Here's pics on how to swap a 215 to a 223 in a '53 Mainline

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Here's pics on how to swap a 215 to a 223 in a '53 Mainline

Post #1 by texas_rat_trap » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:11 am

Make adapter plates out of 1/4" thick steel plate that bolt to 223 original mounting holes, use original 215 engine mount brackets bolted to adapter plate & flip original 215 '53 Mainline mounts around on cross member....No welding or cutting cross members, all bolt in. :D the adapter plates raise the engine about 3/4 to 1". These mounts are not cleaned up yet and are raw for test fit, and they work perfectly no oil pan or steering linkage clearance issues.

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Post #2 by The Big M » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:58 pm

Looks good! Glad you got that figured out.

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Post #3 by Daves55Courier » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:18 pm

Hey, is your fuel pump going to hit that new bracket you made when you try to install the fuel pump ?

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Post #4 by Daves55Courier » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:23 pm

Did you make that filter for the road pipe (crankcase breather) or was that factory equipment on the 215 engine. Never saw one like that on a vintage Ford 6.
I put an old sock over the bottom of the tube on mine and hold it on the tube with a nylon cable tie. But the sock gets oily real fast with all the hiway driving I do.

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Post #5 by texas_rat_trap » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:22 pm

Daves55Courier wrote:Hey, is your fuel pump going to hit that new bracket you made when you try to install the fuel pump ?


No, it won't hit left enough room to use mechanical pump, but will probably use an electric fuel pump.
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Post #6 by texas_rat_trap » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:26 pm

Daves55Courier wrote:Did you make that filter for the road pipe (crankcase breather) or was that factory equipment on the 215 engine. Never saw one like that on a vintage Ford 6.
I put an old sock over the bottom of the tube on mine and hold it on the tube with a nylon cable tie. But the sock gets oily real fast with all the hiway driving I do.


The crank case ventilation tube is out of a 1961 F-100 223cid..The '61 F-100 was a miracle junk yard find...the engine was virgin...everything on it down to the spark plugs and wires.
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Re: Here's pics on how to swap a 215 to a 223 in a '53 Mainline

Post #7 by 53customline » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:43 pm

Did you have to do anything with oil pump? I am trying to replace a blown 215 with a 223. The 215 is rear sump & i have a 223 that's a front sump. It's going in a 53 customline.

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