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200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

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200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #1 by FletcherSyntax » Sat May 12, 2018 3:08 pm

So I got me a 1970 Ford Econoline e100 which I love! I've already done a fair amount of work on her but I've never been able to figure out which engine it is. I've done a lot of research, I swear... So far here is what I know:

The head is definitely marked as a 69' falcon.
It's got 5 freeze plugs.
The carb is aftermarket (I'm pretty sure).

What engine could this be? I don't know for sure that it's the original engine. Is there a identifying mark on the block anywhere I can research?

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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #2 by BigBlue94 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:31 pm

My only input is I went through a 74 e100, and it had a 240, and a 300 head.
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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #3 by Harte3 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:57 pm

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Try your question there in the small block Forum. The difference between the SB and BB (240/300) is the SB's intake manifold is integral with the head. They are separate on the BB.
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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #4 by bmbm40 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:06 pm

Does the head look like the one in this picture? If not you have a 240 or 300. Disregard the description it is somewhat misleading.
I had several Econolines over the years. They basically just keep on going.
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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Or if you can post some pictures of it then it will,be easy to tell. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #6 by B RON CO » Sun May 13, 2018 11:37 am

Hi, two easy ways to tell the big from the small is the big has the distributor in the center of the engine, and has a bolt on plate to access the lifters. The small engines have the distributor closer to the front, and there is no lifter access. Good luck
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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #7 by FletcherSyntax » Sun May 13, 2018 2:16 pm

Harte3 wrote:https://fordsix.com/viewforum.php?f=1

Try your question there in the small block Forum. The difference between the SB and BB (240/300) is the SB's intake manifold is integral with the head. They are separate on the BB.


Thanks! Definitely a SB then cause the intake is integrated with the head.

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Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

Post #8 by Harte3 » Mon May 14, 2018 1:31 pm

Got that settled! Now, it might be a 170, 200, 250 but I really can't say how to determine which...
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