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Inline 6 identification

Postby Earl » Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:03 pm

I just purchased a used WoodChuck Chipper with a Ford inline 6 Cylinder with the block casting of EBP-6015-L on the left side, drivers side, of the engine. I am told it is a 223 but WoodChuck didn't start making chippers until 1969. Any help would be appreciated. Earl
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Postby StrangeRanger » Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:52 pm

What side are the intake and exhaust on and what is the order of the ports?
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Postby Earl » Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:11 pm

Intake and Exhaust are on left, Drivers side. Can't tell you about the ports until I can get home and look at it again. Thanks for the help, Earl
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Postby StrangeRanger » Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:28 pm

With the ports on the left, it's not a 240/300. Just which of the earlier blocks it is I cannot help you with.
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Postby Luckyman » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:08 pm

Thats an oddity that is difficult to explain. Ports on the left would be consistant with the 223. However Ford quit using those engines in the passenger cars & trucks in 1964. For some one to be using that engine 5 years later in a new piece of equipment is a strange deal. Perhaps someone wore out the original engine and re-engined with a 223.

Photo's might be helpful.
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Postby Fred » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:47 pm

How is the valve cover held on? Where are the motor mounts? Where is the distributor?

The only Ford six motors I am aware of that had the manifolds on the driver's side is the 215 - 223 - 262 series. All others, including flathead, Falcon, and 240 - 300 have the manifolds on the passenger side.

This has some good information: http://www.geocities.com/edwins63/I6ID.html

We really need a FAQ on how to identify vintage Ford six cylinders. I can volunteer accurate information on 226 and 254 flatheads and 215 overheads (and a little on the later stuff).
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Postby Earl » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:26 pm

The valve cover is held on by two bolts. It appears the orginal valve cover was painted a light blue color. There are 3 freeze plugs on the left side below the manifold. The distributor is on the front right side a little bit forward of a spin on oil filter. The fuel pump is located on the center right side. The firing order is 153624. A casting of 0B29 is located in front of the block casting of EBP-6015-L. The engine has a single barell holly carb. Don't know about the motor mounts. It appears to be a 262 from the web site you recommended but the year doesn't match up with the manf date of the chipper. I have some great photos that would help but I can't add them to this message. If you think you can help with an ID send me an email at switzerearl@hotmail.com and I will send the photos to you. Thanks so much. I need to get this thing running and take it to Gulfport MS to help my parents out. Thanks again.
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Postby hotrodenford » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:53 pm

Every thing you describe there is a 223 series engine. got 2!
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Postby hotrodenford » Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:09 pm

heres a pic: its a 223ci

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Postby Earl » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:59 pm

It is a 223. Yours looks a whole lot better. Don't ask me to explain how it ended up in a piece of equip manf in 1969. Thanks for everybodies help. Earl
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Postby 63redtudor » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:58 pm

This is interesting. From what I can find, the 223/262s were made for industrial purposes till about '67, perhaps till '69? Seems kinda strange that ford would continue making them that late, especially with the 240/300 in full production. I suppose about the only thing to do would be to try to find some sorta ID plate on the chipper & see if there's some sorta manufacturing date on it. Someone may have had to replace the engine & just used what they had on hand. Would be cool to see a pic.
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