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ENGINE SPECS

1956 Ford 223 Inline Six Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Six Cylinder - A6

Wheel base: 115-1/2

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3.62 x 3.60"

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 223

Compression ratio: 8.0

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 137 @ 4200 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 202 @ 1600

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 50

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: Champion 870

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 153624

Ignition Timing: Location: Vib. Damp. Long mark is TDC and each succeeding mark represents 3, 5, 7, 9 degrees. Set timing at 3 degrees BTDC.

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: Manual shift trans. 475; automatic shift trans. 450

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 60-75

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 150 Min.

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale:
    Removed from Above
    Shim thickness to use: .002";
    Pounds Pull on Scale: 5 to 10

Rings: (for tapered bores for minimum clearance fit rings in tightest portion of ring travel)
    Ring Gap, Minimum: Compression: .010
    Ring Gap, Minimum: Oil: .010
    Clearance in Groove: Compression: .006 Max.
    Clearance in Groove: Oil: .006 Max.

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .9120-.9123

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance:
    Intake: .019 Hot
    Exhaust: .019 Hot

Clearance for Timing Intake: .019

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 45

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
    Intake opens: 24 BTDC
    Exhaust Closes Degrees ATDC: 2

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length:
     Spring: 64 @ 1.78

Valve Stem Clearance:
    Intake: .004
    Exhaust: .005

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings:
    Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.2980-2.2988
    Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0033 Max.
    Rod End Play, Inch: .012 Max.
    Rod Bolt Tension, Lbs.Ft.: 45-50

Main Bearings:
    Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.4980-2.4988
    Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0035 Max.
    Crankshaft End Play, Inch (taken on rear bearing): .0012 Max.
    Main Bolt Tension, Lbs.Ft.: 95-105

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System:
    Without heater: 14-1/2 quarts
    With heater: 15-1/2 quarts

Fuel Tank: 17 gallons (station wagons and couriers 19 gallons)

Engine Oil: 4 quarts

Transmission:
    
without overdrive: 3 pints
    with overdrive: 3 pints; Station wagon:4-1/2
    with automatic transmission: 9-3/4 quarts

Rear Axle: 3

LOADAMATIC DISTRIBUTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Distributor Vacuum Advance Date:
   
Degrees Advance:
        at 300 RPM: 0 - 1/2, Inches vacuum: .18
        at 400 RPM: 1/4 - 1-1/4, Inches vacuum: .32
        at 500 RPM: 1-3/4 - 2-3/4, Inches vacuum: .50
        at 1200 RPM: 8 - 9-1/4, Inches vacuum: 2.59
        at 1600 RPM: 10-3/4 - 11-3/4, Inches vacuum: 4.22
        at 2000 RPM: 13 - 14-1/2, Inches vacuum: 6.00

Breaker Gap, Inch: .024-.026

Condenser Capacity: .21-.25 Mfds.

Breaker Arm Spring Tension: 17-20 Oz.

Cam Angle: 36 degrees

GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Generator Number: FAR-10000B, FAS-10000C (generator rotates clockwise)

Generator output:
   
30 Amps @ 3000 RPM

Brush Spring Tension: 30 oz.

REGULATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Regulator Number: FAP-10505

Cutout Relay:
    Voltage to close points: 12.4
    Reverse Current to Open Points: 2-6 amps

Voltage Regulator Setting: 15.0 volts

Current Regulator Setting: 30 amps

STARTING MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Unit Number: FAR-11001A

Brush Spring Tension: 48-56 ozs.

No Load Test:
    120 Amps, 12 Volts, 4800 RPM

Torque Test:
     550 Amps, 5.0 Volts, Torque, Lbs.Ft.: 15.5

ENGINE TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS (FT. LBS.)

Spark Plugs: 15-20

Cylinder Head Bolts: 65-70

Intake Manifold: 23-28

Exhaust Manifold: 23-28

Rocker Arm Shaft Bracket: 45-55

Rocker Arm Cover: 2 - 2-1/2

Connecting Rod Cap Bolts: 45-50

Main Bearing Cap Bolts: 95-105

Flywheel to Crankshaft: 75-85

Vibration Damper or Pulley: 85-95

REAR AXLE AND BRAKE CYLINDER SPECIFICATIONS

Ring Gear & Pinion Backlash, Inch:
     Passenger Car:
.003-.008
    Station Wagon: .003-.008

Drive Pinion Adjustment:
     Passenger Car:
Shims
    Station Wagon: Shims

Drive Pinion Bearing Adjustment:
     Passenger Car:
Spacer
    Station Wagon: Spacer

Axle Shaft End Play, Inch:
     Passenger Car:
None
    Station Wagon: None

Hydraulic Cylinder Bore Sizes, Inch:
    Wheel Cylinder:
          Front:
1-1/8
        Rear: 7/8 (station wagon: 15/16)
    Master Cylinder: 1

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Caster, Degrees
    Limits: +1/2 to + 1-1/2
    Desired: +1

Camber, Degrees
    Limits: +1/4 to +1-1/4
    Desired: +3/4

Toe-In, Inches: 1/16 to 1/8

Toe-Out on Turns, Degrees: (If toe-out is incorrect, when other adjustments are correct, look for bent steering arms.)
    Outer wheel: 20
    Inner Wheel: 24-1/2

Kingpin Angle, or Steering Axis Degrees: (If king pin or spindle support angle are incorrect, but camber is correct, look for bent suspension arms or spindle support)
    7° 7'




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