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ENGINE SPECS

1960 Ford 223 Inline Six Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model designation: available in all models

Wheelbase: all models 119

The valve location: in head

Bore and stroke: 3.6250 x 3.600.

Piston displacement, cubic inches: 223

Compression ratio: 8.40

Maximum brake horsepower@RPM: 145 @ 4000

Maximum torque pounds foot,@RPM: 206 @ 2200

Normal oil pressure pounds: 45-50

TUNEUP SPECIFICATIONS

Ground polarity and voltage: negative-12

Spark plug: Champion 870

Spark plug gap: .034

Distributor: Point Gap Inch: .025.

Cam angle degrees : 35-38

Firing order: 153624

Ignition timing:
damper has five timing marks covering range from TDC to 9° BT DC in 2° increments set timing at 4° with standard transmission and 6° automatic transmission

Timing Mark location: damper

Idle speed RPM in neutral: 475

Compression pressure@cranking speed minimum: 150

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Running clearance:
Interior: .019, hot or cold.
Exterior: .019, hot or cold

Valve seat angle degrees: 45

Valve timing:
Intake opens degrees BTDC: 17
Exhaust closes degree a TDC: 9

Valve spring pressure lbs. At inches length: 161@1.39

Cam Lobe lift: take measurement at top end of pushrod
Intake: .273
Exhaust: .273

Stem clearance
Intake: .001-.0024
Exhaust .0028-.0042

Stem diameter standard
Intake: .3416-.3423
Exhaust: .3398-.3405

ENGINE TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS

Sparkplugs foot-pounds: 15-20

Cylinder head bolts foot-pounds: 65-75

Intake manifold foot-pounds: 23-28

Exhaust manifold foot-pounds: 23-28

Rocker arm shaft brackets foot-pounds: 45-55

Rocker arm cover foot-pounds: 2 - 2-1/2

Connecting rod bolts foot-pounds: 45-50

Main bearing bolts foot-pounds: 95-105

Flywheel to crankshaft foot-pounds: 75-85

Vibration damper or pulley foot-pounds: 85-95

COOLING SYSTEM AND CAPACITY DATA

Cooling system data
Quarts, no heater: 15
Quarts, with heater: 16
Radiator cap relief pressure: 12-15
Thermostat opening temperature: 180

Fuel tank, and gallons: 20

Engine oil
Refill quarts: 4; add one quart with filter change

Transmissions: standard: 3 pints; with overdrive 4-1/4 pints; automatic 10-1/2 quarts

Rear axle, pints: 4 1/2

STARTER MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Part number: FAR-11001A

Rotation: clockwise, as viewed from the drive end

Brush spring tension, ounces: 48-56

No load test: amperes: 85, volts: 12, RPM: 4500

Torque test: amperes: 550, volts: 5.0, torque pounds foot: 15 1/2

PISTONS, PINS, RINGS, CRANKSHAFT AND BEARINGS

Ring and gap: compression:.010, oil:.015

Wrist pin diameter: .9121

Rod bearings: shaft diameter 2.298-2.299: bearing clearance:.0004-.0023

Main bearings: shaft diameter: 2.498-2.499, bearing clearance:.0005-.0025

Thrust on bearing number: 3

Shaft end play: .004-.008

DISTRIBUTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Part number: FET-12127D, COAF-12127F

Rotation: clockwise

Cam angle degrees: 35-38

Breaker point opening, inch: .025

Condenser Capacity, Mfds.: .21-.25

Breaker arm spring tension, ounces: 17-20

Vacuum advance data:
Inches of vacuum to start plunger movement: FET-12127D: .38; COAF-12127F:.42
Inches of vacuum for full plunger travel: FET-12127D: 5.99; COAF-12127F: 6.5
Maximum vacuum advance, distributor degrees: 13