231 V8 ??

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Benny
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231 V8 ??

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Hello All
Does anyone know what the smallest V8 engine that Ford made ?
I recently bought a (what I thought was a) 302 with a 3 speed tranny and I'm thinking it's a 231.....??@!?

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Small block CID
221
260
289
302
High deck:
351

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They make a stroker kit to come up with 331.
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Ok...it is a 221 V8
when did FMC quit making these motors ?
& Are they good motors ? & what's the deal with the "water passing through the intake manifold @ the carburetor ??
Thank you for yr time ✌️

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Don't forget the 255 made in 1980-81 for mustang and thunderbirds. Looks like a 302 but intake is unique.
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Benny wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:04 am
Ok...it is a 221 V8
when did FMC quit making these motors ?
& Are they good motors ? & what's the deal with the "water passing through the intake manifold @ the carburetor ??
Thank you for yr time ✌️
Good motor for the time, but low horsepower / small valve heads

221 ended 1962.

Cooling passages under the carb are to do just that. Cooling so that the fuel does not vapor lock / atomizes correctly.

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Hi all and thank you for yr input...so come to find out , this motor I have is NOT a 231 it's a 1968 289 with electronic ignition , alternator and a 4 belt pulley on the harmonic balancer . It's slightly different than my 260 that's in my Comet .but it's NOT a 231....thanks again guys and stay healthy😎

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Benny wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:30 pm
Hi all and thank you for yr input...so come to find out , this motor I have is NOT a 231 it's a 1968 289 with electronic ignition , alternator and a 4 belt pulley on the harmonic balancer . It's slightly different than my 260 that's in my Comet .but it's NOT a 231....thanks again guys and stay healthy😎
Plus the fact that there's no such thing as a 231 CID SBF !

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