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Old 01-31-2012, 01:01 PM
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I have a 48 F-1, I bought it with what I think is a 215cid straight 6. It didnt start but I didnt try very hard, it does turn over good though.Any way I have other plans for the truck and was wondering if i should scrap that engine or is it worth any thing?
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Badgas26, welcome to the forum. If your '48 has the original engine, it will be the 226 flat six. Put you location in your profile so folks will know if you are near by. There is some interest in the 226 engines but shipping is a problem. I wouldn't scrap it because even if the block is bad, there are a lot of parts that can be used by folks restoring them. I am looking for a spare engine but, it must be close to San Antonio to make it worth buying. Good luck with your project.

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Welcome to the forum. That engine is surely be worth something to someone; there are a few guys on this forum running a 215 and extra parts are always in demand for them. And please post your location!

But to be clear, the 215 overhead valve engine would not have been a stock motor for 1948; it was introduced in 1952 I believe. The 6 cyl offered that year would have been a flathead 226. Of course, the flathead could have been swapped out long ago. It should be easy for you to tell the difference though (ohv vs. flathead). If it is an early OHV engine there is also the possibility that it could be a 223 or a 262 as well... someone with a bit more experience than me should be able to sort you out on that.
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I'm sorry I should have said that it is not the orignal engine, it has EAA-6015-B on the side of the block. I think the EAA makes it a 215.That is part of the reason i'm not using it.
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Hello BadGas

Welcome!

If you have an engine and tranny in any kind of reasonable condition, I wouldn't scrap it without trying a couple of things: Craig's List is trolled by many to look for parts and pieces, there is a monster car show at Iola in July that might give you another place, with a few more posts, you'll be able to create a free listing on the 'for sale' portion of this forum. Somebody can use this beauty - they just don't how to find you yet.

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Thanks guys!

I live in northern wisconsin only an hour from Iola. I will probably try Craigslist, sold the rear end which was a 9" and am trying to sell the original front axle. I did enter my location and stuff but didn't show up,still new at this.
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Hello and welcome badgas

Thank you for your post ,it made me start thinking. When you said you had an EAA block I thought, WOW.... I've got one too. Mine came out of a 56 F600 I got for parts ( and to use building a barn) over 20 years ago. All this time I assumed the 56 had a 223 engine in it . To be sure I went and checked the bore size and low and behold it is a 215. I guess you can never assume anything with these old trucks. I am sure it didn't come from the factory with it but than again why would someone switch the original 6 cyl out for a smaller one? This is the same truck that had 5 lug wheels on the front and 6 lug on the rear with a 2 speed axle. If only the old girls could talk.

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I am sure it didn't come from the factory with it but than again why would someone switch the original 6 cyl out for a smaller one?
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Because that's probably what the farmer had laying around or could buy cheaper than a 223.
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I am sure you are close to being right 51PanelMan, it did get yanked out of the back of a farmers field.

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I would most certainly put it up it for sale on CL. I am a big fan of the 215/223. They get forgot about because everyone loves the flatheads and the y-blocks but I run a 215 and 223 and love them for what they are. They are easy to rebuild and parts are available. Whatever you do, DON'T scrap it unless the block and/or head is cracked. I am over in Michigan if you don't find a buy soon.

Just for clarification, if the distributor is located on the right side of engine, near the front it is a 223 not a 215.
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I would most certainly put it up it for sale on CL. I am a big fan of the 215/223. They get forgot about because everyone loves the flatheads and the y-blocks but I run a 215 and 223 and love them for what they are. They are easy to rebuild and parts are available. Whatever you do, DON'T scrap it unless the block and/or head is cracked. I am over in Michigan if you don't find a buy soon.

Just for clarification, if the distributor is located on the right side of engine, near the front it is a 223 not a 215.
I love my 215, too, because of the same reasons and I love that most "car" guys ask me why I put in a Chevy 216 inline motor in my Ford. The motors certainly do look alike to a lament.

This is what my 215 used to look like before one of the valves took a dive (from what I suspect). I hope to get it back from the rebuilder in a week or two.

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Thanks guys!

Engine is still in truck hope to get it out this weekend. Even if i can get a few $ for it its better then scraping it. If it was original to the truck it might be cool but kinda goofy now. I have a Mark viii donor car I will be using the 4.6 4v, trany, and irs. The rear suspension is in,now on to engine and front suspension. I would like to try to use the mark viii front suspention, but don't know if i have the fab skills. Sure has been fun so far!

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Tom,

There's no contact available for your through FTE, either private messages or email. Please email me at modelking2000 at hotmail dot com. I have a few questions about your engine.

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