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1966 Ford F100 VIN help

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Exclamation 1966 Ford F100 VIN help

Hey guys, I'm new here and I just picked up a really nice F100, and I was wondering mainly which straight-6 engine it has, the VIN starts out F10A which leads me to believe its the 240ci not the 300ci but it looks pretty big, so I'm not entirely sure, it does have the Custom cab from what I can gather (the separate oil/temp/fuel/amp gauges) if that makes any difference, Is there any5thing I can look for on the engine itself to identify it?
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Welcome to FTE.

The best way to tell the difference between a 240 and a 300 is to measure the stroke.

Remove any spark plug, and insert a 12" piece of white electrical wire.
Rotate the engine until the wire is at its lower point.
Mark the wire at some point, such as the valve cover lip.
Rotate the crankshaft until the wire is at its highest point, and mark the wire at the same witness spot.
Measure the distance between the 2 wires.
For the 240, 3.18" is the stroke, and 3.98" is the stroke of the 300.

Suggest two things:
1. Compare the VIN on the title, on the door Warranty Plate, and on the frame to make sure they all match. The frame VIN is stamped on the upper passenger rail, about where the front of the engine is. It is faint, and may require some wire brushing. Do not use a grinder, just a wire brush.
2. Post the entire Warranty Plate information and we can decode it all for you.

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Ok, will do, thanks
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