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Old 03-11-2007, 01:22 AM
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Took her for a drive today - 60 F100 w/ 223 flat 6

Actually this is my 2nd drive.
I took her to the mechanic last week (15 miles away).
Temp hoovered around 180.
Oil pressure, between 40 - 55.

I am in the great state of Missouri with it's small rolling hills. Just enough to force you to downshift every once in a while.

Mechanic worked on a couple of non-engine related things (brakes and replaced gasket between manifold and exhaust pipe).

Coming back home I noticed a couple of things I had not while driving out.
Temp climbed to 200 after working the hills (downshift and all) and then slowly settled back to 185.
Oil pressure still rolled between 40 - 60. I would have guessed it would hold still. Am I wrong in my thinking? Do I have a potential problem?
Engine sounded good, (this is the original engine) except when I had to work her (hills). When putting my foot into it, the engine sounded like rasping a couple pieces of metal together (not quite the bogging down of current engines, more metallic sounding).

It sounded bad to me. I was glad when I could get back to cruise/coast speed because it sounded normal then (at least more like what I was expecting).

I guess I am curious, since I am not an engine man. Am I about to blow up my engine or does the flatties have a tendency to sound harsh when being worked?

I did enjoy the ride.
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I'm sure you figured out about now, wrong forum. Don't worry we all started at one time. The 215 was the flathead six. (I think).
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226 was also a flathead 6.
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The little flathead six only came in the 226 cid. There were two series - G and H.
G was pre-'48 and H was post-'48.

There is also a 254 ci M series flathead six found in the larger trucks.

In '52 Ford introduced the 215 ci OHV six in trucks. The 215 then grew into the 223 about '54.
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Great info mtflat...Keep it coming. I want to get as many of these 6 cyl engines as possible.
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