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Determining the Size of my Engine

 
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Personally I"ve forgotten more than I know....... I think?!

Me too! Sometimes I feel lucky I can still remember my name.
 
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I blew it too. After finding the info on the 'Y' block I realized it was and older truck than 54 and had to be a flathead.
 
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I don't know what to think about you guys with new trucks...

edit after Wayne's post: I guessed the flathead part based on his avatar. It was either that or the new one in the back - and with a 4.6 it's pretty close to 239 too


j/k I know it's about 278
 
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Don't be too hard on yourselves, guys. A lot of the confusion could have been eliminated early on if the original question had a little more info to go by. The addition of the word 'flathead' or '8BA', or even a model and year of the vehicle would have been helpful. It's a lesson for all of to be as complete and concise as possible with our questions. And no, I'm not beating anyone up or making accusations, just an observation. ;-)
 
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Originally Posted by mtflat View Post
and with a 4.6 it's pretty close to 239 too


j/k I know it's about 278
Actually I believe The 4.6L is a 281!
 
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Originally Posted by fordman75 View Post
Actually I believe The 4.6L is a 281!
I'll take your word for it - I've always struggled with metric conversions.

I only know the 4.6 in my Shelby does pretty well for all the bigger it is.
 
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I'll take your word for it - I've always struggled with metric conversions.

I only know the 4.6 in my Shelby does pretty well for all the bigger it is.
But just think if it was a 286 Flatmotor----
 
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Individually we have lots of gaps.
According to my wife, I have a flat head and a large gap in between.Can't disagree with her, she's kind of tough.
 
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Originally Posted by mtflat View Post
I'll take your word for it - I've always struggled with metric conversions.
Tim,
16.4 is the magic number for converting engine displacement to and from cc's to cid's.
4.6L=4600cc's.
4600/16.4=280.48.
281x16.4=4608cc's.


It's approximate, since the actual conversion number goes out several decimal places, but it's close enough for forum work.

(the actual Ford engine isn't exactly 4600cc's, either, but I'd have to look up the correct figure)
 
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Determining the Size of my Engine

Hi to all - I've always used these approximate numbers.
1-Liter = 1,000 c.c. = 61 c.i. So, 61 c.i. X 4.6 L. = 280.6 c.i.
Hope this helps someone.
 
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I wasn't that far off.... lol

I took 4.6/5.0 = .92 x 302 to get 278

Hmmm, 281 - I'll try to remember
 
 
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