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Old 06-04-2008, 09:11 PM
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small 6 banger casting info??

Hi,

Can someone identify my son's inline six from the following letters and numbers casted into the block found on the passenger side rear, forward of the starter. They are as follows:

D8BE
6015GE

We're trying to get this 6 banger running in his 1962 Ranchero.

It doesn't seem like this the original engine, & I'm sure it isnt. It has a single bbl carb with the following numbers:
6R
3806
B

any help would be appreciated.

Bob
 
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Is the intake manifold cast into the cylinder head, or does it bolt on?
The casting number means it's a 78, so it could be a 300, 250, or 200.
 
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D = 1970s
8 = year, thus 1978
B = product line, in 1978 this was Fairmont.
E = parts line, engine in this case

6015 says engine tag or id

I can't tell the rest as my sources don't say. Numberdummy knows all and may be by later. Links I checked are at the top of the sbf forums, and:

Guide to Decoding Ford Part Numbers - ClassicMustang.com

Now, if this is from a '78 Fair-mount, the brochures and Wikipedia say it had a 200:

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So, if your engine has the intake cast into the head, it's 99 44/100 % certain to be a 200.

It should have the old "6 cylinder" bell pattern and bolt right up or w/o too much trauma to the Ranchero.
 
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Thanks for the info.
The intake is cast into the head.

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