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Pix of Built '58 223c.i. I-6

Just in case anyone is interested, here's the link to have a gander.
1958 Mercury M100 4x4 - '58 223c.i. I-6
 
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Hey! I like that, what is the exhaust? A couple headers? Let us know what kinda horsepower you get from it.
 
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Very nice! I'm curious about the headers, too. Usually I-6 headers group the cylinders differently.
 
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Nice,Greg!
 
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nice . prolly spank my flatty too .............. i beleive i seez the backside of a 63 unmentionable there too ............
 
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That looks gooood. I too like the headers. Just wondering if the fuel pump is on right?
 
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WOW!!!!!

'tis truly a thing of beauty!!!!

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Very sharp!....Looks fast just sitting there...I kinda miss those glass-bowled pumps, remind's me of the simpler days...Thank's!
 
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Col., that sure is pretty but curious minds want to know! I'm intrigued by the header too? Where did it come from?

What's inside that beauty?

What's the actual displacement? (Is it bored or stroked?)

Are there any cylinder head modifications?

Please share!

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I grew up cutting my teeth on 223's also unmentionable others of the day however Iam empressed to the gills with glass bowl holly singles, the fuel pump, and the headers, seen quite a few of those on stove bolt specials but not fords. I also noted you still retained the stock original Holly,(I think that was name) vac. only advance distribitor, I have the ford version of that engine minus the nice stuff in my 59 F-350 but I changed out the distribitor to one that has a centrif. as well as vac. advance that is retrofit from a 68 ford 300 6 cyl. remachine the old drive gear from the 223 to fit the larger shaft and take the pump shaft from the 300 cut to same length and machine the lower side unpinned down to .25 hex to fit older pump as original is to big to fit older oil pumps. I did this and can take pictures to show about 5 years ago. It boosted up power, added some better mileage, I was generally pleased with the results also thought it might have been easier on the valves as far as heat was concerned. Also at a mile high can set timming to 9 btc instead of the original 5 btc, your alt will have to dictate.
 
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I agree with the others, nice work, Col. I spotted the '63 Brand X also, cut my teeth on a '56. Please share about the headers.
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Very nice what do you estimate the Horsepower to be.
 
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How Bitchin is that engine !

Nothing like a straight 6 with an open header raising hell. I never understood why the 223 didn't get the love of the Chevy inline. I thought they had great power.
 
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In reply to eman92082 my exsperiance was the stovebolt specials had a longer stroke and smaller bore, great for low end torque but with out high gears slow, the 223 was fast even stock as it was almost a square engine with bore around the same as stroke, I am going on memory as I dont have the spec's in front of me, but suffered on low end torque
 
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Originally Posted by dylan1952 View Post
Hey! I like that, what is the exhaust? A couple headers? Let us know what kinda horsepower you get from it.
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Very nice what do you estimate the Horsepower to be.

Headers it is.
I believe we got around 185hp & about double the original Torque.
I'm unable to give exact quotes as it's been setting for over 2 years now & I'm unable to locate the Paperwork because of the move.
This is for my '58 Mercury M-100 Panel truck that's still waiting to be brought down from Winnipeg.
 

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