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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Is this good? - 200ci V6

I bought a '67 Mustang Couple 200ci when I was 12, around 5 years ago. We've really not spent the time on it like we should have but now I'm about to graduate and I want to get this thing going again. We took the engine out a long time ago and we realized it seemed like someone had already rebuilt the engine. I know its a wimpy engine but it's original and I don't have the money to put in another one at the moment.

Look at these pics and see what you think, is this considered pretty "clean"? I'm not expert but I think it's pretty good.





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Looks very nice. And don't run down the 200. With seven mains, it was almost indestructible, and was capable of 25-30 mpg.

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Surprisingly good

200's are oftentimes underestimated. They get great mileage (as stated above) and with today's upgrade kits available, they can put out well over 200hp with a proper turbo and other mods.
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I was going to say... folks who have the 200's all seem to love them across the board. It looks like a nice one.


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Cool, thanks guys! Also while I'm at it, the carb we had let it run but I believe the choke was missing, although I can't remember exactly, but the car would start and we drove it like maybe a 1/4 mile one day, we want to get this thing running again soon, what is the cheapest route I could get another carb? or should I use the one we have?
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BTW, it's not a V6. It's an I6. Sorry, just a technicality.

You can get plenty of power out of it if you do it right. Sure, you can get more out of doing similar mods to a V8 I won't deny there.

If you want ideas to hop up the I6, head to Ford Six Performance Home/Index and check out the forums. Also check out Classic Inlines Performance Parts - Home

And you really can't judge the condition by how clean it is. You should check bearing clearances, the cylinder hone, etc unless you know for sure that it was rebuilt.

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You could rebuild the carb, and just fix the choke.


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Just liked the quote
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They are peppy. Before you put the engine back in, grab some paint cans and give her a nice new coat.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 03:32 AM
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on man does it light me up whenever i see a post on any old car that says o it has a V6 ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, anyways it is a I6 bro. But yea on a good note i have listen to quite a bit of inline 6 engines run and they sound great nice and steady good gas milage and power.
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There is nothing wrong with 200s. They are good motors.


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Check out fordsix.com. Those boys have spent more of my money lol. Seriously tho they are probably the best for the 200.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 09:56 AM
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I have a 200 in my 64 Econoline absolutely love it. Was planning on a V8 conversion but after investigating what can be done to 200 I decided to build a 6. Thought I would do the build on the new motor while driving the van with the old motor into the ground. Well that was 2 years and around 15,000 miles ago. I can't kill this thing !! The new motor will have to wait as the van runs better every time I use it. Great engine.

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Love my six's. That's a really nice looking engine, condition wise.

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on man does it light me up whenever i see a post on any old car that says o it has a V6 ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, anyways it is a I6 bro. But yea on a good note i have listen to quite a bit of inline 6 engines run and they sound great nice and steady good gas milage and power.
I once had a debate with a supposed 'car guy' about what I had in my mustang. Granted, his knowledge was limited to his lime green saab convertible (which led me to question his sexuality). Asked what I had in it and the conversation liek this:

"just a six".

"Oh, I love those V-6s".

"It's an inline 6"

"No it's not, it's a V-6"

"No really, I rebuilt the engine, I'm pretty sure it's an inline 6"

"Ford didn't make an inline, you don't know what you are talking about"

"well, let's go take a look in the parking lot"

5 minutes later

"Oh, that's not the original style engine"

/facepalm

Then again, I've had people argue with me that my volvo's couldn't possibly have an inline 5 cylinder, that engines had to have even number of cylinders.

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Some people are determined they know everything. Even when you prove them wrong.


I'm one of the many going from I6 to V8. Mainly cause my I6 was trashed and seized and not worthwhile (IMO) to rebuild. But I encourage those with I6s to keep them. Your I6 looks great!

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