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I'm looking to swap my 200ci to a 250ci straight 6 ford motor but can't find any 250s anywhere. Can someone offer any suggestions?
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Do a Craigslist alert in ALL the areas you're willing to travel to... May take a while...

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I'm looking to swap my 200ci to a 250ci straight 6 ford motor but can't find any 250s anywhere. Can someone offer any suggestions?
They're out there. Consider looking for complete cars and parting out what you don't need. You'll find 250's in passenger cars from '69 on up...

1968-1976 Ford Ranchero
1968-1973 Ford Torino
1969-1973 Ford Mustang
1970-1977 Ford Maverick (Americas)
1975-1980 Ford Granada (North America)
1968-1969 Mercury Comet
1972-1976 Mercury Montego
1975-1980 Mercury Monarch

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Car-part.com along with the list that Woodchuck provided should get you an engine in no time.


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How about a reman? https://www.autozone.com/powertrain/...3_754330_11266

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Do a Craigslist alert in ALL the areas you're willing to travel to... May take a while...
For distance related craigslist searches use Searchtempest.com...can search CL nationwide that way(Also a good way to find not so common vehicles). Freight for an engine beyond driving distance is usually about $150 and the I6 engines are fairly cheap, so dont be afraid to search hundreds of miles out
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If you put it in a '65-'68 Car, You'll need to blow a hole in the hood and it will require a hood scoop as the 250 is decked about 2 inches higher than a 200cid. A stock '65-'68 hood will not fit. Just an FYI......Something to think about.

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The 250 will fit under the hood provided you use a set of 69-70 250 mounts.

65-68 mounts will not work, 71-73 mounts dont work either.

No one reproduces the 250 Mustang mounts, some have modified Maverick mounts to work.

I found a set of mint 250 mounts from a Mustang and paid a pretty penny for them.

In the long run, its cheaper to do a SBF swap.

The 250 is wider and taller than a 200, the water pump is longer and results in fan clearance issues.


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I'm looking to swap my 200ci to a 250ci straight 6 ford motor but can't find any 250s anywhere. Can someone offer any suggestions?
Where are you located? I have seen two 250's on craigslist here in the SF Bay Area.

As for it not fitting. Well not really true. This is not my car but:

"So I finally have the engine in. I did have to modify my trans cross member. Which included lengthening the bolt holes and cut and weld the e-brake bracket. I have it as low as I can get it with it not hitting the steering center link. I have 2 1/8" of clearance from the water pump to radiator. I will be running one 16" electric fan and an 8". I will install my hooker headers after I break the cam in. then install new 2.25" exhaust. Still have to figure lower radiator hose and redo the A/C lines for a cleaner look. My 200 A/C bracket will work and line up. Should have my 3G alternator and mini starter this week."
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I'm looking to swap my 200ci to a 250ci straight 6 ford motor but can't find any 250s anywhere. Can someone offer any suggestions?
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They're out there. Consider looking for complete cars and parting out what you don't need. You'll find 250's in passenger cars from '69 on up...

1968-1976 Ford Ranchero
1968-1973 Ford Torino
1969-1973 Ford Mustang
1970-1977 Ford Maverick (Americas)
1975-1980 Ford Granada (North America)
1968-1969 Mercury Comet
1972-1976 Mercury Montego
1975-1980 Mercury Monarch
woodchuck beat me to it. you can also start with a reman engine as well. just remember you are going to need a V8 bell housing for what ever transmission you are going to use. the nice thing is that V8 flexplates and flywheels bolt up, BUT they need to be zero balanced to avoid balance issues.

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If you put it in a '65-'68 Car, You'll need to blow a hole in the hood and it will require a hood scoop as the 250 is decked about 2 inches higher than a 200cid. A stock '65-'68 hood will not fit. Just an FYI......Something to think about.

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The 250 will fit under the hood provided you use a set of 69-70 250 mounts.

65-68 mounts will not work, 71-73 mounts dont work either.

No one reproduces the 250 Mustang mounts, some have modified Maverick mounts to work.

I found a set of mint 250 mounts from a Mustang and paid a pretty penny for them.

In the long run, its cheaper to do a SBF swap.

The 250 is wider and taller than a 200, the water pump is longer and results in fan clearance issues.
bmcgc is right, the 250 will fit with a few changes here and there.

one more thing, you can advertise in the wanted section for a 250 on craigslist, and other want ads, but you best know how to spot a 250 at a glance, otherwise you will be combing through a bunch of 200s. the 250 has the V8 bell housing pattern, and a four bolt water pump. if the engine you look at does not have both of these items, its not a 250.

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