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Ford Mustang Inline 6 ???????

I just started getting into the restoration projects. I purchased a 1966 Mustang coupe and tore it all the way down to the body, then I purchased a 1965 Mustang Coupe, well needless to say I just purchased another car, a 1967 Mustang Coupe, and now I am a little over my head, the 1967 was completely done except for the engine, it was complete minus the water pump, distributor, etc. I KNOW NOTHING about engines and all of the vehicles have the inline 6 in them. I have been trying to find a Haynes, Chilton or whatever other manual is out there in order to work on the engines, but no luck. I find plenty on the V8 but not the 6.....I got the 67 up and running but the timing is off and now I am lost. I tried rotating the distributor but no luck on getting it right, because I don't know what I am looking for mainly!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Inline 6

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I am in the same boat I would recommend a couple of books one of which I have called the Falcon Performance Handbook which is strictly for the Ford Inline Sixes and has some excellent information for getting the most out of your six. The second would be the Factory Mustang manual which I bought from Mustangs Plus but is probably available at other vendors. Mustangs Plus has a ton of other factory assembly manuals that may help also.
Also this forum is AWESOME the people her, especially Veronica, are extremely smart and very helpful if they don't know no body does.
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You should be able to find manuals for 64-66 mustangs or something along those lines. It will have all the information for all engine types, wiring diagrams and transmissions. I have a '66 with an inline and I can't remember the name of the manual, as i dont have it handy right now, but it is worth it's weight in gold
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I agree with both Zedd and Flower09pwr's suggestions. Invest in the Ford Shop Manuals for your cars. I have the manuals for both my 65 and 69 Mustangs and they contain tons of good useful information. My 65 convertible is a 200 I-6 and I have gone to my manual quite often when engine issues have come up. The illustrations and repair procedures have helped me (one who is not that great of a mechanic) to better understand this engine as well as the overall maintenance of my Mustang. These manuals are available at most of the larger Mustang internet parts sites. I understand that they are now also available on DVD at a cost much less than the books. I'd also invest in the assembly manuals as well (electrical, body, etc.). These manuals are also pretty easy to find on the web. I've also occasionally seen manuals for sale on Ebay at that were much cheaper than purchasing new. I also purchased the Falcon Performance Handbook and recommend it to anyone who owns a Ford I-6.

Good luck with your projects and all the best!

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Got to love the inline 6..!! For great info on inline six go to Ford Six Performance: The Web's Leading Resource for Ford Inline Six-Cylinder Engines and Cars! the guys are great over there

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1966 Mustang engine 200..parts car
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If you have a 250Ci inline 6
w/o A/C
With Auto Trans W/power steering

then you need a timing light
Look down at the bottom crank there you will see a guide
Clean it with a Wire Brush.
Find the "Mark" (looks like an arrow in the pully on the bottom crank)
mark it with a peice of white chaulk.
bust out your timing light and your looking for the timing to be at
4 degrees Before Top dead Center
and your dwell should be right around 40
or if you just wanna set the points quick use a match book cover
and if it fits snug but not too tight between the points that should do it.

a new Cap Rotor Points and Condenser With wires and plugs will insure that you feel the difference.
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1966 Inline 6 Question

We just acquired a 1966 with an inline 6 200 also and are not too good in this area-looking to get the shop manuals on dvd I think.
We cleaned off the engine last week to ID leaks and found 2- one being the oil pan drain plug (its a bolt right now) and identified an antifreeze leak running down from up under the exhaust manifold area. This feels like a bad thing to me any thoughts- we have driven the car and it runs ok but I dont want to do any damage?
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Riiandcci. As long as the leaks arent pouring fluid out. Just make sure you keep the fluids at there proper levels. Long as you keep the fluids up you will be fine.

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The Ford manuals are the way to go, the others are crap by comparison. If you can read, you can rebuild the engine using the Ford manual.
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Peter: 66 will be a 200ci timing set at 12*BTDC
rjjandccj: Hopefully a freeze plug leaking, simple fix, but could be head gasket or hose leaking on the carb heater base. Look closer.

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If you have a 250Ci inline 6
w/o A/C
With Auto <acronym title="transmission">Trans</acronym> W/power steering

then you need a timing light
Look down at the bottom crank there you will see a guide
Clean it with a Wire Brush.
Find the "Mark" (looks like an arrow in the pully on the bottom crank)
mark it with a peice of white chaulk.
bust out your timing light and your looking for the timing to be at
4 degrees Before Top dead Center
and your dwell should be right around 40
or if you just wanna set the points quick use a match book cover
and if it fits snug but not too tight between the points that should do it.

Peter, that would put the OP's car completely out of time. It's 1967 which would be a 200CI, the 250 wasn't around till 1969.

For the 200 CI straight six, your timing should be 6 BTDC with a manual transmission or 12 BTDC with an automatic transmission. I found the easiest way to mark the timing pointer and the notch in the harmonic balancer was clean the gunk off of them and then use a silver sharpie to mark both of them.
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Spec information: Classic Inlines - Ford Small Inline Six Specs

66 Coupe 200ci I6 Stock
66 Bronco half cab 203ci I6, CI aluminum Head and intake, Holley 390cfm 4V, Clifford header, Isky cam, KB pistons 9.7:1 comp, DSII ignition
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Thanks

Thanks for your all's assistance- we ordered the shop manual today and will keep an eye on the fluids until we get into the engine restoration. Still working on brakes and suspension!
Bob Johnson Shorewood IL
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