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ENGINE SPECS

1953 Ford 215 Inline Six Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Six Cylinder - A3

Wheel base: 115

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3.5625 x 3.600"

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 215

Compression ratio: 7.00

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 101 @ 3500 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 185 @ 1500

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 57

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: Champion H10

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 153624

Ignition Timing: Groove Vib. Damp.

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: Manual shift trans. 475; automatic shift trans. 450

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 130 Min.

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Removed from Above
Shim thickness to use: .0015";
Pounds Pull on Scale: 5 to 10

Rings: (for tapered bores for minimum clearance fit rings in tightest portion of ring travel)
Ring Gap, Minimum: Compression: .007
Ring Gap, Minimum: Oil: .007

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .9120-.9123

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance: Intake: .015
Exhaust: .015

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 45

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
Intake opens: 23 BTDC
Exhaust Closes Degrees ATDC: 33

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: Spring: 132 @ 1.50

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .001-.002
Exhaust: .0015-.0025

Valve Stem Diameter: Intake: .3410 - .3420; Exhaust: .3410 - .3420

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.298 - 2.299
Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0005-.002

Main Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.498 - 2.499
Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0005-.002
Crankshaft End Play, Inch (taken on rear bearing): .004-.008

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System: Without heater: 15 quarts
With heater: 16 quarts
Radiator Cap Relief pressure: 7
Thermostat opens: 180 degrees

Fuel Tank: 17 gallons (station wagons and couriers 19 gallons)

Engine Oil: 4 quarts + 1 with filter change

Transmission:
without overdrive: 3 pints
with overdrive: 4 pints
with automatic transmission: 9-3/4 quarts

Rear Axle: 3-1/2 (station wagon 3)

DISTRIBUTOR SPECIFICATIONS DATA

Distributor part number: FAA-12127A

Distributor Vacuum Advance Data:
Inches of Vacuum to Start Plunger Movement: .30
Inches of Vacuum for full Plunger travel: 3.7
Maximum Vacuum Advance, Distributor degrees: 10-1/2

Breaker Gap, Inch: .025

Condenser Capacity: .21-.25 Mfds.

Breaker Arm Spring Tension: 17-20 Oz.

Cam Angle: 35 - 38 degrees

GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Generator Number: FAA-10000A, FBC-10000A (generator rotates clockwise)

Generator output:
FAA-10000A: 35 Amps @ 850 RPM (engine speed)
FBC-10000A: 35 Amps @ 900 RPM (engine speed)

Brush Spring Tension: 30 oz.

REGULATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Regulator Number: FAC-10505A

Cutout Relay: Voltage to close points: 6.3
Reverse Current to Open Points: 0-8 amps

Voltage Regulator Setting: 7.3 volts

Current Regulator Setting: 34 amps

STARTING MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Unit Number: FAD-11002A, FAJ-11002A

Brush Spring Tension: 48-56 ozs.

No Load Test: 70 Amps, 6 Volts, 3000 RPM

Torque Test: 700 Amps, 3.5 Volts, Torque, Lbs.Ft.: 16

ENGINE TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS (FT./LBS.)

Spark Plugs: 25-30

Cylinder Head Bolts: 65-70

Intake Manifold: 23-28

Exhaust Manifold: 23-28

Rocker Arm Shaft Bracket: 45-55

Rocker Arm Cover: 2 - 2-1/2

Connecting Rod Cap Bolts: 45-50

Main Bearing Cap Bolts: 95-105

Flywheel to Crankshaft: 75-85

Vibration Damper or Pulley: 45-55

REAR AXLE AND BRAKE CYLINDER SPECIFICATIONS

Ring Gear & Pinion Backlash, Inch:
Passenger Car:
.003-.008
Station Wagon: .003-.008

Drive Pinion Adjustment:
Passenger Car:
Shims
Station Wagon: Shims

Drive Pinion Bearing Adjustment:
Passenger Car:
Spacer
Station Wagon: Spacer

Axle Shaft End Play, Inch:
Passenger Car:
None
Station Wagon: None

Hydraulic Cylinder Bore Sizes, Inch:
Wheel Cylinder:
Rear: 7/8 (station wagon 15/16)
Front: 1-1/8
Master Cylinder: 1

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Caster, Degrees
Limits: -1 to + 1/2
Desired: -1/4

Camber, Degrees
Limits: 0 to +1
Desired: +1/2

Toe-In, Inches: 1/16 to 1/8

Toe-Out on Turns, Degrees: (If toe-out is incorrect, when other adjustments are correct, look for bent steering arms.)
Outer wheel: 20
Inner Wheel: 22-1/2

Kingpin Angle, or Steering Axis Degrees: (If king pin or spindle support angle are incorrect, but camber is correct, look for bent suspension arms or spindle support) 4-3/4 to 5-3/4