Ford 223 Inline 6 Cylinder Engine

The Ford 223 inline 6 cylinder engine was first introduced in 1954 and was simply a larger version of the Ford 215 six cylinder that was offered two years earlier. The maximum amount of production horsepower that the Ford 223 would ever see was from 1958 to 1960 when the engine produced 145 bhp. Beginning in 1961, horsepower was decreased some to 138 until the 223 was discontinued after 1964. This engine was used in both Ford cars and trucks and was also offered as the bottom end motor in the popular Ford Fairlane which was introduced in 1955.

Engine Specifications

1954 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 115 @ 3900 rpm
Max Torque: 193 @ 1000 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 7.2
Firing Order: 153624

1955 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 120 @ 3900 rpm
Max Torque: 195 @ 1200 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 7.5
Firing Order: 153624

1956 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 137 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 202 @ 1600 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.0
Firing Order: 153624

1957 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 144 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 212 @ 2400 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.6
Firing Order: 153624

1958 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 145 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 212 @ 2100 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.6
Firing Order: 153624

1959 - 1960 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 145 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 206 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.4
Firing Order: 153624

1961 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 135 @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque: 200 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.4
Firing Order: 153624

1962 - 1964 with 1 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 138 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 203 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.6
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.4
Firing Order: 153624
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