My brother bought a 1954 ford truck. It has a 223 in-line 6. He is trying to find a distributor for it. 1955 is different and it won’t work it has to be for a 1954. I would appreciate any leads anybody could give me thank you
Put a want ad on Fordbarn. Check ebay. Fordbarn forum is very active and good place to ask questions for cars and trucks of that vintage, including 6's.
The 223 distributor should be the same from 1954 up until 1960 or so when they beefed up the oil pump driveshaft from 1/4" to 5/16".
What is the difference on the 1954 distributor that makes a '55-on distributor not fit his engine?
Dale, My brother told me the 55 shaft is longer
Apparently, it is a holdover design from the earlier 215 cu.in. Here's another- read the description about the gear change!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NORS-FORD-1952-8-6-CYLINDER-REMAN-DISTRIBUTOR/232479626 266?fits=Year%3A1954%7CMake%3AFord&hash=item3620dd941a:g:2ZcAAOxyCGNTML1k&vxp=mt r
"STORE STOCK #1177. You are buying 1 NEW REMANUFACTURED STOCK distributor. This unit was rebuilt by KIMCO INC ; a major aftermarket supplier from the 1960's and 70's. This unit fits ALL Ford 215 and 223 cubic inch 6 cylinder engines for the years 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957 and 1958. You who have these engines should know that there are 2 different size drive gears on these [1.6 inch for 1952-4 and 1.12 inch for 1955-8]. this unit FITS BOTH! Just transfer the gear from your old unit to this one if you need to. The rest of the unit IS IDENTICAL. "
I use LMC Truck for allot of my truck parts
OOps, I copied the same ad twice- Mark G put up the second ad I was talking about. A change in gear size on the distributor and -I assume- the camshaft.
Thanks guys, I sent the information to my brother
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