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While I'm rebuilding the 289 for my 65 I am going to tuneup the 6 cylinder that is in it right now. So I get the casting number off the block which is E1BE-6015-BB which if I read it right is a 1981-1983 200. I go to Autozone to get plugs, points condenser and cap, but when they lookup a 1981 Fairmont/Pickup/Granada with a 200 I6 it says it doesn't have points. They went back to the early 70's and it still said point set N/R. I went home and brought back a plug, the points and condenser but I'm not sure what they got was right. He said he looked up a 1965 mustang 200 I6. He gave me plugs BSF42C and the ones I took out are BSF82C.

The casting number breaks down to be out of a 1981 Fairmont 200 CI but in 1981 a 200 CI with points was not and option only electronic ignition.





 

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Casting number on block can differ from casting number on intake/head. The E1BE is a 1981 casting. Look on the top of intake log to the side of carb and you will find the casting number for the head. I know Ford went from 18mm plugs to 14mm plugs in 1975 for the V8's. You have a Load-a-Matic distributor which dates that to before 1967. Engine work has been done at one time.
 
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