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This doesn't sound right, but I thought I would ask:

Is a 1982 200cid a direct replacement for my 1966 200cid? I could have
sworn (at the very least) that the 200 was redesigned somewhere
inbetween, but a local ford guy is swearing it'll work.

After a more thourough inspection I have decided to pull the original motor
from my 66 and rebuild it properly for daily use. In the meantime I was
planning to pick up a cheap spare to use.

I have been limiting my searches to 64-68 for obvious reasons, but now I
am wondering how far out I can go. Also what do you think a fair price
on a complete 200 would be? I was hoping for $200-300, but looking
around is making me wonder if I am too low.
 

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I have a feeling that the intake and carb flange will give you problems.
 

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You should be able to pick one up for $100 to $200. Most of the time you can 't give them away. I sold a perfectly good 66 model 200 with 83,000 miles on it last year for $200 and was glad to get it.
 

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Bolt spacing changed for the diff card in 70. Starting in 80, blocks were changed to the low mount starter.
 

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You should be able to pick one up for $100 to $200. Most of the time you can 't give them away.
That's what I thought to. I have a buddy that is looking for a 65 200 for more than 6 months now. We put adds in craigslist and my clubs newsletter but no luck.

mike
 

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check out Ford Six Performance Home/Index and you will find
more info on the six than you would care to know.

To answer your question, the 82 bellhousing bolt pattern
is different from your 66, that's the big difference.
 

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That's what I thought to. I have a buddy that is looking for a 65 200 for more than 6 months now. We put adds in craigslist and my clubs newsletter but no luck.

mike
It depends on where you are located, they are fairly easy to find here,
one yard just got in a 68 Coupe with a 200 in it, all complete.
 

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I can tell you from experience a 66 200 will NOT bolt up to a 1970 with the same motor. Been there tried that.
 

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I can tell you from experience a 66 200 will NOT bolt up to a 1970 with the same motor. Been there tried that.
You are probably comparing a 66 200 to a 70 250 and yes they
will not interchange. The 250 looks very much like the 200, in fact
the head and valve cover will interchange physically. The bellhousing
bolt pattern on a 250 is the same as a 302 or sb V8, the 200 is
quite different.

My 65 had a 72 200 in it when I got it and it all bolted up fine.
 
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