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09-29-2010, 03:23 PM
Last week I purchased a 1964 Fiberglass Dorsett cabin-type cruiser (20FT). Still has the Ford Interceptor motor in it connected to an EATON outdrive. Any suggestions for how i can figure out what model interceptor it is?

10-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Do you have any pictures? Is the motor a six cylinder? / flywheel forward? They did use Ford 144 and 170 CI "Falcon" motors in them.

I have a 170CI "straight inboard" in my 64 Correct Craft, rated at 100hp. I think the 144 was rated at 85hp. hope this helps?

10-29-2010, 04:12 PM
Got 'er figured out. Thanks. The motor is an interceptor 221 Cu In, 140HP, V8, RH Rotation. also found out that the drive unit is a Series 14 Eaton drive.

10-30-2010, 10:44 AM
Eaton did have a drive years ago!
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Good luck with parts these days!

Eaton also arranged for their name to appear on a run of early 200/250 Volvo Penta drives, and they looked similar to this.

Pictures would be helpful. :)

BTW, single engine installations were typically Standard LH rotation. (rotation is viewed from the flywheel side)
Volvo's cone clutch will not work with RH rotation engines.