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    Default Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    I bought a 1952 Chris Craft Riviera for restoration. It has been re-powered with an Interceptor Marine V-8. The Serial number above the timing cover is NO CDSL60219. I took a look at another posting that had some Interceptor serial number references, but they don't seem to make sense with my number. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Ayuh,.... Post some pictures of it,....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Here are some pictures to help with the ID.
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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Ayuh,.... My guess is, it's an ole 312 Ford,..... late '50s, early '60s vintage,...
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Ford Y block converted to marine use by Eaton. Sold from 1950's to about 1963 +- . Ford made the engine
    in 239,256,272,292 and 312 cu in. The larger displacement models had 2 sidedraft Carter YH carbs.
    The largest was the 312 which was rated at 215 HP and it may have had a 4 barrel carburetor.The 292 dual carb I think was about 185 hp.
    The smaller engines were offered with one or two carbs. My guess is that you engine is either 256 or 272 ci .
    Last edited by beeper387; 11-13-2015 at 02:45 PM. Reason: more information

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    My guess is your engine is a 272 rated at 165 HP
    Last edited by beeper387; 11-13-2015 at 02:43 PM. Reason: better information

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Thanks for all of the feedback! I appreciate the help. I found a hand scribbled note that says "Ford 292 velvet". Is that a velvet drive transmission on there you think?

    How important is it that I know the exact year and displacement? Are there a lot of differences in these motors based on cubic inches?

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Your transmission is a Velvet drive and they are still being made. Lots of interchangeability between these engines. Your serial # suggests it is a 272 CI but it could be a 292 CI . The front cover with the serial # will be the same for any size engine block . Look up Ford Y-block in Wikipedia

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    Default Re: Need help identifying my Interceptor motor.

    Thanks for all of your help!! You are correct. Looks like a 272 from the foundry in Ontario based on the block casting numbers. Thanks again!

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