I have a confusing engine ID problem. I have an OHC engine with a block casting # of 70H(?)M6015BA. The H could be a W or M. According to what I can find out the 70 refers to the year of manufacture which is too early to be a Pinto. There is also a casting of 20 near the other number. That should mean 2.0, but the 2.0 is made in Germany and this is marked “Made in England” on the air cleaner. Any help? I dont know what I have.
It’ s probably a 2.0L OHC Ford. That engine was in the second and third year Pinto’s. The first production Pinto was a pushrod 1.6L and then the European (German) 2.0L Ford.
These engines were extensivey used (Formula Ford) and many other classes of road racing. I remember in the late 70’s they were in asphalt mini-modifieds that ran almost exclusively in the Northeast. Great little engine.
The 2.3L Lima (Lima, OH) was produced here in the USA and appeared in 1974. I think Ed hit the nail on the head. You’ve got a German 2.0L OHC Ford…lucky stiff!
I feel really blessed to have found this car. It has a real MG like hood, fold down windshield, an auto trans, velour car like adjustable seats, a real MG 3 bow top. It also has a wiring job that looks like a tarantula orgy. (may have to redo that, but everything works…………)