skidsteer ford motor


jkdon
10-19-2005, 12:28 PM
does anyone out there have any experience working on an industrial 4cyl motor out of an 83 Bobcat skidsteer? the model is a 2274E 1.6L. I think its time to rebuild it.

any advice would be greatly appreciated

thanks
Jkdon

MagicRat
10-19-2005, 07:26 PM
Hmmmm....possibly the 1.6 liter Kent 4 cyl engine?
These were orignally designed by Ford in Europe in the late 1960's, and were used in the early North American Ford Escort in the early 1980's
Easy to rebuild and as reliable as dirt.

navajo50
10-19-2005, 08:25 PM
If it is the 1.6 kent engine it is the same as a 81 or 82 escort with parts very easy to get. check with your local ford dealer and or New holland dealer for more info.

jkdon
10-20-2005, 01:47 PM
thanks alot for the info guys I will look into it. the motor has 90psi at each cylinder. Are they low or does this motor run at a lower pressure?
I also was told that the motor is like a pinto motor, but I haven't found anything on a 1.6 in a pinto.

thanks
Jkdon

jkdon
10-20-2005, 02:22 PM
Hey guys

I just found out a little info on the kent motor. Sounds like it had an over head cam, this 1.6 2274E does not have an over head. Any other Ideas what this thing could be.

thanks again
Jkdon

benchtest
10-23-2005, 08:31 PM
The 1.6L Kent is a pushrod engine. Only European Escorts would use that engine. The US Escort used the 1.6L CVH OHC engine. Most Pintos used the 2.3L OHC engine, but maybe the early ones used the 1.6L - never checked, never will. 8) If you have a Ford engine in your skid steer it would be an industrial motor. I can't tell you the difference (but it won't be a CVH), but any Bobcat dealer should be able to tell you the motor information with a phone call. Good luck.

homertwo
04-20-2006, 08:20 AM
Hello. The ford industrial is not the same as in any ford car. I have one in my Bobcat skidsteer. Mine is a 722.
I guess there was more than one design. Mine has a T20 marking on the side. I bought a new short block thinking it was the same as mine. The marking on the side is VL11. Looked the same. But after getting them side by side. They are different. The VL11 is 1 inch shorter.
I can't use it useless I find all the rest of the parts for it.
It is brand new old stock. I paid $860 for it. Which is less than I will pay to sleave mine. I need at least 2 sleaves.
I also have another T20 that has a rod sticking thru the block. So I have extra parts for it.

Did you ever get yours rebuilt?

Homer

ibuildit
01-08-2009, 09:40 AM
O'boy....Actually, I have not been able to find Escort parts to match up, however, they did use this engine in the 1980 Fiesta, NOT Fes-tiva.
There is a guy in Minnisota, who not only has about every part, but also has fresh re-builts. I've had to deal with my Kent, way more then I bargined for, so I've learned abit, let me know if you have any specfic questions.

RUracing
01-16-2009, 10:04 PM
O'boy....Actually, I have not been able to find Escort parts to match up, however, they did use this engine in the 1980 Fiesta, NOT Fes-tiva.
There is a guy in Minnisota, who not only has about every part, but also has fresh re-builts. I've had to deal with my Kent, way more then I bargined for, so I've learned abit, let me know if you have any specfic questions.


I am in the process of rebuilding a Bobcat Skidsteer with a 1.6L Ford-Fiesta/Kent/Ford Ind./Pinto/OHV engine and I am need of parts that I have not been able to locate my e-mail is ronsmachine@peoplepc.com and can be contacted at 208-251-6323. I would like contact info for your guy in Minnisota, who not only has about every part, but also has fresh rebuilds.

pholmann09
01-17-2009, 10:22 AM
i took one of these motors out of a fiesta and put in a bobcat for a guy and the only thing i had to do was have the pilot on the bobcat flexplate that bolts up to the flywheel turned down. the pilot hole in the bobcat engine flywheel is bigger but it will not bolt up to the fiesta engine. that was the only mod i had to do to get the engine to work. its still in there and running fine. the engine did come out of a 1980 fiesta. It will work i promise. good luck

stillracing
08-29-2009, 07:06 AM
regards to person who contacted me by cell phone. I have information on 1.6 ford motor in bobcat skidsteer for you but I have no number, name or email for you. Please try to contact me again. sincerly RUracing

firefighter61
01-13-2010, 11:55 PM
i have a 1.6 liter ford motor in my bobcat 632 skidsteer the motor is the same as a 1.6 in a ford pinto 1971 or 1972 gas 4 cylinder updraft carb etc if u still need help let me know i am rebuilding my whole skidloader also and i have found out alot of info on it

rookie1231
03-22-2012, 05:41 PM
I am rebuilding a bobcat and would like any information on doing so with a pinto engine ... Firefighter1 it would be great if you could send the information you have!

dominickbox
08-27-2012, 04:24 AM
RUracing, Firefighter1 and rookie1231. I'm following in your footsteps. I'm rebuilding my Ford 1.6 kent out of a 1980 Mustang skid steer. I;m looking for a internal engine component parts source. I'm told by a ford industrial engine dealer that this engine is pretty much identical to the auto engine with the exception of the cam and pistons which are of higher compression and have Valve recesses on them. I had to bore my block .030 over and already have .030 pistons. Any help or direction would be truly appreciated.

tom mix
01-31-2013, 09:16 AM
i have a complete ford skidsteer i'd like to either sell or buy the parts i need.it has a good running v6 but the hydraulics dont work and it wont move.if i can buy a good transmission for a descent price id be interested otherwise i's sell complete for $2000 i paid way too much for it .it was working fine but the controls started seizing up. i think the oil had something in it.the guy i bought i from put hydraulic fluid in it.i.m in southern alberta

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