Lima Engine is a Ford Motor Company automobile engine plant located in Lima, Ohio. The factory was opened in 1957 as the site of production of Ford's MEL V8 for the Edsel car. It subsequently produced six cylinder engines (the 170/200/250 family), the 385-series 370/429/460 big block V8 engines, the 2.3/2.5 L HSC/HSO (Pushrod) four cylinder engines for the Ford Tempo, Mercury Topaz , and Ford Taurus and the 2.0/2.3/2.5 L OHC four cylinder used in Ford Mustang , Ford Aerostar , Ford Ranger and Mazda B2300/B2500 compact trucks.
Today, Lima is divided in half. One side produces high-tech aluminum engines, and will be the prime site for production of the company's next-generation 3.5 L Duratec 35 V6, while the other side produces the old cast iron Vulcan V6 for the Ford Ranger. This engine is currently scheduled to end production in 2008, with that side of the factory refurbished for future production.
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