DF 10 - , so it's likely a 1.6 (hence the stamp) but with smaller bore and stroke. Right?
When the engine was made its likely the 1.4s and the 1.6s were made at the same time on the same production line, and shared many (probably most) parts
Instead of designing 2 different engines, to save money/ production costs 1 engine is designed (eg the 1.6L) it uses the same tooling etc even the block castiing may be the same, and "sleeve liners" installed and smaller pistons (smaller bore to make the 1.6 into a 1.4) and/ or the crank pin is repositioned to give a smaller stroke, and perhaps the top of the block machined down
The outside of the engines (1.6/ 1.4) may look identical, (the blocks/ heads may be cast in the same mould), all the ancillaries may be identical (like the inlet manifold) and may have the same part numbers
Ford have done this for many years
the gearboxes may be identical too
many manufacturers do this, and share engines with other manufacturers, to save money, there are many examples of this
Nowadays the same capacity engine may have different power outputs (eg - 90, 100 and 109 PS 1.6L Fords, but they are also shared with PSA - Citroen/ Pugs etc ) these engines are often identical, but with different maps, or small changes like injectors etc
Some forums have resident geeks that could tell you the exact parts that will fit, the place it was made, etc etc, i cant help you because its not a Mondeo...
Watch out for conflicting information if you google it
Great post, very insightful, thanks.
I was a little bit excited I actually had 1.6litres hiding under the hood! Ha
Cool, well I'm going to presume this 1.6 head is going to do the job then.