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Ford Major Diesel 1956 Serial #1395482

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Philip A. Phillips

04-26-2011 09:07:06

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I installed a used engine block with serial #1473681. I used my old crankshaft and bearings and all fit well but after this overhaul I lose oil pressure as the engine heats up. The old block had good oil pressure. Any suggestions how to correct this problem.

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Christopher Don

04-26-2011 19:15:41

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 Re: Ford Major Diesel 1956 Serial #1395482 in reply to Philip A. Phillips, 04-26-2011 09:07:06  
I have one that has never been rebuilt.When I use it all day cutting hay it allso looses oil pressure when I idle it down.But when I rev it up it comes up to about 20 psi.

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Les Ridddle

04-26-2011 17:32:11

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 Re: Ford Major Diesel 1956 Serial #1395482 in reply to Philip A. Phillips, 04-26-2011 09:07:06  
Some of the blocks were line bored OVERSIZE at the factory to line them up. You may have one of them. If you have the old bearings out of the new block they will have the size on them. I had this problem once my self.

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