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K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-12-2018 at 10:05:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Pulled engine off my Ford 3000 last weekend

  • Glad I sprung for the bigger engine hoist when HF put them on sale. Had to reach way out to get this one and drag it into the shop. It would have been smarter to put tires on the other tractor, so I could roll it outside, and have enough room to get the 3000 in there.

    Got it in the shop. PROBLEM
    The engine brackets on my stand will not go wide enough to attach this engine. The brackets are large enough for the 5/8" hardware "barely". They just come up about 1/2" short of stretching wide enough to match up with the bolt holes in the block. GRRR. The fully-assembled Flathead V8 was on this stand, and it handled the weight just fine. This 3-cylinder is bigger, but seems to be less overall weight.
    Looks like the solution is going to be to weld some additions to the engine stand plate, so I can drill holes further out. I've searched but not found any source for other engine brackets. This stand is supposed to be one-size-fits-all. Guess it's universal for auto and truck engines. The engine plate and hardware dimensions are identical to my other (lighter) engine stand. Anybody else run into this? How did you solve it?

    Ultradog MN    Posted 04-12-2018 at 18:59:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What do you have to do to the engine?

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-12-2018 at 19:53:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The engine was running with no oil pressure when I got it. Fixed that with a new oil pump and both pump drive shaft pieces. Engine is noisy and smokes a little. I've had the oil pan off twice, and even used plastigauge to check bearing clearances. Everything in the bottom end is great. Valves are adjusted right, lots of oil pressure now, but it still has something knocking in there. I have not been able to trust it to do any real work. Don't want to see parts come out the side. Decided the only way I was going to figure this out is to get it on a stand, pull it apart, and check everything. I suspect a broken piston skirt, or maybe a bad wrist pin. Since the crank and bearings are in good shape, it should be relatively inexpensive to fix.

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 04-12-2018 at 16:56:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I had to extend the arms on my stand to bolt up a IH 392 Gas V8. The same stand had fit Flatheads, 427 FE, and 460s. The arms lacked 3/4 inch on each side at the top of block. Cut them into,welded in another inch worth of flatbar, plus fishplated each joint. I also had to drill them out for 1/2 inch bolts on the 392. SoS.

    Rustyal    Posted 04-12-2018 at 14:36:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Been there. Had to have one sleeved at the machine shop. Great tractor.

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