Possible V8 project

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Possible V8 project

Postby Scruff » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:20 pm

Hi,

I have been offered a Ford V8 engine from a Ford Cargo Lorry. I dont know what year or size it is. It is non turbo and comes with flywheel , starter and radiator. How can I tell the size or age?

Has anyone fitted anything like it and if so what sort of job is it? I have restored 2 majors already and am mechanically minded (and up for a challenge!).

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Postby fergusont20 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:12 am

Buy it and try it ! :)

Will be an interesting project

There was a picture of a Major fitted with a chevy v8 in one of last last months tractor mags, looked very mean with 8 exhaust pipes sticking up!!

Is the bellhousing on the v8 engine the same as the trader/2700 series engines?? if not you will have alot of worked to get it fitted to the major backend properly

Just realised aswell , are you talking petrol or diesel??? either way its going to be very thirsty on fuel, alright for doing the occasional job, but i would say it will be uneconomical if you intend to use it regularly

But like anything, if you have the time,money/facilities and drive to do it anything is possible.

Keep us updated

Mark :)
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Postby Pascal » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:22 am

May be Grani is able to help? Check this link http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb ... .php?t=419
I believe it's from the Finnish Ford club.

Grani posted about it last year.
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Postby Scruff » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:43 pm

Thanks.

After asking around I believe it is a Perkins 540 with FORD embossed on the rocker covers. I cant see the bellhousing as it is part of a corn dryer so has a reduction box at the back hiding it.

I will try and take some piccies of it over the weekend. I'm off to Blandford for the day tomorrow. :D :D

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