Sump info

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Sump info

Postby woodcutter » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:52 pm

Hi starting a six cylinder major conversion, and I bought a sump it fits the d series engine but it's stamped fomoco on side anybody have any idea what it would have been used for in previous life, also what are my options regarding clutch can I just use lorry clutch and flywheel or do I use major clutch and flywheel it's a cargo lorry engine any help appreciated
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Re: Sump info

Postby Major Mike » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:40 pm

Flywheel should be same, in tractor and lorry. Tractor´s 13" clutch is smoother to use. You should measure that sump, maybe it wont be suitable.
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Re: Sump info

Postby woodcutter » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:26 am

I've been told it will fit the cargo engine but there's a few bolts that won't line up on bottom of sump when bolted to major gear box, a backplate also come with sump so you could bolt d series engine into ford 5000 but I didn't buy that so il just have to have a go and fit engine and see what lines up I guess I've never done one before but I've got an old major with a broken engine so I want to get her going. So I may be back for more info cheers all
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Re: Sump info

Postby Major Mike » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:51 am

That Cargo sump may also be longer, than in Custom d-series lorry.
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Re: Sump info

Postby woodcutter » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:51 pm

You were right mike the sump didn't fit it fitted a b reg cargo lorry engine but my 6 cylinder came out of a G reg lorry and there seems to be other differences to the water pump looks more offset and the oil filter housing is 3 bolt so looking at it I might scrap the idea and keep her standard, so I've got a upright sump and a raised oil filter for a older d series engine I would sell if any one wants it
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Re: Sump info

Postby Major Mike » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:39 pm

Sure the Cargo motor, fits in Major. You have to modify, the oil pump suction pipe, and use electric fan.

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Re: Sump info

Postby Major Mike » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:42 pm

Then you must also strengthen the tractors frame.
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Re: Sump info

Postby woodcutter » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:58 am

Yeah I was hoping for an easier swap and a bit less expensive as I can't weld aluminium so I would have to get a wedge cut off the sump and welded plus I didn't want to make the side rail go around the large oil filter, I wanted to make a neat conversion if I find a slightly older engine I may do it, I've got a major sat here with a tired engine bottom end gone I've got a cargo engine but I've also got a standard major engine fully rebuilt sat here which would be a nice easy swap Il probably go standard route thanks for your help mike
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