Ford Diesel power unit

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by RLMS, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. RLMS

    RLMS Well-Known Member

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    It is marked 3.1 liter, made in GB on the plate that is on the valve cover.

    Radiator thru PTO clutch.

    Anybody have any idea what the horsepower would be?

    It was the power unit on an Etnyre Distributor, a tack oil truck.

    Any opinions of its work value. Not meaning for sale, rather are they worth using?
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    3 cyl? 189 Cu Inches I'd guess about 50 hp. Should be a good engine if it's running well. Whatcha thinking of using it for? (if you did want to sell it and it's in NY not Nevada, I might be interested this fall)
     

  3. RLMS

    RLMS Well-Known Member

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    It is in NY.

    I'm planning on putting it on a rock crusher, a portable jaw.

    The machine has a International gas engine on it and I don't have anything that runs on gas except for the chain saws.

    I will let you know if I don't get it done.

    Thank you for the info.
     
  4. Hip_Shot_Hanna

    Hip_Shot_Hanna Well-Known Member

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    the 4 cylinder ford diesel was rated at 50 HP in tractors and gensets and 75 HP in trucks , depending on the RPM and govenor settings . read the tag on the injector pump it will tell you the engines output ,they were also wet liners and HATED getting hot , ( sump full of water melted botom liner seals ) the stationary engines have a balance shaft to take out the vibration .