Are these the real thing

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Are these the real thing

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Post #2 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Just because they were out of an industrial application does not mean they have forged cranks. And the only way they would have forged pistons in them is if a re-builder used aftermarket pistons to rebuild them.
The one "heavy duty" engine I did discover a forged crank in had a cast iron thermostat housing. Both of those thermostat housings look like they are aluminum.
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Post #3 by bubba22349 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:15 am

Looks like at least the one has the big heavy duty exhaust manafold can't see if the other one dose too. :nod:
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Post #4 by 161henry » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:43 am

they're about 200 miles away from me.

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Post #5 by B RON CO » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:22 am

Hi, they don't have fuel pumps. Maybe they are propane engines. Good luck
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Post #6 by 161henry » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:24 am

I just had rotator surgery last Thursday. So I'm sitting home cruising the net looking for cool stuff. they're to far for me to go after. just thought somebody might be interested.

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Post #7 by arse_sidewards » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:26 am

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Just because they were out of an industrial application does not mean they have forged cranks. And the only way they would have forged pistons in them is if a re-builder used aftermarket pistons to rebuild them.
The one "heavy duty" engine I did discover a forged crank in had a cast iron thermostat housing. Both of those thermostat housings look like they are aluminum.


Just on EEC-IV trucks/vans I've seen cast iron and aluminum versions of the one with the hole on the upper hose outlet (plugged with a pipe plug), the spot for the hole cast in but not drilled/tapped and no spot for the hole cast into the housing. Considering that they're basically all interchangeable and it's not unheard of for someone to break one when replacing a thermostat I wouldn't rely on the thermostat housing to tell me much.
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Post #8 by 161henry » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:09 pm

B RON CO wrote:Hi, they don't have fuel pumps. Maybe they are propane engines. Good luck

I thought it looked like L.P carbs on them. Did the L.P. heads have hardened seats?

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Post #9 by bubba22349 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Yes Ford made some special heads for Propane use that have hard seats. I found and used one on my 1965 F 350. :nod:
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