Engine overhaul

We are almost done with the engine restoration process! Enjoy the photo report.

Engine: Ford Lehman 2712 E, 4-cylinder 4.15 l, 58.83 kW (~79 HP) at 2500 RPM
Transmission: Velvet Drive Model 10-17-010 with ratio 2.10:1, manufactured in Indiana, U.S.

Ford Motor Company Ltd manufactured 4 & 6 cylinder diesel engines to fit primarily into their Thames Lorries. The 4 cylinder diesel engines also fit into their Fordson tractors. Some of these engines were also fitted into rock crushers, harvesters, and other equipment by various manufactures around the world. The Dagenham engines were built in Ford of Britain’s engine plant in Dagenham, a suburb east of London, and the Dorset engines were produced just east of Dagenham at Ford’s plant in Essex.

Ford themselves did not produce a marine version of their engines until the Dover Series, however many Ford of Britain engines and a number of Ford licensed Spanish (EBRO) and Turkish (Ford Otosan) versions of these engines were marinised by third party companies or by individuals, and installed in various vessels, especially Asian Trawlers. Most all of these engines were factory new, but there were also a few used engines that had been taken out of trucks, tractors, harvesters, etc. and marinised.

Source: Absolutely Everything About Boats 

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