We use some of these engines driving bulk powder blowers in our family
business and they are good workhorses.
Do you really need to remove the engine as they are very simple to strip and rebuild in situ ? If you have to replace the crankshaft, buy one that is for a turbocharged engine as they are specially hardened (cintrided) and last forever.
During a rebuild we always replace the cylinder liners. Make sure you always use anti-freeze coolant
(even in the tropics) as this contains water
pump lubricant and anti-rust. NEVER JUST PLAIN WATER
as it hardens the liner seals
A great source of information is Mike Bellamy of Lancingmarine.co.uk he used to race
Ford diesels in powerboats and what he doesn't know about them isn't worth knowing.
Check also local Ford tractor dealers as these engines were fitted to Fordson Major and Power Major tractors and they may still have some spares on a back shelf.
Both the 4 and the 6 cylinder variants are still manufactured in Turkey
A common fault with these Fords is that the injector bleed off pipe runs inside the rocker cover and they sometimes crack at the brazed joints (easily fixed) causing the oil
level to rise.
If the diaphragm
is perforated in the lift pump this will also cause the oil
level to rise as the diesel leaks
into the sump and dilutes the diesel
I hope this helps you and others.