Ford Tractor Diesel

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by SURRYEQUIP, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. SURRYEQUIP
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    SURRYEQUIP Junior Member

    I want to use a 401 Ford tractor diesel in a boat. The rear bolt pattern is the same as 2000 ford tractor thru 8000 ford tractor- Can i get some suggestions as to how to hook up a trans to this- I can imagine accurately fabricating an adapter could be tricky. Thanks
     
  2. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    look up bowman or lehman, you can purchase everything you need to marinise a ford diesel. sabre was another company and lees.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If you use a Velvet Drive transmission, there should be a SAE bellhousing for it.
     
  4. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    I would contact Twin Disc for a transmission is this is a blue water boat.

    If you look in www.boats-and-harbors.com/ , a rebuilt can be had for far less cost than "new".

    FF
     

  5. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    If you cannot find a housing to suit your gearbox then making an adapter plate/bellhousing replacement is not that hard these days with NC cut steel plate.
     
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