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    The Ford V8 had a very complicated block because the exhaust ports were on the outside edge ,while the valves were on the inside of the V .....most other V8 flatheads had the exhaust manifolds on the inside of the V ,whereas Ford was on the outside.Good Ford blocks are now worth a fortune because if the long exhaust passages rust thru ,the leak cant be fixed.....The postwar flatheads were noitorious for cracking around the ports ,and in cars the cracking was generally fixed with corrosive chemical additives that rusted up the cracks......didnt work in trucks though.....Ford did use cast iron cranks too,and after WW2 took up using nodular iron,and fought a long legal battle with INCO/Mond over the use of SG iron,which Ford eventaually lost.

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    Default tank extraction

    separated obvious connections to pump from 500 gal water tank

    no hold down restraints of any category were in use

    tank lifted out without significant resistance--estimated empty weight
    1800 lb

    plan is to excise all baffles, pipes, sumps, and extend central trough allowing true 4 cu yard capacity--it will be configured to slide in with ratchet binder restraint

    waterous pump will not be removed until clear lift pathway is estabilished by removal of partitions and bulkheads---some of which may be reused
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    Default you know it's a Detroit if--------

    engine oil pressure gauge reads --zero---and its in the green zone
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    You should have min of 25 hot @ 1800,and cold around 50......the oilpump is a rotor around the front of the crank,so unless the filter is missing,virtually impossible not to have oil pressure ,providing the sump is full....GM s do generally have lots of little oil leaks ...more an annoyance than a problem......I had a 6/92 with one main housing cracked away when the cap bolt broke half way in the thread..it still had 25 running,but idle was low enough to cause shutdown.

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