Do a compression test to check the top end. If you haven't done this before, try youtube. Seems there's lots of instructional videos there. Is there blue smoke? How about blowby? Remove the oil filler cap while it's running. Does it blow out oil and have pressure? Now thread in a mechanical oil pressure gauge in place of the oil pressure light sender. With it warmed up, see what the OP is. The factory service manual will have the specs, but without looking, 15 psi at idle should be okay. I have one truck that idles at about 5 psi and it still has some life in it..... Oh, and welcome to the fridge group. And you happened to get the best year , 1959!
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
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