Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Box Style Ford Trucks

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Gregxlt's Avatar
Gregxlt Gregxlt is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: lugoff, sc
Posts: 77
Gregxlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Doesn't look good

Decided to pull the valve covers off the 292 this past weekend just to see what I was getting into. The original owner drove it every day until he parked it 3 years ago, it was an old daily driver farm truck. The motor turned over by hand, so I was hoping for the best and only doing a tune up. Unfortunately it didn’t look good on the right head. Here is what I found.

 photo 292.jpg

 photo 2921.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-25-2013, 11:40 AM
F250racer's Avatar
F250racer F250racer is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vashon, WA
Posts: 686
F250racer is starting off with a positive reputation.
That is a lot of sludge. If it were me I'd pull the heads and either clean them up my self or have them cleaned in a parts washer(maybe have them re-surfaced since they're off).

As for getting the rest of the sludge out of the engine you can drain all the oil then refill the engine with either gas or diesel all the way to the top and let it soak for a few days.
I've done that a few times on other old engines that were pretty gummed up.
__________________
Colin
'59 F-250 Styleside Longbed, 292, 4spd, Rockwell 5.83 dually running gear, custom NP205 overdrive.
"The truck's a Ford and the tractor's green"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-25-2013, 11:55 AM
theodore/teddy's Avatar
theodore/teddy theodore/teddy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern Nevada
Posts: 1,103
theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.
I would try to figure out why you have a couple of push rods on vacation are they bent or what. Then you can start the clean up if thats all it needs.LOL
__________________

For Ford the third time was the charm
Third generation Ford truck 57-60
1959 F250 4x4
Wally
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-25-2013, 01:06 PM
Gregxlt's Avatar
Gregxlt Gregxlt is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: lugoff, sc
Posts: 77
Gregxlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yeah, the push rods were my main concern. What would cause that? Flat camshaft lobe or something up with the lifters. I haven't pulled anything else apart yet. The engine still turns over by hand. I was going to wait until I pull the motor, I'm going for a full rebuild now. I was hoping I could get her running and drive the truck while I restore it, but it doesn't look that way anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-25-2013, 02:26 PM
theodore/teddy's Avatar
theodore/teddy theodore/teddy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern Nevada
Posts: 1,103
theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.
Greg it could be something as simple as sticky valves, that caused the rods to dropout.
If you have the money a rebuild would be best, however if you check the rods and they are not bent.
You might clean things up, put the rods back adjust the lifters, lube the cylinders, roll the engine over good without plugs to get the oil flowing then do a compression check. It could be just a gunked up engine that needs a little lovin.
__________________

For Ford the third time was the charm
Third generation Ford truck 57-60
1959 F250 4x4
Wally
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-25-2013, 02:30 PM
Gregxlt's Avatar
Gregxlt Gregxlt is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: lugoff, sc
Posts: 77
Gregxlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'll look into it when I get some more free time. The motor/truck has 92k on it so I was hoping it was something simple. i'm going to try and get her running first if I can. Its always more fun to have a driving fixer upper. Gives you more motivation.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-25-2013, 02:37 PM
theodore/teddy's Avatar
theodore/teddy theodore/teddy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern Nevada
Posts: 1,103
theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.theodore/teddy has a great reputation on FTE.
I agree there is something to be said for driving and enjoying it while you fix it up.
Keep us posted on your progress.
__________________

For Ford the third time was the charm
Third generation Ford truck 57-60
1959 F250 4x4
Wally
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Gregxlt's Avatar
Gregxlt Gregxlt is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: lugoff, sc
Posts: 77
Gregxlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
I will, I'm going to pull the intake off and see if they just came out of the lifters. I'm hoping it's just some stuck valves and a I can clean and free them up. I did start the truck up when I first got it just to see if it would crank. I poured some gas in the carb. and it fired right up, didn't run long, just until the gas burnt out. I'm betting the valves were stuck from sitting 3 years and the pushrods came out of the lifters. (I'm hoping anyway). I'll keep ya posted.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-26-2013, 11:11 AM
Gregxlt's Avatar
Gregxlt Gregxlt is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: lugoff, sc
Posts: 77
Gregxlt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Fished the pushrods out lastnigt, they were both slightly bent. The lifters looked fine, the two valves were stuck on them cylinders. I cleaned everything good and oiled them up while working all of them with a rubber mallet. They seem to all function fine now. I haven’t started it yet so we will see. I want to change the oil and filter this weekend along with a few other things first. I think everything just needs to be lubed good and worked over from sitting. There doesn’t appear to be any damage. The bent pushrod is very slight, almost not even noticeable. I suspect I did that when I started the engine when I first brought it home and the valves being stuck.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 11:11 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This last Friday night cruise @ McDonalds 1948 F1dude 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 04-17-2014 11:04 AM
1986 "Super Duty" '88_F-150 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 6 03-26-2014 10:02 PM
292 Turbo Doods54 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 02-09-2014 10:41 PM
Breathing Some Life into my OBS... lossscause 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 33 05-07-2013 10:28 PM
Tinkered with the Ford ATX F250 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel 9 04-19-2013 11:37 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup