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August 21 2010 at 6:12 PM

Bob Hasty  (Login hastyb1)

I'm pulling down my 1st FT engine, a 1977 361. I was amazed that our FE block was under all that heavy duty equipment in the front. The timing cover, crank balancer and pullies are heavy and huge. Heres a picture of the key that holds the balancer on the FT, on the right a key that holds the FE balancer in place.

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Bob C
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August 21 2010, 6:26 PM 

Yup, had to be able to run air compressors and hydraulic pumps, sometimes with shafts running right out the front.

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(Login qikbbstang)

I once sold Firetrucks. Economy firetrucks had front mounted fire pumps

August 21 2010, 6:53 PM 

located in the front of the truck. My boss advised that the driving of a fire pump off the front of the engine voided the engine warranty, not to mention the mess if the truck crashed into anything and used the pump as a bumper. I think the front pumpers were rated for 250GPM.
I don't have a clue if taking the full output of a motor off the front end did effect the warranty but I'd imagine it could be a hassle servicing the water pump, fan etc. I may have seen a few front PTOs that was about it.


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