My Boat Specs


Lehman-Ford Diesel engine   

Ford Lehman 254 

 Model #    2712E

Date made:  May 15, 1979

 4 cylinderM

 Transmission model Warner 10-17-006   

                       Serial # 1007  Ratio 1  52

 Hours:   3,728  Assuming the hours dial on the pedestal controls is correct.

 Last time it ran:  2 years ago, it worked fine for a 6 day trip.  Only trouble was some bad fuel.




I have a friend who is a certified Diesel mechanic and he is rebuilding the Ford Lehman original engine.  About 3,700 hours.  He has completely deconstructed the engine to the pistons and replacing the berrings, all the hoses, gaskets, wires, belts, filters, cooling system, and more. 


Video is first time being fired up after rebuild.

Spare parts list from American Diesel, for the Ford Lehman engine. 

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Maintenance schedule 

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 I sent an email to American Diesel and got a quick reply.  They sent me a very comprehensive list of parts you can order.  My engine is being completely stripped down and rebuilt, so the list is a great help.  

Bob Smith returned my email.


P.O. BOX 1838 


(Toll Free) FAX: 888-474-2929

PHONE: 804-435-3107

FAX: 804-435-6420 

As you can see from the pictures below, the entire engine room is gutted.  At the moment, the only things left are some drain pipes from the cockpit floor.

Everything is starting from scratch.  Old Generator has been sold off.  I don't know what it was. (Perhaps an anchor?) 

Above: Birds eye view of Engine and Generator.  Through the cockpit floor

(Done by previous owner....thanks for the pictures...Nice work too)

Below: Engine room cleaned and painted.

ABOVE:  Just after Engine and Old Generator taken out

(Done by previous owner)

Below: Engine bed...cleaned and painted.  


Feb 13th, Engine pics


Feb 28th

Getting closer!!

June 28th.  Engines IN!

Engine is  on new motor mounts, Generator is temporarily on wooden plants to make is easier to slide around.  Not secured  yet.