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Old 12-06-2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Perkins 6-354 in 1978 ALBIN 36 Trawler

Seems most engines in this year and model are Lehman Ford 120HP. Yet this one has a Perkins 6-354 . Has 3700 hours.. Is it a replacement engine? Thanks.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:57 AM   #2
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Not necessarily, many trawlers of this era had/have Perks in them.
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You can use serial # on block to determine year of engine.

https://maxiforce.com/perkins-engine...fication-guide
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:21 AM   #4
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Seems most engines in this year and model are Lehman Ford 120HP. Yet this one has a Perkins 6-354 . Has 3700 hours.. Is it a replacement engine? Thanks.
I don't see them in Albins but they are both great engines(IMO equally great).

I have the 6-354 with a turbo in my mainship. Sips fuel and has more than enough power.

Always good to know the history of your boat but just saying you should meet the answer with a shrug.

Stay on top of the heat exchanger.. It's not more likely to fail than the ford but it costs much much more. Also the 6-354 was used in Massey-Ferg tractors which is a great source for parts(except for the strictly marine stuff).
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I had a Perkins 6.354 NA engine in my Albin 36. It was a replacement for the original Lehman that came in the boat. Great engine. I have twin Perkins 6.354t in my current boat. Again, great engines, although if it needs exhaust manifold replacement it may be difficult (not impossible) to source.
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