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Old 04-21-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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What kind of tools for a Ford Lehman?

What kind of tools are used on Ford Lehman? Wentworth? Metric? Thanks
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:07 PM   #3
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Mr. df. Welcome aboard. I agree. SAE and like any other engine...

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There are only a couple of metric tools needed. I don't have the exact sizes with me. It is probably 90% SAE. Bob Smith gave out a list in his seminar of what tools he recommended. If I can find it I will try to post it.
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IF there are any metric fittings on a Lehman, a regular SAE tool kit will work with most of them EXCEPT 10mm and 17mm. Everything else is close enough.
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One thing worth doing before leaving the dock is examine every fitting in your engineroom and verify you have a tool for it. Look at clearances too, and if you need socket extensions, universals, or special tools.
It's embarrassing not to have a wrench for a propeller. Do not ask me how I know this.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:40 PM   #8
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I have done a LOT of wrenching on my SP135's and have not yet found a metric component. Its best to do all of your maintenance with the same toolset that you carry in the boat. That way, you know what you have will work.

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Keep a couple of 1/2" and 9/16" open end wrenches readily available for bleeding engine fuel filters, changing alternator belts, etc. They'll handle most of wrench turning you'll do.
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I would have said a large hammer and a Crescent wrench, but then I might be accused of irreverence...
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Mr. LM. I agree on the sizes but I use open end wrenches as little as possible much preferring box end wrenches particularly on "worn" nuts and bolts. Not trying to be argumentative here at all. On the subject of wrenches, I would suggest a set of these:
5 Pc SAE Double-End Flare Nut Wrench Set
These have saved my butt on more than one occasion AND they're much more positive than an open end wrench on an injector tube or a hydraulic line.

Mr. X. Why not go straight to Vice Grips?
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One thing I forgot to mention - for adjusting valves the rocker arm nut must not be turned with an open end wrench. A box end or a socket only. The reason is that it takes a lot of force to turn them and they are hollow. An open end wrench puts all that force on only 2 flats and the nut can break. I actually had this happen to me and later saw the warning in one of the manuals (but not the one I had been using)

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Bob Smith of American Diesel used to be the authority on Lehmans but he died in January. His son may still be running the business and offering classes, like Bob did for many years. I took one of his classes at TrawlerFest a few years back and people had flown in from all over the country to attend. He will be missed.

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Bob Smith of American Diesel used to be the authority on Lehmans but he died in January. His son may still be running the business and offering classes, like Bob did for many years. I took one of his classes at TrawlerFest a few years back and people had flown in from all over the country to attend. He will be missed.

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I took Bob's course twice. He put together a list of tools. I could consult that list for you.

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I have misplaced Bob's list of recommended tools. I bought the list of tools and then lost the list. If you have a copy of it, could you post it?
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I think the list I have I took down as he was talking. Its relatively complete but it might not have everything. I'm at the boat right now so it might be a few days.
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RT, I should have said pipe wrench, I have the mother of all pipe wrenches onboard, aluminum, natch, opens to about 5". Vice grips too wimpy!
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Sorry for the belated reply: here is a photo of the list from Bob Smith's workshop. I should add that I believe the list he gave verbally at another workshop had additional tools.

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Thanks for posting the list. I knew there were a couple of metric tools needed but could not remember exactly what they were.
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