Good day all. I am looking for any information or personal experience regarding the Ford SSD-655M engine. I was in the final process of buying a '79 Defever Downeast 40, doing the sea trial, survey and haul out. It is a single screw and was suppose to have a FL 120 engine. Turns out it is a Ford-Fiat Industrial SSD-655M. The engine serial number starts out 8061.04*05, so it appears to have lineage with the Aifo Iveco 8061M04. Most of the marinizing components appear to be Bowman. From what I have found on the net and talking to parts suppliers, this engine model was made for only a few years from the late '70's to early '80's. Only a couple of old time marine engine mechanics have ever seen one and so far, parts seem to be very hard to come by. Engine has about 3200 hours and records all the way back through the original owner reflect that it was maintained properly. During the sea trial, the surveyor took temperature readings off of each exhaust flange and all looked good. I have accepted that at some point I will need to re-engine, but for now, I am going to try to make this one work. Anybody have experience with these or know where to get engine parts?