replaced the CDR valve and rubbers, added new glow plugs and controller, the bad news is that it still goes thru the same amount of oil,
Right, the first thing you will hear from some people that don't know how the CDR functions is that it will go "bad" and cause oil consumption. All these IDI engines are about 15 to 20+ years old now so if you're going the rings and bearings route (rings are probably your problem), the wise thing to do would be take the heads in for a valve job at the same time. There's a good chance you need new valve guides too. As a general rule, camshaft brgs. wear very little compared to rods, mains, and rings, so chances are they're OK. Same applies to timing gears.
Since you probably don't have access to a micrometer, you'd be VERY wise to Plasti-Gage all your main and rod bearings so you know your clearances are within specs, especially since your dealing with a crank with unknown hours and wear on it. I'd also buy a ribbon gauge (they're cheap) of the right thickness to make sure your piston to cyl wall clearance is OK too.
The genuine Ford shop manual is excellent, the best out there. It covers everything and is what the dealership mechanics use. If you get one off Ebay, etc, make sure it's from Helm publishing. They've made the Ford manuals for decades.
Oregon Outback (hi desert)---- anywhere near Vale, Juntura, or Burns by chance? I used to visit a buddy around there.