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#1 dimlight65

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 02:44 PM

I have been kicking myself ever since I traded my 1976 Dodge B150 van for a Mercruiser Marine powered GMC truck a few years ago.  Well, Datsunfreak has come to my rescue by selling my Subaru and buying a 1962 Ford Falcon Econoline Van for me!  I'm so happy I could squeal!  In fact, after he left, I did!  My thinking is L-28 & five-speed but we might just rebuild the Ford donk.  Hopefully he'll post up oics soon.  Not sure when we're going to tuck into the revival onnacounta we have the Chickenhawk to finish first.  We'll see.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:53 PM

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:57 PM

Falcon was a Ford car. Econoline is the van. I drive a E150 Ford Van at work. Don't know if they still call it Econoline but pretty sure that's where the E comes from. Owned a '62 Econoline back in the '70s. It was a retired Bell Telephone lineman's van. 170 cu in ? 4.54 diff, top speed about 60? Good times!!!!


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:05 PM

And for the record I would prefer the Ford engine, just to get it on the road quicker.  ^_^

 

Falcon was a Ford car. Econoline is the van.

 

But then there's this...

 

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A lot of advertisements of the era refer to it as the "Falcon Econoline Van", so...

 

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:07 PM

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:28 PM

And for the record I would prefer the Ford engine, just to get it on the road quicker.  ^_^

 

 

But then there's this...

 

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A lot of advertisements of the era refer to it as the "Falcon Econoline Van", so...

 

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What about that nice Ford engine that was in the B210?


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:29 PM

And for the record I would prefer the Ford engine, just to get it on the road quicker.  ^_^

Sure, if we can find one of those Australian aluminium heads with the detachable intake maniflod!  And an Australian intake maniflod.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:32 PM

What about that nice Ford engine that was in the B210?

Done been sold off loooooong ago, unfortunately.  However, I have been told that there might be a "spare" V8 lurking somewhere at the shop.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:32 PM

Sure, if we can find one of those Australian aluminium heads with the detachable intake maniflod!  And an Australian intake maniflod.

What is the deal with the Auzie parts?


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:35 PM

I had a Chevy version back in the day, and that was my dream, a hot 350 under the dog house, but had to sell it b4 that got done. :unsure:


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:52 PM

A Falcon Econoline.... did not know. Maybe a U S thing? :lol:


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:53 PM

A Falcon Econoline.... did not know. Maybe a U S thing? :lol:

And Chevy had a corvair van too! :crying:


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:58 PM

I thought they were Mercury Econoline??? Maybe just a C A thing. I was born in CA.
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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:59 PM

Go for a good old 300-6. It will run forever and have a lot more power than the 235

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:01 PM

The 1962 came with either 144 or 170 (Mustang type engine). And the problem with those is the built-in small intake manifold. Very small.
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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:37 PM

Go for a good old 300-6. It will run forever and have a lot more power than the 235


Had a 300 six in a 74 Ford F-100, Had Holley 600 CFM 4 barrel that sat sideways on the intake instead of fore and aft parallel with the motor ,and Headers, ran really well



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:52 AM

Econoline = Panel Side

 

Falcon Club wagon = Windows galore


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:58 AM

Done been sold off loooooong ago, unfortunately.  However, I have been told that there might be a "spare" V8 lurking somewhere at the shop.

Just the engine or car too?


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

Econoline = Panel Side

 

Falcon Club wagon = Windows galore

 

Mine just said Econoline and Heavy Duty. It was all windows down both sides and the back doors. 170 cu in six, 4.54 gears, three in the tree and mid engine.


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