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#21 Low73620

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:30 AM

If it moved people it was a Falcon, All others were Econolines.. I have a 66 Falcon

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:30 AM

Very early vans used that distinction. Later Econolines could be panel or window vans.
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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:33 AM

I also have a 65 sedan and a 60 Ranchero, all in that Falcon family.

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

I want a Econo pickup. Love them


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

What is the deal with the Auzie parts?

T'is my understanding that Ford of Oz said, "Oy!  This head/manifold sucks dingo balls!" and built their own head and intake setup.  They call it a 2V (I assume like the 2bbl heads on the Cleveland V8s here) and it is supposed to be a real improvement.  They, so I read, also developed a cross-flow head for the big six as well.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:13 PM

Econoline = Panel Side

 

Falcon Club wagon = Windows galore

 

Strange thing about this van is that it sort of splits the difference. Normally those small windows just behind the doors only come on a van full of windows. Never seen them on a panel van. I can't even find a pic online of a panel van with the extra side windows.  :confused:


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:15 PM

Just the engine or car too?

No, still have the car.  We're thinking electric now... well, after some other projects are "done"


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:17 PM

And this van may end up sporting Falcon badges at some point...   B)


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:17 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

John is pushing me in this direction.  I'm fighting back, but resistance is waning.  If the one I found on Craigslist is any good, we might gopher it.


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"It's like a fine cognac... with a hint of aged scrotum"  Bender B. Rodriguez

 

 

That color is called Statutory Grape

 

 


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:23 PM

And this van may end up sporting Falcon badges at some point...   B)

Along with modified Mazda Millenia in badges front of it?

 

Get it?

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:54 PM

John is pushing me in this direction.  I'm fighting back, but resistance is waning.  If the one I found on Craigslist is any good, we might gopher it.

5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: B)


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:15 PM

The 300 inline 6 makes just as much torque, and is easier to fit, so...   


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:21 PM

The 300 inline 6 makes just as much torque, and is easier to fit, so...   

Stock, but much more performance pieces for the 5.0, plus the cool sounds from headers and Flowmasters! :thumbup:


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

plus the cool sounds from headers and Flowmasters! 

 

The 300 with those same items sounds almost exactly the same. And with a bigger bore it might give an even deeper tone.  B)

 

I'm just saying, the 300 requires minimal mods to fit. The V8 is likely going to require major surgery to both the floor and the doghouse. 

 

We have a 5.0 on the floor. Going to measure it (And an L28E) tomorrow then compare that to the doghouse and see what's up...


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


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:58 PM

If I remember right, you have to widen the dog house a little, one of the guys I used to hang with back in the 70s had a 302 in one. He didn't have any metal fab skills, so he built a wood cover to replace the dog house that looked like a coffin, looked crazy! Then there are the normal 6 to V8 motor mount issues. A straight 6 will never come close to a V8 rumble, just not the same!


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

The 240/300 is a lot longer than the 144/170. And uses a different transmission...
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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:04 PM

I don't know, I've heard some pretty burly inlines.

And gg is right, they're longer and use a different trans.

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:56 PM

I think I have decided to stop being a dumbass... well, in regards to THIS project... sort of.  I finger if Mr. Wiggly (1976 Dodge van with Slant Six/3 on the tree) ran fine with a 32/36 through a factory 1bbl manifold, I can go a similar route with a 200ci motor we've found on the list of Craig.


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 05:32 PM

Where you live, that might be OK, but at our altitude, that would be siriously SLOW!  Especialy with the aero of a small house! :rofl:


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

It's gotta be faster than the 90hp 144 that came in it...     :rofl:


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


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".