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Old 09-20-2012, 02:24 AM
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1965 Econoline Intake and Carb Options

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I've got a '65 Econo on which someone used JB Weld to "repair" the carburetor float mount. It now runs like crap because the JB Weld is letting go and the float is erratic.

I purchased a reman carb for a 170 from Rock Auto to get me by while I do further research. If anyone has any info indicating that the 170 carb will not work on the 240 intake, let me know so I can cancel the order.

On to the fun: I haven't been able to find any info on the fitment of a Clifford or Offy intake to the Econoline. Anybody know if there's enough room without modifying the dog house?

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:35 AM
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:29 PM
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Well, the 170 carb doesn't fit. The mounting studs are larger on the 240 manifold and the throttle linkage is all wrong.

Next up a '67 240 carb. It's a better fit, but the hole where the spark control valve goes is different. It's apparent that the '67 didn't use a spark control valve (or at least not the same style as the '65), but something needs to plug that hole. Can anybody here tell me what goes there, if there's a way around it, or where I can get it?

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:07 PM
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This turning into a real PITA.

I've been all over the internet and all over Charlotte. I can't find a single image of an Autolite 1101 with the style port that is on the one I got from Rock Auto. Everything I've found has shown the same style spark control valve that's on the bad carb I have.

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Years ago (over 40) I took the Carb/manifold gasket to napa and had them match a Holley Economizer Carb to it but I did have to open up the mounting hole one size because the offset was slightly different. This was on a 300 six application which should be the same. I know it was a Holley and 90% sure it was a Economizer. If that doesn't work how about auto wrecking yards. Or give Clifford a call and ask them http://www.cliffordperformance.net/h...s/contact.html
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:57 PM
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Thanks OGB. I think, since I have the '67 carb in hand, I will try just plugging of the holes in that odd port and see how the van runs.

BTW: If my computer had not caught on fire I would use that to post here and include pictures. Since it did catch on fire, I'm using my phone and cannot include pictures.
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sounds like lately if you didn't have bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all.
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You wouldn't believe it if I told you. ;-)
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Offy and Clifford intakes will not work in our dog houses. Edelbrock will but they are rare and expensive when found.
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