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Old 03-29-2006, 12:26 PM
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63 Econoline pickup info

There is a Econoline pickup at my grandmas that my grandpa used in his well drilling business. I believe it is a 1963 model. I can tell the engine is an inline 6 but i don't know the displacement so what were the possibilities. How would you recommend breaking loose the engine? (Already tried dragging behind the tractor). Can anybody give me info on the tranny it's 3 on the tree. The body is pretty sound. How rare are they. Where is a good parts source? Thanks for any help.
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hey 4020 farmboy!
engine is gonna be either a 144 or 170, tranny can be 1 of 2. parts are out there, try macs antique auto parts, [site sponsor], or ebay.

post all three lines of numbers from the data plate and i can tell you what tranny, engine, rear end, and about everything else about it.

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Where can I find the data plate? It's to dark to look for it tonight so if you tell me I'll look and get back to you tomorrow sometime. Glad to find someone who can help. Thanks.
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it will either be on the drivers door frame, drivers kickpanel, or the door itself, my 61 is on the door.

there is a serial number plate, and another plate called the data plate. it will have 3 lines of numbers on it, these are the numbers i need.

where are you located? might be able to hook you up with someone in your area.

econos are kinda rare. how many have you seen driving up the road?


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Get some "Liquid Wrench" penetrant. Remove the plugs and give each cylinder a healthy dose. Let it sit for a day and do it again. Pour a half pint of Marvel Mystery Oil down the carb, with the throttle open. Leave the spark plugs out and put it in high gear, get a helper, and push it forward and backward, just rocking it. If no luck, add more Liquid Wrench and let it sit another day.
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Jim,
I have the data plate numbers. They were on the door frame.
Row 1 is the serial number i believe
Row 2 said model, axle, tranny, paint (I don't know the original color because it was painted as a service truck.) etc.
Row 3 was weight, horsepower, rpm etc. But rows 2 and 3 had some blanks.
Here are the numbers:

L10SH181477
090 M L104 A 02
04350 079 4000

I have only seen one other 60's Econoline but i do not remember if it was a truck or van but it was yellow and it was somewhere far away when we were on a trip. I am located in central Ohio. Thanks for all your help.

BTW, Thanks Bdox for the idea on how to break loose an engine. I think we are first gonna try taking off the rocker arms so the valves are closed and pull out the plugs and fill it with ATF. The pressurize the cylinders with air. Had three guys tell me this so far two had heard of it, one said he had success with it on an old IH diesel combine engine.
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I think we are first gonna try taking off the rocker arms so the valves are closed and pull out the plugs and fill it with ATF. The pressurize the cylinders with air. Had three guys tell me this so far two had heard of it, one said he had success with it on an old IH diesel combine engine.
Thanks again. 4020FarmBoy[/QUOTE]

This is a proven method. But it depends on how rusted up the cyliners are.
If you resort to the tractor again, which you might, be sure to pull it in high gear. Often people make the mistake of pulling it in low, which has less mechanical advantage.
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