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Old 10-16-2006, 12:20 AM
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1963 Econline Van Vin

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I just purchased a 1963 Econoloine van and need to decode the VIN, rear end and engine Casting Number:

The VIN is 90E14489AA02

The engine number is C3DE-6016-E

The rear end has the following number: C0BW4025F2

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Old 10-16-2006, 01:12 PM
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The engine number is C3DE-6016-E
C3 = 1963
D = Falcon Line
E = Engineering (instead of a "Service" part)

6016 = the basic part number

E = Design Change Number

So the block is a 1963 casting meant for the Falcon line that was installed at the factory.

Looks like it is probably the original engine.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:38 PM
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Thank you! Do you know what my options are if I want to put in an automatic transmission? I am tryng to get the van ready for highway use.

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Thank you! Do you know what my options are if I want to put in an automatic transmission? I am tryng to get the van ready for highway use.

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The extra shorty tailshaft is unique to the Econoline. A Falcon/Fairlane/Comet won't work.

You will also need all of the linkage and brackets (and a steering column would be nice too).

Best to find a 65-67 auto parts van.

I am going to redo a '62. I bought a 67 SuperDuty with a 240 and C-4 for $500. Along with the engine/tranny, I get the bonus of the bigger rear end pumpkin and brakes.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:37 PM
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Thanks for the help. I will go looking for one. I am building a "Mystery Machine" from Scooby Doo out of the van and want it to be able to drive around comfortably.

Three more quick questions...

1 - How can I tell which engine I have?

2 - Can I use an underfloor bower brake kit to make the van power brakes?

3 - How can I tell which rear-end I have?

Thank you VERY much for all the help!

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1 - How can I tell which engine I have?

2 - Can I use an underfloor bower brake kit to make the van power brakes?

3 - How can I tell which rear-end I have?
1. In 1963, you will have the 144 or the 170 most likely. The engine info is on the door tag, assuming that the door and/or engine have not been changed out.

2. PB was an option in 1967, but good luck finding a unit.

3. The axle ratio will also be on the door tag. The ratio is also listed on the pumpkin tag. Does your axle still have the tag? (Once again, assuming that it hasn't been changed out).
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Thanks again! They make an under the floor power brake kit that should work with little or no modifications. I can post a link if you would like to look at it. I am totally new to the econolines so I could be wrong.

I will post my door tag later and see if that helps.

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VIN is 90E14489AA02

this is not a vin, it is the second line from the door tag.
if you will send the vin i will get it all at once.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:37 AM
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Sorry, I did not realize that was not the VIN number. According to the title the VIN is E14SH415766.

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thanks, will have it tonight after work.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:41 PM
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Hi Jim:

Any luck? Again, I really appreciate all the help.

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sorry, got tied up. here you go!

E14 = Econoline van
S = 144 engine
H = Lorain Ohio assembly plant
415766 = May 1963 serial number (1963 model)
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Sorry to jump in but, were did you decode that VIN#? I have a friend who is trying fo find out some info on a van he might buy. I've been trying to come up with anything and have had no luck, until now. The VIN I'm trying to decode is E14SH357847. Any info would be greatly apreciated! John.
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i have a super secret decoder ring i use to decode them!

should have yours this evening or tomorrow.
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Awesome, thanks!
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