Hey guys , so i live in Canada here and only have one vehicle (2001 330i) Which is a Great Car but i have a few smaller Quads and no Real way to move them so out at our family farm i noticed a 1962 ford merc In great condition Minimal rust and the floor had one or 2 tiny holes so i asked how much they wanted for it -200 bucks! and it runs and everything , but i cant seem to find out what size of engine it has i have been told i can have a 3 or 5 litre engine Regardless im going to buy it but How Can i tell is it stamped on the engine some where? Thanks in advance (this will be my first ford)
best to get a shop manual year specific to your truck.
you can pick a 1961 manual up on cd that will have the 62-63 supplement
you will be able te see how your truck was originally born.where,color, engine size,gears,and transmission.
yes its great fun to have a 292 y block, however the 223 is a strong engine that was a great dependable work horse for ford. i have several 61 unibodies and although i have rebuilt the 292's i fully intend to do the same for the 223's the ones i own are still pulling real strong and getting pretty good gas mileage
do an ebay search for "62 ford truck shop manual "there are several supplements on there right now including one for canadian mercs....
just remember it is a supplement, you will have to bide your time 0n the 61 ford truck search to get a good price for that more complete manual.
also you can get some great info on this and other sites
are there any common problems with these engines ? and also i have been told to not drive this truck during the winter because it will rust severly right away since it is a little rusty and crusty? do you agree, i wash alll my vehicles often and snow never stays on them for more than a day , any idea what the top speed of this thing would be i am hoping around 120km ish so i can at least take my quads back and forth at a reasoanble rate and thanks for the great hints and tips
there are others in your area that can handle the winter question better than i can in california. check your notifications in the upper right hand corner...
top speed will depend on what condition your truck is in, what tranny you have, and what the rear end gears are. i can get between 65 and 70 mph on my 223 but it takes awhile to get up there it seems to be more comfortable between 55 and 60
one of the first things you should do is change all fluids, brakes included, then check your brakes for wear and leaks
Yeah i always change fluid when buying a used vehicle , if you can wait till thursday i can get you some pics, me and my bud are going to make sure its road worthy so i can drive it back this is just a truck for bombing around right now but it might turn into a restoration project !
262's were only available in pickups in for one year, 1964 so scrap that worry.
Where are you located in Canada, 1962 custom100? If they salt the roads there, I would not want to run that baby in the winter. The top speed is gonna depend more on the rear end ratio than anything, I think a fairly common one for 223's was 3.89 gears. You'd be running fairly high revs at 120 KPH with those gears. Not impossible, but you'd want to be sure your engine was in good condition.
Is this truck a unibody or a "wrongbox"? both were available in '62, as well as a flareside.
I am located in saskatchewan . in the city of regina i couldent tell you if its a unibody of not , i have had all chevs in my life, but i will be going to check this thing out tommorw and will post some pictures tommorw of it soon