65 Econoline no eng/trans...what will fit?? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

65 Econoline no eng/trans...what will fit??

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2005, 06:22 PM
sevenL4 sevenL4 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Klamath Falls
Posts: 111
sevenL4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
65 Econoline no eng/trans...what will fit??

That about tells the tale. I've got a chance to get a pretty clean econoline pickup that has no engine or transmission. I'd like to put something other than stock, just to say I did it. Also would like to have an O.D. automatic transmission. Any ideas? Personal experience? Will a 302/auto fit?
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 06:49 PM
Jimbare's Avatar
Jimbare Jimbare is offline
all alone in the world
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 2,038
Jimbare is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
302 auto will fit with some work. only thing that is a bolt in is small six with an econo trans. email me and i can explain further.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 08:48 PM
66gpw's Avatar
66gpw 66gpw is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Delisle/Vanscoy, Sk.
Posts: 4,400
66gpw has a good reputation on FTE.66gpw has a good reputation on FTE.
They were only made for 6 cyl. In 65 they increased the motors to 240 and 300 6 cyl late 65 fpr the 66 models. They did not make a v8 for the early econolines til 68 I believe.
You can put in a v8, but it requires work on the floor and the doghouse. These need to be cut and modified. Also the engine mounts need to br changed. The trans I'm not sure about an overdrive being put in. The drive shaft is quite short and any other trans would leave you with no drive drive shaft, at the most. I will admit I have not attempted any of this, but have met and talked to a few that did. I also have a van body that somene had put a v8 in and cut out a section of the floor and did lots of holes in the frame to try and mount the tranny in. What they did was weaken the frame that twisted on the van.
Others may share more light for you here.
Have fun with what ever you chose to do.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dagenham 4-speed for Econoline PGR Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline 11 09-20-2017 05:57 PM
Dash gauge pod for 86 Econoline dvguy 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 2 09-09-2013 09:01 AM
Econoline Fuel Tank in a Dent? Canus 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 0 04-24-2012 04:42 PM
1967 Econoline Transmission Needed Eddie1967 Southern Region 0 12-25-2006 10:26 AM
1981 Econoline Motorhome Wheels canadianfordman 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 1 07-18-2005 08:01 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

302, 65, dog, econoline, engine, fit, house, modified, transmission, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.