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Old 07-06-2006, 04:37 PM
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Don't see too many econoline pickups in my area of play. I stop a guy just the other day and was trying to see if he was willing to sell his 63 or trade for my 66 F100. I'm mostly on the 61-66 forums and don't know too much about the econoline history. What was the years produce and the engine selection?

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Old 07-07-2006, 05:58 AM
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1961-67. 3 engine options 144, 170 and 240. The 240 wasn't available until 65. They either came as a 3 or 5 window version. Are you looking for one? I have 63 sitting in Alabama that has a 170 with 3 on the tree.

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:29 PM
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Brian; thanks for the reply; I'm slowly researching about econoline's, Hopefully soon to beable to purchase one. Seen a 63 with 170 engine; I stop the guy and ask him about selling or trading. He was interested in one of my F100's. Got lot's of questions. I was wondering if all models are straight axle, or did Ford change 65 models to Twin I Beam? Since you mention a 65 had a 240, I assume its a side mounted block and not a front engine mount system like a 64 below f100 six cylinder's & v-8's are.
What part of Alabama is your 63 located?
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:53 AM
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All of the 1961-67 Econolines had straight axles. Starting in 65 they had a tube type engine cross member. Which there were two different ones 1 for 240 and 1 for 144 and 170 engines.
My 63 is located in Jasper, AL.

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Old 07-11-2006, 10:48 AM
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they also had the 300's in 65. The engine compartment was made a bit larger for the 240's and 300's. as the dog house sit about an inch taller after 65. The rads became longer also. I have 3 of these trucks and I plan to try and get 2 more that I know of that are sitting and rotting in the bush. I have a 5 window and 2 3 window trucks. I like the 5 window better.
 
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Hello everyone new econoline owner. 1962 trying to restore.
 
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brian looking for some parts could use the 63 in jasper.
 
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Welcome aboard there tek40;
I usually hang out with the 61-66 F100's; got my eye on purchasing a econoline myself. I researching info from this forum. Hopefully brain will post to let us know more about his 63 in jasper.

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I have some photos of the 63 in my gallery. Click on my name and then choose View Gallery. Then send me a private email by clicking on my name and Choose send email to briank.
 
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Hello everyone, new econoline owner, a 1967 e102 with alot of options I do not see on other trucks. Working to post pictures soon.
 
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Have 65 econoline van with 170. Want to put in 300, what is required for such an upgrade. Very new to all this and very little knowledge.
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You'll need the 240 crossmember, different transmission, driveshaft, radiator, and carb cable. The 300 is about the same as the 240 dimension, mount-wise. Great engine for the swap though!
 
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The 65 should have the crossmember in it. Transmission should work, most likely a different bell housing and flywheel and clutch plates.
Larger Radiator for sure.
 
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Originally Posted by Customcab View Post
Brian; thanks for the reply; I'm slowly researching about econoline's, Hopefully soon to beable to purchase one. Seen a 63 with 170 engine; I stop the guy and ask him about selling or trading. He was interested in one of my F100's. Got lot's of questions.

I was wondering if all models are straight axle, or did Ford change 65 models to Twin I Beam?
No Twin-I-Beam.

Since you mention a 65 had a 240, I assume its a side mounted block and not a front engine mount system like a 64 below f100 six cylinder's & v-8's are.
Upper pic...

 
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And you probably need to change the rear axle as well. The 170 came with the little rear axle, but the 240 came with the Ford 9" rear axle, the best they ever made. It is posible that your 170-engine Econoline came with the 9" rear axle if a special axle ratio was specified.

Here is information about all of the classic Econoline rear axles.
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