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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mooseless, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Mooseless
    Joined: Nov 6, 2017
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    My first step into old cars, I’ve always been an old motorcycle guy. Picked up a 62 Econoline five window on trade from a local guy. It had been sitting for over a decade. He did some minor stuff to get it to roll and for some reason rattle canned it purple.
    I’m only a weekender on this project so progress has been pretty slow but my intent for now is to just get it running and driving down the street. My eventual list is pretty hefty but nothing too crazy; paint, replace some rusty bits and pieces, finish the interior and enjoy the heck out of it.
    I am new to old cars and have some basic knowledge but will probably ask advice from time to time and appreciate all responses and advice.

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  2. Mooseless
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    First thing I did was remove the front bumper. I went back and forth and then I jacked it up and took it off.
    This last weekend I spent time trying to get it to start and run correctly. It was sputtering on start and would die under load/in gear. Tinkered with the carb some and found the choke was stuck open for multiple reasons. A little lubrication and that butterfly was flapping again.
    I ran out of time but suspect a vacuum leak is the culprit of my stall in gear. More next weekend.
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  3. stangman05gt
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    Cool old ride! Something about these I like!
     
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  4. Gearhead Graphics
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    I've had a thing for those econos for a long time. Have yet to own one though. Cleaning the gunk out of that carb had to help. possibly low fuel delivery for your stall, or the vacuum leak like you suggested. Itll be a cool bike hauler in no time!
     
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  5. wvenfield
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    Great vehicle. I like purple but maybe not rattle canned.
     
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  6. slowmotion
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    Lotta potential there, looks pretty solid too. Those things take to a rubber rake like a fish to water. Good score.
     
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  7. Mooseless
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    I have too and was stoked when I stumbled on this one. If passes the vacuum test then I’ll move on to fuel delivery, it does idle really well with the choke though.
     
  8. Mooseless
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    Popped the carburetor off after work today and lightly disassembled. Turns out there was some grey colored gas in there. Methods for draining the tank besides running it off? Looks like a search for a rebuild kit is in order tonight and a soak in some cleaner for part of this thing over the weekend.
    This is a Holley 9230 if anyone is wondering.
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  9. Looks more like muddy water than gas. You may want to drain the tank and flush the line after rebuilding the carb. Good gas ought to make it run better than that muddy water.
     
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  10. wvenfield
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    I'd probably drop the tank, drain it and clean it.
     
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  11. Auto-dr
    Joined: Dec 7, 2017
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    Awesome truck... i love them, i have one i been tinkering with for a few years but hardly have the time to work on it, so far i have frenched the headlights and taillights, tubbed it slightly and put big meats and a 9” under it and have all the bodywork pretty much finished, luckily the one i have is practically rust free and only has 34,000 actual miles on it, was a pre Air Force unit, which seems to be [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]a pattern, I’ve seen quite a few that belonged to the Air Force, i also bout a new tailgate, that was the only real rust i had, i cut up a newer f150 gate and made it work, looks pretty cool so far


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  12. chainsaw
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    Here’s my 62 with a 302 swap and garage paint job. Have fun with yours. [​IMG]


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  13. Mooseless
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    I’ve been cruising around looking at different paint schemes on the E100’s. I like this combo a lot. What’s the white you have on there?
     
  14. Used to have one, without the corner windows, nothin' fancy daily driver, but I still think about it.
     
  15. chainsaw
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    Both Dodge colors ,header orange and cool vanilla.
     
  16. Mooseless
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    I went digging around the wreck yard today to see what they had. No Econolines but plenty of Falcons, Comets and even a few trucks. Picked up a decent amount of small bits and pieces, vent window latches, window crank handles etc. also walked out with a crust Holley 4694 which is more accurate for my 200ci motor. It needs a full rebuild/spiderweb removal but should help this epup run down the road nicely.


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