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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kornfedlifer, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Get creative with the cable shifter from a front wheel drive.
     
  2. gimpyshotrods
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    You should be able to use two Morse push-pull cables, and some fabricated brackets. Then it could go anywhere the cable bend radius would allow.
     
  3. dante81_98
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    Made a little progress on mine. Mounted a spun aluminum tank in the bed and got the trans filled up. It's starting and moving under it's own power again. It's currently at the suspension shop to get everything in order. Looking to get another inch or so lower before we call it done.

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  4. I think it sits real good right now. That's how I would like mine to sit.
     
  5. strodr
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    I'm with chainsaw...looks good where it sits now, don't think you can go much lower without bagging it which done correctly would involve a lot of mods, but hey, if there's a will there's a way. BTW, did you flip the axles or remove some springs?
     
  6. dante81_98
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    Yeah, I know that I may not get much more out of it but I have to try. So far I have flipped the axles. Will take a fair amount of work to get a little more,but I think it will be worth it if it can be done. I am happy with where it sits now though, so it's a win win either way.

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  7. mclothier3
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    dante... love the stance, do you have and pics of the axle flip? wondering what all is involved with flipping the front axle?
     
  8. dante81_98
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    No pictures of the suspension yet. It's just mocked up right now. Waiting on Todd at lowboy motorsports to go through it and finish it up. Will get some pics when we get it done. I did have to get a flexible lower radiator hose that I could do a 90 degree turn up with to accommodate the new axle position. Also we will have to notch the "frame" front and rear for axle travel.

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  9. erock805
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    Chad has one of the cleanest orig ecos that ive seen. Its even an automatic. Im secreqtly ploting to beat him up and take it from him.
     
  10. dante81_98
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    It could be yours eric. It has a price.
     
  11. econolineherb
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    Hi Dente81 98 . Do you have the stock running gear in it . ?Be carefull , the trans hangs lower than the body and will drag on the ground before the body hits the ground .
     
  12. dante81_98
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    Yeah it has the stock running gear. And yes, it foes hang down. Even if I do get it any lower it still has more clearance than my past customs. Definitely something I am keeping an eye on.

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  13. econolineherb
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    Hi . I lowered my '65 8 inches and the trans was 4 inches off the ground . Had 195 60 14 on front and 235 60 14 on rear under fenders .
     
  14. dante81_98
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    I don't know how many inches I have gone so far. Hard to say with the spring sag from sitting for so many years. You got any pictures of yours?
     
  15. augo
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    Hey Fellas, I just landed a 1963 econoline van here in Australia.
    I've read through pretty much every page on here, I'm going to need to change a few parts, most of the rubbers on the truck have perished.
    Gearbox mounts, sway bar bushes etc.
    I found Obsolete & Classic Auto parts in the U.S
    Can't seem to find much on there
    Do you guys know of anywhere that still carries econoline parts?

    It's a standard 174 and standard 3 speed.
    Cheers
     
  16. econolineherb
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    Hi . I have pics but don't know how to send them .
     
  17. dante81_98
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    well I would be interested in seeing them if you are able to work out sending them or attaching them to the a post here on the hamb
     
  18. Macs auto looks like they carry quite a bit. I'm curious if your econo is different than the ones in the states?
     
  19. Gavin_Ivey
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    I needed a truck so I picked up this SBC powered beauty. Needs minor work to make it reliable.

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  20. PetesPonies
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    Nice truck!! I need that tailgate ! :)
     
  21. augo
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    Yeah sweet, Macs looks good cheers!
    We didn't get econolines here at all, I brought mine in from Missouri area.
    Think the dude played the game a bit and told a few stories.
    Said he drove it around as a daily.
    Got here with keys that don't work.
    Spark plugs that look like they've never been changed since 63
    corroded leads
    Clutch is gone.

    Clutch is weird, goes 3/4 way softly, then the last 1/4 is real hard to push.
    Once it's pushed in it lets out a huge click sound from inside the gearbox on the way out.
    Also won't go into gear when the van is running.
    Hopefully just needs adjusting. But doesn't sound good
     
  22. augo
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    Does anyone know if the starter has to come off the box to get the gearbox out? Standard 170 and 3 speed.
    Cheers
     
  23. econolineherb
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    no . it's on the bellhousing not the trans . search old econolines and econosrus . two groups that can help .
     
  24. Trumped
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    so, I pulled my oil bath air cleaner today to clean it up a bit and check the oil and I found that the "element" stuff is falling apart. What are my options here? I've read of people converting the original air cleaner to hold a paper element. Has any one here done this? Pictures??
     
  25. econolineherb
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    Hi . Yes I have on the 240 aircleaners . Drill out the little spot welds and buy a napa 22055 or fram ca 148 .
     
  26. Trumped
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    Yes, it is for the 240. I forgot to mention that. So, once those spot welds are drilled and the old guts removed, how do you keep the top and bottom of the air cleaner together?
     
  27. Trumped
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    Anybody else have any ideas with this air cleaner conversion?
     
  28. Count Scrapula
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    This one was for sale locally while back. I really liked it.
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  29. Count Scrapula
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    Here's another angle.
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  30. big57daddy
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    hi Trumped:

    here is what I did with my old oil bath cleaner; I just cleaned it out, found a paper element that fit and used an old Ford hubcap from eBay for the top.

    cheers, Ray
     

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