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Introduction

Post #1 by brentchaffin » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:18 pm

Hello, my name is Brent. I am located in Missouri. I picked up a 1963 Econoline with a 177 3 speed combo about 4 months ago. Working out all the kinks as this is going to be a daily driver. Now I have stumbled on a late 60s 200 with plans to rebuild and replace the 170. This will also be my first engine build so a build thread will soon follow as I will have many questions.
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Post #2 by wsa111 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:34 pm

Welcome aboard. The 200 engine will give your ride a new heart.
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Re: Introduction

Post #3 by brentchaffin » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:53 pm

For sure. I have been studying the falcon handbook and absorbing all the information I can. My end goal is to just have something a little different and fun to drive. Not trying to build a powerhouse. I would love to keep the 3 speed but I know it probably can’t handle much more power. The 170 in it now runs good so I am in the parts collecting stage still.
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Post #4 by bubba22349 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:11 pm

Welcome to the Ford Six Site brentchaffin, sounds like you have a good basic plan. A 200 is an excellent upgrade to the old 170 giving you a bit more power and torque. Depending on how far you take the 200 power wise the stock trans you have maybe able to handle it as the first Mustang and Falcon 200's used that same 2.77 trans. Otherwise with a little work you can also adapt the better 3.03 trans to use your original column shift linkage. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Introduction

Post #5 by bmbm40 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:34 pm

That is good to hear I really like the Econoline. The trans may hold up for quite awhile if you avoid burnouts and speed shifts.
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Re: Introduction

Post #6 by brentchaffin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:13 pm

Just out of curiosity how hard is it to find a 3.03 transmission. What is the best way to come up with one.

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Post #7 by wsa111 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:16 pm

I am going to do a copy of this post in our parts wanted section of the forum.
67 mustang,C-4, with mod. 80 hd, custom 500 cfm carb with annular boosters, hooker headers, dual exh.-X pipe, flowmaster mufflers, HEI dist. Engine 205" .030" over with offset ground crank & 1.65 roller rockers. 9.5 comp., Isky 262 cam.
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Re: Introduction

Post #8 by brentchaffin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:26 pm

Sounds good. I also started a new post in the performance section for further discussion.

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