Kansas Econoline Pickup

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Kansas Econoline Pickup

Post #1 by DreiPower61 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:50 pm

Hello from central Kansas. I have a 61 Econoline Pickup, 5 window project. I pulled a 200 out of it and recently aquired a 72 250 that will going back in. Ive torn the 250 completely down and found a good engine machine shop to start the build with. My plan is for a mild street engine using a tri-power setup. I have two Ford 7HT carbs and looking for a third. The pickup body has some rust issues for sure but not beyond hope. Right now Im going to concentrate on the heart of the beast before diving into the cosmetic. Love the forum!
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Re: Kansas Econoline Pickup

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:25 pm

Welcome to the Ford Six site DrelPower61, :beer: congrats on the score. Those Econoline pickups are great and can be hard to find! Sounds like you have an excellent build plain, using a 250 with its extra torque will make it a good hauler too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Kansas Econoline Pickup

Post #3 by bmbm40 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:18 pm

I have always regretted selling my rust free, clean and original Econoline pick up.
Nice to hear about your Econoline it should go pretty good with even a stock 250 they have good low end torque. You will enjoy the Falcon Handbook.
66 Bronco-1970 250, NV3550, DSII, 4 turn ps, uncut, 1" bl, 2.5" sl, front disc, twin stick D 20, 30 x 9.50
NEXT- direct mount 1.08 on D8 head, power brakes, rear limited slip, 3G, electric fan, electric upgrades, custom curved DSII, header, 31" tires

'81 F150 4x4 300

New guy? Get this>http://www.falcon6handbook.com

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Re: Kansas Econoline Pickup

Post #4 by DreiPower61 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:32 am

Just recieved the Falcon Perf Manual today! I can’t seem to put it down! Ive been laying awake at night with tons of questions and I was a bit skeptical about the “famed” performance manual but Wow! This is one of the most detailed and complete “how to” manuals Ive read! An absolute must purchase as soon as possible for anyone that has taken the time to sign up for this forum. Get the manual, get the manual, get the manual!
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Re: Kansas Econoline Pickup

Post #5 by bmbm40 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:39 pm

The Ford six community is very fortunate to have a resource like this available and at such a low cost. I refer to my copy quite often and have owned it for well over a decade.
66 Bronco-1970 250, NV3550, DSII, 4 turn ps, uncut, 1" bl, 2.5" sl, front disc, twin stick D 20, 30 x 9.50
NEXT- direct mount 1.08 on D8 head, power brakes, rear limited slip, 3G, electric fan, electric upgrades, custom curved DSII, header, 31" tires

'81 F150 4x4 300

New guy? Get this>http://www.falcon6handbook.com

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