It will go in from the top

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It will go in from the top

Post #1 by Econoline » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:59 am

I remember a thread here about whether or not a small six and tranny would fit in from above and wanted to say that yes, a 250 with an aod attached will go in from the side doors through the hole if the doghouse and radiator support are out of the way. You can do it solo

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The distributor isn't seated in that last pic. Seated it's borderline tight with the wires on/insulation/etc but ok. The 3G alternator is fine once you cut the third boss off the block and find the right belt, a #7385 ;) Reuse the 170 wtr pump and block mount like this one, http://www.falconparts.com/ford-falcon-auto-parts/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=157&idcategory=24 but the swing has to be mounted upside down for the 3G, 2G is ok.
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Re: It will go in from the top

Post #2 by Econoline » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:40 am

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Post #3 by B RON CO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:54 am

Hi, we used to put the engine in through the side doors and the crane through the front door for a better angle. I seem to remember a choice on the distributor cap. If the large one is a two piece you might be able to use a smaller one piece cap for more clearance. Did you need to swat it down with the fly swatter? Lookin good. Good luck
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Post #4 by bmbm40 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:13 am

That is all looking good. You should be driving soon and it should go nice with that built 250.
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Post #5 by tom954x4 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:44 pm

This looks like a pre-67 econoline, right? How do you get a flow of cool air over the radiator? It looks like it is awful close to the front of the dog house. That is a spiffy looking 250 six.
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Re: It will go in from the top

Post #6 by Econoline » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:44 pm

That's a keen observation, it's a 64 and I did have to put in a spacer and move the radiator forward 1" for clearance and it's still very tight. I have a 65 doghouse but decided not to use it. It requires cutting the floor behind the drivers seat and changing bolt holes here and there, etc. The later doghouse is only taller, except for the area behind the drivers seat. It won't help with the radiator issue. It's a 2 x 1 1/8" core radiator, during break-in it performed very well. I dropped the 65 170 crossmember down 1.5" which was needed b/c 1, the wider 250 block raises the engine on the mounts compared to the 170 and 2, I needed to do it for trans/pinion angle matching. It also helped it to fit in the 64 doghouse. Won't really know how well it works with the lid on and driving until I get it on the road and maybe even then it may not reveal any problems until next summer. If it's a big problem, I have toyed with the idea of getting a later dash mount heater and putting in a tunnel from the dog house front to the hole in the floor under the old heater. The old 170 with the stock radiator did fine around here though and I do have the belly pan which directs air from the grill to the radiator face.
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Re: It will go in from the top

Post #7 by bubba22349 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:13 am

:beer: congrats Econoline, the 250 engine looks great shoehorned in there, and that's going to be a really nice combo for an early model Econoline. Good luck :nod:
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Re: It will go in from the top

Post #8 by RichCreations » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:20 am

Econoline wrote:That's a keen observation, it's a 64 and I did have to put in a spacer and move the radiator forward 1" for clearance and it's still very tight. I have a 65 doghouse but decided not to use it. It requires cutting the floor behind the drivers seat and changing bolt holes here and there, etc. The later doghouse is only taller, except for the area behind the drivers seat. It won't help with the radiator issue. It's a 2 x 1 1/8" core radiator, during break-in it performed very well. I dropped the 65 170 crossmember down 1.5" which was needed b/c 1, the wider 250 block raises the engine on the mounts compared to the 170 and 2, I needed to do it for trans/pinion angle matching. It also helped it to fit in the 64 doghouse. Won't really know how well it works with the lid on and driving until I get it on the road and maybe even then it may not reveal any problems until next summer. If it's a big problem, I have toyed with the idea of getting a later dash mount heater and putting in a tunnel from the dog house front to the hole in the floor under the old heater. The old 170 with the stock radiator did fine around here though and I do have the belly pan which directs air from the grill to the radiator face.


not only is the '65 and later box taller, but has that nice bulge on the driver side for the dizzy (at least mine does)

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