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Of course, the Econoline van and pickup, as well as the Corvair and the later Dodge versions were all inspired by the VW Bus and pickup (coming very soon here). Ford and Chevrolet based their new compact vans and trucks on their respective new compact cars, the Falcon and Corvair. It doesn’t take more than a casual glance at the Econoline pickup to tell that it has a serious weight distribution problem. I’ve always been drawn to these trucks for their compact size yet roomy cabs, despite their limitations. I drove an enclosed van version of this vehicle for my father’s business (laundry and dry cleaning).
My dad ran his ‘71 Ford (second generation, still with the engine beside you) head-on into a ‘70 Road Runner.
Most of these were bought new by Bell Telephone, Sears and Roebuck, and the Army (stateside use for moving food and junk). He sold it after a few months, and for a few years afterward I would see it around town every so often, usually with a different owner. The driving position and overall silhouette remind me a lot of the ubiquitous low cab foward style Isuzu trucks.
It’s rare to see a LCF with a traditional pickup bed, but down here you see tons with landscape beds (basically very high walled pickup beds, often with the upper portion made of metal mesh material).
The design has a lot of positives, great visibility for the driver, small turning radius, and an easy to design flip-forward cab that makes getting at the engine easy for service. Ford tried a few years ago to break into the LCF market, but as far as I know 2009 was the last year for the Ford LCF truck. Nullo, I believe LCF was gonna cost Ford some fairly fat investment money, and involve some more nasty partnerships with those dang furriners (and I believe International too, and they were fighting with them over PowerStroke at the time). As far as the LCF goes, I agree that it was probably not profitable, and yes, the mess with Navistar probably didn’t help.
And the Corvair Greenbrier van, not the Chrysler T&C, was the first with passenger doors on both sides, but they rarely get any credit for that.
Here’s a small shot of one of these turned into a wheel standing exhibition car by putting a blown hemi in the bed and reversing the drivetrain. The crankshaft position sensor (CKP) is located behind the crank pulley on the front of the engine. 6-25-113.8 2002 Buick Spark plugs black now likes you start runs for a second then dies as good feel pressure. 1-21-12On a 3800 V6, Series II, VIN K, does the DIS alternate polarity of the coil when firing each set of companion cylinders?
1-26-12Coolant does little for boil-over protection, only increases by 8* with a 15# radiator cap. 3-1-12I as a courtesy, recommend that any person whom has torn the engine down to the point where they can replace the head gasket or intake. 4-7-12Can engine coolant temp sensor display correctly and still provide bad info to the PCM such that when warmed up, the engine idles at 2,500 RPM?


Is there a special way to remove lower intake manifold from series II engine with thick aluminum gaskets. Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.Ask follow up questions if you need to. Yes, along with the(NNN) NNN-NNNNhousing casting code - The cast date will give you the year - Dave.
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I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Detroit’s more recent efforts to compete with import compact trucks was once a serious undertaking, and is now quickly dwindling away to nothing. And just like with the car versions, the pragmatic and utterly conventional, simple and cheap to build RWD Falcon trounced the adventurous rear-engined air-cooled Corvair in the car segment, so did their offshoot trucks.
Ford installed a 165lb weight over the rear wheels in a effort to mitigate the problem, but lets just say this is not the thing to take out in the snow. Of course, as the former owner of a Dodge A-100 van, I can well imagine what they handled like with another couple hundred pounds less in the rear quarters. I cannot tell you how much I loved it, and how much it pained me to sell it before my son got his driver’s license (I wanted him to live). Once when the alternator died we were pushing it to try and get it started, my friend was pushing from outside the driver’s door with his hands on the steering wheel and the front tire went over his foot.
The last time I saw it someone had painted it black with a brush, with big white stripes down the side.
It was going across a field and the front tires hit a small concrete barrier, about 6-8 inches high and the truck flipped over forward. I know its been there at least five years, I haven’t seen one on the road in many years. When the numbers were coming in with Izu big and Ford selling in the tens, I figured it was gonna be over soon. I have an aunt and uncle in rome, that I visit every year when I go to visit my mother in nearby cedar bluff, alabama. If the small gasket under the PCV cover is bad- which is not a gasket, it is an O ring-  then the seal is JUST bad, and is causing whatever problem your engine is having. If the system doesn't work you need to check that I can brake switch and vehicle speed sensors.
The engine bucks on quick acceleration,hesitates,hard starting,performance bad,jerking,timing seems off. In addition to the carryover BD-282 and V-304 engines, the 1700 was available with the BD-308 six, V-345 V8, and Perkins D-354 diesel.
He’s got enough on his plate, and Transit gives him entre to a new segment, on his own terms, and better to focus on that. Not sure if the non-compete has run out, but it’d take a bundle to get back into something that they maybe should have never left.


If u do not do this and a leek begins, removal of the upper intake in the very least will be necessary. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. In 1965 the 18500 lb rear axle that was optional in the Loadstar 1800 was made available in the 1700.
In response to real (or imagined) incursions into the light truck field by imports, Detroit launched a barrage of new compact vans and trucks.  Ford was the most prolific in the 1960-1961 period, offering no less than three distinct types of pickups.
And it was economical to run , with its light weight offering modest resistance to the little 144 and 170 cubic inch sixes. That left a pretty compact niche left, and public utilities turned out to be the big buyers of the little Econoline and Corvair pickups.
But it makes a handy around-the-town scooter, like this one, which is the daily driver of Joe, who does superb vintage restoration work on European cars out of his small shop. These pickups may have been a sales dud, but they sure brightened up our carscape in their day. I see Volvo tractors everywhere on the roads, and they weren’t included in that sale so Ford sees none of that cash. To by pass it DO NOT USE THE REMOTE KEY AT ALL, AND DO NOT USE THE ELECTRIC LOCK BUTTON TO LOCK OR UNLOCK THE DOORS. The maximum ratings for the 1700 were raised to 25500 lb GVW and 45000 lb GCW, the same as for the 1800 at the time.
Not surprisingly, it was the least successful (of Ford’s three types), and petered out after a few years.
But even then, after first year sales of 14k Econole pickups, their sales steadily dwindled, down to two thousand in their final year, 1967. Don’t ask why, but I love the exhaust sound of that little Falcon six, a pleasant mixture of nasal smoothness with an overlay of raspiness. That pretty much coincides with the birth of Japanese small pickup sales on the west coast. In 1972 the BD-308 and Perkins diesel were dropped and an optional Allison 4-speed automatic joined the continuing Allison 6-speed.
Because it is gone bad it acts as if someone has stolen the car and shuts it off after a couple seconds of running. The V-304 was rated at 147 net hp at 3,900 rpm, the V345 developed 157 hp at 3,800 rpm, and the V-392 put out 191 hp at 3,600 rpm.
In 1975 a 188-hp 2-barrel carburetor version of the brand new MV-404 gasoline V8 replaced both the V-345 and V-392.



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