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'62 Falcon Econoline

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As a painter myself, if someone pulls a part and masks it off, then cleans it with wax and grease remover, that would get me much closer to priming and painting it.  Just sayin'......  :thumbup:

 

 

ok, I need to convince John to go in and paint the insert area purple for me.

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Like the van but better with plain Jane gun metal paint. My opinion only.

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WTF is going on with the site?  If this is the new look, I'm leaving.

 

*edit* Ok, the look bugs, me but at least everything is working again... unlike when I was in earlier.

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Not sure what all was accomplished today, but what I saw was cool...

 

License plate wires stitched onto door strap...

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Cool block-off p;late thingy Tim made to force more incoming air through the radiator...

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So for the cooling issue, Tim has decided the plan is to install an engine driven fan. We got one of the "race car" fans that moves a ton of air. This required the use of a 2" spacer on the fan, as well as moving the radiator back 1" 

 

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Which meant cutting an inch off the top blockoff panel he made as well...

 

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You can also see in that photo the nifty prop rod he made for the doghouse lid...

 

 

We are currently pulling the transmission to replace the clutch. After that gets sorted, we will give it a drive to see how the fan does. We are expecting to need a shroud as well, but hoping we will get lucky and not need it...

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Mmmmm cross flow big six......

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the new fan looks like it can keep things cool. Maby a thermocluch for it? The BMW I had used 2 electric fans up front and one thermcluched can on the engine. Kept it nice and cool. They usualy overheat when the one on the engine fails. Volvo 700/900 series use cluch on  a fan.  Also can you get a shroud or what yo call it aroud the fan. It will help move a lot of air.

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On 7/24/2018 at 11:22 PM, Aibast said:

the new fan looks like it can keep things cool... Also can you get a shroud or what yo call it aroud the fan. It will help move a lot of air.

 

We are planning a shroud eventually, but we are going to try it without just to see if this is enough.  

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On 7/2/2018 at 3:27 PM, dimlight65 said:

 

I need to go in and paint the insert area purple... ok, I need to convince John to go in and paint the insert area purple for me.

 

Done. 

 

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On 7/6/2018 at 2:53 PM, dimlight65 said:

I might have a look at the transmission to see how big an ass-whip the clutch job is going to be as well.  We'll see.

 

Transmission is now out, and it was really quite easy. Took the flywheel to the machine shop to get it refinished. Should be picking it up today. 

 

Unfortunately, the clutch Amazon sent us was a 10" clutch, and we need an 8.5" clutch. 😒

 

After doing some detective work, some online sources seem to believe the 10" clutch is what the '62 Econoline van used originally. There is no way that big a clutch/flywheel would fit into this tiny transmission. Apparently the '64-67 Mustang with a 200ci engine (what our engine is) used the 8.5" clutch so we ordered one of those and it should be here Monday/Tuesday. I honestly think this 10" clutch must be for a V8, not a straight 6...

 

 

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Flywheel back and looking sharp, and the 8.5" Mustang clutch fits well...

 

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That and the transmission should go back in Saturday...

 

Tim has been reading up on making more power with this engine and the consensus seems to be getting colder air into the engine, not having it suck air from the "hot box", is the path to more power. Tim got an air box from a 280Z and made a bracket for it to bolt to the bottom of the van...

 

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Got that installed and started looking at how to connect that to the carb. Tim got a hat and some piping and...

 

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While he was doing all that, I disassembled and cleaned the driveshaft. Then installed new u-joints and painted it...

 

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This driveshaft has the smallest tube I have ever seen. And wee tiny u-joints as well...

 

 

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