This is a Chero?

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  1. handy_andy_cv64

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    Sooooo...I guess that makes me The Gal Pal!:cool:
     
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    Just cant seem to get the tape off my mouth, but I think its coming loose.
     
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    So I was over at Stationwagonforums, and when I read through the newest posts, I found out this was some kind of April Fools joke. Whomever had done the Photochopping, they did a Helluva job. There's another Ranchero thread over there, but after this little disaster, I'm not sure I want to bring it over.
     
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    Glad to hear that it was not real -- I didn't believe the article when I first read it . The fact that it was poorly written and that the guy had to buy it from " Ford Beau Ogus " kinda made me think it was --- bogus !! Shame though as I agree it looks good.
     
  5. Basstrix

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    I think this one classifies as a pickup truck....tractor is separate from the cargo area :)

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    The 61 econoline vans were a little underpowered. Phone co in nj bought some, found out when loaded up with installer/repair gear they had great difficulty making it up the hill to one of the Newark garages. And we are a very flat state.
     
  8. As Is '66

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    Please do, I like looking at pics, We Love Pics!!!
     
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    Depends on the engine. The gen 1s were lighter than the gen 2s and the Windsor did a great job, especially the 302, and it was available in 61.
    Before I dropped in a 5.0, my gen 2 handled every task I threw at it with a high mileage 302. Full ladder racks, back crammed full of tools and materials, even pulling a trailer regularly. I have a customer in the Richmond hills that requires I put my vertical ladder on a trailer and haul it up there. It is almost 2 miles of 20+ prevent grade. Even with the old engine there was never an issue. Now, coming down, before I switched to disk brakes, was a whole nother animal. I would have to stop halfway down and let my brakes cool for 15 minutes as the fade got scary.
     
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    Yeah, I'm no fan of drum brakes, no matter how long they've been around.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the 302 was NOT available in 61. 68 is when I recall seeing it first begin to show up.
     
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    The predecessor to the 302 was first offered in the 1962 Fairlane, built as a 221 cube motor. The 302 version was added in 1968.

    I thought that all of the Econoline vehicles came with I-6 motors.
     
  14. As Is '66

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    I wish I knew HowTo get that article&pic over here...
    No photochopping there, I don`t think...
    I`d LOVE to 4WD Rusty with a frame under her...
    Have a friend in Avon Park, FL what put a Big Block into a 60s Ranchero Round body...
    My friend Thu, in Griffin, GA lost his 61 to Irma`s wrath, under an Oak tree...
     
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    Dammit, I hate hearing about that! With all the trees we have here in WA. State, it always crosses my mind when we get a windstorm whether or not my either of my rigs will bite the trunk.
     
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    Here you go As Is:

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    61 econoline had 2 engine choices: 144 cid 6 with 3 on the tree or 170 cid 6 with manual or auto. Later Gen1's had 240 cid 6's. Phone co being cheap and run by accountants, guess which they bought.
     
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    I checked, you are correct.
    I have seen so many Gen1s with Windsors that I just figured it was an option.
    Long ago I had a pickup with a 240. Always did what asked, just don't be in a hurry when carrying a big load as you wouldn't get out of second unless going downhill.
     
  19. As Is '66

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    Yeah, I had looked and read this one, but wanted it here for all to see, Thank You @beerbelly ...

    Dad had a round body Ranchero for his appliance delivery & service truck, Waaay back when they were New...
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    Yeah We had one of those early 60s Econoline vans for our TV shop, we used it as delivery & service truck for MANY years...
    It stayed loaded with tube caddies & tools of the trade too @ribald1 ...
    The inline 6 did its job well, but that shift linkage was "wore slap out"...
    IF you went gentle while shifting all was well, BUT Hit it hard? You`ll be unhangin` it!!!
    Dad bought it from a big bread company, there ain`t no tellin` how many miles it had on it???
    I`d take a nickel for each time I loaded it with dirt bikes and headed to the "sand pits", or loaded it with other kids for a night out on the town(s) :D

    We put over 100,000 on the odometer,
    Dennis
     

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