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Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

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austinmodhouse

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:28 pm

spring time camping before it gets hot that clock is ticking fast.

Ive been busy with a real estate sale and a bunch of other stuff that requires signing stacks of contracts. I knew the beer fest was this wknd but its not on my radar. I did attend a free event for the austin food and wine festival last night.

Im sure youll get your fill of beer at the festival, but many other options along your path. the whip inn is one of my favorites, used to be a convenience store, the indian family that owned it started serving indian food, then wine and now they have 40+ taps of beer and a great selection of belgian beers, on the i35 frontage road, in an old convenience store. and now they have two stages. I love it here.

along the same theme, we recently had lunch at the cove, the carwash/diner/bar/laundromat place down there in SA.

pics from our whip in visit posted at link below

http://austinmodhouse.com/blog1/2012/01/post_30.html
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:19 pm

the cove is a place we stop by frequently. Good beer, Live music, friendly staff and the foods decent.

My wife and I love Indian food and craft beer. Sounds like the Whip inn is a place we need to stop buy. We are in Austin so much lately that my wife wants us to move there. Mostly around Congress where the food trucks gather and Zilker Park. We shall see got to sale my current house 1st.

Thanks for the Heads up on the Whip Inn!
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austinmodhouse

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:05 pm

we live just west of zilker, can hear the acl fest from inside the house. also just a few blocks from town lake/lake austin. real easy for us to drag the kayaks down for an easy paddle or just soak in the water while enjoying a few beers. its a life.

the 78704 (soco/sola) area have plenty to do. itd be great to live in an area where I could easily walk/bike wherever I want to go.

the odd duck farm to market truck down that way was our favorite. but he closed it and opened barley swine. weve not yet been but have heard all about if from our food loving friends.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/barley-swine-austin

btw, some of the indian food at whip inn is ok, not great. the samosas were fantastic! I like em spicy.
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austinmodhouse

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by austinmodhouse on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:13 am

I heard the beer-fest was a bit of a bust organizers backed out but they went forward anyhow or something like that.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:30 am

you heard correct. It sucked big cojones. Decent beer but getting a sun burn while waiting to get one wasnt fun, hardly any music. No hot beer girls or anything. We had three beers and left..

We wound up on Congress eating pizza by the slice, drinking good beer with some street music in the back ground. Nice night!
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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Removed the old motor today. I've got a few battle wounds but i got it out! Now I can easily get several things done with it out. Got a good look at the flywheel and it has several worn teeth so I'm going to replace the flywheel ring, clutch, pressure plate, bearing, seals etc.
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Post by austinmodhouse on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:50 am

lonestar roundup this weekend. its a great weekend to sit out on soco and watch the cars roll by.

http://lonestarroundup.com/about.html
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Rayallen

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Post by Rayallen on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:27 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I noticed it was posted over at the jalopyjournal several weeks ago and had forgotten about it.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:33 am

I stand Corrected!

Earlier in this thread I was under the impression that my van originally came with a 200ci motor. I must have read the stamp wrong on the block or something because after recently pulling it I counted 3 freeze plugs which tells me it was a 170ci all along. No wonder it was screaming passed 55mph.

With that said I can not wait to get this 200ci motor in for some more power. Those extra CIs are going to be utilized.
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EconoCarl

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by EconoCarl on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:58 pm

If it was "screaming" at 55 with the 170, you're probably gonna' need a different rear gear with a 200. Just sayin' Wink
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:02 pm

I was wondering about that Carl. Looking back I know that I have 4.11 gear ratio. That not recommended for a 200ci? You know the engine could have been screaming because it is tired and worn out. Which is why it's being replaced.
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austinmodhouse

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by austinmodhouse on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:38 am

do you have a tach? if it was spinning really fast at highway speeds due to gearing, any other engine will have to spin at the same rpm to get at the same speed with that same gearing. itll just be easier for an engine with more power to get to that speed, but 4500 rpm in newer more powerful engine will still be 4500 rpm.

do you have 9 inch rear end?
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:47 pm

yeah it has the nine inch rear.

I never put in the tach because I started my demolition of the interior and was going to have to remove it anyhow. My plans are to get the new motor and trans back in with new gear ring and clutch and take her for a spin and feel her out and go from there.

It will not be running again for at least a month minimum. Its been without a motor and on jack stands for a while now and until I get the interior to a acceptable place no need to put the mechanics back in. Taking my a bit longer because Im doing almost everything by myself. Im learning as I go..

Speaking of doing things by myself, look for my upcoming post on the front brakes Smile

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:04 pm

BIG THANK YOU TO DENNIS at dddiscbrakes. Finally got rid of my front drums. I did this yesterday

Step 1 get rid of those drums


Step 2 I installed Dennis's sway bar bracket which positions it above the axel instead of in front of it allowing more room for the calipers


Step 3 Remove hub and Clean up the spindle


Step 4 remove the old studs from hub, put the new studs in, clean grease out, cleaned bearings and repacked with new grease and new seal. Install custom bracket and reinstal hub


Step 5 Install rotors and calipers!


So glad to finally have that done!




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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:07 pm

I also have Dennis's Dual master cylinder and will be moving on that next with new brake lines and hoses. I will have plenty of stopping power soon! Brake system 1/2 way there.
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Casimier

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Casimier on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:05 am

Looks Good Ray
Thanks for the step by step
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:14 am

Thanks, I know Dennis's Kit gets asked about a lot. His kit really is that simple so I thought Id throw the steps in. His instructions are much more detailed.

Now to get this Master Cylinder on with new lines. The old lines need to go, real rusty and brittle.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:24 am

Looking good! Thaks for taking the time to post the pic's. Joel
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austinmodhouse

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:04 pm

you did make that look easy. awesome job.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:41 pm

hey ray - just looin @ that need disc brake install-sweet- i just dont see any cotter pin in that axle nut?????????
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EconoCarl

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by EconoCarl on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:22 pm

Nice job on the brakes.

As for the gearing, my old van with a 170 had a 3.50 gear and it would cruise 65-70 all day long (a little faster if need be). I would ditch the 4.11 for sure! Like Austinmodhouse said, no matter which engine you have it will be turning the same RPM to get the same speed with same gear.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:04 pm

Twinpilot001 wrote:hey ray - just looin @ that need disc brake install-sweet- i just dont see any cotter pin in that axle nut?????????

It's there now, i was excited and snapped a pic before I put the pins in.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:08 pm

EconoCarl wrote:Nice job on the brakes.

As for the gearing, my old van with a 170 had a 3.50 gear and it would cruise 65-70 all day long (a little faster if need be). I would ditch the 4.11 for sure! Like Austinmodhouse said, no matter which engine you have it will be turning the same RPM to get the same speed with same gear.

Thanks Carl, looks like I have another thing to add to the list. See if I can find used 350 gear in god shape.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:07 am

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Twinpilot001

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:14 am

find a local gear shop in sat & ask -see what rear end u specifically have -here there are many people doing gear awaps for 100. bucks labor & u can peovide the parts .

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