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    Ford 250 install in 67 Econoline?

    RipVanArkie
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    Post by RipVanArkie Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:12 pm

    Hey guys, FIL is ready to install a 250 in his 67 PU, are there any tricks or mods that need to be made? Will be backed by a C4. Any advance advise is greatly appreciated.

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    Post by Guest Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:34 pm

    The C4 will need the short tail housing
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    Post by RipVanArkie Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:20 pm

    Hey Mike, will he still need it with an IRS?

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    Post by Guest Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:33 pm

    he could go with a very short drive shaft but that isn't recommended. Eugene Phillips, the late Econo guru always told me to get the short housing when using a C4 or C 5
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    Post by fmc56 Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:35 pm

    Since he has a 67 he shouldn't have any problems. The 250 will fit right in. I would use a 66 Mustang V-8 radiator and reverse the brackets. The outlets are in the correct place and you can buy a new one cheap. People have been having a problem getting the 240 radiators recored, new cores are scarce. I think you will have to modify the towers on the crossmember. The towers on the 170 crossmember are too close together. I never tried one with a 240 crossmember. If it was a 240 originally the accelerator cable will hook right up. The 250 fan may be too big also so just use the original Econoline one. If he's using an IRS there will be no driveshaft movement so using a longer transmission tailshaft shouldn't be a problem.
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    Post by RipVanArkie Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:42 am

    Thanks guys! Fred, will the original Comet 250 rad work, it is the same size as the Econoline, just reverse the brackets?

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    Post by fmc56 Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:29 pm

    RipVanArkie wrote:Thanks guys! Fred, will the original Comet 250 rad work, it is the same size as the Econoline, just reverse the brackets?

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    I thought they were wider than the Econoline radiator. If they are the same width just attach the Econoline brackets or reverse the Comet ones.
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    Post by RipVanArkie Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:55 am

    Cool, thanks Fred!

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