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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Now I've done it! 62 Van

Ok time to let the cat out of the bag. I finally tracked down a window Van. With Brian's help I located a 1962 window van 95% rust free and best of all it only cost me $500. It is all there and I have been messing with it for a week or so now. The paint is polishing up nicely, it has a few dings and dents but in overall very good shape.
I have the motor turning over now and I think it needs a new coil. So I should have her running tonight. Need to mess with the brakes a bit and she will be on the road again after 15 years.
I will take some pics tonight now that I have her cleaned up a bit and show you all what I am into now. The delivery is still my priority but could not pass up the Van to keep in good graces with my wife. So I am back to a 3 Falcon family again!?! 1965 Ranchero (hopefully sold) 1963 Sedan delivery and the newest member 1962 Econoline.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:07 PM
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1962 Econoline.
Uh humm... Falcon Van.

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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OOOpps yes a 1962 Ford Falcon Van. Pics to come....
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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Here she is in all her glory, or lack there of.. Almost got her running last night. Cranks over but no spark off the coil?? Need to trace some wires I guess. All the parts are in boxes for the tail lights and so forth.
Side note: Painter came by last night and took the doors off to the paint shop for final prep and primer. Yeah!!!!!
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Old July 10th, 2012, 09:42 AM
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That DOES look clean. I see you have the rare three battery option

Congratulations. Now Brian will a sympathetic shoulder to cry on.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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I am just hoping I can talk him into helping me with any problems on it till I figure it out. Just want to get it running for now and finish the delivery. Then I will start messing this one up!!
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Oh boy... more while we're at its.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Add those to the Honey Do's and there is no time left for anything.

I did find the wire that was causing the no start issue, so I will replace that tonight and see what happens. Then fix the brakes and start driving.
I might have to use the van for get together's until the delivery is ready.
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That DOES look clean. I see you have the rare three battery option

Congratulations. Now Brian will a sympathetic shoulder to cry on.

Nope, now Brian has a buddy to strip a parts van with!
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Time to shop for the parts vans. I have plenty of storage space!!!
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Got the Van running this weekend!! Needs a carb rebuild and the brakes done on we are off to the races.
Shift linkage is a little stiff, doesn't want to go into first or reverse? 2nd and 3rd are no problem. I think it is the linkage up by the front of the van??
Still managed to get work done on the delivery but that is another thread.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Carb is off and I took it apart only to find that someone had tried to rebuild it before. Unfortunately they left out some of the parts and there were not replacement pieces in the kit. So now I need to find another carb. Bummer time to steal the one off the 65 till I get that done.
Trying to get it running well enough to come over for the meeting. We shall see.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Sounds like you might be a candidate for the carb conversion that ended up on Flarechero.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I sure thought about it. But for now I just want to get it running decent and finish the delivery. I just need something cool to drive around in. New cars suck, I much prefer old!!!
I think a 200 6cyl and a auto are int the future for the van...
And no for this one.
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What kind of carb was it and what do you need for parts??
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