While remaining a forward-control vehicle, Ford adopted a. Archived from on March 20, 2007. The interior sees several revisions, with an all-new steering column for the first time since 1997 , a redesigned instrument cluster, and increased. A three-speed manual was standard, with a Dagenham four-speed manual introduced for 1963 and discontinued in 1964; the 170 cubic-inch engine was offered with a 3-speed automatic in 1964 and the larger two engines were both offered with a 3-speed automatic as an option thereafter. While gaining an intercooler over its predecessor, due to the lack of airflow in the engine compartment compared to Super Duty trucks , Ford had to detune the E-Series version of the 6. While the exterior remains unchanged since its 2008 redesign, the 6.
For 1971, the grille was redesigned to match the updated F series. A standard wrench will work. For 1997, the E-Series underwent a revision of its engine lineup, retaining only the 7. With a full frame, the Econoline became popular as a ; the design served as a basis for many ambulances, and various types of trucks and buses. From 1961 to 2005, the Ford E series was assembled at in. In a nod to better visibility, the lower edge of the side glass extends far down the van's side, giving the passengers a good view in all directions and allowing the driver to see objects that might not appear in the sideview mirrors. To bring the exterior of the Econoline in line with other Ford trucks, the egg-crate grille was replaced with an eight-hole oval-shaped cutout matching the Ford Explorer and F-150.
To aid in engine compartment ventilation, the model was given a conventional grille, styled similar to the F series. The same figures hold true for the E-250 and E-350 models. The first-generation Ford Econoline was produced from 1961 to 1967. Available in half, three-quarter and one-ton models, the E-Series continues to offer the kind of durable and reliable work van upon which American businesses have come to rely. Sharing chassis components with the , the E-550 was distinguished by a grille styled in line with Super Duty pickup trucks with a three horizontal slots between two vertical openings. Alongside the truck line, the Mercury Econoline allowed for Ford of Canada to maximize its presence in rural areas served by either a Ford or a Lincoln-Mercury dealer network, but not both.
The steering is moderately dampened to give the driver some sense of the road, and the ride is fairly smooth when the vehicle is fully loaded. For 2004; the front bumper is revised with additional cooling slots. A higher degree of parts commonality with the F series made itself known in the bodystyling: the vent windows, taillights, bumpers, and wheels were common items between the two vehicles. For 1972, a sliding rear door became an option; introduced on a was the Hi-Cube van, a cab-chassis version of the Econoline with a box-van body. Similar to the of the time, the configuration moved the engine as far forward as possible and lower in the chassis than in its predecessor; although the hood was nearly twice as long, the hoodline was much lower.
Although, in 1965 with the offering of the larger 240 cubic-inch engine there was a slight intrusion into the cargo bed providing clearance for the larger transmission bellhousing. While the Econoline cargo van remained, it was joined by an Econoline passenger van replacing the Falcon van. Seating in the passenger van versions now includes 11- and 14-passenger configurations with an open center isle. To accommodate its 90-inch wheelbase the shortest for a Ford since 1908 , the Econoline adopted a mid-engine configuration, placing the engine behind the front axle; consequently, the layout precluded the use of a V8 engine. Remove the bottom radiator shield… The o2 sensor is located on the right side of the engine compartment. During 1968, Mercury ended its sale of light trucks, discontinuing the M series.
Options include a 255-horsepower 5. Remove the transmission lines 2. Subsequently, the next van sold by Mercury was the 1993 minivan. For the first time since 1974, the E series was given a glove box, shared with the Super Duty trucks. Instead of calling it a 1968 or 1968. For 1992, the Club Wagon Chateau was awarded by. As the engine was placed between the front seats instead of behind the rear axle as on the Corvair, a larger rear door and flat load floor was created, allowing for additional load capacity.
Remove the fan blade, you may have to remove the clutch also. While the third-generation chassis was largely carried over, the body and interior underwent a complete redesign. In contrast to the Falcon, the Econoline was fitted with a solid front axle and a solid rear axle suspension with leaf springs for all four wheels. In 1965, a 240 cubic-inch inline-six became the optional engine, with the 170 six becoming standard. Typical mileage for full size vans with a small V-8 is around 12-13 city, and 14-17 highway, depending on load, engine size, etc.
Diesels were no longer offered after the 2010 model year. In three body sizes, the Econoline was produced in a cargo van and passenger van, with the latter produced in three trim levels; base, Custom and Chateau. After the 2000 model year, the Econoline was renamed the Ford E-Series in the United States, in line with the Ford F-Series trucks done by Ford Canada in 1995. Though it has undergone extensive reworking over the years, the E-Series still retains the same basic shape that has defined Ford vans since the late 1970s. In 1961, Ford projected the pickup leading the van in sales; however, buyer preferences shifted towards the van configuration, as the pickup accounted for 10% of 1961 Econoline production.