Specifications for a 1965 Ford Econoline Truck

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Specifications for a 1965 Ford Econoline Truck
The Ford Econoline pickup trucks were the least successful of the three body styles in the 1960s. (retro car, wheel image by strokine from Fotolia.com)

The Econoline, also known as the E100, was a light-duty pickup truck from the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1961 along with the van and station bus, the truck offered a flat-nosed design with the engine located behind the seats of the cab. The truck remained relatively unchanged from its introduction and was discontinued in 1967.

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The 1965 Ford Econoline Truck included a 170-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine with a 3.50-inch bore, a 2.94-inch stroke and a forged-steel crankshaft. It also offered a standard three-speed manual transmission with a gear ratio of 4.11:1 and a Ford 1-V single-barrel carburettor. An optional automatic transmission was also available.


The 1965 Ford Econoline truck included a cabover design with a unibody frame from the Ford Falcon platform. To compensate for the uneven balance in the front of the vehicle, Ford installed a 74.8kg.weight over the rear wheels. Other factory specifications included I-beam straight axles and spindles, single-anchor internal expanding, and self-adjusting brakes.

Dimensions and Capacities

The 1965 Ford Econoline Truck weighed 1095kg., and had a 90-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 168.4 inches. It also included a bed that was 7.5 feet in length, an oil capacity of 4.5 qts. and a cooling system that accommodated up to 9.5 qts.

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