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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