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Old 04-28-2013, 09:45 PM
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'66 Ford Falcon Van could use help

For those who know my outrageous post from when I was 15, I'm 19 now. My birthday was April 7th. I have 1966 Ford Falcon Econoline van. The bread box panel vans ford made. 240 inline 6 and 3 on the tree. I need help more less info on getting this inline six runing right. The fuel pump on the motor doesn't work, solutions on that are help. Can I back feed pressure into it and "revive" it? I need to change the points and condenser in the distributor, what's a way to gap the points right? I need a fire Diagram fohe the distributor. What's another inline six adaptable to this motor as well?
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All the info you req
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All the info you request is in various service manuals, and isn't uncommon.

240 and 300 (4.9L) share the same architecture. NOT similar to 144, 170, 200 and 250.

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Thanks mr.P! So your saying various parts would fit a 240 from say a 300? Same with the 250 I suppose too right?
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For those who know my outrageous post from when I was 15, I'm 19 now. My birthday was April 7th. I have 1966 Ford Falcon Econoline van. The bread box panel vans ford made. 240 inline 6 and 3 on the tree. I need help more less info on getting this inline six runing right. The fuel pump on the motor doesn't work, solutions on that are help. Can I back feed pressure into it and "revive" it? I need to change the points and condenser in the distributor, what's a way to gap the points right? I need a fire Diagram fohe the distributor. What's another inline six adaptable to this motor as well?
Hey Tom, my birthday is also April 7. Happy birthday to us.
The first thing you need to learn is that you will need the ORIGINAL factory service manual on anything and everything that you intend to work on for the rest of your life. I'm not talking about those fosdick Haynes and Clymer manuals. All those are good for is wadding up and starting a fire with. I'm talking about the ORIGINAL FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL for the car/truck/van you are working on. For many decades now, I have used these fellows as a source for original and factory reprint service manuals and I recommend them highly.
Faxon | Shop Manuals for Car & Truck Owners | DIY Service, Repair or Maintenance

Here's the Econoline manual.....
1966 Ford Van & RV Repair Shop Manual Original Falcon Club Wagon, Econoline

Some of the manuals cost over a hundred bucks, but I have always found that the money comes back to me......and then some..... when I am able to put in the for sale ad "includes original factory service manual".

You'll also see on the site that there are Hollander interchange manuals available. If you're going to be doing a lot of buy and fix up kind of projects, you may want to invest in some of them. They'll basically tell you how many different vehicles were fitted at the factory with the same part you're looking for, which can make boneyard hunting very enjoyable.

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Hi Tom
Firing order 153624
Plug gap .035
Point gap .024-.026 Use a .025 feeler gauge
or use a dwell meter.
The dwell angel is 37-42
Don't forget to lubricate
the rubbing block before
setting the points.
Timing 6* btdc
Rich
PS The fuel pump. Either buy the mechanical one
for that engine, or leave the old one in place & use an electric one
then plum around the old one with an in-line filter. Also if you use an electric
pump, mount it as close to the fuel tank as possible, & about 2" below
the bottom of the tank. You can get an inexpensive electric pump @ auto zone or advance. Good luck to you.
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