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Hey guys, thought i'd introduce myself and say hello! my names tim and i'm from the UK, i have a 66 econoline and it rocks!

originally owned by the British embassy in washington DC, then exported to here in 1972

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Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:14 am
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Hi Tim.

I went to have a look at that van earlier this year. Was it you who was selling it, or have you only just bought it....?

We loved it so much we decided to import one ourselves....

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Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:13 am
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nope i bought it this weekend! why didn't you get it?

i am the other way round, i was going to import a dodge A100 or and early econoline until i saw this one already over here!

Where in the UK are you?


Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:07 pm
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I am located in Cambridgeshire.

We took the drive up to Hull, with the money to buy it, but when we got there we decided to keep looking.
The main thing that put me off was the bodywork. Being in this country for so long obviously means it will have some rust, but we wanted something that didn't need a lot of work to get it mint...

Its a very nice van though, it seemed to drive nicely, and had been well used, so should be fairly reliable...

As soon as we got home we started looking in the USA, and eventually found the one i bought.

Where are you...?

Sy

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:03 am
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not far from you, north herts!

tbh i'm glad you didn't buy it! its great! and its way different to my old vw

wow its a small world, we should have an econoline meetup!


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Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:09 am
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Definitely, Although ours isn't on the road yet...

Do you have any plans for it...?

Like a new interior...? Or do you like cows....?? :lol:

Sy

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:21 am
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Ha NO! the cows are going!

oddly enough under the cow covers the seats are immaculate, and they are a lovely blue colour so the door cards and ceiling will be done in a similar blue, probably two tone with white aswell.

it'll be getting a full camping interior and eventually a respray, probably the same blue with white, i dunno yet on the exterior yet.

Where in cambs are you? I'm in north herts near hitchin! When are you going to be on the road?


Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:30 am
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I'm in Chatteris, which is about as far north in Cambridgeshire as you can get....!!!

Still, Hitchin isn't that far away at all...

I have loads of work to do on mine, it needs a full rewire for starters, as well as a handbrake and some other bits and pieces. As soon as that is done it will be put on the road, and then turned into a proper camper later on....

Is yours on the road now...?
Whats it like to drive...?

Sy

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:35 am
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oh wow, really not far at all then! the company i used to work for moved to alconbury so i was up there for a few years!

Yeah mines running on the road thats one of the reasons i decided to go with one that was already imported! the only major thing i need to do soon is i want to do the disc conversion! i dislike drums, especially in an auto.

we should definitely meet up sometime, it would be awesome to know another UK eco owner! if i'm not working on the 25th i'm gonna goto the all american cruise at the ace cafe! interested?


Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:45 am
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I might be able to make it on the 25th. Never been to the Ace.

I will be getting the disc brake conversion as well. I have already emailed the bloke who sells them before i even got the van. Disc brakes are much less hassle as well as stopping better.

There are a couple of other sites i have found since buying this van that might be useful to you:

These guys know all there is to know about straight 6 engines

http://fordsix.com/forum/index.php

Also, this os one i have just found out about:

http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/index.htm

Regards
Sy

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:40 am
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well, luckily USAautomotive in bedford stock most of the engine parts you could want! Plus johnwoolfe racing can tune/fix most yank vehicles

Have you ordered your discs already? We might save on shipping if we go together as it's damn expensive to post em!


Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:17 am
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No, i haven't ordered them yet. Sounds like a good idea to me. We'll have to get a quote...

Sy

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:31 am
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cool i'll mail him back about two kits!


Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:35 am
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Cool, ask them about proportioning valves and residual valves as well, as he said i needed them for mine. You might need them too. They don't come with the kit, but he can supply them to us....

Sy

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:05 pm
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m'ok just mailed him


Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:19 pm
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