1974 Ford Econoline E-300 204 from North America
I hope it lasts for another 20 years
This is the cheapest vehicle that I have ever owned.
The steering was shot when I bought it. It's still the only trouble I have. I think the idler arm is the problem now.
The front engine seal went out in 1988, and we rebuilt it with a short block and I put hard seats in the head. I now have 86000 miles on this engine.
A few years ago, the c-4 tranny went out. I was pleased that the cost was only $650.00. Last year I started rebuild it again. That's when we decided that I bought it at 187k not 87k.
The parts that are available are cheap. 302 engine, C-4 tranny, Dana 60 rear end. The parts I can't find, I try to cross with a pickup. The blinker lenses are 63 pickups. My son likes the fact that I can change the points and plugs from the front seat. He never saw a V-8 before.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th August, 2009