just picked up this van
motor is a rebuilt 86 straight six 300 4.9l, not running-
My buddy Billy T. found Rob & Lorene's ad on kijiji, Razor & i drove down with the car dolley to check it out. gotta have it... put down a deposit, but had to leave it there, wasnt ready to go till the weekend.
Me & razor went back friday, Lorene worked hard finding boxes & boxes of parts that Rob had collected over the years, filled my caravan & half the Ford. Rob came home & Found more! van was 9'' too wide for the dolley. stupid stupid me. Hung out for another hour waiting for the tow truck, I didnt really want to leave; these are some good people, but the tow truck wasnt gonna wait all night.
Since I dont have a backyard (see garage video) & my front yard is already full of cars, vans and trailers Razor Let me park it at his place- now i got both my old vans stored there, thanks Ray, sorry Tanja (his old lady).
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2012 Ford E-150 Wagon Review, Walkaround, Start Up, Test Drive
One of the oldest designs on the market today, it still represents a strong
seller for Ford as the competition is light and the name is easily
recognizable in the market. Ford's new Transit replacement should be a hit
when it comes out and we can't wait to drive it.
"When it comes to all-out utility and passenger hauling, the 2012 Ford
E-Series full-size van remains a decent choice among a decidedly small
group of competitors."
Ford E-250 Road Test
I rented this van for two days, to haul lumber, but ended up just driving
:) because I love vans and wanted to see if I could actually live with one.
I'm not sure what year this van was, but it was a post-2008 face lift
I was pleasantly surprised by the way it drove.
Ford E-250 Cargo Van
Engine: 4.6 liter SOHC V8 (225 hp, 286 ft. lbs.)
Transmission: 4 speed automatic w/overdrive
Rear Wheel Drive
In this video you will see 1st and 3rd person driving perspectives, in
different situations. I didn't get a chance to take this thing out on the
highway, so all the driving is on back roads, in the country and near a
couple shopping centers.
The 4.6 liter V8 (essentially the same engine that's in the
Grand Marquis) was strong and quiet, and provided adequate power for this
3/4 ton van. Torque was fairly strong at low RPM, but sometimes it just
fell short for climbing hills and trying to getting this heavy beast off
the line. Once up to speed, downshifts were rarely needed, and the motor
was wafting the van along in overdrive. The transmission often hesitated to
downshift, but once it did, it held shifts well and kept the engine right
in its power band. At higher RPMs the engine really came alive, with a
burly, deep V8 roar and a rush of smooth acceleration. This is not an
underpowered vehicle by any means, it just doesn't have the torque needed
for a big, heavy "Super Duty" van. Personally, I'd prefer the 6.8 liter
V10, with 420 ft. lbs :)
Brakes: This E-250 came equipped with 4-wheel power disc brakes. They were
STRONG, to say the least, stopping this van in no time at both low and high
speeds, with no fade after emergency stops. Overall, the stopping power was
better than most cars I've driven. The van didn't dive under hard braking,
Handling/ Suspension: It handled reasonable well for a full-size van,
although at times it did feel top heavy and cumbersome. This was due to
body roll and the sometimes inaccurate recirculating ball power steering.
In emergency situations, it was quite secure, but initially, you're not
quite sure if it will hold the road and go where you want it to. On back
roads, this van was actually a lot of fun, with it's wide track and fat
tires. The light, easy power steering was a little bit sloppy, but there
was some road feel, giving me enough confidence to throw it through fast
The van's heavy duty suspension felt really tight, with no unusual noises
or strange motions. The rear leaf springs and shocks were quite stiff, as
were the twin I beams up front. Overall the ride was compliant, but bouncy,
and a little harsh at times. It was better than what I expected from a 3/4
ton truck, and with great seats up front and a comfortable driving
position, I got used to the ride.
I'm ready for a 1 ton window van with a v10. Seriously. You can't beat a
van for space, practicality, durability, comfort, and power.
Desert Proofing the Ford Raptor! - Dirt Every Day Episode 2
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams up fits and outfits one of
the coolest 4x4's on the market today, the Ford Raptor. Raptors are high
performance desert machines, but we found one that earns it's owner a
living each week banging around on an obscure desert compound. The owner
is hard on his equipment and we took this poor bird of prey under our wing
for a week to transform it into a more vicious desert predator.
Dirt Every Day appears every other Thursday on the Motor Trend channel.
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