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Extremely Rare Ford Found! As name implies I have a 1966 N700 CrewCab

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Extremely Rare Ford Found! As name implies I have a 1966 N700 CrewCab

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1966 N700 CrewCab
 Posted Monday, July 12, 2021 3:55 AM
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Running driving now. With temps being over 100 daily it's just too hot outside to do further work on it. Do have a spot in side garage but other projects taking priority.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjNS1cx83Q0

Long block was replaced and obvious new inside engine. I pulled the pan to check it out. Most likely under 100 miles on it. When they did the long block they did not clean up any of outer tin. Valve covers, intake, timing cover, oil pan etc.

Runs Fantastic!

Next up is brake hydraulics. They were done around time engine was done but sitting too long. Safety concerns so will go thru them again.
Monday, July 12, 2021 3:57 AM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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By removing the white paint over door decal it is revealed the truck was a High Rail truck for Northern Pacific Railway!

I pulled the oil pan and without question the engine is all new inside. Appears to be a 391 vs the stock 330

Engine turns over fine now! Not long and I will be driving this bad boy
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36 AM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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 Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:39 AM
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I think that was the standard setup in one of that era, ie engine, transmission, etc.

Jeff

Grab another gear and keep on trucking!
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 Posted Monday, May 17, 2021 10:18 AM
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Jeff Wright (5/17/2021)
I agree that it was Ford factory built. Anyone can tell that by looking at the body lines on the doors and the roof. I've never seen a crew cab N series. All the info I have on my old Ford trucks of that year doesn't show a crew cab truck as a option. So maybe since the railroad bought it, they had Ford build a crew cab specifically for them. Either way it's a cool rare find. I hope to see you fix it up and take it to some truck shows.

Jeff

Grab another gear and keep on trucking!

P S Does it have air brakes or hydraulic? What engine does it have in it?


This one had Hydraulic with Booster on frame

7000 lb front axle and 17000 lb rear axle

330 HD, 5 spd 2 spd diff

Non ford built N Crew if there were any would not have 360 deg drip rail, most would have outside hinges on the rear doors and the roof panel would have splice in the middle vs the one piece roof on this one. Door tag on this one also shows Louisville KY build, Proper 212" WB.

Parts books don't show any info for any year crew cabs thru 1972 but we know they made them.

Yes, It was a special order by the Railroad in Salt Lake City, UT
Monday, May 17, 2021 11:04 AM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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I agree that it was Ford factory built. Anyone can tell that by looking at the body lines on the doors and the roof. I've never seen a crew cab N series. All the info I have on my old Ford trucks of that year doesn't show a crew cab truck as a option. So maybe since the railroad bought it, they had Ford build a crew cab specifically for them. Either way it's a cool rare find. I hope to see you fix it up and take it to some truck shows.

Jeff

Grab another gear and keep on trucking!

P S Does it have air brakes or hydraulic? What engine does it have in it?
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Oops! Last one testing different sized photos. Not sure how much if any interest in this truck as I had my "dream engine" in it a Dual Quad 427 Side Oiler that was 482 cu in. 40 yr dream and it was great fun but me being 40 yrs older decided to try something "newer)

I was able to buy a 1 of 5 Ford Performance 450/510 Raptor Crate engines and I installed it in this truck along with a 10 Speed Auto Transmission. I have had it running but no 1st test drive yet. Getting very close. Goal is 600 hp 600 TQ at tire on E50 Fuel.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:39 PM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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One more test

Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:35 PM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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Photo Testing on one of my other 1966 Trucks

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Figured out how to post pics!

Hope that's ok here . .
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