1965 Ford Ranchero

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by roknxj, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. roknxj

    roknxj In First Gear

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    I am new to the forum and wanted to post a picture of my 1965 Ranchero. It needs some work but my son 16yr old are working on it.

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  2. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Great starting point. Those things are a hoot with a stout small block.
     
  3. DonC

    DonC In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Don't look too bad at least on the side in the picture. Good starting point.
     
  4. MaxInValrico

    MaxInValrico In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Some nice decals and wheels and it'll be pushin 500HP.
     
  5. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Good thread intermingling. Usually takes more than a few months to master that.
     
  6. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    From Sean, that is a compliment.
    He likely assumes this is not the first forum you have ever been on, but it was all he could come up with.
    As he is not the complimentary type, take my word on it.
    It was a compliment.
     
  7. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    From ribald this is his typical nonsense poet. Zero humor, with a half-hearted attempt at a rude cut down. Take all of our words for it. Just watch, another is coming. Remember, this clown thought I was being rude to you earlier, when everyone else saw the humor.
     
  8. Bryan59EC

    Bryan59EC In Overdrive

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    I inherited my uncle's 65 that he bought new.
    High Performance 289 and 4 spd car as it left the factory.
    the original 289 is long gone and I got a little too spirited
    with the 302 that he put in the car (sometime during the 80s)
    and hurt it kinda bad.
    New 5.0 is going in soon---tranny has been rebuilt.
    With my slow going on things---this thing should be ready
    to roll sometime early next year (hope to get it ready to crash
    my annual ElCamino Club gathering in May)
    Local club guys get frustrated when I bring the Ford and steal their beer.

    This statewide (or multi-state) meet is a blast and I just want to stir the pot a bit.
     
  9. ForistellFord

    ForistellFord In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    A sweet 58 with an old tomato red paint job was posted here recently. This old, sweaty, rugged dark green one is also very cool. I love those old Rancheros. I used to really lean toward the 73, 74... but I love these frozen in time examples I've seen lately; they look great. It's a nice project and I'm sure you'll enjoy every step of the way.
     
  10. *RD*

    *RD* In Maximum Overdrive

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    And lots of money!!
     
  11. T16592

    T16592 In Fourth Gear PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Welcome Roknxj.
    Nice one! :)
    I have a 65 Ranchero too. They make great rides. Mine is a daily driver, work vechicle and full time entertaining ride. I have been working on it for 13+ years. It has a standard 289 with a C4. Let me know if you have any questions as I have worked on most parts of the car. I have some pics of it on a thread a little down from yours called "1965 Ranchero pictures "
     
  12. roknxj

    roknxj In First Gear

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    Do you know if a C4 tranny will bolt on to my 200ci I5 motor and if so what year? Of course the other route would be to adapt a T5 tranny. My currently 2.77 tranny has a blown 2nd gear syncro.
     
  13. T16592

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    I believe that an original 1965 200ci. falcon/mustang 6 cyl C4 has a different (smaller) bellhousing. I have seen them and they look smaller. But to get more info I have included other forum discussions that cover it in greater detail.

    Discussions about different applications
    http://mmb.maverick.to/showthread.php?t=29097
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-124247.html

    Also, In case you are looking - How to ID your C4
    http://www.fordification.com/tech/transID-auto.htm

    For the C4 swap, be sure to consider the cost of finding a usable steering column with linkage, auto brake pedal and back up switch. You will also need to find a C4 specific drive shaft with the correct spline count.

    Have no info on the T5 swap other than you will to cut out the trans hump and get an original or repo floor hump cover + all the other stuff. I guess the your current clutch pedal will work.
     
  14. Lulu2

    Lulu2 In Third Gear

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    That looks like a great project. Doesn't look like it will take much much to make a sweet cruiser. Its always nice to see another of the smaller Rancheros. :cool:
     

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