1967 500 - Buster - Main Restoration Thread

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by eqshadimar, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. eqshadimar

    eqshadimar In Overdrive

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    Ok so I posted a question in the Tech section about headers and forgot that I had not posted these pics yet. If you search older threads in the picture area you can see my other threads and look at the progress. Oh yeah Buster is my '67 Ranchero. I am going to have some spit polishing to do when it is all said and done but so far I am pleased with the progress.

    Laters,
    Jeff

    EDIT 4/8/2014:

    I am finally continuing this thread after 8 years. Due to "life" it has been impossible to put any money into Buster. The good news is that I have been able to keep the Ranchero (not a small feat) and drive it around and enjoy it all these years. There are other threads around but I am going to try and combine all the pictures into this one since none of the old links work anyway. Hopefully progress will be more steady now. Just a quick summary all the fuel issues, header issues, etc have been solved for quite some time. I have been driving Buster around during the nice months. I have some surprises coming really soon...

    EDIT 7/30/14:

    Adding in VIN and Data Plate Decoding

    7 = 1967
    K = Kansas City
    48 = Fairlane Ranchero 500 - Bench Seat
    C = 289 V8 2V

    66B = 2 Door Ranchero with bench seat
    X = Maroon Metallic
    4D = Red Vinyl
    03K = 03 October
    51 = Manufactured for sale in the Denver Special Order District
    4 = 3.25:1 standard (non-locking) differential
    1 = 3 Speed Manual Transmission


    Laters,
    Jeff

    These are engine pictures with some more later in the thread:

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  2. Looks great!! I love 'em when they're bran' new & shiney!! :D :D
    Jim [​IMG]
     
  3. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    A fellow once told me,"pennys make dollars"...
    Meaning your "Dollar" will soon be made with th progress you are making...I love th`Smell of a new engine too... You GO Boy
     
  4. Butch

    Butch Guest

    Looking good.
     
  5. sarah

    sarah Pic Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow I can almost hear it running :D :D :D :D
     
  6. TestDummy

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    Oh, you'll hear it running Sarah. Open exhaust, straight out the heads. Sorry, sorry.
     
  7. sarah

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    thats the best sound on the planet....if I had my way....it would be open headers all of the time
     
  8. eqshadimar

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    Thanks guys [​IMG] Sean I laughed hehe. I am just going nuts because I happen to have the perfect combination of motor, heads, and chassis that nothing works on. Something that was supposed to take 30 min has taken over a month. It will be running soon!

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  9. ZWHEELS

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    looking good
     
  10. eqshadimar

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    Ok bringing up a thread from the past! The engine installation is complete. The header issue was a MESS but we finally got it all figured out. Then there was the all the small stuff like fuel system, ignition, shifter installation, front belt and accessories etc..

    Anyway Buster is finally moving under his own power again and is only lacking an exhaust to be on the street. I love the sound of the open headers though (my dog runs out of the shop thou [​IMG] ). Ok here are the pictures


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    Thanks for looking.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  11. trikar

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    Looking good and I bet it sounds great too!
     
  12. Hyrb

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    Well Done!
     
  13. MaryT

    MaryT Guest

    Very nice pictures and a new shiny engine!
     
  14. eqshadimar

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    Thanks everyone! I still need to do some major cleaning to get everything looking pretty but all the basics are there. It actually looks better than the pictures show (well I think so anyway).

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  15. trikar

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    You're almost there!
     
  16. theres nothing quite like bringing it back to life..
     
  17. eqshadimar

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    Yup I am getting excited. Trying to find a good exhaust shop to finish up the exhaust from the headers back. I don't want to spend more than $400 for the whole system including mufflers. Does that sound reasonable?

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  18. Rancherous

    Rancherous Administrator Staff Member

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    Is that radiator hose from a 5.0 Mustang? Looks good.
     
  19. eqshadimar

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    Hello no new pictures to post right now but I just wanted to say that Buster is finally safe and sound in my garage as of tonight. The shakedown cruise from the shop highlighted some minor issues but nothing huge. Needless to say I am a very very happy camper.

    I will take some pictures of the finished exhaust in a day or two and post them in this thread.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  20. eqshadimar

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    Yup it is. Good eye.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
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