1978 Ford Ranchero 302

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  1. kal

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    Needing to know what this piece is for? IMG_20181007_160722[1].jpg IMG_20181007_160647[1].jpg IMG_20181007_160722[1].jpg Have been told everything from oil filler to emissions part. It is on the exhaust manifold on the passenger side. The neck is attached to the exhaust manifold itself.
     
  2. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Hard to tell, pics are pretty fuzzy and to close.
     
  3. aquartlow

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    Isn't that for the "heat riser" tube for the air cleaner, basically a sheet metal shroud mounted/attached to the exhaust manifold.
     
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  4. kal

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    Not sure but what ever it is it has a crack in it. I know this is a factory A/C car & the A/C compressor is gone.
     
  5. beerbelly

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    I agree with aquartlow- that's a heat riser tube to provide warmed air to the air cleaner/carburetor.

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  6. kal

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    ok thanks got that figured out now get it to were it is getting fire. Going to replace the ignition control module & spark plugs & ignition coil next see if that fixes the problem.
     
  7. kal

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    Need to sell 78 Ranchero ASAP located in Charleston WV text 304 932 5942.
     
  8. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Is there something that went wrong? I remember that you were itching to get her running.
     
  9. kal

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    Had some stuff come up last resort was to sell car for the money need it gone ASAP.
     

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