Introduction and Motor Tear Down Hey all of you guys, today I´m starting the very long thread of my dream project. I recently finally bought my dream car, the Ford Ranchero. My entire childhood my family watched That 70ś Show. Yeah, I was way too young to be watching it but I didn´t get the jokes anyway, but for those of you who watched the show you probably all remember Hyde´s El Camino. When I saw this car I thought the idea of the car-truck was the best thing either and at that age I was 12. My dad and I were always complete Ford junkies though. So I asked him if there was a Ford version of the El Camino, he then introduced me to the Ford Ranchero. I immediately fell in love and decided I would one day own that as my project car. Well this past month I finally made that dream come true. After operating a landscaping business for four years I finally had the stable enough money to afford a project car. I then bought my 78 Red Ranchero Squire with a 351 Windsor. Above is the picture the day my dad and I went and picked her up. Below is the picture of our stop on the way home. And now she is finally in the garage (I had to finish a Sport Trac that wasn´t running). And then I disassembled the engine to see what the 351 Windsor really looked like. And I was very surprised. I didn´t think much of the car when I initially got it because of how the engine was merely thrown in with motor mounts and two bolts in each exhaust manifold. I´m very excited for how clean this is but I´m glad I didn´t take that for granted. I quickly found some things that need to be done. For starters the fuel pump eccentric literally rubbed against the front timing cover. So I need to figure that out and also it needs main bearings and connecting rod bearings. Woop dee doo, not surprised. So that was the motor tear down. In the coming posts I will discuss what is next and my venture into making this Ranchero what I´ve dreamed of.