My 74

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by 74Rancherito, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. seafoam71

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    Beautiful !!
     
  2. 74Rancherito

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    TG's Racing here in Gardena......I'm doing the rest with the help from friends....
    very close to firing her up......
    powder coating is done so it's all on me now.....
     
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  3. Bart68

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    Looks good, your Ranchero should be very quick when your done. :cool:
     
  4. ForistellFord

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    It looks good. I've never been a fan of the bumper tuck but of course to each their own. Looks a lot better than mine does.
     
  5. scrnic1

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    Holy crap! Hands down favorite ranchero ever man, sexy sexy beast. Let me know how you like your 408. I did the 408 only, with a modified block, so needless to say, im way jelous of your intake manifold! Good luck, good work!
     
  6. scrnic1

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    Also, let me know how your thermostat housing seals... i have what looks like the identicle one, and it likes to slowly leak and fill up around the distributor base.
     
  7. 74Rancherito

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    finally got her started!!!!!
    had some family illness issues so i had to focus on other things....
    now, all is well
    will update with some pics.....:D
     
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    cool!....................
     
  9. Giska1

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    looks awesome, like you got it all right for sure just coooool the whole ting :cool:
     
  10. 74Rancherito

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    just started doing brake lines this morning......
    gonna wire the e-fan , simplify and clean-up harness and mount battery
    tray with new cables...

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    if all goes well, it'll be back at the machine shop next week getting posi/rear disc brake...

    he's trying to get me to run a hydro-boost set up...
    we'll see......
     
  11. ribald1

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    I have hydro boost brakes on my 72.
    Works better than any other brake improvement you can make.
     
  12. aquartlow

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    74 Rancherito,
    That is a MIGHTY NICE '74 you got there. I see that you are going to redo your brake lines, I did the same when I changed out some components on my'79 and the best investment I made to help with the brake lines was an Eastwood double flaring tool. I tried to double flare with the usual tools and all I got was misery, until the Eastwood unit. It was very easy and quick, YOU WILL WANT to do brake lines after you double flare the first one because it works that well. Sorry to hijack your thread just wanted to give a heads-up on the brake lines. Keep up the excellent work. Todd
     

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  13. ForistellFord

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    Looks fantastic, nice work.

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  14. 74Rancherito

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    thanks for the info....
    my buddy has all the tools and brake line already......
    but i'm always interested in new tools...lol
     
  15. shoprat

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    Your Ranchero looks like it is from here:DNice:cool:
     
  16. TestDummy

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    Your pulleys have a better paint job than many of the Ranchero's on here. :p
     
  17. 74Rancherito

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    powder coating my friend.....100 bucks for every piece i had.....
    (bout 25 total)

    very true....;)
     
  18. 74Rancherito

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    Finally finished the brakes, ps lines and trans cooler..

    gonna see the muffler man this week, then i can gauge the available vacuum

    for the booster......THIS THING IS LOUD!!!!!!

    thanx to everyone here for all the help....

    will post more pics later....
     
  19. submariner

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    looking forward to see more pictures. you sure do a great job
     
  20. 74Rancherito

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    Gettin' close....


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    A/C goin' in this week (if i can sneak away from wifey)

    This thing run's great...lots of power..(hard to take it easy)...
     
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