New guy from NC

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  1. weavertwins12

    weavertwins12 In First Gear

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    I look forward to learning more about Rancheros and getting some help along the way of my restoration. I have a 1971 GT that has been in my family since 1973. It was sitting in a basement for almost 25 years (untouched since my father's death) and over the past year I have been working on it (with help from a friend) to get it on the road and to a few shows. It is still far from being done.

    Thanks, Brian
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  2. TestDummy

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    Look done to me. Nice.
     
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  3. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Welcome, I agree with TD great looking Chero.
     
  4. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    70 and 71's are popping up all over. Looks nice.
     
  5. PonyExpressRider

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    The Ranchero's that are being stored since the 70's are popping up also... Amazing the similarities in stories as well!


    another nice one here.
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

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    Yes, quite gorgeous, but I have a question: have you kept all the original parts and wheels that you've replaced?
     
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    nice , enjoy the shows post up more pictures when you are able /Welcome to the site /ANDY
     
  8. 5.0 Chero

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    nice looking chero but if your air cleaner is one like this please throw it in the trash
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  9. TestDummy

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    What he said. Total garbage.
     
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  11. weavertwins12

    weavertwins12 In First Gear

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    Yes, I have everything. It originally had a 351C in it- but it was going to require a sleeved cylinder. I kept the 351C and C4. I found a '71 429 and a C6 that we rebuilt to put in its place. It had been sitting so long that I couldn't part with the polyglas original tires and have them on the original wheels. Thanks, Brian
     
  12. handy_andy_cv64

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    Nice to have the 429, but do you plan on eventually repairing the Cleveland, restoring it back to its factory glory?
     
  13. TestDummy

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    Replace a 429 with a 351? Hahahahaha :confused: Why not just put a straight 6 in there instead. :confused:
     
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  14. Hillbilly

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    I'm with Sean there. Put the 351 in a jet ski or lawn mower or maybe a Fox body Mustang. The 351 is nice but it can't compare to the larger engine.
     
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    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I'm only thinking originality. If I had been able to find a different higher-displacement engine for Babe, don't you think I would've?
     
  16. TestDummy

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    Originality and value aren't compatible with Ranchero's.
     
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