Proud Dutch owner 1972 Ranchero

Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by Albert, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Albert

    Albert In First Gear

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    Hello guys

    For one and a half years now I am the owner of a Ranchero Brougham 500 with a 351C 2v engine.
    It has several luxury options:
    Protection package
    luxury interior
    sports mirrors
    optional hub caps
    sports cluster

    This Ranchero is in great original condition with less than 40K miles:
    Original paint, no rust, scratces or dings. perfect chrome etc.

    Only modifications done to the engine in the past: 1406 carb, headers and intake from Edelbrock installed,
    H pipe exhaust with cherrybomb muffler and the transmission was replaced by a Ford metric AOD.

    At this moment I think the engine is lacking power.

    There are a few issues I will address this spring:
    Replace the exhaust by stainless steel pipes with a flowmaster muffler.
    Temperature sensor needs replacement.
    Replace sparkplugs, ignition wires, carb for a new 1406.
    Then tune the engine. Hope this will increase the HP somewhat.
    Try to fix the dash clock (i know this is a common problem)

    I also have a antique ladder truck (30 meter ladder Magirus Deutz 1966).
    I photographed the Ranchero with my fire truck in front of our local fire house.

    Albert

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  2. azcolin

    azcolin In Maximum Overdrive

    welcome, they are both good looking rides .
     
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  3. mo.herbfarm

    mo.herbfarm In Maximum Overdrive

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    Greetings, and welcome! I shall have to go out to look closely at the grill on my '72! It's completely black, not even visible until one looks very closely. Thus, only the big gaping "mouth" presents itself. Yours is a beautiful example by the way! mo.

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  4. MaxInValrico

    MaxInValrico In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Very nice Ranchero. '72 H code 351C-2v put out about 175HP. If I may suggest that with the 1406, you may as well put the intake on with it. That should assist the performance.
     
  5. Huevos

    Huevos In Maximum Overdrive

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    Looks nice, Even has the Union 76 Antenna Ball..
     
  6. LSChero

    LSChero In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Welcome to ranchero USA Albert.Nice fishmouth!Interesting interior/exterior contrast.Stock wheel covers and beauty rings,step pad delete on rear bumper..sweet.
     
  7. seventytwogt

    seventytwogt In Second Gear

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    Nice ride. What are the two toggle switches for below the heater/aircon control ?
     
  8. eqshadimar

    eqshadimar In Overdrive

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    Great looking Ranchero there! Thanks for sharing.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  9. AimlessMoto

    AimlessMoto In Fourth Gear

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    Nice color!
     
  10. FrenchFan

    FrenchFan In Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Hello Albert, nice 72.
     
  11. Albert

    Albert In First Gear

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    Thanks!!

    I don't know what the precise purpose of the toggle switches where, but I found out that the car does not start (crank) with the switches off.
    So have to figure the yellow wire spagetti out:

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    Today i have checked the instrument cluster:
    A few bulbs needed replacement, Amp meter is not working, but the meter itself is ok, so that is probably a wiring isue.
    Clock is broken, (short cuircuit). I am not going to fix it.
    Temp gauge is not working, probably defective sensor. Will replace that.

    I hope I can figure the yellow wire spagetti out.

    Nice detail ehh?

    And a little swinging cowgirl on the rearview mirror :D
     
  12. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    welcome that is one pretty 72
     
  13. tertab28

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    Hello. Welcome to the board.
    Nice looking ride!
    Keep us posted!
     
  14. Jimbob

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    I love that, looks like a nice unmolested survivor.
     
  15. Albert

    Albert In First Gear

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    A small update.

    Removed te sparkplugs and found out the cilinder 3 was not firing.
    Replaced sparkplugs an ignition cables.
    Engine performes better now.

    The clock is beyond repair, so I'll leave it like it is. (if it is broke, don't fix it)
    So the cable spagetti. I hate car electrical wiring, couldn'd pinpoint what they have done to the wiring. so, if it aint broke, don't fix it. So I wont.

    Within a week I'll have a new exhaust system installed.
    I am not yet sure about the specs.

    The exhaust guy recomended a Dynomax turbo muffler with 2 1/4 pipe for a deep low frequency rumbling engine sound that I want.
    He says that this muffler works best with the low compression cleveland.

    Would Magnaflow muffler be better? or a Fowmaster (deltaflow)?
     
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  16. Fordaz

    Fordaz In Second Gear

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    Nice car man. Welcome!
     
  17. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    That Ranchero is pretty awesome.
     
  18. Albert

    Albert In First Gear

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    Local harvest festival oldtimer tour 29th august:

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  19. Shok

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    Nice, I like that era of car with that type of yellow, always stands out to me. Must have seen a bunch of them as a kid or something.
     

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