Rare 1970 Ranchero Twister -- only 4 produced

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by 50J03, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Cullen McTaggart

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    Now the real question is the value....
     
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  2. Huevos

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    I'm thinking of building a Ranchero Twister Special Boss GT 500 Talladega California Special Rio Grande Shelby Squire edition.. Because there will only have been one made..Pretty Rare..
     
  3. TestDummy

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    That would be worth some money. Not a lot, mind you. But some.
     
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    I'll leave the visions in my head, no pics please.
     
  5. 72GTVA

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    I think you need the "explorer" variant in there as well... then again - it might be too much?
     
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    add ( stranger ranger )to the list , .
     
  7. handy_andy_cv64

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    Is that the 5.0L/AWD variant? Oh, and as far as the car hobby goes, I think Gordon Gekko said it best:

    "Too much is never enough."
     
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    With a 5.0, not enough is never enough.
    I need to work a real engine into my van, the high compression 5.o HO doesn't cut it. Need to get away from the mouse engine.
     
  9. Cullen McTaggart

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    You know what is enough....... Just a little more
     
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  10. handy_andy_cv64

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    John, if you put any engine bigger than a 'mouse' engine in it, you're gonna have to cut a hatch in the roof to drive it, as it'll squeeze you out the top. You'll look like a Big Daddy Roth creation....
     
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    My 429 Ranchero has the "Explorer" package...

    Goldfish Sticker.jpg
     
  12. ribald1

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    The 351 is just an inch bigger, and a 385 is just a few inches bigger.
    For a 351 I would have to significantly alter the engine cover, for a 385 I would have to make steering alterations.
    A 351 stroked out to 408 with a positive displacement blower would almost fit the bill.
     
  13. DeepBarney

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    Why not stroke it to 427 inches? Bigger being better and all.
     
  14. ribald1

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    Not really.
    You need space between the oil rings and the wrist pins as well as sufficient piston skirt, shortening the rod is also not a good idea.
    A race engine that gets rebuilt every few hundred miles can get away with a lot of things a daily driver can't.
    That is why my Ranchero engine is a 521. It will give me long service, and can be bored and rebuilt for more life and more power down the road. not being independently wealthy means I can't afford to keep starting over.
     
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    Not going to offer up a 427 stroked 351 Windsor I have been sitting on then. Really don't know how many hours it could run reliably. It was built for dirt track oval racing but got banned in a 300 mile radius so that ended it's short winning career. It followed racing by turning two late 60's Mustangs into ditch magnets, then landing in my shop as a curiosity. Ran it on a stand when I got it and there were no bad noises, good oil pressure and no blow by. Still have no idea about how long such a combo would last. Toying with stuffing it in a 90 Town Car just for the insanity factor. I would go with a modest Windsor or if you're up to the challenge, try a 300HP 302 cid Mercedes v8 from an E class. Similar design to a 4.6 Ford.
     
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  16. handy_andy_cv64

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    Too bad you're all the way in Tennessee. If we were a lot closer, I'd offer Babe as a test bed for that 427W. Build out a 4R70W, do the diff and regear work on the rear axle, the SEFI conversion, etc., then go take it for a spin around town, see if it has road manners for street/strip.
     
  17. Unclebrad

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    I seem to have had too much time on my hands this weekend. I was playing around with photoshop and came up with something close to it. Didn't have the heart to put a stripe through the wood though...
    concept 1.jpg
     
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  18. DeepBarney

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    I kinda' want that to be real.
     
  19. Unclebrad

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    Thx.

    So after posting that pic, I started wondering if the cobras stripe might not be all that bad after all.

    I do think it is a bit "busy" but that is just me...

    concept 1b.jpg
     
  20. DeepBarney

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    Minus the wood paneling or black hood it would certainly look less busy. Still it's pretty great looking as is. Props to your photoshop work.
     

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