Update on the '62!

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by 62Ranchero, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. 62Ranchero

    62Ranchero Guest

    We got it running last weekend, sounded mean, it doesn't have mufflers on it right now, [Exhaust manifolds with flex-tube...] and it sounded mean. But there was a clicking noise, like there was a bolt making its way down the motor, or like theres a rock in the flywheel, because we put the tranny in in the rock and dirt, so I'm just hoping it was a rock...and then when I put the new oil filter on, I didn't notice that there was the old seal still stuck on the block, and it blew out, but I got it all fixed, and now it runs!!! This wk end...to see if it moves! :D

    '62 Ranchero
     
  2. trikar

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    Keep it up, and try to keep it clean too!
     
  3. 62Ranchero

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    I'm tryin'!
    I'm switching schools to another school that has auto for my next semester, and they have lifts.
    As far as my buddies say that already take auto there, they say you can work on your cars after school with the lifts, so I'm going to do some hard work. I wanna take out the AOD, and put in a C6 with race gears.
     
  4. rohojo1

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    '62:
    If you have a digital camera, take lots of pictures as you are working on 'er, like before, during and after shots. I have been taking pictures of mine as I tear it apart to document how it came apart so when I put it all back together, I have a reference. Post some pictures on here so we can see what you are doing.
    Good Luck
    Bob J.
     
  5. 62Ranchero

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    For sure bob!
    When I go out there this weekend to start 'er up and see if she moves, I'll bring my camera!
     
  6. 62Ranchero

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    Well! I put it into gear today! It jumps when you put it into gear, but I haven't seen it move, because I don't have the vacuum hose, connected to the AOD transmission, so I figured that I had better not try to move it. Don't wanna fry the tranny!

    But it's getting there, and I'm excited.
     
  7. MaryT

    MaryT Guest

    You should be excited! That is such great news, and just getting better as you keep fixing!

    Keep up the good work [​IMG]
     
  8. 62Ranchero

    62Ranchero Guest

    thanks! :]
    Still haven't figured out the radiator deal though. Tried fixing the one I have. it's got mucho cracks. Cracks I can't even find, but are still leaking. I really really really want it to be running by march 3rd, there's a car show at the highschool, and I wanna bring it along.
     
  9. rayell

    rayell Guest

    I bought a new radiater for a 1965 V8 A/C Mustang from The Radiater Barn. $119.00 Including shipping. It will fit the Ranchero perfectly.

    Ray
     
  10. rohojo1

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    '62:
    I agree with Ray. If the radiator you have leaks from more than one place, a replacement is much cheaper in the long run that chasing all those leaks. Contact your local parts house, or look in the yellow pages to see if there is a radiator shop around. Either can supply the exact radiator you need that will bolt right in. Mine in the '72 went from a cingle core to a double row core and includes the transmission cooler core in the same radiator. Bolts right in.
    VR
    Bob J.
     
  11. 62Ranchero

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    The thing with the '62 is that it never came with the option of V-8, but, for a dual core, aluminum radiator from jegs, I can get it from around $180. But, I was surfing craigslist today, and I found a guy who has an Escort radiator with fans, and a brand new Ranger radiator, but I don't know if it'll fit. After I get the radiator, I'm going to have to find a fan, but I've got MAYBE 2" between the radiator and the water pump pulley, any suggestions on fans?
     
  12. rayell

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    My Mustang radiator is Three flue core and it bolts in my 63 perfect, no holes to drill or anything. The radiator support on the 62/63 look exactly the same to me.

    Ray

    BTW The only thing that I found different between the 6 & 8 radiator is the upper hose outlet is on opposite sides. You need that for the V8.

    [ February 26, 2007, 03:55 PM: Message edited by: rayell ]
     
  13. 62Ranchero

    62Ranchero Guest

    What year Mustang radiator are you using rayell?
     
  14. 62Ranchero

    62Ranchero Guest

    Oh, nevermind Rayell, I saw. Thank you!
     
  15. 62Ranchero

    62Ranchero Guest

    So basically last night, I ordered a radiator for my car from Jegs.
    It's the jegs brand, $180, aluminum two core.
    Hopefully this is the last time I will have to buy one. Unless I get in an accident, but I don't want to think like that, because then I will!
     
  16. 62Ranchero

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    Here's some updated pictures as of today!!!
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  17. 62Ranchero

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    And the last two...

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  18. its looking terrific.. i love the understated look of the wheels with dog dish hubcaps..
     
  19. 62Ranchero

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    Thanks you guys!
    I'm trying to keep all of the modern stuff hidden. Like the radio in the glove box, I was going to put my amp under the passenger seat, but I heard that's been known to catch fire from getting too hot? Anybody know anything about that? But I haven't decided what to do about speakers. Now that I have a job, it should start comming together fairly soon!!!! :D
     

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