SPF to Ron
I have a 77-79 passenger side lens that's been on my shelf.
Purchased a pair after hitting a (*^%*^%& deer busted my driver's side lens.
5 years on, mins is rock solid. No more radiator falling out.
Did you see the images in another thread of what I did?
That would be the plan. Have the Explorer 5.0 serpentine brackets. Would get the whole business powder coated gloss black, yes pulleys, too....
Hate chrome and billet even more so.
So painted engines are my choice.
Here's what I have now:
Engine's coming out this winter for overhaul...
My brother works at the Ford dealer in Carlsbad and in in Escondido all the time calling on shops there.
PM me if you like and I'll see if he can...
Did this on my '78. Actually a friend with a welding shop did it.
He replaced the rear X-member with a heavy square tube that had frame bolt...
I used the power lumbar seats out of a 93 Cougar XR7.
Not exactly a bolt in however.
Did a bit of fab work to make track adapters, though....
When I finally got fed up with the leaky old FMX in my '78, I discussed with a local shop the possibility of having it built up with a shift kit...
Had been running Dunlops, but as they were NLA, I recently switched to Cooper Cobras. Nice quiet, grippy tires. Look good, too:
When I re-did my dash, I installed a single DIN pocket into the fascia.
Agree CDs are obsolete.
Slotted in a Sony media player that takes IPOD...
I installed Hedman shortys for a 72 351W on my 78.
Had to extend the output flanges with some 3" tubing.
Great work. I like they way the snap holes came out after welding.
That cowl rust is scary.
Running my brain trying to imagine what I'd do...
While the 351M (and its 400 brother) are small blocks, their motor mounts and bellhousing dimensions are the same as the 429/460 engines to (I...
I went through this problem with my 78, which I'd suspect is very similar electrically to yours.
I'll bet your solenoid has only one terminal...
Make your own
I just made my own from aluminum, rubber and polyurethane:
I painted my Ranchero many years ago. (too many!). Used an old Binks siphon gun. Using the best PPG system, the job cost me about $650 in just...
I found a space saver spare from some sort of Lincoln that really opened things up back there. Was unused, too. $10 rancherobux at u-pullit:
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