Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by Rancherous, Oct 25, 2004.
Come on now tease tell us more.........
70 GT I just picked up from a friend. It has 71 gt trim that was installed from 2 owners ago when he did the resto. 351c H code, AC, bucket seats (factory bench car), console 9 in w/ 3.00 lsd, shaker (non repro), PS and power disc brakes. The car sat for the last 8 years so the paint began to fade and crack and water got into the oil. Some may frown about the 71 trim on a 70 but it is what it is.
Welcome. Looks pretty original from this angle.
Looks plenty good to drive. Have fun!
Nice F them if they do
but not this guy this started out life as a 73 squire it had trim for a lot of different things
even GM parts can find they way to be used
5.0 HO EFI with AOD for motivation
Hi there 70 gtee. Nice set up you have there!!
Thanks guys for the nice words.
I'm Mike from California. I've been into cars and building cars since day 1. I've always built fox body mustangs so being from California I've never had a rusty car. Well i just purchased a 66 Falcon Ranchero from the tow yard I work at and once I pulled up the carpet dreaded rust holes. Being a 1 year only ranchero I'm having a super tough time locating rear patch panels. I'd really appreciate some help?
Mike it not really a one year only the 66 had a falcon front clip and the 67 had the Fairlane but most every thing else is interchangeable
Howdy, new member here. Just took delivery of my second Ranchero last week, and as I go over it, I'm sure I'll have questions for all of ya. Great to know this forum is here.
The new one is a 65 with a 289 and a red/white paint scheme. The trim code is a bit of a head scratcher (47), but the current interior is red & white as well. It looks to have been restored, but then again it looks original as hell, like it just came off the showroom floor in many ways. So I'm thinking that's what the 47 means. Anywayz, nice to be here.
Nice calbears! is it auto or standard shift?
4-speed manual, though the door code indicates 3 on the tree. i *think* it may have been a show car at one point in its life, although the engine is pretty dirty right now. I had it shipped to CA from Texas, and have a DMV appointment on Tuesday to get it registered (wish me luck — ugh). Once that's done, I can take it out and put it through its paces a bit. But it's running fine!
Sweet!! Good luck at the dmv
I'm JimmyMac and I'm about to drag my 72 Ranchero out from under the carport storage heap, give it some love, and make it my daily driver.
..that's the plan.
If there's a place in these forums to post progress and such, I'll likely start a thread there and give specifics of what I'm starting with and hopefully my adventures from start to finish if there's interest.
Just wanted to officially say howdy.
Start a thread on your project in "The Stable" - everyone likes to follow member's progress and your effort will certainly be of interest.
Hello, new member here. I'm a former owner of a '66 Ranchero 289 4 speed many years ago...looking for another '66 to build. I also like the '70 to '71 and '72. Keeping an eye out and hope to get one before winter hits.
Thanks a bunch for the tip.
I just picked up a "73 Ranchero 500, and I'm pretty excited about it. Forums are a great way to share knowledge, experience and ideas. I have a handful of vintage jap bikes ( one of which, i traded for this ranchero) and a '74 F-100 4x4.
The ranchero is in pretty decent shape, the body is straight, but it is missing all the trim, and has been painted with what looks like house paint for pete's sake.
the power plant looks like it's brand new. all of the ridiculous emission monkey-business is still there, all of the wiring, hoses, guards, stickers… it's pretty cool.
The odometer says 38k, i'm assuming its 138k.
My only real cause for concern with the rig, is, low oil pressure, and what seems to be like a dead cylinder. I'll pick your brains in the tech forum, but, I wanted to introduce myself here.
Glad to be on board,
Welcome!!! Great forum. Has helped me a great deal along the way with my garbage.
That's a Mustang EFI set-up, if it wasn't already said. My '79 I used an oatmeal can for an extension in the intake duct. Interestingly, the cooling block for EGR inserted between the Throttle Body and Upper, was deleted on 1993 Cobra, eliminated that pesky, leaky little fluid hose visible just to right of the ISC. Beautiful set-up! mo.
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