New to Rancheros, Not to Fords

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  1. Vasili Brown

    Vasili Brown In Third Gear

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    I'm 19 and have worked on cars for 2 years. First one was a 1991 Mazda rx-7, then 1978 Bronco custom, 1965 Mustang 302, 1971 datsun 240z, 1970 Mustang 351C CJ. Now I have a 1969 Ranchero GT. This is the coolest car I've owned for sure. I knew it needed a new gas tank, but when I took off the intake I discovered forzen lifters and bent pushrods. I have everything and more on the way to get this car going again. I'll post pictures later and maybe start a build thread. Any help or advice would be great. Oh, and the engine is a 351w with the D0OE heads so i am stoked about that!!! I'm just a teen with a dream, I should have been born in the 60's
     
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  2. Jeff B

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    Welcome V. Looking forward to seeing your "dream machine". Warning:If you were born in the '60s you would be old now. Don't rush, you'll get there.
     
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    I look forward to seeing your project.
    Glad you are here.
     
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    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    I was born in the 50's, 55 to be exact, and I am only middle aged!
    Old people were born in the 40's.
     
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    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    They say old is a state of mind, tell that to my knees.
     
  6. Vasili Brown

    Vasili Brown In Third Gear

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    Do you guys know who sells repair guides, like a chilton's manual, for rancheros? I have one for mustangs and it was very helpful, but cant seem to find a whole lot for these beauties.
     
  7. Bryan59EC

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    A Torino manual would be very helpful if you cannot locate one specifically for the Ranchero
    My 65 Ranchero is included in the Falcon manuals.
    It is claimed that a tank for a 65 will work in your 69, but you will need to also buy the correct 65 fuel sender for it.
    Tank is $250 at Falcon Enterprises and about $60 for the sending unit.

    Recently bought one for my 65 and have no complaints.
     
  8. Vasili Brown

    Vasili Brown In Third Gear

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    Thanks Bryan, I actually ordered that combo on tuesday. Also have rods, lifters, shocks, and various gaskets on the way. sending the heads to be machined and already have a four barrel rebuilt for it. I can't wait! The car is in Wilmington but I'm at UNC Charlotte going to school so I can only work on it on breaks
     
  9. Vasili Brown

    Vasili Brown In Third Gear

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    These cars are definitely more expensive to work on than my mustangs were. Fuel tank and sending unit on my 1965 were $120ish I believe
     
  10. Bryan59EC

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    Just got home to Texas last night from a 2 week stay in Newark, going back in a week for another 6 day ride on the work project---then off to Hartford, Conn for a few days
     
  11. Vasili Brown

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    hahaha doesn't sound like a lot of wrenching time. and thank you for your detailed information on the 1969 ranchero gas tank thread. It was very helpful.
     

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