1961 Ford Ranchero..... NOT STOCK
New electrical harness and alternator
New Metal underneath (Floor pans) from firewall to bed
Under the hood
302 CID V8 (From 1971)
Forced cold air induction
MSD Electronic Ignition with New distributer
Rebuilt C4 Tranny
Tires(less than 3000 miles)
Lowered about 1.5"
The good. Structurally sound no rust underneath
Needs attention : the rear quarters need some TLC.
This car was restored in the 1980s. But alot of that needed to be redone (this time the right way) About 4 years ago the upgrades started.
First was getting the floor pans and structural pieces replaced and rust-proofed. Then the drive train got a 302 with 351 heads (it's a Ford and should have a Ford motor) maited to a C4 transmission. It already had an 80s V8 rear end as part of the work done before.. The master cylinder is a two stage with fresh wheel cylinders on all four wheels (still drum brakes, brakes straight w/o pull to either side) To see some of the work that was done visit our car's Face book page Pepetheranchero.
Model year 1959 was the unmitigated height of rococo styling for American automakers, who produced imaginative creations with towering tailfins and loads of chrome details.
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