Ford Ranchero

Race block Ranchero

The late great Chuck Berry once sang ‘Get your kicks, on Route 66.’ And if he was driving this 1965 Ford Ranchero with a modification list longer than most phone books, there’s a fair chance he would’ve kicked that strip of road well into the middle of next week..

One tonne…Ranchero?

First a little history lesson on the Ford Ranchero 1965 and every other model (because I’ve never crossed paths with one yet to my knowledge)

Sourced from the ever growing horde of random autos on Facebook Classifieds, I’ve copied the ad warts and all and interspersed the tasty pics so you can lose yourself in the parts list and then drool over all the tidy work involved.

$28,000

1965 FORD RANCHERO BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP, FULL IMMACULATE RESTORATION, FORD RACING MOTOR 5 SPEED MANUAL BIG $$$ SPENT, CURRENT QLD REGISTRATION, NEW CUSTOM INTERIOR ALL FABRICATIONS, COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, COOLING SYSTEM, EXHAUST SYSTEM DONE BY OWNER. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED

Specifications:

ENGINE

1984 high output 5.0L converted to all crane roller valve train, Edelbrock aluminium heads, bore .030 with hypereutectic pistons, engine balanced and blue printed, high volume oil pump, 8qt Milodon oil pan. Engine assembled by Owner.

INDUCTION & IGNITION SYSTEMS

Ford racing GT-40 Upper and lower intake manifolds, 70mm throttle body, 75mm mass air flow meter, 30 LBS. HR. injectors, MSD Pro billet TFI distributor, mallory pro-sidewinder plug wires, Aeromotive highflow fuel pump and billet pressure regulator, hooker super comp ceramic coated headers/extractors, twin 2.25″ exhaust system fabricated by Owner 2 supertrap 4.5″ stainless mufflers. All fuel system plumbing done in either stainless steel braided hose or anodized aluminium fuel line, JAZ 16 Gal fuel cell

ranchero

COOLING SYSTEM

Meziere WP311 55 gpm electric water pump, double row aluminium cross flow radiator, offset electric cooling fan, custom fabricated coolant reservoir tank ( DGL Engineering )

TRANS & REAR END

World Class TKO 5speed gearbox, Hurst billet short throw shifter, steel collar on input shaft retainer, Lincoln Versailles 9″ rear diff upgraded with Auburn limited slip differential with 3.70 gears, custom hydraulic clutch system.

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

Global West negative roll racing front suspension, all new tie rods & idler arms, drag link chromed sway bar, rear leaf springs re arched and installed with polyurethane bushings, 1979 Lincoln front and rear disc brakes ( all new front & rear discs ), Lincoln master cylinder and proportioning valve, Owner rebuilt front & rear calipers, all modifications and installations done by Owner.

WIRING

Ford Racing PCM and EFI wiring harness modified and installed by Owner. Custom dash that fits OEM location has 6 Autometer guages, LED turn signal, high beam and indicators, Dash fabricated and wired with all weather pak connectors by Owner. Door glass vent windows removed and replaced with one piece tinted tempered glass with power window system.

Located in Clontarf, 4019 Queensland Australia currently you’ll probably want to be quick before someone does use this thing to take on Route 66 head on..

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