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by 62Ranchero200
Thu May 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance
Replies: 38
Views: 1340

Re: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance

Just a reality check for my own education - if the OP now has a head with 53 cc chambers, there is no reasonable way to decrease the volume of the chambers, right? Milling the head, but that would increase SCR and DCR.

Thanks
Bob
by 62Ranchero200
Fri May 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 50
Views: 2363

Re: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

Internally, I think your better off copying the flow path of the Argentine SP221 triple IDF 44 system http://www.despistados.com/novedades/rados/ZZ1.JPG The preoccupation with risk aversity isnt needed with a triple Holley 2bbl 500 cfm carb system-unlike all Webers, each Holley is designed to feed ...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 50
Views: 2363

Re: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

I apologize for my long absence - as we often say here, life gets in the way: since my original post, my car club hosted a regional meet, my wife and I went camping on the beach, and we ran a half marathon. I have been following this thread, but not commenting. In my original post I did mention that...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 50
Views: 2363

Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Somewhere on the forum I have previously seen a photo of a small six with a custom, three 2-V manifold - Holley (I think) or Autolite carbs, vertically oriented (completely separate from the Lynx/Australian/Weber trip manifolds). Would appreciate any help to find this photo....
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 2311

Re: Install finally completed!

Hi Gene, A few thoughts: My very similar 250 with aluminum head and “500 CFM” Holley 2V ran best with 12 degrees initial timing. To compensate for the high initial timing, the mechanical advance was limited (to 12 degrees max if I remember correctly). I used a high quality wide band A/F meter (mine ...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Front wheel with 1/4” of play - not ball joints
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Front wheel with 1/4” of play - failed outer wheel bearing

It turns out that the outer front wheel bearing failed completely - the rollers were completely separated from the inner race and outer cage, and the outside of the hub was riding directly on the spindle. Strangely, the inner bearing looked ok, although I replaced both bearings and races on the driv...
by 62Ranchero200
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 2311

Re: Install finally completed!

Hi Gene, Looks fantastic! Do I see an external voltage regulator? Was your DUI set up by WSA111? I had one direct from Performance Distributors, but I didn’t have much luck with it (module failure). You have an electric fuel pump with a regulator? Mechanical pump wouldn’t be able to keep up? Looks l...
by 62Ranchero200
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 952

What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)

I have a completely original, 100k mile 69 (C9) Head from a 1970 1/2 Falcon 250. Fairly large log and valves, although not the largest. Would need hardened valve seats. What would be a fair price for something like this?

Thank you,
Bob
by 62Ranchero200
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Front wheel with 1/4” of play - not ball joints
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Front wheel with 1/4” of play - not ball joints

@B RON CO: I just replaced my steering gearbox with a rebuilt one - that’s why I had the car jacked up in the front and how I noticed the excessive play in the LF wheel. There is no play on the rebuilt steering gearbox other than the expected movement when the steering wheel is turned. I can rock th...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Front wheel with 1/4” of play - not ball joints
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Front wheel with 1/4” of play - not ball joints

Greetings Ford Six fans, My ‘62 Ranchero has the original type 6-cylinder spindles, hubs, and bearings (bearings have been replaced at least once in the seven years I’ve owned her). Over the last few weeks, I noticed that my left (driver’s side) front wheel has about 1/4” of play along the axis of t...
by 62Ranchero200
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dyno locations anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Dyno locations anyone?

Serious HP on the west side of Houston, on Brittmore Road near the west side of Beltway 8. $90 for three pulls.

Thanks,
Bob
by 62Ranchero200
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Aluminum head with 2bbl Holly (500 or 350 cfm)
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: Aluminum head with 2bbl Holly (500 or 350 cfm)

@Gene Fiore, I have a "500 CFM" Holley 2 BBl with the aluminum head. The Holley is mounted with the fuel bowl facing the passenger side. I used a Lokar throttle cable, which passes through a homemade bracket on the front driver's side of the block, mounted via the bosses for the front driv...
by 62Ranchero200
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: ['62 Ranchero] 3-speed to T-5 swap moves parking brake attachment point?
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: ['62 Ranchero] 3-speed to T-5 swap moves parking brake attachment point?

@bubba22349,

The only other cable offered is 129" long (for the Falcon convertible), which would be way too short.

I have not attempted to install the front cable yet, will post an update when I do so.

Thanks
Bob
by 62Ranchero200
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: ['62 Ranchero] 3-speed to T-5 swap moves parking brake attachment point?
Replies: 2
Views: 755

['62 Ranchero] 3-speed to T-5 swap moves parking brake attachment point?

Greetings Ford Six Fans: My '62 Ranchero originally had a "3 on the tree", which the previous owner replaced with a C-4, then later I replaced with a T-5. It also originally had a light-duty, six-cylinder 7.25" rear end, which I replaced with an 8" rear end from a 63 1/2 Falcon S...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue May 22, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 58
Views: 7559

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Last Saturday was my Falcon club's annual picnic in a local park. There were about 20 Falcons and a few other older Fords (including an Econoline Pickup, a Comet Caliente, and a '40 Ford). Because of the picnic, I didn't get a lot done on the Ranchero. I am in the process of cleaning up, painting an...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue May 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 58
Views: 7559

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Last weekend, I finally put the 3.80 Traction Loc center section into my 8" in the Ranchero. I've had it for over a year. I'm still in the break-in period (100 miles per Yukon Gear, the gears are new), so I haven't thrashed it yet, but it should complement my T-5 quite nicely. I did drive it ab...
by 62Ranchero200
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4 Bent Push Rods. What the?
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: 4 Bent Push Rods. What the?

Adjustable rocker arms set too tight? Coil bind?

Thanks
Bob
by 62Ranchero200
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Video & Article(Mustang360): April 2018 Vintage Inline Performance Aluminum Cylinder Head
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

Re: Triple side-draft Weber manifold for aluminum head

@ray6966, That was a nice article! Although, it gave the impression that the aluminum head just became available, when actually the first heads were shipped at least 5 1/2 years ago (I received mine from Classic Inlines in late winter 2012 or early spring 2013). My aluminum head is installed on a 2...
by 62Ranchero200
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Video & Article(Mustang360): April 2018 Vintage Inline Performance Aluminum Cylinder Head
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

Triple side-draft Weber manifold for aluminum head

@ray6966, That was a nice article! Although, it gave the impression that the aluminum head just became available, when actually the first heads were shipped at least 5 1/2 years ago (I received mine from Classic Inlines in late winter 2012 or early spring 2013). My aluminum head is installed on a 25...
by 62Ranchero200
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: (62 Ranchero) Remove door by removing hinge pins only?
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

(62 Ranchero) Remove door by removing hinge pins only?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, I would like to sand and repaint the inside areas of the door not covered by the door panels, but with the door mounted, it would be very difficult to avoid getting overspray in the interior. Is it possible to remove the door by removing the hinge pins, such that when puttin...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: ['62Ranchero] Windshield garnish
Replies: 1
Views: 815

['62Ranchero] Windshield garnish

Greetings Ford Six Fans, When I found my Ranchero, the windshield and seal were in good condition, so have never had them out of the car. When I sanded and painted the dash, it wasn't possible to get all the way into the corner at the back of the dash and just under the windshield, so this corner ha...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: ['62 Ranchero] Windshield garnish
Replies: 0
Views: 893

['62 Ranchero] Windshield garnish

Greetings Ford Six Fans, When I found my Ranchero, the windshield and seal were in good condition, so have never had them out of the car. When I sanded and painted the dash, it wasn't possible to get all the way into the corner at the back of the dash and just under the windshield, so this corner ha...
by 62Ranchero200
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: Houston area - Alan Cohnen
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Houston area - Alan Cohnen

Not a machine shop but a good mechanic that specializes in older cars and muscle cars. A Ford guy who owns a 70 1/2 Falcon with a 250. Alan helped me install the T-5 into my Ranchero. He's northwest of Houston. 832-656-2087
by 62Ranchero200
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

[250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long) - Coil choices with male terminal

After the issue I had about two weeks ago with the Ranchero dying if thrashed, and thinking this was due to the MSD male terminal adapter, I had resolved to get a coil with built-in male terminal. Although initially focused on the MSD Blaster SS (an e-core type): https://www.summitracing.com/parts/m...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

[250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble - first drive after repair

Since last Saturday (11/18) was the last local car show (Niftee 50ees) until spring, I cleaned up the Ranchero and drove it to the car show (a 30 mile round trip). The Ranchero ran great as long as I didn't thrash it. If I ran it at WOT, ran it up to about 5,000 RPM and shifted at that RPM, the engi...
by 62Ranchero200
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble - seems to be resolved

Greeting Ford Six Fans, I swapped out the distributor for one provided by @WSA111 and the engine seems to run perfectly, although I did not have time to take her out for a test drive. The engine revs well, including with vacuum advance connected. Comparing the old distributor to the new, I realized ...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

[250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble - Progress!

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Made great progress on the Ranchero while watching the HOUSTON ASTROS (my hometown team) win the world series! It seems that the inability to start was caused by: * Bad ignition switch wiring (replaced the connector and wiring) * Corroded terminal on coil wire (replaced the ...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

Happy Halloween! Received my MSD coil wire kit (with female to male coil tower conversion - thank you @WSA111!) today and plan to install that today, but I don't expect that to solve my ignition failure as I think I have more issues besides. It turns out I bought the MSD 6-AL in August 2015, so it's...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

Update: I pulled the large connector off of the MSD 6-AL and checked the pins connected to the small red wire (ignition switched) and large red wire (battery constant) with a multimeter - both seemed OK (small red wire had voltage only when the ignition was on; large red wire always had voltage). Fo...
by 62Ranchero200
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

@WSA111, Thank you for tip on the MSD coil wire! I've searched for a way to buy just a high quality coil wire without success. I thought I had searched Summit but apparently not. The Accel spark plug wire kit I picked up at OReilly included angled boots, but the wide part of those angled boots was t...
by 62Ranchero200
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

Update - Ignition switch connector and wiring were replaced and seem to work (replacement from Mac's Auto Parts) Magnetic pickup has been replaced with a new BWD pickup (O'Reilly) and resistance is 625-675 Ohms Coil has been replaced with an Accel Super Stock (O'Reilly) and resistance is 0.7 Ohms I ...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

I made some jumper wires to fasten to the terminals of the coil and measured the resistance carefully - it fluctuates, but is lower than 0.7 ohms, so it seems like it has an internal short. Ordered this coil from O'Reilly: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/accel-super-stock-2719/ignition---tune-up-...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

The ignition switch wiring has been replaced and the ignition switch now seems to work in all positions (ACC, ON, and START). Distributor: There is no metal-to-metal contact between the reluctor and the magnet on the magnetic pickup; although I haven't measured this clearance yet (because I wasn't i...
by 62Ranchero200
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 5332

[250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

Greetings Ford Six Fans! Relevant background: 250, aluminum head DS II, custom curved by WSA111, set to 20 degree initial advance, vacuum advanced hooked to "timed spark vacuum port" on Holley 4412S (ported vacuum) MSD-6AL, using magnetic pickup Holley 4412S, "500 CFM" 2 BBL In l...
by 62Ranchero200
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [62 Ranchero] Ignition switch replacement snafus
Replies: 0
Views: 564

[62 Ranchero] Ignition switch replacement snafus

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Because my Ranchero failed to start, although it cranked and had gas in the carb, and coil and magnetic pickup resistance test OK (subject for another post), I decided to replace the ignition switch in my '62 Ranchero. After a struggle, I finally got the new switch installed...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Falcon Club of America (FCA) regional show in Gonzales, LA (4/21-4/22)
Replies: 0
Views: 944

Falcon Club of America (FCA) regional show in Gonzales, LA (4/21-4/22)

Greetings Ford Six Fans, I wonder if we have any forum members in Louisiana? The Bon Temps chapter of the FCA is having a regional show this weekend, Friday and Saturday in Gonzales, LA (just outside of Baton Rouge). God willing, the Ranchero and I will be there and I'd love to meet any forum member...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power valve question - PV leak when engine is off?
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Power valve question - PV leak when engine is off?

@drag-200stang: Apparently I had two problems. First, the Quick Fuel metering block was 1/8" thicker than the Holley metering block, and the fuel bowl bolts barely engaged the threads in the carb body. As a result, I think the bowl was slowly leaking out onto the headers and the ground. When th...
by 62Ranchero200
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power valve question - PV leak when engine is off?
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Power valve question - PV leak when engine is off?

OK, I think I understand now ... @CZLN6, if I'm not mistaken the spring is always trying to open the power valve, and vacuum keeps it closed . I want to be sure I understand this correctly. As @Powerband mentioned, the emulsion tubes connected to the PV channel restrictors extend only above the fuel...
by 62Ranchero200
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power valve question - PV leak when engine is off?
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Power valve question - PV leak when engine is off?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, This may be a stupid question... As I understand it, the spring on a Holley power valve (such as on a Holley 4412, "500 CFM" 2 BBL) is always trying to open the PV, and engine vacuum holds the PV closed. For example, if my engine idles at 11" of vacuum and I h...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hood Clearance w/ Edelbrock
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Hood Clearance w/ Edelbrock

@Chad, If I'm not mistaken, Stephen has the CI aluminum head and intake manifold - so one BBL carbs are not an option. @Stephen, I didn't have this issue because I made my own custom motor mounts, which I suspect lowered my engine compared to your installation. I know that neither my crossmember (un...
by 62Ranchero200
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: '62 Ranchero - Finished my T-5 installation!
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

'62 Ranchero - T-5 installation - clutch cable issue

Greetings Ford Six Fans, I took my longest drive yet since the T-5 swap - a 100 mile round trip to Bellville, TX to attend a car show - Sunday. The Ranchero eventually made it there and back, but not without incident. Coming up a modest hill on country road, I attempted to shift to neutral to coast ...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: '72 (?) Bronco in the new movie "Logan"
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

'72 (?) Bronco in the new movie "Logan"

Greetings Ford Six Fans,

I just wanted to let all you Bronco enthusiasts know that a significant portion of the new X-Men movie "Logan" features a faded green early 70s Ford Bronco. Other than the faded paint, it was in very good shape for its age (the movie is set in 2024).

Thanks,
Bob
by 62Ranchero200
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 280/280/108 hydraulic cam - single springs with dampers OK?
Replies: 1
Views: 600

280/280/108 hydraulic cam - single springs with dampers OK?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, 250, .005" deck height, composite gasket, AL head with 55 cc chambers, currently running Clay Smith 274/274/108 hydraulic cam, 1.6:1 adjustable rockers, and single springs with dampers. T-5, 8" 3.00 open differential being replaced by a 3.80 Traction Loc. I purchas...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] - Milling 55 cc head to raise compression - is there a rule of thumb, max limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: [250 Al head] - SCR calculations

Greetings Ford Six Fans: Continuing this line of thought (milling the CI AL head to raise compression): Current have a 55 cc combustion chamber, .020 over bore (3.700"), stock stroke (3.910"), a 15 cc (0.9152 cubic inch) piston dish, a 0.050" thick gasket, and 0.005" deck height....
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] - Milling 55 cc head to raise compression - is there a rule of thumb, max limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: [250 Al head] - Milling 55 cc head to raise compression - is there a rule of thumb, max limit?

i BELIEVE THERE IS SOME INFO ON milling the CI head in the archives. Depending on how much is milled in the past with factory heads i would make spacers to fit between the rocker shaft stands and the head. @turbo2256b, Thank you for replying. I looked in the General Tech - Read Only section (very b...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] - Milling 55 cc head to raise compression - is there a rule of thumb, max limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

[250 Al head] - Milling 55 cc head to raise compression - is there a rule of thumb, max limit?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Background: Have a '74 250 with "early" 300 rods and custom RaceTek forged pistons, .005" deck height, Clay Smith 274/274/108 hydraulic cam, 1.6:1 adjustable stamped rockers, Smith Brothers custom pushrods, CI Al head (base valve size, no porting), highly modi...
by 62Ranchero200
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: '62 Ranchero - Finished my T-5 installation!
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

'62 Ranchero - Finished my T-5 installation!

Last Saturday - after four weeks - the T-5 installation was finally finished. The largest challenge was locating, obtaining and welding in the transmission tunnel brace (as detailed in another thread on this forum). The brace was missing because I replaced the floors in the Ranchero. With the help o...
by 62Ranchero200
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: ['62 Ranchero] Which E-brake front and rear cable lengths to order?
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

['62 Ranchero] Which E-brake front and rear cable lengths to order?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Background: the Ranchero was originally a 170/3-on-the-tree car with a 7.25" rear axle. As far as I can see, nothing about the forward mounting of the front cable has changed. I now have the correct transmission tunnel brace with the original hole for the rear of the fr...
by 62Ranchero200
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 280/280/108 hydraulic cam - still available anywhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

280/280/108 hydraulic cam - still available anywhere?

Greetings Ford Six Fans: In summary, I have a '62 Ranchero with a 250 and aluminum head. I'm currently running the 274/274/108 cam and I want more mid-range torque and mid-to-high RPM HP. I just swapped my C-4 for a T-5 so I think that will allow me to run a longer duration cam profile without serio...
by 62Ranchero200
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: '62 Ranchero - Transmission Tunnel Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 2776

Transmission Tunnel Brace fitment

Hi X and all, The T-5z is installed with the transmission tunnel brace, but it was much more involved than I expected. It turns out that when the body shop welded in the new floors without the brace, the transmission tunnel was not shaped properly - it did not curve upward enough. So, when attemptin...

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