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New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

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New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #1 by Jim_SB » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:08 pm

Howdy all,

Newbie here. Picked up a ‘65 Ford Ranchero with a 170 and 3 on the tree and few years ago and have been sorting it out.

Mostly I’ve been fixing things that were broken or inoperative. Sensors, lights, voltage regulator, various steering linkages, tranny mounts, brakes, clutch linkage (and a new clutch), rear main seal, carburetor, battery tray, wheels (nice Mustang wheels from CJ Pony Parts - 4 lug that bolt right on and look great), Pertronix, etc.

But - now it’s time to some more juice out of the 170 six. It’s a daily driver and I’d just like to get a bit more oomph out of her for going up the mountain passes around here (steeper than one might guess).

Anyway, I’m looking forward to learning more.

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:50 pm

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Jim_SB, lots of knowageable people and info here on the small six's. Good luck on your Ranchero :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #3 by bmbm40 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:55 pm

The 65 Ranchero is a great vehicle and I have always liked that body style of the 64-65. You may want to consider getting a copy of the Falcon Performance Handbook. It explains performance mods from simple to advanced and is a valuable resource and an excellent value considering the nominal cost. For example it will provide details of a carb upgrade for the 170 and timing/tuning info. It gets you up to speed quickly on the six performance options and for me at least helped formulate a plan.
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NEXT- direct mount 1.08 on D8 head, power brakes, rear limited slip, 3G, electric fan, electric upgrades, custom curved DSII, header, 31" tires

New guy? Get the Falcon Performance Handbook and Ford six high performance parts from https://vintageinlines.com

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #4 by Jim_SB » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:06 pm

I’ve tried to get that book twice without success. They keep running out, but I’ll get one.

Thanks.

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #5 by Jim_SB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:48 am

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #6 by bmbm40 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:07 pm

That looks good!
66 Bronco-1970 250, NV3550, DSII, 4 turn ps, uncut, 1" bl, 2.5" sl, front disc, twin stick D 20, 30 x 9.50
NEXT- direct mount 1.08 on D8 head, power brakes, rear limited slip, 3G, electric fan, electric upgrades, custom curved DSII, header, 31" tires

New guy? Get the Falcon Performance Handbook and Ford six high performance parts from https://vintageinlines.com

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #7 by Eco6forMe » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm

:wow: Looks nice, I like the color! The wheels look good!
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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #8 by Eco6forMe » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:00 pm

Jim_SB wrote:I’ve tried to get that book twice without success. They keep running out, but I’ll get one.

Thanks.

There's one available now but they want 42.00 for it. Looks like I might need one soon! :D
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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #9 by Eco6forMe » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:15 pm

I just wanted to share that if you are interested in the Performance Handbook, I just found one for 29.00. I bought one for myself. If you buy parts I believe it's only 24.00. Let me know, I'll post the link if that is allowed here.
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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #10 by Jim_SB » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:40 am

I was able to get the book from Vintage Inlines.

Thank you.

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Re: New from Santa Barbara - 65 Ranchero

Post #11 by Jim_SB » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:46 am

For any that may be interested.....

Our Ranchero has no paint code on the data plate as it was originally a General Telephone fleet truck for GTE in Santa Barbara, CA. It was painted the GTE fleet color (a mustard yellow).

My wife and I liked the 1965 Ford Ivy Green (available on a Ranchero, although I don’t recall seeing any that color) and the paint shop we chose sourced a modern paint with clear coat that matched the Ivy Green that we liked.

The Ranchero originally had a Palomino interior which I will redo (in Palomino) once I finish sorting some more things out. We did, however, paint the entire interior and exterior in the Ivy Green (Rancheros with a Palomino interior had a medium brown paint on the interior metal). Anyway, we think it will look great when done.

The wheels are Mustang parts sourced from CJ Pony Parts. Many Mustang parts of that vintage bolt right into a ‘65 Ranchero. These are 4 lug which are hard to find, and they are larger than the Ranchero wheels (these are 15x6 I believe) but they fit perfectly with no clearance issues and they were surprisingly affordable at CJ.

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