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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.
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 #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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