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Old 04-06-2006, 03:00 PM
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New tires for the ranchero

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Went to some "bigs and littles" I am happy so far but it takes some getting used to..I may put those spring tightener thingys on the front to bring it down an inch or so...

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:03 PM
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:29 PM
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Looks great!
Very clean
From the stance it has now it appears that the front is down slightly, looks good like it is.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:33 PM
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call me crazy, but a big block would do a great bit to lower that front end. Are you keeping it as original as possible or what?
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:38 PM
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I like how it is sitting, but the previous front tires made it look "lower" because there was less space around them in the front tire well. it takes some getting used to.

Larry, unfortunately for me, the 62 and older ranchero/falcons are harder to put bigger engines in.. I have my eyes on a roudy bodied 2 dr wagon, I would like to put a 351 in that... My dad says he almost bought a 65 falcon with a 460, I cant believe that would work though...
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it would work really great in a straight line.....
curves.... no sir.

theres a kid that runs at rusk time to time, a falcon with a 460, in the 8's.... ( i think it's most likely a 514 or more.)

a 289/302 would be a hoot.

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If you decided to change the driveline I would look towards a 302/T5, nothin wild-300 hp, that would be a ride.
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The popular choice in my club is the 302, a couple guys have 351's. I could put one in mine, it would involve much more than I can do. I like the little 170. I am planning on getting another falcon at somepoint, that one will get a 302 or 351 All though I'd love to see photos of a falconwith a 460... thats had to be a LOT of work even with the square body which has more room than mine...

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well based on my posts I can see how one might think that!! I have had the ranchero since 2003. 3 years in march!!
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My dads got a 68 69 I think with big block he has had for year lot of power for a stock ride. I think he is selling it. If that what you looking for.
I had a 65 in high school, but Tore it all up and pimp it out. It was a perfect stock car. Now I look back and wish I had left it all most stock.

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BB kits ..........
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Crazygutgut , Nice looking ride

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Old 04-07-2006, 08:26 PM
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Aaron if you noticed all those BigBlock kits are for 64+ falcons!!

65 ranchero
Hey are you in the Falcon CLub of America? if so are you going to the regional in Bakersfield??
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:45 PM
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New tires for the ranchero

Nice ride crazygutgut. I've always been partial to those "baby moon" hubcaps.
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