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Clap awesome!
if you're within 2 or 3 MPH that's good, but at what speed did you check it at?
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At 40, or at least what my speedometer said was 40.

N my sis said it was 43.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 3:03AM
thats not bad then
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That's what I was thinking.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 7:38AM
my old trans builder bud told me each driven gear tooth is 3 mph, i've never checked that myself ... but if you happen to stumble upon a driven gear with 1 less tooth than what you have snag it & give it a try, or larger diameter rear tires will bump your mph to read higher

FWIW from the factory it's normal for the speedo to read slightly lower than actual mph


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Thanks for the insight fellas.

I jus lost mph n od while driving to my pops house. So I will be checking on that.


Heres a pic of my dad's and my rancheros.

Pops is helping me with my sticky parking break.
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Wow. Dad's car is looking sharp. Does he still have the other green 72 formal?
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It is Rick, but the old man doesn't drive it much. Ive been trying to get him to do Sunday morning cruises but he said he doesn't "do mornings", haha.

No he doesn't. I don't remember when he sold that one. But we talked about that today. He said it went to someone out in Germany and then that guy sold it. I loved that one and how he built it. Color, interior, wheels/tires exhaust, I thought it was awesome.

Also let the old man drive mine today. He said it brought back memories of driving "the yellow one".
Then he said he was excited get a chance to visit with you when he's out there in June or July or whenever he's out there.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 2:26PM
Those are some nice rides.  Great shot of the father son Rancheros.  Rick your care looked so different back in the day!
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Looks like it was in need of some new springs in the front
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Update, 4/8/18.

So ranchero is running great. Thursday night test drive went well. Speedo, odoneter, light, shifts, steering, everything that needed to work worked.

Friday morning got up to drive to my pops house to let him check my handy work. There was a like pool of gear oil dripping out of the rear tail housing.

Then driving to catch the freeway, the speedo needle dropped. So I lost the speedo and odometer. Regardless I was able to get to my dad's for him to evaluate my 5 weeks of work. Happy to say he said it felt good to drive and took him back to when he had Rick's car.

Saturday got up and jacked the car up to check seal and speedo gears.
I think the seal might need to be replaced. I had the trans for about 2 years freshly rebuilt when I bought it. Then it just sat. So I'm thinking the rubber might have dried out. Im planning on changing it and the bushing.
Any thoughts?

Next was the speedo.the needle seemed to be jumping around hard when i was driving. Then jus stopped
I thought that might have been due to the fact the cable was twisted.
When I took the gear out it looked fine. But when I looked on the inside it was another story.
The cable insert striped out the inside if the gear.
It's hard to see but it's dust.

This is an 18t gear that I put in..
I then tried to untwist the cable so if had more of a direct path to the firewall and ddash.

Speedometer and odometer seemed to work fine all day yesterday. There was a little needle jump but nothing bad.

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Update: 4/16/18.

Had been having some fuel problems lately. Shifting gears from 2nd into 3rd and hitting the gas the car would die like the car was starved for gas. I'd coast throw it in gear n pop the clutch she'd start back up n I'd drive less then a mile and it'd happen again.

I know there was gas in it I'd jus out 8 gallons in. So wtf was going on.

Last week I said fug it and dropped the tank. Pulled out the sending unit, original, which was hella rusted with no float!?!?

So I deduced that the float had disintegrated an along with the pick up tube being dang near rusted close it had to have been the float cloging the gas line.

Saturday rebuilt the carb.

Today I received the new sending unit also bought a solid float which I fugging misplaced. Luckily the new sending unit came with a float although it is brass like the original. Dumped out the gas that was in the tank and found the reminants of my float and screen filter thing.
Disconnected the line from the pump blew it out, reconnected. Installed the sending unit, placed the fill tube,then threw up the tank.

I have yet to add gass but I'm hoping that was my problem.

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Shocked   wow
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:


Shocked   wow


I know right. All my buddies, older cats, had never heard of it dissolving.
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Older cats.....i love it. Is that a so.cal. thing? Sounds like your dad. I remember him sending me a few messages like that.
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idk, i'm from socal but i often use the term "dude"LOL
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
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75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Originally posted by 72GTS351CJ 72GTS351CJ wrote:

Older cats.....i love it. Is that a so.cal. thing? Sounds like your dad. I remember him sending me a few messages like that.



Haha. Yeah might be a "smooth" So cal thing,like huggy bear, ya dig?....haha.
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