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Got her out of hibernation today

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Topic: Got her out of hibernation today
Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Subject: Got her out of hibernation today
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 12:53PM


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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''



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Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 1:02PM
Going to change the fuel sender, & install the new rear brake junction block in the coming days. I hope to be cruising at least once this summer. Yes I took some pics with it on the trl. I wanted to get some floor pan shots. It drove off the trailer without having to bottle feed it without an aux. gas can. More pics. to follow as I progress. Fingers crossed.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: fordpower
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 2:05PM
Good luck.Looks like some ones been feasting on her.


Posted By: fordismyboss
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 2:26PM
Love the color! And look at those original wheels and hub caps! Enjoy......


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 2:27PM
Looks good and I bet it felt awesome to get it out of storage.  Good luck with the project and hope you get to drive it this summer.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 2:58PM
Originally posted by fordpower fordpower wrote:

Good luck.Looks like some ones been feasting on her.
40 yrs of patina,  humidity from sitting inside a dark garage on concrete, and not being driven enough. It was a Calif. car, but I don't know how long, or how long the guy I bought it from in northern ILL. had it.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 3:02PM
Like the steelies with dog dish caps and no trim rings!

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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2005 F-150 STX 4.6, 3.55 LSD


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 3:10PM
Originally posted by fordismyboss fordismyboss wrote:

Love the color! And look at those original wheels and hub caps! Enjoy......
The 6F, Gold Glow has grown on me. I don't know if it came with the poverty caps or not. I had them lying around & liked the look without the trim rings. When I bought the car it had Ansens with n-50's rear/ g-50's front. They were in bad shape, so those & the topper went. Thanks for the compliment.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 3:16PM
Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:

Looks good and I bet it felt awesome to get it out of storage.  Good luck with the project and hope you get to drive it this summer.
Thanks. It sure did. I haven't driven it in 3yrs.. Even though I treated the fuel, it is having issues. I have to pull the sender/ clear the line & see what's up.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 3:17PM
Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

Like the steelies with dog dish caps and no trim rings!
Thanks Randy.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 06-May-2016 at 5:28PM
that rot in the quarter panel doesn't look like calif. the paint on the hood looks like calif. though
 it had N50's on the back? wow that's a big tire!!!


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 07-May-2016 at 2:31AM
Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

that rot in the quarter panel doesn't look like calif. the paint on the hood looks like calif. though
 it had N50's on the back? wow that's a big tire!!!
Tires rubbed, which didn't help the 1/4 panels either.  My '74 GT was a D.D. 1/4's were worse,&  doors,latch pillars were gone after 8-9 yrs.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: kychevyguy
Date Posted: 07-May-2016 at 2:59AM
Looks good, love the 6F. I bet you are really happy to have her out of hibernation again.

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JT, USAF Ret.
1971 Ford F100 "Lizzy"
1984 Chevy Silverado "Sylvia"
2013 Chevy Silverado "Bubba"


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 07-May-2016 at 4:41AM
brian, hows the rest of the body? what's your plans for it beside getting it running good and taking it for a drive... a new build project on here?? WinkBig smile

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 07-May-2016 at 10:35AM
Plan for now is to get the fuel issue resolved, replace the front brake hoses, rear brake hose/ junction block, & bleed the brakes. Put the stock air cleaner back on. Really just a once over. She got neglected the last 2 yrs.. The car is solid with original paint,dings,scratches, & yes some rust in the 1/4's. I've owned her almost 30yrs. now.

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 12-August-2016 at 10:17AM
Thanks again Dave. The pics are from this spring when I picked it up from winter storage & before I replaced the fuel sender. Since then I replaced rt. front tire, pass. side exhaust donut, dimmer switch, & gave it a long over due bath.LOL

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 14-August-2016 at 3:36AM
Love that truck.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)



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