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    Posted: 17-February-2022 at 1:35PM
Thank you for letting me join your site. I'm a new member located in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, Mo. I currently own a 1972 Ranchero GT w/ a 400M and a C6 Trans. I purchased it from a friend whose brother parked it in 1984. He recently passed away in June of 2021. The family knew I had inquired about it the last few years and I made a deal on it in July of 2021. It's 90 to 95% rust free. The engine has a cracked cyl. head, finding out now, why it was parked. When I was 19 yrs. old, I had a 1972 GTS w/ a 351C, auto. And I always wanted a 72 Ranchero. 46 yrs. later, I acquired one. It's never too late, I guess!

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Welcome! always liked the Ranchero's.
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welcome! i know the feeling... it took me 38 years to finally get a C3 vette, and almost as long to get a gran torino.
 cracked head isn't too bad ... you have some options, i believe aluminum heads are available for the 400 or find a decent used iron heads and have them rebuilt
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-February-2022 at 11:13PM
Welcome to the forum! I have upgraded you to a full member so you have full forum privileges. John is right that there are some aluminum heads, like Trickflow 351C heads.  Or you can get a set of 351C 2V heads. I'd avoid the 351M or 400 heads made 1975 or later. Post some pics of your Ranchero. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Totall66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-February-2022 at 1:49AM
I found a set of 351C heads. I also had to replace the block. It rusted so bad from antifreeze sitting in the cyl. for 37+ years. It's at the engine builder now. It's a shame because it's a number matching car... truck... I will post pictures as soon as I figure out how. Thanks all!
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Welcome.
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Welcome! Glad you are on the way to getting your engine issues sorted out.

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Thank you all for the warm welcome. 
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Thanks for all of the warm welcomes. Here or some pictures of when I got my Ranchero in July. The first stop was the car wash, and then on home. 
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Excellent, I love it!

What does the grille emblem say on it, I can't tell in the pictures? I've collected bits of a couple to make one, and found out along the way that there were at least two sizes, plus various lettering.
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   What a sweet looking machine. Welcome aboard and get a project thread going. Is the engine original? On the head that is cracked, can you see it? Was it from freezing?
  My condolences to you and your friend's family.
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Thank you for the compliments. The grill emblem is from a 1973. It was mounted in the center. It doesn't fit correctly. It had 2 spots cut out of the grill. I've since removed it, repaired the grill and I'm planning on repainting it when I find the 2 colors of argent grey. 
The block and r/s head are correct, the left head was replaced at one time. The car only has 98410 miles on it. I don't think it froze. It had strong enough antifreeze in it. It was cracked between the valves on #8 cyl.  I'll try to upload some more pictures and post them later.
Is there anyone would have the 3 female and 1 male seat belts in black for a Ranchero? I have the shoulder and both of the retractors. 
Thank You. Randy
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Well done Randy, you have a great platform to work with, complete is easier to handle than a parts mess(one of mine).

I saw that the early grille emblem mounted to the center, but I didn't know which models that was for etc. I like the smaller later versions, I think it will go on like the normal emblems did, offset in one side.

Here' a used one that's on eBay now if you might like the Ranchero GT version. There have been a few before when I was hunting. I hadn't seen this one, which has a small crack in the clear plastic cover part.

This is what a new one looked like, an NOS picture I saved.

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Very nice Ranchero. Welcome to the group. 
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Thank you! 
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That grille look good Randy, it should look great with new paint.

I found out the older emblems were larger when I got that one in hand(same part number), from eBay. It's a little larger in size than the later ones, about 1974 and to 1979 are almost 3/4" smaller than that.
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Thanks. This one doesn’t fit the grill. I guess that’s why it was cut out in the center. I’m going to leave it off until I can find the correct one. 
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Very good. The later smaller versions are thinner and should fit right up to the grille, on the flat parts. I think that big one is for the center of the later grilles, which are almost flat across the middle.
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Thank you for all of the input. It's been very helpful!
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