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66galwag
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posted 09-26-2006 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66galwag        Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the curb weights for 57,58 and 59 Rancheros?

KULTULZ
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posted 09-26-2006 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 66galwag:

Does anyone know the curb weights for 57,58 and 59 Rancheros?


Here's the 57....

Below from -1957 FORD COM-

quote:
RANCHERO (Custom)

Model: # 66A Base Price: $2,173 plus opt.

Shipping Weight: 3,220 Lbs

Production Run: 15,277 units


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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

Also Early FORD Special Service Tools

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 09-26-2006 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Be aware that the posted shipping weights are normally much lighter than real world weights. The shipping weights are normally for a zero option model (ie: 6 cyl, 3 speed manual, no PS or PB etc), and even still most cars weigh considerably more than the shipping weight. For example, my 78 Fairmont 2 door had a shipping weight of 2680 lbs, but it actually weighed over 3000 lbs, with its 302, PS & PB.
As for the late 50`s Fords, I had a 1957 Ford Sedan Delivery with a 1972 360 FE V8 and C6, but no PS or PB, and it was 3980 lbs. I own a 1959 Ford 2 door sedan (332 V8 2 speed aluminum automatic, man. steering and brakes). With nothing in the trunk, and 1/4 tank of gas, it weighs 3550 lbs, which actually suprised me for being that light. The 57-59 Fords are fairly heavy vehicles, with heavy perimeter frames, and thicker body metal and glass than later cars.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected] 1.32 60 foot
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA M/Stock 302 5speed. [email protected] 1.63 60 foot
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

66galwag
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posted 09-27-2006 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66galwag        Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys, so probably looking around 3600lbs with a small block and power nothing.

Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
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posted 09-27-2006 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Yes, that would likely be fairly close. With a 302 & C4. it may be a bit less than 3600, but not by a bunch.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected] 1.32 60 foot
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA M/Stock 302 5speed. [email protected] 1.63 60 foot
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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