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78geetee
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posted 07-21-2004 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78geetee   Click Here to Email 78geetee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey what is everyones opinion on the 1978 Ranchero GT with a 351M engine with 38000 miles on it. I bought it for $600 canadian. I think its a steal the interior is in decent shape and the body has no major rust the GT stripes need a re-doing(faded). the colour of the car is dark blue with silver gt stripes. 9 inch rear end (anyone know what the ratio would be by any chance). A shift kit installed (squeals every gear) and the GT rally rims. OPINIONS!

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BlueMule
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posted 07-21-2004 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Opinion on the Ranchero: Smokin deal!!!
Change your name from GeeTee to Ranchero Bandito

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

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Hell_Fish
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posted 07-22-2004 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like a great deal. I like the 68 a lot more, but for $600 I would take it.

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Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
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78geetee
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posted 07-22-2004 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78geetee   Click Here to Email 78geetee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah its not the greatest looking car lol .. but once I saw it I just got so attacted to it. I was surprised to find out it only weighs a measly 3180 lbs. I am going to pick it up on Saturday. Needs oil change, tranny fluid,brake fluid,power steering fluid and new belts. Also a battery.

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78geetee
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posted 07-22-2004 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78geetee   Click Here to Email 78geetee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone sure of the horsepower rating ?

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Fastymz
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posted 07-22-2004 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great deal

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SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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78geetee
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posted 07-22-2004 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78geetee   Click Here to Email 78geetee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you really think so ?

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Fastymz
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posted 07-22-2004 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah sounds like a good ride.

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SCOOP

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78geetee
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posted 07-22-2004 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78geetee   Click Here to Email 78geetee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah I guess... but do you know how much hp this 351 M is rated at ?

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Fastymz
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posted 07-22-2004 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No but I'd guess around 200hp.

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SCOOP

oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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MLariviere
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posted 07-22-2004 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you sure it's only 3180#? I would guess more like 3780. The Torinos and Elites were 4000+ lbs.

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78geetee
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posted 07-22-2004 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78geetee   Click Here to Email 78geetee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
says right on the door 3183 lbs gross weight

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BlueMule
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posted 07-23-2004 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once you're hooked on them, there's no turning back.

Be careful of rust in the floor of the storage bay.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'

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Thud
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posted 07-26-2004 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 78geetee:
Anyone sure of the horsepower rating ?

Approximately 150HP

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MLariviere
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posted 07-28-2004 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 78geetee:
says right on the door 3183 lbs gross weight

Not to be in-you-face,but my Torino is 5115#. Are you sure that isn't the rear GAWR? My rear GAWR is 2564#,2551# front. My car tips the scale at 3970#. Those Rancheros are the same platformas a Torino,essentially a wagon with most of the roof cut off. There can't be a 2000# difference.

The GVWR includes vehicle weight,passengers,and payload. Assuming 500# for passengers,and 750# payload,{may be more,not sure} your car would weigh 1930#.

Those Rancheros are cool IMHO. I would like to have one for a summer driver. I actually want one of every body style in 72,a wagon,4 door,Ranchero and a Sport Fastback. Then my wife would shoot me.

[This message has been edited by MLariviere (edited 07-28-2004).]

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Thud
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posted 07-29-2004 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a great Torino site, got lots of info on HP's, weights, and production numbers.

The only problem is that they're down at the moment...

http://www.grantorinosport.atfreeweb.com/

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73torinoqcode
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posted 07-31-2004 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try my website.
www.ranchero.us

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BlueMule
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posted 07-31-2004 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 73torinoqcode:
Try my website.
www.ranchero.us

I'm in...

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'

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