1961 Ford Ranchero 302 V8 Conversion Project

Price: US $4,200.00 Item location: Spring, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Ranchero
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 29,201
  • VIN: 1R27U127081
  • Engine size: 302 V8
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Ford Ranchero

1961 Ford Ranchero – 302 V8 project

This is a non-running project that I just don’t have time to finish. I bought it running with the original 170 straight six and I then started a v8 conversion. I am a professional mechanic with both ASE and Ford Master Certifications and all work has been done with a great attention to detail.

Mechanically - this car/truck will require little time or investment to get it up and running. All Electrical Harnesses are included and are in great shape. All Glass is in excellent condition. All doors, tailgate, and hood open/close/latch as they should. Nothing is missing. Mileage shows 029201 and odometer works, but I can't imagine that the miles are really that low .

Cosmetically - It will require a significant investment of time and effort. There is rust and a few dents. A full-body stripping, rust repair, and painting will be needed if you want a show-car look.

Fully rebuilt “XXX” block 302 ( Rebuilt by Joey’s Engines/Houston,TX). The block is notched for a 347 stroker crank, but it currently has the standard 302 crank in it. The cranks are easily swapped without even loosening the engine mounts. You just lower the brand new after-market front cross-member and lower the pan.

New Front Cross-Member and upgraded motor mounts ( required for weight of V8 in uni-body )

Upgraded to C4 transmission with 26-spline input shaft.

’74 Maverick 8-inch rear-end

Brand New TCI Torque Converter

Rebuilt Edelbrock 4-barrell carburetor

Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake manifold

New Water Pumps ( both pumps are new – you choose serpentine setup or v-belt setup)

New 302 Harmonic Balancer

New Champion V8 all aluminum radiator

New V8 springs in front

New Leaf Springs in rear

New Shocks all around

All new ScareBird Classic Brakes Disc-Brake conversion in front including new master cylinder

New lower control arms left and right with new bushings

New strut-rod bushings

New ball-joints upper and lower in front on both sides

New tires all around

New Carpet

New interior kick-panels with 6.5 inch speakers.

Electric wiper conversion.


Exhaust manifolds ( or headers) and exhaust.

Coolant hoses, Fan, All fluids for transmission, engine, and cooling system.