1968 Ranchero Street/Strip cruiser pro street drag car

Price: - Item location: Nipomo, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Ranchero
  • Type: 2 door Ranchero
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 4
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 429 cu in
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Ford C6
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: grey, yellow and black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Ford Ranchero

This started out as my wife's 50th birthday present. She is now 73.

We have worked on it on and off all this time, but we now realize we are not going to be able to finish it.

It is licensed in California as a Ranchero. We have it licensed as a "non operating" vehicle.

Everything in the car is new except the body. All of the suspension/brakes are new.

The chassis was custom made by a racing shop in Morgan Hill Calif.

The pictures show what it better than my descriptions. If you want more of pictures, please get back to me.

This car has only driven on the street once. I drove it from one house in Nipomo to another one. That is why we state that it only has 4 miles on it.

Things that are not finished:

*Hooking up theSuperTrappmufflers to the exhaust header.

*Put in a new windshield.

*Buy and install a hood scoop.

*Install the five point harness for both driver and passenger.

Please ask about anything you want to know. I am sure that I am forgetting something. If I find any more, I will add them to this listing.

Details on the car:


All bodywork and customizing done by Precision Auto Repair

This includes:

Adding the gasoline door

Create exhaust cutouts on both sides

Extending the rear wheel openings for the Mickey Thompson rear tires.

Three rust spots were cut out and replaced.

Stripping to bare metal, smoothing and priming

Fully painting the whole body with single stage yellow paint

New door hinges

Replaced the rear window

Replaced the tail light housings

Replaced the door light switches

Replaced the dash pad

Upholstery was done by Speed Auto Seat Cover

Two sets of Simpson Seat belts and shoulder harnesses (5 point)

It now has a dent in the passenger side rear quarter panel. (See the Pictures)

It also needs to have the SuperTrapp mufflers installed.


It has had the following new things done to it:

Norris valve spring retainers

Crane hydraulic lifter cam #HIT-282-2A-NC, .524 intakes and .520 exhaust

Manton valve springs

Guide plates for the pushrods

Screw in ARP rocker arm studs

3/8 inch diameter steel pushrods

TRW hydraulic high performance lifters

Adjustable cam timing gear

Crane Cam's roller rocker arms #27750-16 1.73 to 1 ratio

Duel tuneable Super Trapp mufflers

Milodon 10 quart oil pan

High volume oil pump and shaft

Howe aluminum radiator

K&N air cleaner (Tall)

Lokar throttle cable bracket and kick down kit

Holley high volume chrome fuel pump

Adjustable Fuel Line and gauge for dual feed HOLLEY carburetor

CC heads to 72cc + or - .5cc

Surface and Pocket port the cylinder heads

Chamfer, Nitride and polish crankshaft

Magnaflux crankshaft

Shot Peen and Polish connecting rod beams

Balance crank, rods and piston assemblies

Cloyes 9-3130 cam drive chain.

ARP rod bolts AR307

Eight 429CJ rods

Felpro gaskets

TRW forged pistons

Manley valves Intake and 1.72 exhaust

Back cut intake valves

Bore the block piston bores .030

High performance FORD crankshaft dampener

Holley Performer four barrel carburetor

Edelbrock Dual plane Performer 460 intake manifold

Motor and transmission mounts

60 AMP alternator

I have more details on the car if you want to know about the transmission, rearend or steering.

If you have questions or want more pictures, please feel free to contact us.