1968 Ranchero Street/Strip cruiser pro street drag car
- 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 Want to buy? Contact seller!
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:
1968 FORD RANCHERO PROSTREET BODY
All bodywork and customizing done by Precision Auto Repair
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.
FORD 1972 429 CUBIC INCH ENGINE
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
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
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.