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Tripper

Older and more rusted every day!
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Pulled my ol '57 Ranchero out of mothballs! I've had it for a long time & I'm gonna fix it up a lil & sell it, gonna use the $ to fix up my Nova!

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BoB
 
Did ya'll see the ads for the new Ford Rancheros supposed to go for under 10 grand? Somebody show me when you buy one for that...

 
Sorted the starter wiring issue out & got it to turn over & fire with starter fluid! I'll throw some gas in the tank tomorrow & get her running... it's been a while!

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Hasn't run in at least 5 years, started right up! I'll tune her up a lil & see if she'll take to the road!

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Got the Ranchero running really well. Couldn't get gas up to the carb so I installed a new fuel pump & re-ran the gas line only to find out the gas tank was a mess so I'll order a new tank today! It's *always* something... haha!

BoB
 
Got the Ranchero running really well. Couldn't get gas up to the carb so I installed a new fuel pump & re-ran the gas line only to find out the gas tank was a mess so I'll order a new tank today! It's *always* something... haha!

BoB
I just picked up an off topic project too...has not run in 2 years...so I am crossing my fingers I get it to run with very little work....but like you said...always another hurdle to clear....

Good luck and keep us in the loop

MikeC
 
You have had the Rancho for a lot of years right? Seems like you had it when you started the board.
Yep... bought Oct '09! Drove it quite a while until the motor died, sat in storage for about 5 years until I had the motor rebuilt then drove it for years until I moved out in the boonies & it started setting again! Wish I hadn't let it set for so long!

BoB
 
Well... I actually drove the Ranchero on the street for the 1st time in many moons. Still have a lil sorting out to do but it felt good to be back in the seat!

BoB
 

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