Hi guys, newbie to FMF
My middle son and I drove up to his Grandpa's house and dug out this '68 Ranchero from his "collection". According to Grandpa the motor and trans are fresh and have never been fired. Well fresh in 1989 when he rebuilt them and never finished it. Of course I am going to yank the motor and trans and change the seals and gaskets at least, the motor has no dipstick and Gramps was not sure if he ever put oil in the motor, the trans dip stick was dry.
I am hoping when I pull the pan the crank still looks fresh. Its got a 351W with what Gramps calls a C5 trans. Never heard of a C5 but he says its a combo of a C4 and a C6, I am assuming its an FMX trans. Gonna have to run the vin and codes and see what I really have. Body is really clean and the only rust I see so far is on the tailgate. My first car was a '67 Ranchero so it is kinda special that my sons first car is one too. Grandpa also has another 351W and a 351C as well as a C6 and a 9" rear end that he said we can have in addition to a pair of front disk brakes out of a '68 Montego he said should fit the Ranchero. He also gave me "one" reupholstered bucket seat, the other seat never came back from the shop years ago, might just go with some other seats anyway. I am thinking we will go restomod, do a nice paint job, rims, exhaust, maybe a cam and intake.
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