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 on: Today at 09:23:45 AM 
Started by hiball3985 - Last post by hiball3985
Picked up the new drive shaft yesterday and put it in this morning. I pulled 70mph in 2nd overdrive with 3.70 rear gears. 1st gear seams like a lower ratio then the stock trans and takes off easier. I couldn't be happier  :003: Can't wait to see what 3rd overdrive is like.

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 on: Today at 06:04:21 AM 
Started by Limey57 - Last post by hiball3985
This is the best $20 you can spend if you have to do electrical. I had to rewire about 50% that previous owners butchered. They are large and laminated, perfect for old eyes and using in the shop. I have since purchased one for all my cars..
http://www.classiccarwiring.com/

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 on: Today at 05:32:18 AM 
Started by quickas01 - Last post by Ford Blue blood
If it is a new build go with Royal Purple, if it is old go with the recommended weight in your book.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:31:49 PM 
Started by VwDrvFnd - Last post by djfordmanjack
Thx for the pics. I have a vintage hitch for my Wagon and will try to reinforce it a bit, yours looks very rigid.
Judging from the pics I think you'd better tighten your bumperbracket bolts before towing anything... :002:

 5 
 on: Yesterday at 10:26:13 PM 
Started by quickas01 - Last post by quickas01
Any advice on a good brand of oil and grade for the 57 Ford 9 inch differential

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 on: Yesterday at 10:17:02 PM 
Started by MrArt2u - Last post by MrArt2u
Hey Rich,

Those pics of yours helped a lot. It looks like I'm missing the cable (the housing is still attached to the floorboard) as well as the pulley, the spring loaded ratcheting mechanism up towards the handle, and miscellaneous hardware. I'm guessing it may be easier to source the whole assembly.

Regarding the cable, I saw that Dennis Carpenter has  it, but first, I have to check if my transmission crossmember was moved when the 302/C4 were installed. I may need a custom length if the difference can't be made up with the adjuster.

Thanks for the help!
Art.

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 on: Yesterday at 03:56:30 PM 
Started by Limey57 - Last post by canadian_ranchero
there are 2 available from jim osborn.a electrical assembly am0183,and a body trim and sealant am0182.got mine off of ebay 

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 on: Yesterday at 03:25:08 PM 
Started by Limey57 - Last post by Zapato
This one area where Chevy has Ford beat all to HELL. There are assembly manuals available for many GM products, tri5s are well covered, but as far as I know no such thing exists for our cars. The shop manuals are helpful and if you can find a factory parts manual they're real helpful as you can see right order of parts or even just identify them. Not to mention finding that you have one or more pieces of the puzzle missing.

I've asked book vendors at swap meets and the answer is always no, but since hope rings eternal I keep asking.

Zap- :unitedstates:

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 on: Yesterday at 02:10:29 PM 
Started by Limey57 - Last post by Limey57
Is there an assembly manual available for the 57 Ford range?  I've got the workshop manual, but now I'm starting to re-assembly the Ranchero it would help if I had an assembly manual as I didn't take the car apart!  Some bits are obvious, but the dashboard & heater assembly etc are a bit more challenging and it would be nice to be able to avoid having to refit everything three or four times just to get it right.  I had one for my previous build (1960 Impala) and it was invaluable but I haven't found anything for the 57 Ford range.

Thanks

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 on: Yesterday at 11:02:26 AM 
Started by MrArt2u - Last post by MrArt2u
Thanks guys. And good tip on the Lincoln doughnut spare. I'll keep in eye out at the pick your part, or craigslist.

thanks!
Art

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