1970 Ford Ranchero GT

US $15,498.00
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Green Valley, Arizona, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Ford
Model: Ranchero
Type: pickup
Trim: GT
Year: 1970
Mileage: 155,650
VIN: OA48M163276
Color: Yellow
Engine: 306
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

1970 Ford Ranchero GT

This is an opportunity to own a very rare Ford as only 3905 were ever produced in 1970...the lowest production run of any model Ford produced in 1970. I am the second owner and have owned the vehicle since 1995 (the mileage was 124,992). The mileage will continue to change as I am still driving it, but it has 155,762 miles on the odometer currently.

THE GEARHEAD DETAILS

THE BLOCK

1972 302 ci bored .030 over (306 ci)

Sealed Power flat top fly-cut hypereutectic pistons with Hastings rings

Stock Ford rods with 5/16" ARP 190,000 psi bolts installed

Clevite 77 main and rod bearings

Stock Ford crank milled .010 under, journals radiused & micro-polished, all oil holes champhered

Blueprinted Melling high volume oil pump with ARP drive shaft

Block converted to stock Ford 5.0L roller configuration

Block decked for straightness

Rotating mass dynamic balanced

Custom fitted steel main bearing stud girdle installed inside stock oil pan

Custom ground Comp Cams 351W High Energy roller cam installed (.512 lift)

Geared timing drive

Under-drive aluminum pulleys

Edlebrock Victor aluminum high flow water pump

Northern dual core aluminum radiator

External oil cooler

CYLINDER HEADS

Stock Ford 58cc closed chamber iron heads (original to the block)

Thermactor humps removed

Custom ported

Swirl cut stainless steel racing valves (1.54 exhaust, 1.84 intake)

Comp Cams double springs with dampers

ARP 10 degree valve spring locks

Comp Cams aluminum roller rockers (1.6 ratio)

Aluminum rocker stud girdle

Ford Racing push rods with CAT guide plates and 7/16 by 3/8" screw in rocker studs

ARP 190,000 psi head bolts

Custom powdered coated aluminum valve covers

INDUCTION SYSTEM

Holley Street Dominator single plane aluminum manifold (1970’s performance part)

1" aluminum carburetor spacer plate

Holley 630 cfm single pump carburetor w/electric choke (polished)

Holley high flow air filter

IGNITION SYSTEM

MSD 6A Ignition Control

MSD Blaster II high energy coil

Billet aluminum magnetic trigger distributor w/mechanical advance only

Ford Motorsports 9mm plug wires

Autolite spark plugs one step hotter than stock

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Stainless steel Shelby Tri Y style headers

2 ½ " collectors

Hooker Aero Chamber mufflers

2 ½" custom fabricated exhaust system with H pipe crossover

TRANSMISSION

1975 Ford aluminum bodied C5 transmission

TCI Sizzler 2400 rpm stall converter

TCI Street Fighter valve body

External oil cooler

B&M Star cable shifter

SUSPENSION

Front suspension for a 1970 Mustang

750 lb. front coil springs

NOS rear leaf springs (4 leaf convertible springs)

Polyurethane bushings

KYB gas shocks front and Monroe heavy duty gas shocks rear

1" front sway bar and a ¾" rear sway bar custom fitted

Lakewood traction bars

Converted to 6cyl Ranchero non-powered steering link

BRAKES

Original equipped non-powered dual system

Converted to 1975 Ford 10" front cross-drilled & slotted disk brakes

Original stock 11" rear drum brakes

Ceramic front brake pads

Wilwood residual pressure valves (2psi front, 10psi rear)

REAR END

Original 9 inch 28 spline with 3.25 gears (open)

FUEL SYSTEM

New fuel tank

Aeroquip fluid fittings

Fram external performance fuel filter housing with WIX filter

Holley performance mechanical fuel pump backed up by Holley electric pump at tank

Holley fuel pressure regulator

INSTRUMENTATION

Auto Meter traditional gauges, electric for the interior and mechanical on exterior

Dash instrument cluster completely gone through and repaired

WHEELS & TIRES

American Racing 15" AR767 "D" hole wheels with 4" backspacing

BFG Radial T/A 235/60/15 blackwall tires

The truck has a clean AZ title and is licensed as a working vehicle. The interior is mostly original, with NOS fabric insert in seat, new dash pad, new carpet, new tonneau cover, new windshield. The paint and body work is about 16 years old and some cancer has returned (honestly, it's about a 20 footer, but an opportunity to change to your favorite color)...it still shows well (a lot of thumbs up and comments when driven). The best part is that the bed interior is almost perfect only a few very minor dings...wheel wells are perfect. It has the normal scratches and chips from driving and parking lots.

Also included will be a complete set of factory manuals and wiring diagrams to include color coded set,1970 sales brochure, receipts file, spare parts, removed parts, and extra parts.

It has garnered numerous awards through the years including a Second Place at the All Ford Nationals in 2007. All work is done to aviation maintenance standards (retired aircraft mechanic) when possible. This has been a 23 year project so far and I continue to work on it as it has not been restored…it is a survivor.

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