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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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1979 Ranchero

How can I tell what motor came with a 1979 ranchero I know its a v-8 and I have its vin number but I am trying to figure out if its a 351 or a 302.

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Dont worry I just found it I have searched for about 3 hours before I asked this question any way its a 302 I was going to get really happy if it was a 351 any way I gonna get it soon and set it up as a hauler for my bird so one day it will be really cool.

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Just a word on the Ranchero. My dad had a 1970 with the 351C that cookie would flat haul the mail big time !!

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I am thinking of getting a 351 and transplanting it cause hell it will be really easy to swap. I cannot wait cause the body is in great shape I just got to work on the interior and motor work. It runs but needs a tune up.

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Had a 77 Ranchero GT with the 351M. Loved that car!!!

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my granddad had a 78 with a paddon racing engine? long before my time..oh well
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also, for some help go to www.ranchero.us

i'd love to pick one of those up...specially a '72 429 with a 4 speed toploader......yumm

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Wow. That brings back some memories big time. When I was little (about 13) my Dad got his. I grew up with that car and drove it alot when I got my driving lic.. It was a '74 with a 351C 2 barrel, it was red with a silver stripe down the side. That's when Starsky and Hutch was the happenin' show. It was the first car I ever worked on with my Dad. I was the gofor . I remember going out with him for test drives after he did some mods on it. Various intakes, headers, heads, cams, posi, you know what I mean. Then when that wasn't enough, he dropped in a Boss 351C out of a '70 Torino GT that we had, and a beefed up C6 with a high stall converter. I would still have today, except that after my Dad passed away, My POS uncle sold it (and a bunch of other cars ). But that's a sore subject. Any way, Good luck on your plans for that baby!
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94 our age is in the same ballpark that does bring back great memories As well as the music of that time

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