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Nov 6, 2009 at 3:01 am
do you have any advice on a carb for a stock 65 with a rebuilt 289?
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Sep 1, 2008 at 8:54 pm
Nice Ranchero!
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Jun 6, 2008 at 2:26 pm
that is the best looking ranchero IMO in the world

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1965 Ford Ranchero (Charo)

Last updated Oct 4, 2012  

Photo of a 1965 Ford Ranchero (Charo)


I acquired this car in 2002 at a swap meet in Moultrie, Georgia. When I purchased it the car had a fuel injected 92’ Mustang GT roller motor. Unfortunately, I have very little patience when it comes to modern electronics so after a few months out the door the injection system went in favor of the old reliable Holley 650 carburetor with an Edelbrock intake. Of course nothing ever goes as planned when dealing with older cars and I ran into several issues. I had to take the AOD transmission out and replace it with a C-4, I tried to use the injected type fuel pump with a regulator without success and had to replace the exhaust from the mufflers forward. The car was quite a bit quicker injected than it is carbureted but I’m working on that. I plan to install a Thumper cam and have the heads reworked very soon. I also plan on raising the car up about 2 inches (it’s just too low for me) and changing out the dated Centerlines. Because of the chopped top, lowering and so forth, I get a lot of “what kind of car is it” comments when I take the old Ranchero out for a walk. I haven’t heard one negative comment about the car to date.


2" chop
93' Mustang GT motor
Extremely low (oil pan is 4" off ground)
Shaved door handles

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