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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:50 AM

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:19 AM

Looking forward to this.  I have the '90s issue of the '61 Ranchero.  Was there a '60 Ranchero annual back in the day or only the '61?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:59 AM

Cool! I don't believe there was ever a '60 issue of the Ranchero - just the Falcon annual. Of course, the only real difference between a '60 and a '61 is the grille. Round 2 states "newly tooled 1960 grille".



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:06 AM

Great! Be nice if those 'custom parts' included the sedan delivery parts... Would also love to see a re-issue of the keystone klassics to replace those goofball three spoke wheels in all the later releases of the Falcon.

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:11 AM

hope the "potent 8 cylinder motor" isn't the thing that's been the recent reissues!  Looking forward to this anyway...



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

I like the new dog dish hub caps, which have never been kitted before. The "potent 8 cylinder engine" was a BBC, but a resin straight 6 should take care of that.

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

hope the "potent 8 cylinder motor" isn't the thing that's been the recent reissues!  Looking forward to this anyway...

I bet it is...wasn't that engine a BBC?   IIRC the previous issues didn't have much engine compartment detail either..probably best to glue the hood shut or scrounge up a 6 cyl.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

I can live with it, whatever it is.  Mostly I'm just overjoyed to see this, and really impressed with AMT for their recent kits--they're really hittin' the note!!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:16 AM

Excellent !!! :D  :D  :D



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

Yes agreed, a straight six would have been nice, but unless you're willing to put in a whole lot of effort, just glue the hood shut. In addition to the motor, the engine compartment lacks shock towers and just about everything else. For those with ambition, the AMT '67 Mustang is probably the closest donor for most of that stuff.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

Missing link also offers the engine bay separately.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item43bcc04343

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

All looks good to me! Wonder if some Trumpeter dirty bits might be raided to spiff this one up a little...



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

Well, Why did it not take!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

"I want this one too, even though I have two Early Pre-butchered issues.

One an Original Styline, and the other a 'Desert Race/Rally' series "El Ranchero Grande"

issue!!

Neither had an open hood Or engine!

 

But, Why do they need to put in only a 6? Why not a 4 Cylinder?

These Were Compacts after all weren't they??

Didn't they come Standard with a 4??

 

And, Sedan Delivery??

I don't remember a Body like that.

Or do you mean the Bed Cap often called a "Camper" top??"

 

Hope this one Posts!!!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:33 PM

Pretty sure Falcons never offered a 4-cylinder.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

Can't wait. Hope the V8 is a 260.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

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I might have had the only 1960 Ranchero until now!  This one was built from the crusty remains of original issue kits. The grill was all that was left from a child tortured '60 Falcon 2 door sedan. I would have liked the six too!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:22 PM

Dan, uh Ford  never offered the four cylinder , used the 170 and a optional 200 six , both with solid lifters . Further , Falcon rancheros never got a v- 8 until about 1965. Even then, it was the 289 and that was a regular performance version . Several front end revisions were made at Ford to have the addition available . Namely, heavier springs ............



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

 144, six in 1960 .

144 or 170 in 1961

The Falcon got it's first V8 in 1962 , 221 or a 260 while also having the 144 and 170 . 

260, 289 V8 then 144,170,200 six 1963.

260,289 V8 then 170,200 six 1964.

These are Falcon engines but the Rancheros was close but had the bigger engine most of the time.


Edited by 1930fordpickup, 13 June 2013 - 03:07 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

The Falcon (and Ranchero) got the 260 V8 in late '63. Those cars are ofter referred to as "63 1/2s" although Ford didn't use that designation. Along with the engines, V8 cars also had upgraded steering, suspensions, brakes, rear ends and stronger unibodies.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

I thought Gregg H. was the de-facto expert on these cars....   1:1 version maybe?

 

SO .....Gregg???  was it "Betty-Boob"????