1979 Ranchero GT, In excellent condition, has been in the same family since it was bought new in 78. Garage kept its whole life. Just had the engine rebuilt about 2 months ago and haven’t put more than 2,000 miles on it since the rebuild. The following is a list of all the information about the mechanical condition of the car.
Engine: Is a Ford 351 Cleveland, it’s the original engine and ran good when current owner bought the car, but decided to get it rebuilt for extra reliability. Had it built from top to bottom with all new, quality parts and all the bolts were hand torqued to factory spec by a professional mechanic. Have receipts for all work done. After the engine was built it was broken in with the proper procedures and have had the oil changed twice since (once after the break in and once after about 1000 miles) always run a zinc additive in the oil that you are supposed to use for older engines made before zinc was removed from oil because of environmental regulations.
Transmission, is a Ford C6, 3 speed automatic, like the engine it is the original from the factory. Had the mechanic do a full service on the transmission with new oil, filter and pan gasket. As well as replace the cooling lines. Transmission shifts smooth and on time and doesn’t slip at all.
Breaks are in good condition, had them checked out by the mechanic and they still have a lot of life in them, they provide plenty stopping power and don’t squeak or leak.
Body is in excellent condition, paint looks good as you can see from the pictures, the only thing wrong with the exterior is the driver side turn signal lenses is missing, it got damaged while the car was in the shop and have been unable to find a suitable replacement.
Tires are almost brand new and are well balanced.
Steering is excellent. Light, Tight and straight with no slop on the wheel and doesn’t pull to left or right.
Interior is excellent with quality vinyl and leather. Seats, dash, door panels and headliner like new.