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Old 4/20/07, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray Man View Post
Ok guys and gals I need your help. Can anyone tell me what year this Ranchero is. I've done research and can't figure it out.

It was my sister's car and she passed away a few years ago. I had the police run the vin and they couldn't find any trace of the car in their system. I'm trying to get rid of the car but legally I have to jump through so many hoops. If you know of anybody that may want the car for parts only let me know. Must get rid of within 30 days. Thanks.

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1966 Ford Ranchero.

http://www.fordfalcons.com/latemodel/1966ranch.htm
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Old 4/20/07, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by matko View Post
If you don't mind rowing a boat.
Your 99 was like rowing a boat.

Bill might have a Saleen adapter to sell you!
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Old 4/20/07, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I've read that the stock shifter doesn't have any notchiness at all to it.
More lies and propaganda from big Blue...
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Old 4/20/07, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by matko View Post
Can you mount the factory stalk and **** on the hurst shifter?
The factory **** shaft base is round. The Hurst handle is flat. I'd imagine you can do some cutting and welding to make it work, but haven't seen one done yet.



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If you know of anybody that may want the car for parts only let me know. Must get rid of within 30 days. Thanks.

Ray
No offense Ray, but call the pick-a-parts tow-truck, get your $50, and move on.



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I hear the MGW shifter is kinda ok.
Oh, it's more than 'kinda ok'. Trust me, I have one.
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
Personally, I'm very pleased with the Saleen adapter.

But, at the end of the day, I can keep what I'm happy with, and save the $300.
Like I told Mike offline, there's nothing really bad about the Saleen adapter as long as you have that link arm nut tightened just right.
For $45, I don't think anyone can argue that it's not a good deal.



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Bill might have a Saleen adapter to sell you!
I still have mine, all cleaned up and in a sealed plastic bag.

Not sure what I want to do with it yet. In fact, I'm not really sure why I still have it.
It's sitting next to my PBF emblem in the roll-a-way.
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Old 4/20/07, 08:31 AM
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Even kitty cats don't like the stock shifter.

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Old 4/20/07, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Not sure what I want to do with it yet. In fact, I'm not really sure why I still have it.
It's sitting next to my PBF emblem in the roll-a-way.
You should put it on ebay. When $45 pedals go for $85...anythings possible. As I posted the other day on this thread:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Salee...QQcmdZViewItem


BTW, there's a shelby steering wheel on ebay now, too.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally Posted by pville piper View Post
More lies and propaganda from big Blue...
Lies? I know that the stock shifter has no notchiness for a fact!

Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Oh, it's more than 'kinda ok'. Trust me, I have one.
Do you really?
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
BTW, there's a shelby steering wheel on ebay now, too.
Made in Mexico?

I guess the days where a 100% American built cars are gone.

This is one of the reasons why an iconic car like the Shelby can't be compared to a Porsche, Ferrari, Lambo, etc. I seriously doubt any of the aforementioned manufacturers outsource their parts to Mexico or China. But, I could be wrong.



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Do you really?
Do I really what? Have a MGW shifter?
Tom, go have another cup of coffee, you need to wake up and take a sniff.
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Old 4/20/07, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Do I really what? Have a MGW shifter?
Tom, go have another cup of coffee, you need to wake up and take a sniff.
It was funny how you proclaimed you had one after we all know you do.

So, my ignorance was what we call S-A-R-C-A-S-M.
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
It was funny how you proclaimed you had one after we all know you do.

So, my ignorance was what we call S-A-R-C-A-S-M.
I apologize, I just thought you were having an elderly moment.

btw- MGW shifters rule. =)
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Old 4/20/07, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by KdF View Post
Finally, thank you very much!

Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
No offense Ray, but call the pick-a-parts tow-truck, get your $50, and move on.
I've tried that but they won't do it unless it's in my name. Grrrr...
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Made in Mexico?

I guess the days where a 100% American built cars are gone.

My transmission in my 99 Mustang was built in Mexico and failed after 1000 miles (stuck in reverse) and had to be rebuilt. And, of course, some of todays 3650's also come out of Mexico. Mine was replaced.
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Originally Posted by matko View Post
Made in Mexico?

I guess the days where a 100% American built cars are gone.

My transmission in my 99 Mustang was built in Mexico and failed after 1000 miles (stuck in reverse) and had to be rebuilt. And, of course, some of todays 3650's also come out of Mexico. Mine was replaced.
Mine must have been made in Tennessee.
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Mine must have been made in Tennessee.
+1

No problems at all during my 1100 mile torture test.
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Dam mother nature!!!

Well I was going to wash,polish,wax my car today but it's raining. I guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow now.
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Lies? I know that the stock shifter has no notchiness for a fact!
Do you really?

See Bill... He's in denial!


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Old 4/20/07, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by pville piper View Post
See Bill... He's in denial!


Not sure I follow... if you are going to poke fun, it really should make sense.

Denial of what? I'm pretty sure I own a stock shifter and I'm also pretty sure there is ZERO notchiness.

"Pretty sure" is more of that sarcasm, in case anybody is curious. (Bill)
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Old 4/20/07, 04:21 PM
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Well, add another mod to my list:

I just ordered a set of Infinity Reference speakers for the 4 corners. Crutchfield is having a good sale on them right now, since they are last year's models. I got them for $140 shipped (and, as with all crutchfield stuff, comes with free adapters and the instructions on how to take apart the interior, which are GOLDEN).

Hopefully, this will allow me to increase the volume without having distortion, which is critical with a vert.

I had Infinity kappa's on all four corners in another car, and LOVED them: their highs were GREAT, but they lacked any bass (an infinity basslink fixed that problem though). Crutchfield said that the references will be similar in terms of range, so I'm thinking that the factory door subs should be able to satisfy my needs. I'm not a bass-junkie, I just like to hear it as it complements the rest of the music. But, I do NOT like to feel it.

Anyone have an opinion on this from personal experience. Obviously, it's a little late now, but they do have 30 day guarantee just in case.

(BTW, a search on this forum brought back many responses that I've read, but there aren't really any that address my issue of whether the door sub will provide adequate bass. But, I'm thinking it will).
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I've always been a big Kenwood fan, but Infinity makes really nice speakers, too. And I've always liked Crutchfield for anything audio.
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