Ford Ranchero Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 1-5-2013
Saturday during the test and tune at barona drag strip there were four
different ford ranchero's drag racing on the 1/8 mile.In 1960 the Ranchero
became much smaller, becoming based on Ford's compact Falcon, specifically
the two-door sedan delivery variant. The popularity of small, economical
cars like the Volkswagen Beetle perpetuated a shift in thinking among the
three largest American manufacturers; 1959 would see the introduction of
the 1960 Falcon along with the 1960 Chevrolet Corvair and Plymouth Valiant.
A pickup version of the Volkswagen Bus and a van version of the Chevrolet
Corvair were offered as well. The economic recession of the late 1950s
certainly played a role as well. Ford believed the market wanted a more
practical vehicle, one much smaller, lighter and cheaper than a full-size
pickup truck, and indeed the Ranchero sold well in this incarnation. Now
marketed in print as the "Falcon Ranchero," the new vehicle's standard
powerplant was an economical 144 cu in (2.4 L) straight-6. In 1961 the 170
cu in (2.8 L) straight-6 was offered, and in 1963 the optional 260 cu in
(4.3 L) V8 was offered in addition to the 144 and 170. The two-speed
Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission (offered between 1960 and 1963) or
three-speed C4 Cruise-O-Matic could be ordered as could a three-speed
manual transmission. The Ranchero had a 800 lb load capacity.
Note that there are three almost entirely different coupé utility bodies
for this generation of Falcon: the Australian Falcon Ute differed in having
a shorter rear overhang than North American models, a cargo box that
extended farther forward than the rear window, and shorter doors; while the
Argentinian version also shared the sedan's overall length and short
"4-door" doors, adding higher and more squared-off cargo box sides.
The Ranchero evolved along with the Falcon in 1964, becoming just a little
larger along with its parent and using the same basic body style for 1964
and 1965. In 1965, the 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 replaced the discontinued 260
and an alternator replaced the generator in all Ford cars. While
Chevrolet's El Camino used the same body from 1968 to 1972, 1970 saw a
complete restyle for Ranchero, which had started with a boxy body style.
Both the Torino and Ranchero featured a shallow-pointed grille and front
end with smooth, somewhat more curvaceous lines influence by coke bottle
styling. A fourth trim option was made available in 1970. The Ranchero
Squire (pictured) was an upmarket trim package which featured a woodgrain
applique similar to that found on the Country Squire station wagon. Like in
previous years, all Torino options could be ordered, including all-new
Ram-Air 429 Cobra Jet or Super Cobra Jet engines (7 L) with a slightly
different "shaker" hood scoop borrowed from the Mustang, so named because it was
directly mounted to the carburetor and shook with the engine at idle. Also
available was a stylish grille that featured hide-away headlamps as well as
an optional hood with an oversized scoop which was standard on Torino GTs.
The 1971 is distinguished by a grilled divided by a center section.
A minor but nevertheless important variation debuted with the 1970 model.
Prior to 1970, no Ranchero had any interior badging identifying it as such.
With the 1970 model came a "RANCHERO" or "RANCHERO GT" badge on the glove
compartment rather than Fairlane or Torino badging.
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