Can we Make a PARKED Ranchero Reliable in a WEEKEND?

Published 2024-07-07
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Today we bring an abandoned Ford Ranchero back to life!


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All Comments (21)
  • @MegaMobass
    We all know PBG is going to salivate over this unit. What a treat.
  • Late sunday night, junkyard digs upload? Best way to finish off a weekend
  • @holmboy
    13:49 my coworker and I got stuck behind a parade of antique tractors in southern Iowa one time; I still say that racing our armored bank truck down gravel side roads between cornfields to try and outrun a parade of antique tractors is just about the most Iowa experience I've had whenever anyone asks me what Iowa's like
  • @dhag72
    Duuude. My high school shop teacher (army field mechanic) had one, blue, that he actually let us high school kids work on. Something to put some pride in. That thing looked new by the time we were done. What a ca-truck!
  • @bruwin
    Little tip for pouring from those cans, or from 5 gallon buckets. Pour with the spout at the TOP instead of the bottom. This gives a path for air to get in that isn't pushing past fluid, causing the inconsistent "blup blup" flow of liquid.
  • @traviscue2101
    Kevin up to the point where you purged the line to your manifold gauges, you were golden. Next time, with the AC off open up your high side & dump as much refrigerant in as it will take. Then fire up the AC & finish charging slowly through the suction side. Like any compressor, they aren't designed to pump liquid. I watch the show religiously, love it. Hope this helps.
  • @JoE_Songs
    0:58 This Ranchero looks so cool and seems to be in unbelievable condition. great 70s graphics. f***ing awesome find
  • @Canthus13
    I kinda dig Professor Angus. Not that I didn't know how a rheostat works, but he does a good job explaining it simply.
  • @grimsley9989
    As an Aussie, I can answer your first question: It's a Ute
  • @keithdosik
    A junk yard digs post makes having to go to work tomorrow a bit better
  • @stregori1
    Hey Kevin. On the AC, pull your vacuum, charge as much as you can on the high side without the car running. Close your high side valve, start the car with the AC on full and finish charging on the low side. But, I'm sure you either know that or have already been told 1000 times.
  • @pucegoblin7961
    27:26 the acetone that you are pouring, its much less messy if you pour with the nozzle on top instead of bottom 👍
  • @xirisAB
    Angus' full time addition to the channel has been seamless and excellent!
  • I’m not really a ford fan, but I had a 1977 thunderbird in the late 90s own by an old farmer, with only 33k mouse crap thick on motor, interior like new, even smelled like new. 8 track and loaded. Rode like a dream. Sold it to a neighbor, and bought a 41 Mercury convertible with a 327/auto. Bothe were great cars!
  • @AustinHerrig
    The bed topper absolutely makes this car. At least in my eyes.
  • @NaimoAqio
    Adding Angus full-time to the channel has gone really well and smoothly!
  • You should always turn the compressor over by hand to keep from hydro-locking the compressor. I would recommend putting half the oil in the dryer.
  • @YarikJoestar
    Pour from a container that has a spout or nozzle built in, such as a rectangle or five-gallon bucket, and make sure the spout or nozzle is at the uppermost position. This lets the air out when you release the liquid.