1976 Ford F-250 on 2040-cars
Mesa, Arizona, United States
1976 Ford F250 Ranger XLT Highboy 4x4
This is a very fun, head turning, highboy truck. Itís been very reliable, starts with just a bump of the key,
shifts like a rifle, runs smooth and straight. The nice, dry cab has the Ranger XLT trim including the shiny
headliner trim, dash, factory AC body (comes with take-off OEM components, not hooked up) side trim etc. It has an
FE V8 block, the numbers look to be a late Ď60s 390 or 428, but not confirmed. Runs a 4v carb, 4 speed, headers,
dual exhaust (no cats) and a divorced transfer case. Both the cab and the mid-ship fuel tank work. It second bed
side door to add a rear tank if desired. Sometime ago a single cab frame was nicely lengthened and the crew cab
with a short bed where added. The lights, horn, etc work except for the oil and temp dash gauges that have
aftermarket under dash replacements. The above is how I purchased the truck. Since then the following new items
have been completed.
New within about the last year or 2k miles:
Paint & Body (Glass and trim-off, exterior color matched the factory spayed interior)
Power Steering Ram
Carpet & Mats
Custom Autosound Bluetooth Radio
Numerous NOS and used trim pieces.
Powder Coated Wheels
Toyo MT 255 85 R 16 Tires
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Auto blogFri, 10 May 2013
Ford Motor Company has a dual-class stock structure of Class A and Class B shares. The roughly three billion Class A shares are for the general public like you and me, while the roughly 71 million Class B shares are all owned by the Ford family. Each Class A share gets the shareholder one vote, each Class B share is worth 16 votes, the result being that Common Stock holders control about 60 percent of the company while the Ford family controls 40 percent even though it holds far fewer shares. The only way that could ever change would be if the Fords sell their Class B shares, but even so, Class B shares revert to Class A when sold outside the family, so they'd have to sell a whole bunch of them.
A contingent of Class A shareholders think the dual-class system is unfair, and for the past few years a vote's been held during the annual shareholders meeting to end it. It has failed every time, as it just did again during the meeting held this week. A smidge over 33 percent voted to end the dual system, outvoted by the 67 percent who are happy with the way Ford is going - unsurprising in view of a corporate turnaround that will be part of business-class curricula for years to come.
On the sidelines, Ford elected Ellen R. Marram to the post of independent director, the first woman to hold the job. The former Tropicana CEO and 20-year Ford board member replaces retiring board member Irvine Hockaday who helped bring Alan Mulally to the CEO position.
Is there a more iconic, American racecar than the Ford GT40? That may be a discussion for another day (although by all means, tell us how wrong we are in Comments), but this video of heaps of GT40s running in the Goodwood Revival races certainly has us thinking that Ford's Ferrari-killer might just be the best racer the Land Of The Free and Home Of The Brave has ever come up with.
That's completely ignoring the fact that the GT40 was largely developed by Brits using American money, but that's besides the point (there was also a rather brash Texan, who had a big role later in development). The resulting vehicle was dominant, besting the cars of Il Commendatore from 1966 to 1969, although it should be noted that Ford's GT40 was unable to beat Ferrari in its first two Le Mans outings in 1964 and 1965.
Those four years of dominance, which started with Ford sweeping the podium, were enough to establish the GT40's legend. And now, here we are almost 50 years later, celebrating the mid-engined monsters at Goodwood, in their first ever one-make race. Take a look below for the entire video.
Word coming in from across the pond has it that Ford is working on developing the business case to create a new Fiesta RS. The development is encouraged by the extremely positive reception the existing Fiesta ST has garnered to date, and the emergence of the above-pictured Fiesta RS WRC rally car, but it'll take more than goodwill to make a more extreme version a reality.
According to Auto Express, a new roadgoing Fiesta RS would almost certainly be based closely on the ST version, albeit with some vital differences. Its 1.6-liter turbo four would be increased from 180 horsepower to somewhere around 230 hp, and that powertrain would be accompanied by lightweight alloys inside blistered wheel arches, a stripped-out interior and possibly lightweight bodywork.
The vehicle's approval would reportedly require a strong business case in Europe, and not just in the UK where Ford hot hatches traditionally enjoy a strong following. It's unclear whether the Fiesta RS would potentially make the transatlantic voyage to American showrooms, but between it and the larger Focus RS, hopefully the Blue Oval wouldn't leave its home market out of the action altogether.