Did 1966 Ranchero's have an original firewall to shock tower brace?
I have seen them on '65's. Is it important to have one on a 66? Why not ?
Will an original 65 brace fit a 66, if it's a good idea to have one. I don't like the after market braces i have seen.
Though I wasn't really clear myself (even though I happen to be president of a FCA chapter) I did a little research and there were no shock tower braces in '66 Falcons - the foundation of the Ranchero for that year. Or, at least, I can not find a single image of one with shock-tower braces.
Though it was still a uni-body car, Ford must'a not thought it was needed, whereas the year before it was needed. The engine bay radically changed in that one year though - allowing for much larger motors than you could shoe-horn into the bay in '65.
Could it benefit from one is perhaps the question. That I can't say for sure, but I think the more torque your motor can make, the stiffer you want things t be.