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    Posted: 24-April-2016 at 3:13PM
so i bought a 72 q code sport barn find. has a factory 72 ram air setup on it.  i think its original to the car, but my car was built 6/72, and i thought this was an early option only.  anyone on the forum have one and can share the build date info?




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Mine is a 6/72 car and I didn't get one......................jealous. 
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I've read that the assy came in the trunk after some date and the dealer would install it
 
pull a Marti report ...
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yea will probably order a marti today
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I also heard that factory setups were only installed in late 1971. Great find though, saw the picture on Facebook.
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I have always read it as an early date cars were the only ones that got it. Maybe it was a dealer install but I am not sure if that would show on the Marti. My car had a couple dealer installed options which show up on my original invoice but not on my Marti Report.
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Let see all the cool pictures of that great find !!
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http://forum.grantorinosport.org/uploads/2229/test1_008.JPG

Official Ford notice in October 1971 on the Ram Air for the 351 4V
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That notice says ram air wasn't avail until October-nov 1971. Interesting! I ordered the Marti today , anxious to see what it says.
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pics? pics???Big smile
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The reason the original owner of my '72 Squire had this documentation was that he had family members in Ford management and had requested special options on the wagon. Specifically, since he always had muscle/sports cars and was going to pull a boat he wanted 4 options that were not slated for the wagon (I have the original dealer write-up sheet posted). Those were the Sport hood, Ram Air, 351 4V and the 4 speed. The dealer tried to order the car that way a few times, but even with the family influence, it was rejected (Ford's reasoning was if he rejected the car, it would not sell). He settled for the 429, HD suspension, HD C6 and before delivery replaced the 3.00 Trak Lok with a dealer-installed 4.10 Trak Loc.

Interesting Ford history.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Specifically, since he always had muscle/sports cars and was going to pull a boat he wanted 4 options that were not slated for the wagon (I have the original dealer write-up sheet posted). Those were the Sport hood, Ram Air, 351 4V and the 4 speed.

I had thought about building that car out of a certain red 6 cylinder three speed wagon............ 
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Here is the hood pic I keep talking about, although it may appear I am full of hot air. Ok this is a 6/72 car, ordered by a ford executive( it was) RamAir unit was placed inside trunk upon delivery. Still on the line they had to know this in order to put unit in trunk. This underside pic of the hood shows the seal wear mark through the paint, and in the center is a big chalked 'R' . I am thinking to let the line guys know not to put the block off plates in the scoops. Anyone else have an R on their hood?
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I don't have it on mine and I do have block off plates. Is that a "22" as well?

BTW, the car is freaking awesome! Is it a stick?


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Originally posted by lynchster lynchster wrote:

I don't have it on mine and I do have block off plates. Is that a "22" as well?

BTW, the car is freaking awesome! Is it a stick?
yes its a 22, although that meaning is not as easy to decipher. the car is a c-6
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Great find.  Plans for the car @ this point?  Paul~
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It looks original. With Ford in those days, anything is possible. Pictures just appeared - that is a very nice starting point.
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Very nice find and what a nicely equipped car!  Hope you post the project on here, I am looking forward to following it.  I'd bet if this was ordered by a Ford Executive, he might have been able to get them to throw a left over Ram Air assembly in the trunk, or at the very least order the parts separately and have the dealer install it. 
 
I am very curious to see what the Marti says...
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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:


Very nice find and what a nicely equipped car!  Hope you post the project on here, I am looking forward to following it.  I'd bet if this was ordered by a Ford Executive, he might have been able to get them to throw a left over Ram Air assembly in the trunk, or at the very least order the parts separately and have the dealer install it. 
 
I am very curious to see what the Marti says...

It was ordered by a ford executive, I have the Marti and it says A plan right on it. I know the original owners name, and he worked as an engineer for ford for over 30 years. I will end up making a build thread and post more pics on it once I get my S**T together!   I am still in the middle of my 70 Torino cobra restoration when this car fell in my lap!
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Pete, do you need any '65 Falcon parts or a floor shift Torino column for a 1970-71?
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Originally posted by ramair351 ramair351 wrote:


It was ordered by a ford executive, I have the Marti and it says A plan right on it. I know the original owners name, and he worked as an engineer for ford for over 30 years. I will end up making a build thread and post more pics on it once I get my S**T together!   I am still in the middle of my 70 Torino cobra restoration when this car fell in my lap!
 
Very cool history Pete.  Does the Marti show it being optioned with Ram Air?
 
Any other goodies show up on the Marti, Rallye Equipment Option group, competition suspension, traction lok, etc? 
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Thanks for posting.  Looks like it had all the performance essentials.  Interesting the Ram Air didn't show up, which makes me believe that it was a dealer installed item.
 
Maybe you'll come across the build sheet during the tear down.
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Has anyone seen a Marti where ram air shows up?   I am not sure the build sheet has a spot for that option. We will see.
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I would think it should show up on a Marti report.  I know the build sheets have a couple of boxes that specify the air cleaner, so I would think if it's a factory install it should be reflected in those boxes.
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is that the highest level Marti ?
 
for a Ram Air / exec car I would go for the Elite or whatever they call it
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

is that the highest level Marti ?
 
for a Ram Air / exec car I would go for the Elite or whatever they call it


The Deluxe Report is what shows all that info. The Elite option gives you the Deluxe report  plus a copy of your window sticker, door tag, and the personalized production info.

For this car, I'd have done the Elite....the window sticker should answer the question being asked here. But you can order the window sticker and the personalized production sheet separate too.
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I agree. The window sticker will show everything added to the car - both factory and dealer installed. The Marti report will not.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

I agree. The window sticker will show everything added to the car - both factory and dealer installed. The Marti report will not.
 
Joe I don't think that's correct.  The window sticker only shows what was on the car as built by the factory and does not include any dealer installed options.  It kind of makes sense, because how does the factory know what the dealer is going to install?
 
I have all the original paper work on my car, and a Marti.  My car has a couple of dealer installed options and they only show up on the original bill of sale.  They are not shown on the window stick, Marti Report, build sheet or other factory documents.  Since the car was ordered by my dad, I know that all my documents are correct as he ordered the car new and selected all the options.
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I wouldn't worry too much about reports and what it shows or won't show. Its a nice ass car and I'd simply enjoy the hell out of it.
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