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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramair351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-May-2016 at 4:02PM
My conclusion is he got it at the time of sale, over the counter if you will.    Obviously has been on the car since day one. Plumbing for vac motor all looks factory too. The dealer it was purchased at, is still in Dearborn and they still really cater to the ford employee crowd. I am still trying to track down the original owners family, maybe that can shed sone light on it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-May-2016 at 2:24AM
Vince, you are probably right. I remember cars having that additional sheet for dealer installed items, but that was most likely years later.
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Well I took carpet out, seats, floor insulation, etc. not a build sheet to be found anywhere. . Damn!   
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I just completed the restoration on my 72 GTS. I was the first to disassemble this car. Even the sill plates had NEVER been removed. The first thing I did after removing the sill plates was removing the back seat which had NOTHING underneath it from the original owner and looked like it had never been removed. Next I pulled back the rear carpet, and sitting right on top of the sound/vibration material was a tally sheet of some kind showing some molding adjustments that the car needed at final QC. Thats the only item it ever found. NO BUILD SHEET ANYWHERE!Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-May-2016 at 1:32AM
Guys, I pulled a '72 GTS Formal apart several years ago and finally found a build sheet in the front seat seatback. Since the material was toast, I cut open the seatback and found it attached to the seatback springs. You probably have one there as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote picon3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-May-2016 at 7:15AM
Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Guys, I pulled a '72 GTS Formal apart several years ago and finally found a build sheet in the front seat seatback. Since the material was toast, I cut open the seatback and found it attached to the seatback springs. You probably have one there as well.
That's where I found my build sheet on the 72 GTS.  Big smile
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I found my build sheet under carpet and under the passenger side of dash pad
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Originally posted by ramair351 ramair351 wrote:

My conclusion is he got it at the time of sale, over the counter if you will.    Obviously has been on the car since day one. Plumbing for vac motor all looks factory too. The dealer it was purchased at, is still in Dearborn and they still really cater to the ford employee crowd. I am still trying to track down the original owners family, maybe that can shed sone light on it.
 
That is my suspicion too, since that option should not have been available at the time this car was produced.  If that dealership still exists, any chance they might have any documentation, like a bill of sale or service records?  I am sure it's a long shot, but might be worth checking.
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it's been suggested on good authority that the factory Ram Air option was only available on a 351C-2V
 
it was an emissions issue with the 4V Cobra Jet
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I was able to finally contact original owners son, he shed some light on the ram air unit.   He said his dad bought it later and installed it around 1980q
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That ram air unit is one awesome find...rare indeed. Good luck on the build, lots of pics please.   ...drooling
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[hey new here just getting ready to restore my 72 gts with ram air and saw this thread just wanted to let all you know I just read an article in muscle car enthusiast 2004 that there where only "72 " ( I know it's weird 72 sold for year 72) Gran Torino's so equipped by ford that year with ram air units if I could figure out how to post pics I'd post the article with pics is there anyone on this site that maybe could put together a ram air registry would be cool to know about how many are left the old guy I bought mine from said most got thrown out because rain rusted them out and made block off plates thanks
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We love to see some pics. You should go on the welcome mat and introduce yourself and tell us your torino story. We all love a good torino story...especially one with a ram air
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welcome! ^^^yes
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iangj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-April-2018 at 8:02AM
My '72 Montego GT had that exact same R under the hood and it did NOT come with the Ram Air
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Only 72 with ram air? I have been wondering-seemed like very few just early on.

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