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    Posted: 17-June-2013 at 7:29AM
here is a link for the post i did in the "welcome mat" forum and i will continue from where i left off there  http://forum.grantorinosport.org/new_topic9299.html


front bumper on and done with the trim

went to a buddys house over the weekend also so some pics will be of other cars that arent torinos, southern md is kinda lacking ford fans, but especially torinos are hard to find


here she sits in middle of party


my bosses car, and his party. its a 36 dodge buisness coupe


56 belair


always forget what year its is, but this is my mechanic/painter/bodyman/friends chevy delivery


chevy truck


another chevy



buick lesabre



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That is cool as s**t. The more I see that Torino, the more I like it.
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hey thanks man, i really was alil nervous at posting it cause i didnt know what anybody would think of it, the flat black started out as a money saving option, but alot of people threw love my way about it, i think ima have to stick with it now.lol
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I like it too, and the more you stare, the more it grows on you.  I like that the bumper bolts are still chrome too...  somehow, that makes it pop even more...
 
and don't ever be nervous about posting here, nobody here will jump down your throat for doing anything to your car...  its your car, do with it what meets your tastes..  (except putting a chevy engine in it Cry)
 
 
p.s.  who's the hotty in the passenger seat, first picture?


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1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
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Lol. Thats my girlfreind, UN happy cuz we got stck on the side of the road when a float valve stuck on the Holley 780 ive got. A couple smacks fixed it for now. But I think im going to get it rebuilt as its the third time its done it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-June-2013 at 9:20AM
Oh man, I went through that with my Cougar. EVERY time I drove it, I was left on the side of the road with fuel issues. My (ex) wife refused to ride with me anymore and would just follow me in hers, LOL.
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yeah i dunno, some people tell me to go with an edelbrock, but alot just tell me to get it rebuilt, im kinda torn and not to get into too much debate(i know its like ford vs chevy debate) but what are yall running and any recommendations to that issue? i have an edelbrock 750 a buddy can let me use if id want it
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also i need some half way decent wheel well mouldings for my car if anyone has some or knows where to get them
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We recently had a debate on carbs here. I run Motorcrafts, Demons, Edelbrocks, and Holleys. All have issues. However, I have had the best luck, bar none, with a Rochester QudraJet. Buy it, set it and forget it. Great response, cheap, and a wide variety of CFM applications. My wagon (429) is getting one next month, and I am planning on putting one on my 4 speed car. That is how much I trust them.

Laser mouldings are pretty pricey. Unfortunately, the wheel well mouldings from a ribbed side moulding car are too short and look bad. Might try to luck up on a set of '74-76's and use them, as they are a bit more plentiful and it is hard to tell the difference (my opinion). 1972 Laser mouldings can run as high as $200 per piece, so count you blessings, LOL.
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I think the flat black gives it a bit of a racing look. Thumbs Up

That paint will be a lot easier to deal with than chrome.

I have gloss black bumpers on my 98 F150 Nascar and
they are a lot easier to maintain than chrome.
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the car just looks WOW!!
 
very "correct" looking!
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Very nice color. As Carl says looks almost "correct" 

Love the other shots too. Love the Buick!

Thanks for sharing.
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Love the way it looks! You said those rear wheels are 10" wide with 4.5" back spacing, do the tires rub?
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Love the look of the car. I am running a 750 Edelbrock on my Gran Torino and it does just fine. I am running a 650 Double pumper on my 68 Fastback Mustang. I don't have a problem with either. If you see one of my Fords on the side of the road, I am either out of gas or taking a piss. P.S. Watch out for Malcolm, he will be after your girlfriend. lol
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Ha. If you see my wagon on the side of the road, it's normal...
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tires dont rub at all, and im going to stick a 750 edelbrock on it while i get my holley780 double pumper rebuilt
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well i took her for a spin two nights ago, and felt something draging, come to find out my speedo cable came loose from the transmission. and i have an oil leak on the back of the intake we just put on. but on the bright side i just got a fairbanks transaction kit im putting in, and the laser stripe will be on by then end of this week. when i have pictures i will post
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well i figured id post some more pics. speedo cable fixed and oil leak was the oil pick up cracked. and ive got the stripe on and trunk flipper reinstalled







id say the new strip looks alil better than my old one here


and the infamous trunk flipper


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oh, and i just installed a speed demon 750 somebody was never able to get to work(just trash in the bowls), and alls ive got to say is wowwwwww. it woke my motor which was already peelin tires right up
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Great choice going with the stripe. It really sets if off. Looks great! Clap
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