The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > General Discussion > Photo Gallery
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - californiajohnny's other cars
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

californiajohnny's other cars

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12345>
Author
Message
Billy C View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 10-February-2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billy C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 1:55PM
Those wheels are super mean!

Naw, you should totally LS swap it... or boost the hell out of it!  MPFI would probably be a good intermediate step so it's ready for a turbo. I know FI sounds scary but it is really awesome in so many ways. I don't know how much power a 22 can hold but I think toyota boosted it a few years from the factory so it's probably pretty respectable. Just seam weld some of the chassis and it should hold up fine. You don't want to be out there getting owned by all the Datsuns. Embarrassed
-Billy Conturo
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 3:08PM
nah, it works good enough (...for now) i was thinking on turbo at one time or b&m blown lc engineering used to have a kit with a b&m mini blower bolt on kit! but i don't think b&m makes those small blowers anymore? come to think of it, yes toyota did turbo the 22r in the last gen MR2's.
 here's a pic of that C J engineered sway bars: (yes there are two stacked in tandem)


note the "torino inspired strut rod" and also the differential is designed like a 9" Shocked
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 3:16PM
...and for more sway bar mania... i have another stock front bar mounted in the rear Wink

JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
Billy C View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 10-February-2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billy C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 3:37PM
Wow, that's pretty cool. Those stacked sway bars seem legit. If it works it works. The front looks like a McPherson setup too. A lot of cars have a tension/radius rod setup just like the Torino. Even my 4th gen civic is like that. I'm surprised to see a live axle on the celica though. I was looking at buying a next gen supra and it had IRS. 

I believe the 4Runner in the 80's had a 22re (same bottom end) with a turbo as well. I hear the problem was taking it into rivers and big mud pits. The turbo housing would crack from getting instantly cooled from splashed water.
-Billy Conturo
Back to Top
unlovedford View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 17-December-2010
Location: Tennessee
Status: Offline
Points: 9655
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-November-2015 at 1:58AM
The 22R and 22RE engines are super tough, as long as you don't dunk them. Have you reinforced the unibody?
Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2015 at 5:39PM
working on a couple of bad spots on the passenger rear wheel lip area, just tried out my new eastwood shrinker/stretcher Big smile works pretty good!

JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2015 at 5:45PM
and another spot Confused it is majorly disheartening to see this rust Cry

 fixed:
 
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-December-2015 at 6:20PM
a couple of weeks ago, i got a call from the photographer that did the sign board for my vette, he told me that it was selected to be used for a national calendar Big smile just got my copy in the mail today! sorry not the best pic from my phone, but here it is:

JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
kychevyguy View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 16-December-2013
Location: Lexington KY
Status: Offline
Points: 1676
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kychevyguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-December-2015 at 11:51PM
Nice! And it's my birth month. Clap
JT, USAF Ret.
1971 Ford F100 "Lizzy"
1984 Chevy Silverado "Sylvia"
2013 Chevy Silverado "Blackie"
Back to Top
gpd294 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18-September-2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 1780
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-December-2015 at 7:48AM
Cool Vette! Thumbs Up
Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-January-2016 at 6:10PM
update: haven't worked on cars much lately, i did buy a newer "hoopty" for a daily driver, since now i don't want to drive the celica in deicer any more! i'll post a before and after pic later (remember i just can't have anything "stock" Wink)  BUT lately i've been doing non-car artistic creativity...for a buddy of mine for his N scale model train (yes i too have some vintage N scale and vintage HO scale trains myself...i've been wanting to do this for myself for 40 years! someday!!) this is only a small section of his layout in a 12' x 12' room, it's all made from owens corning 2" pink foam board carved with a wire wheel on my grinder, then some latex house paint and brushed on and some air brushed paint too! and moss from my trees out back Wink all done in miniature! i think it turned out fairly realistic looking Wink (the masking tape is covering the track from overspray)



Edited by californiajohnny - 30-March-2016 at 6:16PM
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
n2fordwagons View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20-July-2013
Location: GA
Status: Offline
Points: 1976
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-January-2016 at 12:11AM
Very cool!  Definitely took some talent to do that!!
Jeff

76 Mercury Montego MX Villager w/ 460
79 Ford Thunderbird w/ T-tops
Back to Top
72GTS351CJ View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 30-November-2010
Location: NY
Status: Offline
Points: 1235
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72GTS351CJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-January-2016 at 12:26AM
Whenever I look at a new post I look for pics first then I read. I saw that pic and was amazed at its beauty. I thought it was real. Great work.
72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2016 at 6:47PM
so you guys approve? not bad for a truck driver huh!LOL
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
n2fordwagons View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20-July-2013
Location: GA
Status: Offline
Points: 1976
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2016 at 12:14AM
Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

so you guys approve? not bad for a truck driver huh!LOL
 
Heck Yeah.  Keep us updated.  I wanna see some pics when you're done.
Jeff

76 Mercury Montego MX Villager w/ 460
79 Ford Thunderbird w/ T-tops
Back to Top
unlovedford View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 17-December-2010
Location: Tennessee
Status: Offline
Points: 9655
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2016 at 1:53AM
Man, that is just amazing.
Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)
Back to Top
mcford View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 31-May-2003
Location: Utica, Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 2149
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mcford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2016 at 6:26AM
http://www.chi-townunionstation.com

This setup is killer.  Took my son to see it a couple years ago.  I think it may be time to head back for an update.
Mike
Back to Top
kychevyguy View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 16-December-2013
Location: Lexington KY
Status: Offline
Points: 1676
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kychevyguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2016 at 2:30PM
Looks awesome!
JT, USAF Ret.
1971 Ford F100 "Lizzy"
1984 Chevy Silverado "Sylvia"
2013 Chevy Silverado "Blackie"
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-February-2016 at 9:53AM
ok now back to cars...
not wanting to drive the celica as a d.d. anymore with deicer eating it up, i decided to buy a newer car for a d.d. i bought this car from my step-bro for $950 (92 nissan sentra 4dr)


well you know me! can't have anything STOCK Big smile so over the last few weeks i started to give it the "california johnny touch" Wink 1970-1/2 camero inspired rally stripes:


then a fiberglass body kit (which took a lot more modification to fit properly---much cutting and sectioning ConfusedAngry) tinted windows, chopped antennae, and a custom rear wing, and exhaust Wink


still need to lower the front about 1 1/2" yet, and wheels and tires.


 

Edited by californiajohnny - 31-May-2016 at 6:51PM
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-February-2016 at 7:26PM
ok, got the front lowered, looks a 100% better now Wink

BTW this is the first 4dr i've ever owned, and the first wrong wheel drive i've owned. but good enough for a daily driver and 35+ mpg


Edited by californiajohnny - 19-February-2016 at 7:37PM
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
foote500 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13-June-2011
Location: Winchester, VA
Status: Offline
Points: 1229
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote foote500 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 7:26AM
Looks like you live in England...
Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1967 Ford Fairlane 500, 390

Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 7:29AM
...how so???
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
unlovedford View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 17-December-2010
Location: Tennessee
Status: Offline
Points: 9655
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 11:51AM
Lol, it really does look like England!
Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 1:29PM
oh, you mean the rain? it was raining like hell the other day when i took those last pics Confused
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
unlovedford View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 17-December-2010
Location: Tennessee
Status: Offline
Points: 9655
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 3:26PM
The rain, the rock wall, the buildings, the greenery. Kept looking for Mr. Bean.
Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 8966
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 4:07PM
oh, i didn't realize my rock wall was in the pics! i fitted and laid each of those rocks myself by hand! took about a month. well actually i did everything here, this place was an open hay field when i bought it back in '97. i did everything else house, shop, cat work, trees, landscaping, electrical, plumbing, the deck, paid to have the asphalt done though Confused but i helped! 
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
antlerfiend View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 14-June-2010
Location: Louisville,KY
Status: Offline
Points: 3020
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote antlerfiend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2016 at 4:45PM
Welcome to the four door club Brother.
Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed
Back to Top
Paul100ca View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-November-2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 307
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paul100ca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-February-2016 at 4:39AM
I have 3 four door machines,,,,,,Thumbs Up Still got the 75 too....Approve  Had one offer I didn't counter and another dude thinking about it....
Nothing stops this train.
Back to Top
unlovedford View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 17-December-2010
Location: Tennessee
Status: Offline
Points: 9655
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-February-2016 at 4:46AM
I like a 4 door in most vehicles. Far cry from how I used to feel. 4X4 - gotta have a 4 door. Truck - gotta have a 4 door. Wagon - gotta have a 4 door. Now I even like a sports sedan better than a sports coupe. All the utility and style with no compromises. C's TL does everything so well and will inhale asphalt, yet seats 4 adults in comfort and insurance is less than a comparable coupe.
Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)
Back to Top
Big Bird View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 25-August-2013
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 3237
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-February-2016 at 8:22AM
I had a BUNCH of 4-door "Square" Clown Vics/Gran Monkeys. Throw on dual exhaust, police suspension parts, 15x8 wheels, wide tires, and I had a living room on wheels!!!
A LOT of 70s/80s cars had more headroom in the 4-doors, so, being "Big Bird".....
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12345>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.