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My first car was a 1972 Gran Torino Sport, 351 Cleveland, 4v. Had to sell it when I got married. (couldn't afford the insurance or the Gas. 40 Years later (Two weeks ago) my wife surprised me with a B-day present. A 1973 Gran Torino Sport, 351 Cleveland, 2v. 81K original miles. clean but runs rough. I haven't worked on cars since my 1st Torino and I need help. If anyone can help me find the best shop manual specific to the 73 Torino Sport and or a good restoration step by step guide, and an original owners manual I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for your help

Kim Hamilton



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GPapaKim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2018 at 4:49PM
Tried to post a pic of my new baby but the Image box didn't have a browse button like the instructions said so I couldn't find a way to post the images from my computer. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote torinojon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2018 at 4:53PM
i see your in az.what city are you in.im in phx.the size of your pic also has a factor in doing pics....  

Edited by torinojon - 29-May-2018 at 4:55PM
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/uploads/3190/marti5.jpg
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Welcome to the Site. You can click the link below to read how to post a picture.

http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=19&PR=3.html
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There is a video below about how to post a picture on a computer. You can click the picture below to see the video.

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welcome!
btw vince fixed the pic size thing! but there could be another issue?
owners manual usually don't tell you much just basics... ( i'll check i may have a 73 original owners manual) the ford shop manual sets have a lot of good info i have 2 of the 4 that were in my car, handy at times!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2018 at 12:27AM
Welcome Kim! You should be able to post pics now. When you first sign up you are a "brand new member" with limited privileges and you can't upload pics. The Webmaster has made it so that a forum admin has to manually upgrade you to a regular member. Unfortunately Admin isn't on here 24/7 so there are delays in approving new members and posts sometimes.This is to prevent spammers from joining and ruining the forum.

Dave posted all the instructions on posting photos. There are separate instructions for cell phones vs computer.

The shop manual sets are definitely the best resource to have. An old Chiltons or Haynes isn't bad for basic stuff but the shop manual is best.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2018 at 2:53PM
welcome kim...  you definitely came to the right place

cant wait to see this beauty

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Welcome!
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Welcome!! Good luck with your Torino! Seems like they're getting harder to find every day
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Welcome! The guys on here are the best there is when it comes to questions about these cars. Good luck with your new ride!
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I am in Maricopa. My Pics were taken on my Iphone. I'm not sure How to post pics yet. The Instructions show a Browse feature when I select the image button but there isn't one when I try it. If there is another way I would like to know.
 
Where are you in phoenix?
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The instructions are for an Android phone. 
Maybe someone who has an iPhone can take some screen shots? 
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WELCOME, I FOUND A COMPLETE SET OF 1973 FORD SHOP MANUALS FOR $ 69.00 +5.95 SHIPPING 
Goodluck on your project, link below /copy & paste link

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Shop-Manual-Torino-Ranchero-MX-GT-Montego-Gran-Thunderbird-Galaxie-73/401309893258?epid=593054277&hash=item5d6fef028a:g:oyEAAOSwMmBVrGXy
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GET IT GOT IT GONE !!!!!!!
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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
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good looking Clap
GET IT GOT IT GONE !!!!!!!
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Welcome!!! Looks like a real nice original car
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I am glad you figured out the pics.  The car looks great!

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Lookin good! Awesome potential! Love them 73's!!
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