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Topic: 1972 ram air gran Torino sport Pictures
Posted By: ramair351
Subject: 1972 ram air gran Torino sport Pictures
Date 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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura






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Posted By: lynchster
Date Posted: 24-April-2016 at 4:29PM
Mine is a 6/72 car and I didn't get one......................jealous. 

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Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 24-April-2016 at 5:58PM
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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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 12:10AM
yea will probably order a marti today

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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: GTW
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 1:20AM
I also heard that factory setups were only installed in late 1971. Great find though, saw the picture on Facebook.

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Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 1:37AM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: RAPTOR
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 1:44AM
Let see all the cool pictures of that great find !!

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1972 Torino Sport 4Spd Q 351c
2010 Ford SVT Raptor
2003 H2 Hummer
1977 CB 750 Cafe Racer


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 1:53AM
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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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)


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 3:19PM
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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 25-April-2016 at 5:11PM
pics? pics???Big smile

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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


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 26-April-2016 at 2:00AM
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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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)


Posted By: lynchster
Date Posted: 26-April-2016 at 10:54AM
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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Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 26-April-2016 at 4:04PM
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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: lynchster
Date Posted: 26-April-2016 at 5:15PM
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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Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 27-April-2016 at 12:06AM
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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 27-April-2016 at 1:59AM
Great find.  Plans for the car @ this point?  Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 27-April-2016 at 4:44AM
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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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)


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 28-April-2016 at 3:02PM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 28-April-2016 at 3:41PM
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
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 29-April-2016 at 3:01AM
Pete, do you need any '65 Falcon parts or a floor shift Torino column for a 1970-71?

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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)


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 29-April-2016 at 3:49AM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 29-April-2016 at 4:16AM
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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 29-April-2016 at 3:13PM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 30-April-2016 at 12:24AM
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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 30-April-2016 at 2:59PM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 01-May-2016 at 4:21AM
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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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: Power Surge
Date Posted: 01-May-2016 at 5:19AM
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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Sal Mennella
73 GTS 351 CJ
75 Cougar XR7
73 Ranchero - 5.0 Coyote swap - in progress
Past Torinos - 72 Gran Torino, 75 Gran Torino, 75 Elite


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 02-May-2016 at 2:25AM
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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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)


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 02-May-2016 at 2:30PM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: MrSmog
Date Posted: 02-May-2016 at 2:43PM
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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Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.


Posted By: ramair351
Date 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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: unlovedford
Date 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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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)


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 03-May-2016 at 2:23PM
Well I took carpet out, seats, floor insulation, etc. not a build sheet to be found anywhere. . Damn!   

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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: fordismyboss
Date Posted: 03-May-2016 at 5:14PM
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


Posted By: unlovedford
Date 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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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)


Posted By: picon3
Date 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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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: 416torino
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 2:33PM
I found my build sheet under carpet and under the passenger side of dash pad


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 3:50PM
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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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 4:27PM
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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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 05-May-2016 at 3:12PM
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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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: tonym9
Date Posted: 28-May-2016 at 11:39AM
That ram air unit is one awesome find...rare indeed. Good luck on the build, lots of pics please.   ...drooling

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72 GTSFB


Posted By: Ricks72torino
Date Posted: 08-April-2018 at 2:17PM
[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


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 08-April-2018 at 3:10PM
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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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 08-April-2018 at 5:01PM
welcome! ^^^yes


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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


Posted By: iangj
Date 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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Ian Glyn-Jones
Fonthill, Ontario, Canada


Montego GT Registry
Forum; http://mmgt.forumchitchat.com/


Posted By: TorinoTime
Date Posted: 21-April-2018 at 2:38PM
Only 72 with ram air? I have been wondering-seemed like very few just early on.




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