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Hi from the UK

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Topic: Hi from the UK
Posted By: ColinUK
Subject: Hi from the UK
Date Posted: 11-July-2018 at 1:45AM
Hi everyone, I just acquired a 71 Torino as I promised my other half I'd get something more 'modern and sensible' after selling my 66 Mustang. She's slowly forgiving me.

I will post some pics as soon as I figure out how... at the moment it only seems to let me choose from online images rather than my own PC. 

Hoping to get some advice on getting my car UK legal for a start - looking forward to getting stuck in and seeing what I've let myself in for...




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ColinUK

71 Torino 351C squeezing through the British countryside



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Posted By: 7T9_Tbird
Date Posted: 11-July-2018 at 1:54AM
Welcome! You'll be able to post pics soon.  Love to see your ride!  Is it still left hand drive? Big smile

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John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 11-July-2018 at 3:06AM
welcome!

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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: ColinUK
Date Posted: 11-July-2018 at 5:00AM
Ah, thanks guys - will post pics when my membership permission updates.

Yep, still left hand drive, it's not really a big deal once you get used to it. I'm just enjoying having an auto box and power steering - most luxurious classic I've ever had. 


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ColinUK

71 Torino 351C squeezing through the British countryside


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 11-July-2018 at 3:31PM
Welcome Colin! It sounds like you have a great Torino. You've been upgraded to full member now so you can post photos. We'd love to see your Torino!

Here are some instructions if you need help:

http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=12&PR=3.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=12&PR=3.html

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: ColinUK
Date Posted: 11-July-2018 at 8:18PM
Great, thanks very much... here's the first shot, I've not shown the UK gas prices as it's too depressing...



And here she is sat happily in a UK parking space. To be fair, it's not usually this difficult, but it made me laugh when I saw the fit:




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ColinUK

71 Torino 351C squeezing through the British countryside


Posted By: chuxster
Date Posted: 12-July-2018 at 12:58AM
Great looking car! Welcome!


Posted By: changinlatitudes
Date Posted: 12-July-2018 at 3:09AM
Welcome, and that is a one great looking Torino!

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Matt

1972 Montego MX
2003 Mercury Marauder 300A
1994 F-150 5.8
2016 Ford Fusion Titanium


Posted By: ColinUK
Date Posted: 12-July-2018 at 9:15AM
I've asked this on the forum page, but thought I'd try here as well - does anyone know if 1970 and 1971 sidelight (parking light) lenses are interchangeable? I need some clear lenses which don't seem available in 1971.  Any help much appreciated, will get me through the UK inspection!

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ColinUK

71 Torino 351C squeezing through the British countryside


Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 12-July-2018 at 11:02AM
Welcome and sweet looking 71...the year I was born... Thumbs Up

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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


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 12-July-2018 at 2:21PM
nice looking car! i don't recall any lenses of that era being clear??? do both front and rear need to be clear?

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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: ColinUK
Date Posted: 12-July-2018 at 8:10PM
Front needs to be clear, I can rig up the turn signals in the rear through the reversing lights with a dual LED bulb.

The 70 Torinos and Rancheros had a clear lens so I'm just going to buy a set and hope they fit. They've only got to fit once a year for the annual inspection, after all!


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ColinUK

71 Torino 351C squeezing through the British countryside


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 13-July-2018 at 2:21AM
ok if 70's had clear they should be the same i would think???


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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: T-Bird_79
Date Posted: 13-July-2018 at 9:48AM
Very beautiful car! Your intermediate is a bit oversized for Europe!Thumbs Up

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Andris
1979 Ford Thunderbird
1977 Opel Commodore Coupe Euro personal luxury car
1969 Vauxhall Viva small American
1989 Opel Kadett GSi 16V known as Pontiac LeMans
1978 Moskvitch 412 Soviet rally


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 13-July-2018 at 9:54AM
Your car looks fantastic Colin!  The vinyl top and paint colour combination look really sharp. 

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: ColinUK
Date Posted: 13-July-2018 at 11:01AM
Thanks guys, glad this is such an active forum... I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go along...

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ColinUK

71 Torino 351C squeezing through the British countryside


Posted By: roknxj
Date Posted: 13-July-2018 at 12:58PM
That is a nice ride you have there.

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Thanks,
Joe



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