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Topic: Ricks 72GTS
Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Subject: Ricks 72GTS
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 6:55AM
I finally figured this phone out and will be able to post some pics of where this project is heading and where it has been.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     



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Posted By: legend onirot
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 8:05AM
thats your car?  paint me green


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malcolm
1973 gran torino sport (formal)... "Stacy Lynn"
1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
1973 gran torino sport (sportroof)... "Leela"


Posted By: SocalTorino
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 8:35AM
Wooow=0 that looks killer!
Is that factory color?
I wish I could find a 1972 GTS factory 4 speed with that factory paint :)


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 9:10AM
Originally yellow automatic car. Now green 4 speed.. Paint code 4Q. I got tired looking for the car I wanted so I kinda put this one together.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: GTS73
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 9:29AM
Project? What exactly needs to be done? That thing looks suh-weeeeet.

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-Keith

`04 Wrangler Sport
http://link.keithjr.org/torino" rel="nofollow - `73 Gran Torino - sold :(
http://link.keithjr.org/68torino" rel="nofollow - `68 Torino GT Fastback


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 11:32AM
Sweet, I was waiting for you to upload some pics. 
About the moldings, did you send them yet?


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 12:05PM
393 stroker motor being built as we speak

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: mule323
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 2:17PM
That's gorgeous. Definately me personal favorite color combo.

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             (Steve)
73 G.T.S. Fastback, 351C, C6


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 2:47PM
Sent the mouldings to Lee Scott.He is on vacation now but he said his daughter recieved them at the house.He will get back to me next week after he takes a good look at them.I dont think he can fix the one that went around the sprocket of your bike but you never know.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 4:25PM
I really hope so, I cross fingers for ya


Posted By: 74Rancherito
Date Posted: 08-February-2012 at 4:50PM
lovin' that interior...
seats are awesome.......
badass ride!!!


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 09-February-2012 at 2:16AM
That is a beautiful car and kudos to you for building what you want!


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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 09-February-2012 at 3:07AM
What seats are those?


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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 09-February-2012 at 3:34AM
Scat/Procar series 1100. Very comfortable but the only problem was the seat tracks they send you are not correct. I called customer service at Procar and they said they are correct. Anyway I removed my tracks off my split bench and mounted them on the procar seats. Now my knees are not in the dash board. They are 285 each from Summit.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 11-February-2012 at 4:53PM
I will try and start from the begining and bring my torino up to date. Here is a pic from the orininal owner in So.Cal.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 11-February-2012 at 5:11PM
One re-spray around 1988

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 11-February-2012 at 6:30PM
This pic is from about 2002. I believe he still has the other Torino and Ranchero. Maybe you guys in Anaheim have seen them around.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 11-February-2012 at 7:00PM
Here are a few pics when it came to N.Y. about a year ago.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 12:55AM
A few pics at my friends body shop

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:32AM
Here it is in my garage after I put it back together. New tires and rims. I can thank Picon for the tire sizes that info made it very easy

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:34AM
Interior pic with split bench

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:36AM
Nice lookin ride. I hope you can make one of the shows some day.

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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


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:44AM
Thanks. Would love to make one. I am obsessed with these cars

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:47AM
The split bench I pulled out. Nice seat but didn't give you much leg room

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 2:00AM
That's about where I'm at. The engine and engine bay were a mess

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 2:03AM
My son working on his quad as I unbolt the engine

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: aquartlow
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 3:09AM
The car is a sweet ride for sure and your son is already a gearhead, his tools of choice are hammersThumbs Up. The garage is too sanitary Wink, you need some more crap in there covering the walls and floor making it hard to walk around and/or finding tools LOL.  You did yourself right with the choice of paint color, always nice to see another top quality Torino. Todd

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www.supermotors.net/22468
Yeah, It's a Hybrid...It burns gas and tires.

No matter how good she looks, somebody, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t.

Beauty is skin deep, ugliness goes clear to the bone.


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 3:39AM
Thanks Todd. There is alot of competition here with all these great cars . As for my son I cringe when he has that hammer in his hand.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 4:22AM
Nice build, amazing how color & wheels can change the complete look of a car Thumbs Up

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 6:50AM
Thanks. I'm gathering up all the parts together now for the engine. 393 stroker being built in Ohio. I can thank Rockantsky for his post in the engine build section

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 12:58PM
Originally posted by 72GTS351CJ 72GTS351CJ wrote:

Thanks. I'm gathering up all the parts together now for the engine. 393 stroker being built in Ohio. I can thank Rockantsky for his post in the engine build section
From what I understand you can't go wrong with those 393 strokers. Max knows his stuff.

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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


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:08PM
I got alot of schooling reading his posts. Here are some of the parts I have so far.....FPA headers just came on friday,700 dp holley ,msd box and distributor and a nice set of valve covers.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:12PM
That was my Christmas present from my son. He knows my taste.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:18PM
That is a beautiful car.

I have a set of those same seats in maroon. They do sit very well, but you are correct about legroom.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 1:33PM
For a car that's 30 foot long why are my knees in the dash? LOL...Not any more I mounted those tracks so far back on the new buckets its like being in a lounge chair.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 75GranMan
Date Posted: 12-February-2012 at 2:32PM

Rick great looking  car! I have a couple of questions for you.I'm looking for some nice  chrome trim on  seats like the ones you removed from your car,anything you can help me with? also looking for a good pic of 4spd speedo cable where it I believe is clipped to pass side toeboard.I converted my 75 torino to 4spd and am trying correctly attach it.looks like fpa headers are the way go when I install my cleveland also.PM me if you can help me out.Thanks John



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John 75Gran Torino 4spd
Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 1:47PM
Today we took full advantage of the NY weather. 43 and sunny,so we broke out the power washer. BTW nothing runs like a Deere

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 1:48PM


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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 1:50PM
My son and his Ford Figamajiga.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 1:52PM
As you can see all we drive is Fords

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 1:56PM
nice mustang. must not be the best traction you can get with chains on the tires lol, maybe few sparks Star


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 1:56PM
A better pic of my brothers mustang. Well I should have the engine in about a week im hoping to have the engine bay cleaned up and ready to go.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 2:01PM
That garage is huge Rick, my car barely fits in the one I'm renting Shocked If you want help to put the engine back, let me know, I can come by


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 2:04PM
no don't let ilyes touch that car the traitor has a Chevy badge for his Avatar
think its time to vote him off the island


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 2:12PM
sweet, I always wanted to go to the island, just make sure I was those coworkers I saw in the safe pictures Big smile


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 2:14PM
Ilyes the battleships are approaching the harbor

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 2:16PM
well, see you guys, I'm already gone Big smile


Posted By: GTW
Date Posted: 19-February-2012 at 2:30PM
Nice work! I need to build a garage! GM isn't that bad, the majority of my other vehicles are GM.

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


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 2:27AM
Beautiful garage!

Now Jeff, don't you have a Cadillac console in your FORD GTS?? That would be out of a GM vehicle...

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 2:44AM
um I didn't see know Cadillac emblems on it,LOL
I don't care if he likes GM just not kewl to put a bowtie on an ALL Ford forum as your Avatar
when supposedly he is a Torino lover,I'm having my doubts and might see that Cleveland stuffed in a Camaro soon
heck I post my car on the MOPAR Forum but I don't have a Blue Oval as my Avatar
I like all brands as long as it was a kewl car but you won't see me with a bowtie or Pentastar for my Avatar
just not in good taste IMO
too me it's kinda  a slap in the face to the FoMoCo breed


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 9:03AM
I just put the avatar cause it looks cool, never done that much thinking about it
On a side note, I would never swap a ford engine into another brand car, I am not that insane,
Still a Torino lover, but I also love many other car that are non Ford

sorry to highjack


Posted By: occupant
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 11:51AM
Dude!

You so need to take a picture of the Power Wheels F150 "towing" the GTS!!!


Posted By: mule323
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 2:14PM
I really, really, really like that 72. Did I mention how much I like that 72. Just checkin!

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             (Steve)
73 G.T.S. Fastback, 351C, C6


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 2:19PM
Hey eveything is for sale.Howmuch do you like it$..It would look great with your 73...LOL

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: mule323
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 2:38PM
It would indeed. If it wasn't for that pesky son of mine wanting to throw his life away by going to college this year we'd be talkinBig smile! Seriously, I would like to have a twin 72 to put beside the 73. Of course my wife would kill me but dang that would be awesome.

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             (Steve)
73 G.T.S. Fastback, 351C, C6


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 2:44PM
Thanks for the compliment. Your car is also awesome. Would love to meet up with you guys at a show in the near future. Rick

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Eliteman76
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 5:19PM
Very nice ride. What is with all the green cars showing up? LOL

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Andrew


Posted By: GTW
Date Posted: 20-February-2012 at 5:24PM
I know, there sure are a lot of them

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


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 23-February-2012 at 1:17AM
Cleaning up the engine bay and looking for a little direction from you paint and body guys. After I strip the engine bay and firewall do I need to prime before paint? What paint would you use? Flat,semi or gloss?. Do I need to clear coat? BTW im a spray can guy. I don't want to bother my buddy at the body shop,he did enough.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 23-February-2012 at 1:18AM


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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: aquartlow
Date Posted: 23-February-2012 at 1:59AM
A satin finish looks to be the best match compared to a factory finish. I have rattle canned sprayed or mixed enamel satin with enamel hardener then using HVLP gun sprayed it. The enamel w/ hardener holds up a bit better but the rattle can method is easier to touch up, both look to have the same sheen once finished. I used Qt. sized Rustoleum satin black from Lowes/HD mixed with enamel hardener from Tractor Supply, the rattle can Walmart brand Colorplace satin black with rust control does a really good job and dries alot faster, I know it's cheaper but it works great. These two methods aren't concours restoration approved, but they do look good once finished. An epoxy paint would probably be your best option as for durability but I didn't find it in a rattle can satin finish, mixing epoxy paints to HVLP spray isn't fun either and the drying time is longer. The use of a self etching primer on metal will help greatly with the finished appearance and durability. I hope this helps, Todd  

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www.supermotors.net/22468
Yeah, It's a Hybrid...It burns gas and tires.

No matter how good she looks, somebody, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t.

Beauty is skin deep, ugliness goes clear to the bone.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23-February-2012 at 2:11AM
well if you want to match the outside I say to  go with a Basecoat/Clearcoat Urethane system.
on the firewall.
If you want ease of one step then get the color made into a Single Stage Urethane where the color is glossy in the end.
stay away from flat or semi-gloss unless it is a good automotive  2k Clearcoat for the final finish which can be made flat or semi-gloss but why wouldn't you want it gloss as dirt and grime are easier to clean off a gloss surface and besides it blings compared to flat or low gloss.

Now on the inner wheel wells  and radiator support that stuff was black and either use a Chassis Black  like from say Eastwood Company or other brand or get a good Automotive Satin or Semi-gloss black as that is what was correct from factory,or go custom and paint them Gloss black, it is your choice but I find it better to spend the extra and get a decent quality automotive paint then go with cheap store bought paints such as Rustoleum and such.
Now people will argue that the cheap stuff is fine and will last just as long and be durable
but just depends on the level of  restoration your looking to get on what is better to use

Not everyone goes overboard with their engine compartments as they are not seen much unless it is parked at a show with the hood up but usually the ones who trick out the engine with dress up
components take some time and detail out under the hood and it pays off when you go the extra mile.
Not in money recieved ,but in the appreciation from others and if you ever have your car judged at shows as that attention to detail is what wins awards so just depends on what your looking to do
and how factory correct on which paints to use

 if you have anymore questions regarding paints and such feel free to ask in our new
Body and paint Q&A thread located in the new bodwork section as i don't always read everyones threads to see if the have paint or body questions but I or others will see new posts in that section and will be sure to get faster answers if posted there


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23-February-2012 at 2:36AM
also forgot to anwer your question regarding primer.

most likely your gonna sand it to get rid of any surface rust and such so you will have bare metal.
do not use a rattle can primer unless it is a self etching primer but they are not meant to be topcoated and should have a sealer or 2K primer over it.Etch primer is just an adhesion coat for bae metal as your regular primers are not meant to go over bare metal unless it is a DTM(Direct to Metal) primer which is a 2K primer that as some epoxy properties to it.

Epoxy is the best and it is a 2 part system on the most part which has to be mixed and sprayed in 
a spray gun but it is the only primer that is water proof and I have even sprayed epoxy primer  and left it as if done right it will leave  nice Satin finish and you can buy PPG brand in like 5-7 colors
If you do use an automotive grade epoxy primer I suggest you prep the part for paint and do a wet on wet as Epoxy is hard to sand so if you let it cure it needs to be sanded before topcoat color but if you let it flassh off to a tacky state you can put your topcoat color right over it before it fully cures and the color will bond to the tacky epoxy but if you let i dry to long it will need to be sanded first before topcoat,
The epoxy will act as a primer/sealer and the PPG has two mix formulas one for primer
and one for primer/sealer which is thinned with reducer to make it so it cures faster and the topcoat can be applied over it in a wet on wet situation.Anything you plan on priming with Epoxy and let cure mix it without the reducer so it has a thicker build and when you sand it it won't break throuugh if you apply the appropriate minimum of 2 coats.
There are less expensive brands of Epoxy primers and will do just as well and if it's being topcoated it don't matter if your using the more expensive brand like PPG DP Epoxy but I do like the DP as like I said it can be left without topcoat and works good on underbody stuff.
It looks pretty close to the chassis paint if you put enough on and give it the satin finsih as when you reduce it it tends to turn flat when it dries so if I reduce it to make it flow out better and dry smooth with no or less orange peel I put on more coats so when it dries it has the satin finish.
That way you can use one product and save on buying chassis black which needs some type of primer over bare metal.

Say you use the etch primer in a spray can over the bare metal it should be sealed with either a 2k
primer or primer/sealer.I just use Epoxy as the etch primer is not needed with Epoxy as it is meant to go over bare metal and like I said is the only primer that is water proof


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 23-February-2012 at 3:11AM
Thanks Todd and Jeff that was the info I was looking for.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Aint She Sweet
Date Posted: 11-March-2012 at 3:05PM
Rick,
May I ask what size rims and tires you put to her? They look stunning. Smile


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 11-March-2012 at 3:17PM
YOU CAN THANK PAUL (PICON3) FOR THE TIRE SIZES.I CALLED HIM ON IT. THEY FIT PERFECT AND TAKE UP THE WHOLE WHEEL WELL WITH NO MODIFICATION...275/60/15 REAR...255/60/15 FRONT

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72BoB
Date Posted: 12-March-2012 at 1:02AM
I love my 275/60/15s... They definitely work well on the rear end. I would have liked to go with the 295's, but these cars need a taller tire, and the 295s are an inch shorter.

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1972 Torino


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 24-March-2012 at 9:42AM
Engine bay all cleaned up. I just wish I had the engine. Its 6 weeks late. Supposedly I will have it by next weekend. mailto:%20" rel="nofollow -

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 73Torino
Date Posted: 24-March-2012 at 2:50PM
Very impressive work... Cant wait to see it with the engine installed! Beautiful carThumbs Up

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1973 base model Torino


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 24-March-2012 at 3:15PM
Thanks... Here's a good spot to hide the msd box

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 24-March-2012 at 3:16PM


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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 24-March-2012 at 4:11PM
incredibly clean, can't wait to see it for real


Posted By: occupant
Date Posted: 25-March-2012 at 9:24AM
Originally posted by 72GTS351CJ 72GTS351CJ wrote:

Thanks... Here's a good spot to hide the msd box


Good idea. Thanks for that. On the other side I have coolant and washer bottles and I have to remove one or the other to get to that marker lens. The MSD box fits good next to the battery tray. Since I want to do a TBI conversion on mine, it would be a great place for a small weatherproof box for the GM ECU.

That's not a stock battery tray, is it...?


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 25-March-2012 at 2:21PM
It was in the car when I bought it but it does not look to be o.e.m. Im trying to keep it looking somewhat factory and don't like the look of the msd on the fender wells or out in the open at all.

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 25-March-2012 at 10:41PM
It's from autozone" I bought the samefor the first torino


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 26-March-2012 at 12:42AM
Ilyes is correct. I looked on Autozone website and its 6.99

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: stanman
Date Posted: 26-March-2012 at 9:47AM
You can't see it with a battery on top of it.


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 26-March-2012 at 10:07AM
LOL! That is correct. Mucho better than a rusty original or a block of wood.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: Eliteman76
Date Posted: 26-March-2012 at 11:56AM
Same one I have in the GTS. I'd suggest using stainless steel bolts, and large diameter washers.
I've had 3 bolts pull through mine and had to go back and add big fender washers.



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Andrew


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 29-March-2012 at 12:50PM
Well I spoke to the engine builder and he's finishing the engine tonight and hopefully shipping it out tomorrow. Here's a couple pics he sent me. Eagle rods and crank

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 29-March-2012 at 12:52PM
Aussie heads

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 29-March-2012 at 12:54PM
A pic of rods and crank installed

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: picon3
Date Posted: 29-March-2012 at 2:45PM
Great pics.  Especially like the Aussie heads.  Can't wait to see it in the engine bay.  Paul~

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1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 30-March-2012 at 1:59AM
oh wow you got the aussie heads,that thing is gonna be a runner
 just reread and seen that you were building a 393 stroker. wow that car should move
looking good I bet your excited to get the engine back in


Posted By: SininenIII
Date Posted: 30-March-2012 at 6:28AM
That´s gonna be a strong engine. Beautiful work on the car!

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Aatu
73 Gran Torino Sport
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Posted By: moose0211
Date Posted: 30-March-2012 at 7:40AM
Beautiful work. Are those heads AFD or factory Ford Aussie ones? 

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Lou and Brad

1972 Gran Torino- 351C/4r70w
1970 Chevy C30


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 30-March-2012 at 12:25PM
I thought it was a Q code block, or have you used another engine?

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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 30-March-2012 at 3:31PM
HEY GUYS... YEA I CANT WAIT TO GET THE ENGINE BACK . IT SHOULD BE HERE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. IT  IS A FACTORY FORD AUSSIE HEAD AND A 2 BOLT STANDARD BORE BLOCK. I DID ALOT OF READING ON THE BUILD BEFORE MOVING FOWARD. AND YES MY ENGINE IN MY CAR WAS A D2AE-CA BLOCK 4 BOLT MAIN AS I REMOVED THE OIL PAN TO CHECK ALSO IT HAD 4V OPEN CHAMBER HEADS. THE ENGINE BUILDER IS IN OHIO CRC AUTOMOTIVE . I ACTUALLY GOT HIS ADD FROM ONE OF MAX`S THREADS.AFTER SPEAKING WITH HIM I KNEW HE WAS THE ONE FOR THE BUILD. HE CONFIRMED EVERYTHING I HAVE READ AND HAS BEEN BUILDING CLEVELANDS FOR 25YRS. HE TALKED ME OUT OF SENDING HIM MY ENGINE BECAUSE THE HEADS COULDNT PERFORM LIKE THE AUSSIE HEADS ON THE STREET. AS FOR THE BLOCK HE TOLD ME THE ONLY THING THE 4 BOLT BLOCK DOES IS WEAKEN IT. HE HAS MANY CLEVELAND BLOCKS THERE WHY PAY SHIPPING OF YOUR BLOCK. I ALSO TOLD HIM I WANTED A 408 STROKER, HE TALKED ME OUT OF THAT BECAUSE HE SAID WITH THE 408 RODS THEY TEND TO WEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PISTON SKIRT...GO WITH THE 393 YOU WILL HAVE YEARS OF PLEASURE...SO THATS WHERE IM AT...LOVE TO HEAR ANY COMMENTS ...MAX...U OUT THERE

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Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 30-March-2012 at 4:21PM
Good call on the shipping etc bud, I didn't realize the engineer was so far away . Max wont put you wrong. It will seem like a late Christmas prezzy lol 

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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 06-April-2012 at 1:10AM
Great news. The Easter Bunny came early this year. Happy Easter to all!!!!

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 06-April-2012 at 3:28AM
kewl! congratulations Rick now get busy and have it back in the car before the Easter Bunnies trail gets cold.


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 15-April-2012 at 8:21AM
Finally got some time to spend in the garage. Here's a couple of pics      

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Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 15-April-2012 at 8:25AM
Check out the 3 ft 2x2 box beam extension on the engine hoist. It worked perfect. Plenty of extra room .

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 15-April-2012 at 8:29AM
FPA headers fit like a glove

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Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 15-April-2012 at 8:32AM
That's where im at now. My body hurts now. Time for some Advil... LOL

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 15-April-2012 at 8:39AM
sweet, won't be long now


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 15-April-2012 at 8:42AM
when my brother gets his garage built and gets the twin post lift i'm gonna get some box beam to go across the lift arms so you can roll the car in and then use the lift to pick the engine straight up
and won't have to worry about Engine lift clearance.

your extension worked go though,and didn't have to worry about scratching the car


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 30-April-2012 at 2:11AM
Here's the latest pics of the engine. Im getting closer. Looks like a start up this week. Thanks Rick

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 30-April-2012 at 2:42AM
looks great and shinny, don't forget to take a video when you fire it up


Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 05-May-2012 at 12:10PM
Engine finally finished !!! It started up no problem except for 3 leaks. The result of 3 loose clamps

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     



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