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I took this photo of the movie car 8/16/2012 in Carmel, CA. Husband and wife unloading about 1 mile from Mission Ranch. He said Clint wanted the car there for an event during the big Monterey car week.

Check out the non-factory tail pipe exit. Seems to match the image in the movie.......

 
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It's pointing downward?

I always wondered why the emblem on the grille is on the wrong side.
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http://mycarquest.com/2013/11/a-ford-torino-is-not-often-seen.html

This link shows a picture of the car on the lawn at Mission Ranch Inn in Carmel, California, owned by Clint Eastwood. I had read a while back that he bought the car after the movie wrapped but keeps it on display at Warner Bros. studio. The clip below (copy and paste) was uploaded to youtube in 2014, and shows it on display for the studio tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suTSJ3j9kaw

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http://www.joplinglobe.com/sports/first-owner-reunited-with-real-gran-torino/article_01e65305-1b13-5cb1-9bc3-bbc270cbb182.html

This is an article from 2010 about the original owner of the car having the opportunity to "visit" it while on a Warner Bros. studio tour.
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I was just visiting LA last week and wish I had thought of going on the Warner Brothers tour while I was there. 

Interesting article on the original owner!

I did get to the Petersen Auto Museum which was amazing. No Torinos though. Not even in their vault tour.

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Looks good Rick. Glad you were able to find the line, and it look like the fit was decent.  If you've never worked with ni-copp lines yet, they are easier to bend and flare than steel and supposedly don't rust either.  I made up my fuel line from the pump to carb with it and I could bend it by hand.
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Originally posted by fordismyboss fordismyboss wrote:

That MAC's brake line looks like it fits real nice. Right into the factory clip too.

Is that a 3/4" rear sway bar? Most are 11/16" but your looks a bit bigger in the photo.

Congrats on the second place last June! I met the guy that owns the movie car when he brought it to one of Clints parties at mission ranch in Carmel CA. I snapped a pick, and if I can find it, I'll post it here. Yours looks much better!!!!
Thanks for the plug!! And yes it is 3/4... Never checked until you mentioned it

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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:


Looks good Rick. Glad you were able to find the line, and it look like the fit was decent.  If you've never worked with ni-copp lines yet, they are easier to bend and flare than steel and supposedly don't rust either.  I made up my fuel line from the pump to carb with it and I could bend it by hand.
The last time I did it was about 30 years ago... I guess things have changed a bit. I just remember trying to bend it and putting a kink in the line. The new lines fit well hopefully they don't rust too quick. I probably should spray some clear or something over it. Thanks for your help
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So I finished the complete rear brake job... New everything with semi metallic shoes... Went to the front. ..New calipers, pads and master cylinder. .. Took it for a test ride and honestly this thing stops on a dime. I really don't see the need to upgrade anything unless you were running on some kinda road course
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Very nice work.
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Sweet!
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Thumbs Up  looks great!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-December-2017 at 3:06PM
Nice work Rick!  I agree, the stock brakes on these cars are actually pretty strong when they are setup right.  I have had to do a few panic stops in my car, and it always surprises me on how quick it can stop for a 45 year old system.
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Originally posted by 75GranMan 75GranMan wrote:

Rick,How bout some pix of that overdrive unit? I'm gonna run out of things to spend my money on. I need some ideas!
John...There is your pic...4 years later... No resizing of the pic!!!!Yaaaaaa
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Nice work!

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Rick,
HaHaHaha LMAO....I've been waiting for this picture!!!!
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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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So you take the tail shaft housing off and bolt on the adapter which your shifter mounts to. The transmission does not have to come out and only mods are cut the driveshaft
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I'll check it out at Carlisle.I'm gonna have to crawl under your car and visualize the clearance to the exhaust. My cutouts and X pipe may be to close?
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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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Wow, that is nice.
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Looks great Rick.  One day I'd like to buy a GV OD unit, but with all the other car expenses that may be a while.  I wish they weren't so expensive. 
 
How much weight do you figure it adds to the car?  And how much di you have to shorten the driveshaft?
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