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    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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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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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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[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
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That ram air unit is one awesome find...rare indeed. Good luck on the build, lots of pics please.   ...drooling
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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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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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I found my build sheet under carpet and under the passenger side of dash pad
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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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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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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
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Well I took carpet out, seats, floor insulation, etc. not a build sheet to be found anywhere. . Damn!   
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pete, do you need any '65 Falcon parts or a floor shift Torino column for a 1970-71?
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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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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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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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