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Thank you 72FordGTS for the award. You guys have a great forum and support from your followers.  
Update on repairs:
I had most all of the hoses, belts and seals repaired with the exception of the rear main seal. Going to have to put some money back for that repair. I was unaware that when my Dad had the 2 barrel carburetor changed to a 4 barrel he did not change out the kick down rod for the transmission. I have been in contact with a company online that makes them after a long struggle trying to find one locally. I will post some pictures ASAP. Thank you again for the recognition. These cars don’t get the attention that they deserve. 

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Very nice!
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If it has the Holley carb, Holley has the right piece to make the factory kickdown rod work.

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Sorry about the upside down pic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-November-2022 at 10:39AM
Originally posted by handsofstone handsofstone wrote:

If it has the Holley carb, Holley has the right piece to make the factory kickdown rod work.



I was able to use my factory kickdown rod without the extension John used.  Just need a slight bend by hand to tweak it and it fits and works perfectly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-November-2022 at 10:42AM
Super nice 72 Gran Torino, great choice.
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 Nice choice.  If you're interested, you'll be able to fab one up using a piece of metal.
A 4" square electrical box cover can be measured, cut, drilled and bent to fit. 
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The December 2022 Car of the Month is longtime member "Fordpower's " (Bob's) 1979  Ford LTD II Sport

 

Bob's LTD is a really stellar example that has never seen snow.  His car is powered by a 351W, has air-conditioning and still retains it's stock 2.45:1 9" differential.  He repainted a few years ago and it looks very sharp.  Bob has brought his LTD II to the Kentucky Nationals , Moonshine Festival,  and Syracuse Nationals shows.  He reports that it runs well on long highway trips.

Congrats Bob and lets hope to see more pics of your fine Ford going forward.  Thanks to Hogdfiddles for supplying the above photo.
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Congratulations Bob! Your LTD II Sport looks sharp!
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Very nice!
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Very nice, great example of how good those could be.
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Way to go Boc. Sweet ride. 
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Bob. Sorry about that misspelling. 
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Sweet ride Bob. Bet that car drives like a dream down the highway!!
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congrats bob! i've never seen any pics of his cars beforeShocked
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