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72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 02:38 AM

Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
here is my latest acquisition,bought it June 2012
72 Gran Torino wagon
H code 351C

Trans code W-C4 Automatic Transmission
Axle code 6-3.00 open diff.
DSO- Philadelphia,PA
Interior trim code CF Ginger vinyl interior
Color code- 6C Medium Yellow Gold
Build date 2/72
built in Canada
Options
Power steering
Power brakes
manual windows
manual tailgate window
standard instrument cluster
radio delete
Non A/C
roof rack delete
3rd row seat delete
painted steel wheels with dog dish hub caps

photo's of when I first checked it out
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3305.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3304.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3289.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3290.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3306.jpg
351C 2V engine
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3284.jpg
ginger interior
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3298.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3294.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3293.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3302.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3300.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3299.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3303.jpg

PSIG 08-22-2012 02:43 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
Are those the same photos from a couple months ago? What are your plans for it?

David

72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 02:52 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
photo shoot at an old gas station on the way home from getting it

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3781.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3782.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3776.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3783.jpg
"check the oil please"
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3791.jpg
"also the other fluids.thanks"
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3790.jpg
"can you check the tires too"
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3794.jpg

me and my new ride
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3787.jpg

more shots
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3803.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3810.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3814.jpg

Wagon at home with my 72 Gran Torino Sport
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3816.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3817.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3819.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_3820.jpg

72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 02:57 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PSIG (Post 1694538)
Are those the same photos from a couple months ago? What are your plans for it?

David

yes, I am starting a thread of the whole car from time I got it till the present progress them will update it with new photo's as I make progress over time

72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 03:10 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
Work Begins
swap wheels from the Sport
American Racing Torq Thrust
BFG T/A Radials
front 215/70R15 rear 275/60R15

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3850.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3851.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3870.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3852.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3857.jpg

polishing 40 year old original paint
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3876.jpg
before and after
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3875.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3877.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3881.jpg
paint buffed out to a gloss again
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3888.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3883.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3884.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3887.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/105_3886.jpg

72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 03:13 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
refurbishing the engine compartment
before
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4356.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4354.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4363.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4358.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...100_4353-1.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...100_4357-1.jpg

during

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4348.jpg
painted radiator
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4366.jpg
removed hood hinges
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4456.jpg
painted rad support with black wrinkle paint
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4445.jpg
sanded inner fender wells
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4465.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4464.jpg
masking for paint
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4463.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4467.jpg

sprayed the engine compartment with satin black
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4468.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4470.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4469.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4476.jpg
painted hood hinges
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4475.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4472.jpg

72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 03:14 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
Painting engine parts
air cleaner
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4450.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4453.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4454.jpg
polished alternator body
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4477.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4479.jpg
painted pulley and hand painted striping
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4481.jpg
painted alternator middle band
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4482.jpg
repainted Accel coil
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4483.jpg
painted water pump pulley and fan with polished spacer
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4485.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4486.jpg

prepping engine for paint
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4487.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4489.jpg
painted engine black
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4492.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4493.jpg

after assembly but not completed
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4494.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4495.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4497.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/100_4498.jpg

72 GTS 429 08-22-2012 03:34 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
also have Ford Motorsport Aluminum black wrinkle valve covers to install but i'm giving them a fresh coat of wrinkle paint as they are off my other 351C that I have had since 1988.
I had issues with the accelerator pump and is now leaking and squirting fuel onto the intake instead of inside the carb
Instead of rebuilding the Motorcraft 1.21 2 barrel i'm gonna get intake gasket and swap on the Edelbrock Performer 4 barrel aluminum intake and Carter AFB 600 cfm 4bbl carb from my other 351C
have a set of 8mm wires off the other motor and a glass fuel filter plus chrome oil dipstick which it will get.

eventually when I can afford to freshen up the other engine and have the pedestal mount heads milled for studs to put on roller rockers and get a different milder cam as this will be street driven and a tow vehicle for the 72 Sport so need it more fuel friendly so no big race cam like it has now. After that motor is ready I will do a swap and add headers,
Car has dual exhaust now but it has the stock manifolds.
I want to change the mufflers and thinking maybe Magnaflow's
any thoughts on those mufflers??

wizardofx 08-29-2012 09:25 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
That wagon makes me hungry for a hotdog with plenty of mustard. She really polished up nice!! I vote for flowmaster 44s. Every wagon needs to fight a little bit for respect and sounding throaty with that cam will help. Maybe even nascar style pipes exiting before rear tires?

If she were mine, I'd paint a checker cab stripe down the side. It matches the almost taxi yellow, and the racing tow car theme.

72 GTS 429 08-30-2012 06:30 PM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
I already added dual exhaust pipes coming out the rear,they were factory dual tailpipes off my 72 Sportas that has a big Block 429 and will be getting all new 3 in exhaust so I used the tailpipes on the wagon.I just need to replace the mufflers and will probably go with Magnaflows and believe me it will sound like a muscle car.I don't care for the 44's and like the origianl Flow Masters as that is what i'm putting on the Sport but want the wagon a little more quiet as it will be driven alot long distance as it will be the tow vehicle for my Sport,I want to hear the V* sound when I stomp on it but not be excessive when cruisin the highway

colkerr 09-02-2012 05:59 AM

Nice car. I've got a soft spot for wagons.

72 GTS 429 09-02-2012 11:39 AM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
thanks,I have a Sport fastback which I got years before the wagon but wanted a wagon to turn into a 2 door Sport Delivery.This winter i will be removing the rear side windows and filling it smooth with sheet metal and patching the lower quarters as there are holes around the windows on both sides that let water in to rot the bottom of the back quarters so after the car is parked inside for the winter is when I will start those repairs and modification but the 2 door conversion will wait till after my Sport is finished as that is my show car and the wagon can be taken the way it is now

72 GTS 429 10-02-2012 07:07 PM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
well the wagon has been down for a while as the accelerator pump on the carb was leaking and then I tried a used one from another carb and it was better but leaked too.I need to order a intake gasket so I can switch to my performer 4 barrel and can't remember if I used a valley pan gasket with the aftermarket intake or not.I know the factory 2V intake had valley pan gasket, i'm wondering if that will work on the Performer intake??

Mroldfart2U 10-03-2012 12:04 PM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 72 GTS 429 (Post 1700381)
can't remember if I used a valley pan gasket with the aftermarket intake or not.I know the factory 2V intake had valley pan gasket, i'm wondering if that will work on the Performer intake??

If you did and can get the old intake off without damaging it, yes it will work on the Eddy intake...

72 GTS 429 11-10-2012 01:35 PM

Re: Project "GuldenRod" 72 Gran Torino Wagon
 
i bought the valley pan gasket and when I pulled the intake that is what I used the last time as the original 2V uses that also


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