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Forum: Makin' Progress   09-20-2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So...why does a car person do some things, go places, and have the drive to want to wake up before the crack of dawn, drag their spouse out of bed as well, and say "CAR SHOW ROAD...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-20-2018, 06:58 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So, continuing on to the last piece of the puzzle, the driveshaft.

As about earlier noted I *thought* I could swap output yokes but noooooope.

My specific 1972 Toploader uses a larger OD and...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-18-2018, 10:17 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So here I am, staring at the GTS, getting excited for what's coming:...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-18-2018, 09:35 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

I pulled the inspection covers off the top of the transmission as I just wanted to make sure the sealing surfaces were cleaned up and fresh sealant was used.

Using brake cleaner in small shots and...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-18-2018, 09:08 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Other little parts would be the rear output seal. I originally got this seal, but wanted the same as what came on the trans:...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-18-2018, 08:38 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So MDL needed me to count the number of teeth on my original speedo gear. I started by comparing my toploader and the one out of the Tremec, as delivered....
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-18-2018, 07:10 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So a couple things the guys at Modern Driveline wanted verification of:
Double checking current speedo gear tooth count and color.

Note:
The original Ford toploaders use a different rotation...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-03-2018, 02:55 AM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So, here I sit still catching up on things, and at this point it's around November-December 2017.

I'm going to start this off with a few things.
Mike at Forte's Parts Connection was a great help...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-03-2018, 01:08 AM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So, here I am, driving along on a great summer evening later in the summer 2017, when some #*&%^*(!&^) redneck in his country caddy, or in this case the lifted F350 crew cab that was encased in 15"...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-02-2018, 10:26 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Some days, small things can be a total pain in the back side.
Like having a officer of the law pull you over for no tail lights, or in my case no brake lights.

A trip to O-O-O-O'rilley Auto Parts...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-02-2018, 10:15 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Another event I hit up was GoodGuys in Lincoln, Nebraska 2017.
New addition for GoodGuys and stopping in Lincoln, Nebraska. Turnout was mild due to questionable weather but I went anyways as I...
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-02-2018, 12:47 AM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

A little fun on Powertour was what I needed for the recharge of my batteries. To be out riding with my crew, my road family I see once a year in the month of June....
Forum: Makin' Progress   09-01-2018, 09:37 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Continuing on with the install, I had to freshen up the clutch linkage again. Not perfect as frankly the 72+ intermediate Z bar setup is different from the mustang stuff.

I was like "Hmm, can I...
Forum: Makin' Progress   08-15-2018, 11:48 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So, I want to start off things on getting the toploader stabbed back in the GTS.
I didn't get pictures of it, but I had some issues with my roller pilot bearing making some noise...joys of certain...
Forum: Makin' Progress   08-14-2018, 10:49 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

OK, so here I am...getting my toploader torn down and rebuilt for Powertour.
The history was from the 2nd owner, the toploader was rebuilt in 1985, about 6 months prior to her getting parked with...
Forum: Makin' Progress   08-01-2018, 11:40 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

OK...now that I just went through internet hell and my router died...and has been swapped out!

A few more reference pictures of the AC.
This one is of the factory AC dryer unit, moved to the...
Forum: Makin' Progress   08-01-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 271
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Moving on to probably my ONLY grievance with the CVF Beast system, honestly was their really stylish power steering bracket...problem is you will struggle to tighten up the tension bolt.

My...
Forum: Makin' Progress   08-01-2018, 07:52 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Here are a few more reference pictures with the aftermarket CVF racing belt drive.
A couple notes:
I cut one un-used mounting tabs off the compressor, and the block bracket dropped one hole did...
Forum: Makin' Progress   07-31-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 271
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Well, I can see I've been slacking entirely too much. Spent time going through more images and continuing on my path of updating things, I am jumping back to the belt drive install of the CVF...
Forum: Makin' Progress   01-10-2017, 10:19 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

At the same time, I needed audio worked into this unit.
Taking the detached speakers that came with the monitor I pulled them apart and was a bit of a *lightbulb* moment. Time to get crafty.
...
Forum: Makin' Progress   01-10-2017, 10:17 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Jumping back to before World of Wheels show, March 2016, I decided I wanted to do a better display this year. Plus I had a video display kicking around in my mind by reworking an old Raybestos brake...
Forum: Makin' Progress   01-09-2017, 09:10 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

Here I am at the stage of getting things buttoned up but as a test drive the night before at 2-3am showed me, something was a bit off.
Ran into an issue of the hood not quite wanting to close...
Forum: Makin' Progress   01-09-2017, 04:59 PM
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Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So here I am getting things fitted up. But I've run into a fitment issue with the 3G alternator.
Before I was using a V belt and was able to fudge things a bit.
With the CVF Beast system, they...
Forum: Makin' Progress   01-09-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 143,745
Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

So, We'll start off at my local powder coating company, Trail Performance Coatings.
These guys have done my work since I started getting stuff coated....
Forum: Makin' Progress   01-08-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 143,745
Posted By eliteman76
Re: 1972 Gran Torino Sport - 17 year barn nap find

OK, so it's bee a bit but I am jumping around again. This topic at hand will be......
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