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Gran Torino Sport
She's originally a factory Q-code car. She came with a Cobra Jet 351C 4V and a 4-speed tranny. After my dad bought her from a guy in Daytona Beach, Fl, she needed some serious tlc. The Cleveland was tore down to find a nasty gouge in one of the cylinder walls and had to be bored to .060 to get rid of it. I bought it from my grandfather (after my dad sold it to him) when I was a Sophmore in high school. I pulled out the Cleveland and the 4-speed and dropped in a 460 with a C6 I'd been working on. I drove it all the way through high school and one night noticed a tapping coming from the passenger side valve cover. After some deeper inspection I found that the lifter on the intake side of the #4 cylinder had failed and wiped out the lobe on my cam. So I pulled it out and have slowly been rebuilding since.
1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport (primer)


468ci bbf, Ported cast heads w/ shaved pedastals for 1.73 ratio roller rockers. Lunati Voodoo (p/n 10340705) 284/292 241/[email protected] .582/.600lift. matching: lifters, springs, titanium retainers, valves. 3 angle v/j. Jegs Gear Drive, eddie 750cfm w/ vac sec. MSD billet dist, 6AL, Blaster II coil. 9mm Ford Racing plug wires. Optima Red Top
Kirkey Pro Drag Racing Seats w/ covers. Simpson 5-point racing harnesses. Full AutoMeter Sport Comp guages, except AutoMeter Pro Comp speedo. Hurst 1/4 stick. Momentary starter switch, toggle:ignition, fan, fuel pump.
Wheel and Tire
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial 355x60R15 rears, BFG 235x60R15 fronts



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