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Old 06-09-2007, 06:49   #1 (permalink)
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73 Ford Torino Question

Was searching around the net today and found this great forum. Look forward to many hours of reading here. The reason for the post here is that since 1990 I have owned a 1973 Gran Torino Sport which I believe to be quite rare but have been unable to actually find a detailed breakdown of numbers produced with the factory options that it has. I was hoping someone here might be a Torino expert. The details on the car are:

1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Formal Roofline)

Factory Options:
4 spd with Hurst Shifter, and Console with Bucket Seats
Air Conditioning
351 C - 4bbl (Q code)
Magnum 500 rims

The car is factory black/black with a vinyl roof.

The car has no rear defrost or posi.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I figure out how I will post a pic.

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Old 06-15-2007, 22:22   #2 (permalink)
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congrats on the Sprt I have had a 72 fastback since 1981 the 72 is more rare for the fact that they only made the frt end 1 year. Old car price guide could help!here is a few of my beast. look forward to helping out and congrats again.
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18 year old 351 cleve 4v cc heads c6 411 nodular posi. 14.90s @ over a mile high. where are you located
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I am looking at a 73 Gran Torino with a Q code 351C as well. Are these considered to be the top of the line? Does anyone know what HP they were rated with factory?
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I am looking at a 73 Gran Torino with a Q code 351C as well. Are these considered to be the top of the line? Does anyone know what HP they were rated with factory?
Q code is open chamber 4v head 256-266 but remember the manufacturers were playing the game so there is a discrepancy in actual hp ratings, some were considering wheel hp to show the numbers lower for insurance purposes.
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So I guess its very possibly the hp could be much or maybe slightly higher than advertised?
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So I guess its very possibly the hp could be much or maybe slightly higher than advertised?
correct they always seemed to run better then that, I have said before my 72fastback, 4015 lbs closed chamber c-6 gos 14.90s at a mile high, which is 13.90s to 14.00 at sea level!! breaks down to 335 at the wheels.Geo
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Now I am really excited How interchangable are the grills on the Torinos? Mine is cracked and wondering if one from a 76 would fit? (Going for 1/2 of the Starsky and Hutch look)
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Now I am really excited How interchangable are the grills on the Torinos? Mine is cracked and wondering if one from a 76 would fit? (Going for 1/2 of the Starsky and Hutch look)
Think it will work i know the 74 does be sure you dont screw up the surround cant find them!!!!
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I can imagine. Do you know of any aftermarket suppliers for Torino parts? Im not sure if Year One has a line of aftermarket accessories or not.
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I can imagine. Do you know of any aftermarket suppliers for Torino parts? Im not sure if Year One has a line of aftermarket accessories or not.
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i am @ work right now but I will send you the links for a couple
I have delt with over the years, there was a guy Larry Wist out of indiana that had a lot of sport stuff, Dennis carpenter is another. but i will update you this week end!!!! George
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