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Post  John G on October 17th 2009, 3:52 am

Hello,
My name is John G. I used to own a 68 Fairlane Fastback back in the 90's that I was running a Boss 351C. It was an awesome car and was a blast to drive. Unfortunately the car was hit by a Dodge truck and totaled. Following the insurance settlement, I bought a 71 Torino GT roller that I was going to transplant my driveline into, however before I got it on the road I had to sell the car and all my parts stash due to hard times. I am getting back into the Ford scene again from scratch. I was looking on craigslist this summer and I found the same exact 71 Torino GT M code car I used to own and bought it back. Greg P was the owner of the car when I bought it back, so I have met an awesome Torino brother in the process. The car is pretty solid, however it has been passed around as a parts car for the last 10 years keeping the Torino brotherhood rolling. Greg worked a good deal for me on a nice parts stash providing most of the parts needed. I am currently refurbing the front end and will then rebuild the brake system next, then have a new front clip to put on it. I plan on building out a BBF Stroker and raising some hell. My wife and I just adopted a newborn, so that has slowed down my Ford project temporarilly but I am chipping away at it as time and money allows. Wish me luck, I am really looking forward to geting this Torino on the road and laying down some serious rubber on the pavement.


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Post  70bbftorino on October 17th 2009, 9:11 am

congrats on the kid, and the car- haha looks like a pretty solid roller u got to start with
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Post  bbf-falcon on October 17th 2009, 10:10 am

Welcome to the site John Smile

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Post  bruno on October 17th 2009, 10:10 am

welcome to the site Smile

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Post  Mark Miller on October 18th 2009, 12:05 am

That looks like a solid car,keep taking progress pictures and post them on here for us to see.

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Post  Ranch71460 on October 18th 2009, 11:49 am

Glad you made it John. Very Happy
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Post  Greg_P on October 19th 2009, 11:14 pm

John,

It's good to see you over here, bro! That Torino's never been in better hands, and I look forward to seeing the progress as you bring the car back to life.

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Post  ThndrChkn on October 20th 2009, 1:02 am

Welcome to the site John... I love those 70/71 Torinos...






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Post  John G on November 1st 2009, 3:54 am

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I picked up a used 1979 460 with the D9TE block -w- c6 today. Man, it's frigging heavy! My 20x20 workshop does not have a garage door yet, so I had to offload it in the side yard out of the truck, and then put the 460 on a 2 wheel dolly, used ratcheting rie downs to secure it to the dolly and babied it into the shop like it was a sled. It was not very easy to do single handedly, but luckily it did not crash and burn and everything went well. It was definitly a death defying experience. I am going to start buying everything I need to make it a stroker motor and tear it down and get the block ready to take to the machine shop. I also bought all of my front end steering/suspension rebuild parts this week too and will start hanging those on the car once they arrive
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Post  John G on October 21st 2010, 12:56 am

Greg hooked me up with a low mile stock 460 in a lot better shape than the turd I picked up originally. Compression is in great shape and the bearings look like new. Getting close to being ready to drop it in. Installed a straight up timing chain, new oil pump, victor intake and holley 9380, other than that, its just a turd smog motor. Got the front end steering/suspension/brakes done. The plan is to get things setup with the big block and get the car on the road, and then start saving for a stroker setup.

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Post  '65 T-BOLT on October 21st 2010, 9:20 pm

welcome to the site John! nice piece of canvas to start with.
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Post  67460 on October 23rd 2010, 8:11 pm

Good Luck, nice car, and congrats on your new baby! Welcome to the site.
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Post  John G on October 9th 2011, 3:18 am

Check it out...Did a test drive Friday. Should be on the road soon.

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Post  res0rli9 on October 9th 2011, 3:45 am

cheers Cool Cool

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