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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1969 Ford Falcon Futura

Okay, as of today it’s Rocky Mountain Race Week for your guide to low-buck classified hunting, and I’ve decided to try something a bit different today. From today until I’m back...

This V8 Pinto Is A Great Example Of Not Needing Huge Power Numbers To Have Fun (VIDEO)

Keep your “kaboom!” jokes to yourself with this particular 1979 Ford Pinto, because this snotty little bastard is proof that you don’t need to be making Hellcat-territory power...

Project Phantom, Part 2: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Note: if you haven’t read the first installment of Joe Grippo’s Project Phantom, check it out by CLICKING HERE. (Words and photos by Joe Grippo) The last installment of Project Phantom...

The Beginning Of The Endtimes: How The Pursuit Special Came To Be

I knew about the Mad Max film franchise when I was little. One of the Nintendo games that my mother had enjoyed was Mad Max (it came out in 1990) and all I could tell you about that game is that it...

LuxuryLiner: This 2003 Lincoln Town Car Is Our Idea Of A Luxury Sedan, With Supercharged Cobra Power!

If you’ve flown on an American Airlines flight, you might have noticed the phrase “LuxuryLiner” somewhere on the nose area of the jet. And, if you are anything like me, you were...

The Dirty Cougar: That Cheap AeroCat Has Gained One Hell Of An Attitude Adjustment!

It’s amazing what a couple of months of being stuck at home can do when you have a car that needs work, you have the tools to get some stuff done, and you have a vision. In the case of the...

The Shop Toy, Part 1: Dusting Off A 1989 Mustang To Put Back Onto The Street

The Introduction The story of this car, from my perspective, starts with meeting the woman who is now my wife. After meeting face to face at the 2010 SEMA show, the next proper step was for me to...

Parts-Bin Special: Bringing A 1966 Mustang Convertible Together With Raided Parts

The last time we checked in with Mike from ClassicMustangs429, he had turned a Lincoln Versailles into a pile of usable parts that was destined for a project that, originally, was supposed to be for...

The Barra/Granada Swap, Part Four: Time To Quit Dragging Ass!

So far, all of the attention made on the 1976 Ford Granada that Fuel Injection Sucks is swapping an Australian Barra six into has been focused on the engine swap itself. And that’s as it should...

The Barra/Granada Swap: A Quick Update About The Progress On This Malaise Restomod

Just because the engine dropped into place like it was designed to be there doesn’t mean that a green-top Ford Barra Six is going to settle into the engine bay of a 1970s Ford Granada easily,...

Introducing Project Phantom: Happiness Is Two Bad Ass Mustangs In The Garage. This Couple Has Got The Horsepower Fever Bad

When Joe Grippo, one of awesome freelance picture takers around here, shows up at the race track with his wheelstanding 1969 Mustang it is always a riot to watch. This is one dialed small tire care...

BangShift Project Files: 1940 Ford Sedan – Metalwork Before Paint!

While it’s not the way we ever intended to receive it, if there is any spin to this whole COVID-19 mess, it’s that suddenly, you might have found yourself with a bit of spare time on your...

The Barra/Granada Project, Part 3: Feeding The Granada’s Newfound Appetite

At no point does feeding a green-top Ford Barra with the basic setup out of a Ford Granada seem like a good idea. The Granada is about as far from anything with a Barra as you can get while you still...

BangShift Project Files: We Check In On The Turbo Lincoln Mark VII Build!

The three of us have our deals. Chad’s got a list of projects that he works on quietly and brings out when he feels like it. I’ve got my home for wayward, dirt-cheap, “might run...