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Category Archive: FORD, Project Cars

Lost Steer, Part Two: Is That A Coolant Flush Or A Vomiting Maverick?!

One thing that usually isn’t addressed with a revival program that most people film is the coolant system. They are so hung up on getting the engine to start and idle, and for the vehicle to...

Lost Steer Part 1: Getting A 1970 Ford Maverick Revival Started

That whole thing about seeing vehicles from the past with rose-colored glasses is true. Every time I look at a Ford Maverick or Mercury Comet, I see the ’73 Comet GT I learned how to drive...

The Dirty Cougar: Unexpected Rhinoplasty And A Warning For Winter Weather

The moment the clock struck 5 p.m. yesterday, was the moment that I fully intended to shut my phone off so that my wife and I could enjoy a night out for our anniversary together without any sort of...

Brakes For The Booger: Getting The Flooded F-150 Mobile

If you watch Ford ads of today, all they seem to tout is how the vehicle will do just about every ounce of driving for you. Scared of parking in a city? The Explorer will let you know when it has...

Project Phantom, Part 3: Time To Call In The Professionals On Our Project Mustang!

(Words and photos: Joe Grippo) When we last left the saga of Project Phantom, our revival of my wife Stacey’s 1969 Mustang GT, we had made the tough choice to send our ’65 Dodge Coronet down the...

Stacey’s Mom’s SUV: 1999 Saleen Explorer XP8 – Who Drove The Hot-Rodded Brat Hauler?

At the risk of exposing a bit of my deviant behavior from my first day of junior high through my high-school graduation era, was it just me or did you scout out some of the parents dropping their...

Between Muscle And Malaise: 1972 Ford Gran Torino

In each and every line of vehicle that was available at the time that could be considered a muscle car in any way, shape or form, there is a point where you see the muscle die and the malaise take...

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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...