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Brand new up to date air conditioner pump is connected to serpentine belt, but is not connected to system yet.
Update: Friday September 6, 2017:
I added a few more pictures including one of the trunk. I just picked the car up a few minutes ago from Sunmark
Upholstery, they just installed thick brand new black trunk carpets. Most of the trunk that is not carpeted, has
Rhino liner on it.
PS: As things come to mind I will update this listing. One of the things I forgot to mention below is that the
rear tires are 295-50-15, and the front tires are 235-60-15. It took no extra body work to place such a wide tire
under the rear fenders, they fit perfectly.
How would you like to own the coolest 1975 Ford Granada Ghia Hotrod in America, and maybe the only one? Most of
the American Ford Granada’s are in the wrecking yards, or have already been recycled. Many of the European Ford
Granada’s are still around, but don’t resemble the American version in the slightest.
My wife and I bought our Granada when they first came out in 1975, which automatically makes it a classic first
year model, one of the very first Ford Granada Ghia's off the assembly line. That was the year we were married,
and it was our very first brand new car. It has gone through three engines: The first one from the factory was a
302 V-8. When it wore out I installed a 351 Windsor that ran on both gas and propane with a flip of a switch under
the dash. That was fun for a few years, and it ran smoother on propane than it did on gas. Then earlier this year
I finally decided to do something that no one else has ever done. Turn one of the most unlikely cars on the planet
into a Hotrod.
My Granada has always been garaged, and it sat there for the last 20 years collecting dust. I would only take it
out once a year to drive it to AAMCO Transmission for its yearly check. Many years ago I had the C-4 transmission
overhauled by AAMCO, and they sold me a life time warranty. I’m sure they never thought I would use it a whole
lifetime, but that’s the way it’s working out. So if anything ever goes wrong with it, it’s covered under
At age 71 I was getting a little uncertain when riding my Honda Goldwing motorcycle, so I needed to either trade it
in for a Goldwing Trike, which I like very much, or do something with the Granada to make up for it. I chose to
trick out the Granada. Earlier this year I started with having the Pacific NW Hot Rod Specialist, Jim Green build
me a brand new Ford 408 Stroker engine with dual quads, and a very aggressive cam. As you can see by the pictures,
the engine also has a serpentine belt system, and two electric fans to replace the manual one. It doesn’t over
heat! By the way, a 408 Stroker engine is basically a 351 cubic inch Windsor block that has been bored and stroked
out to 408 cubic inches. So that with the wicked cam and the dual quads increased the power to approximately 450