SEIZED Gran Torino Elite will it RUN & DRIVE after 29 years? - Vice Grip Garage EP89

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I found a RARE 1975 Gran Torino Elite in North Dakota. Of course, it hasn't run in many, many years, so I had to have it sight unseen. The surprise is, after looking into it the 400 engine was locked up solid. Plus mice ate EVERYTHING electrical. More dijical work, great. Think it will even run at all? If it does, think it will make it 600 miles home? Watch and find out!
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  • Absolutely and truly loving these videos. Beats any automotive tv show hands down. Thanks for the awesome content!

    RoscoRosco5 kuukautta sitten
    • Spot on! Hit that nail right on the head. I musta watched 20 hours or more just the first week I found his channel. :) Thanks for all the amazing content! All the best from Oslo, Norway !

      True NorthTrue North5 päivää sitten
    • @dan mackintosh on on o o on. The bThe b. I. Oj

      Travis ForinashTravis Forinash11 päivää sitten
    • Look at all the rust on that lol funny how people don't ask why new shit rusts and take their shit back and bitch and here we have a 30 year old vehicle with almost no rust

      day dazedday dazed12 päivää sitten
    • Ditto - i dont know much about engine and body repairs, but watching this man has helped me learn quite a bit. And his dry sense of humor cracks me up. What a blessing for us to find him on the internet!! So may God bless him and his family, he gets them all involved in it, his wife in the upholstery side of business and she is really talented too. Nothing seems to ruffle him, he must have a quite a background in auto repair going back to his teens/childhood as well. Good Luck and keep these videos coming, we'll keep watching!

      Mark Paul CasagrandeMark Paul Casagrande12 päivää sitten
    • Couldn't have said, erm written it better!! Actually JYD and JYM replaced my TV.... keep rocking guys

      redporschekillaredporschekilla17 päivää sitten
  • You always start at the farthest bleeder from the master not the closest

    Chris HensonChris Henson3 tuntia sitten
  • He's really good at not giving companies free promotion

    Asani FungoAsani Fungo6 tuntia sitten
  • Words of wisdom: The car was a clunker when it was new.....let it go man and save the planet. Whatever you paid for this car, you got robbed.

    gp johnsongp johnson8 tuntia sitten
  • You are funny lol great video!!!!

    Donald GreenDonald Green12 tuntia sitten
    • Thanks

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage12 tuntia sitten
  • Blow up the car and burn down the building fuck all other options.

    Wade BootheWade Boothe12 tuntia sitten
  • I love it !

    Michael HedgepethMichael Hedgepeth14 tuntia sitten
  • What does a used knee brace smell like ?

    John BushJohn Bush20 tuntia sitten
  • 41:44 now thats a real pissing match

    AlecAlec23 tuntia sitten
  • 41:41 Bukkakecleaning xD

    aidshustenaidshustenPäivä sitten
  • would make a good Hotrod with a little work?👍🏼✌🏼🍺

    Timmy HTimmy HPäivä sitten
  • Looks like a 351 modified I had one in a 78 Bronco

    Patty PiercePatty PiercePäivä sitten
  • Fantastical channel!

    Pat BPat BPäivä sitten
  • It's me or this car reminds me the cop car in the Blues brothers movie?

    The Mystic GuitaristThe Mystic GuitaristPäivä sitten
  • Had to watch the "let go" at 27 minutes in a couple times. Classic. I'm picking up a lot of tricks from the challenges you take on. Also know all the country you work in being a native of the areas myself.

    mobridge100mobridge100Päivä sitten
  • You earned my subscription today, Wow what a gem!

    Paul GalePaul GalePäivä sitten
    • Thanks for subscribing

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip GaragePäivä sitten
  • why is Berryman the I-talian treatment?

    Joshua SicklerJoshua SicklerPäivä sitten
  • LOL a "bumper tickle".

    hjshjsPäivä sitten
  • Old Ford just put a new sending unit in and you had oil pressure

    Mike BoehneMike BoehnePäivä sitten
  • i was gonna say hey it works but ya

    E BrushE BrushPäivä sitten
  • thats a bad manifold leak oof

    E BrushE BrushPäivä sitten
  • got enough sprayers holy crap

    E BrushE BrushPäivä sitten
  • People actually hit the Dislike on these?? LOL

    Louis HumphreysLouis Humphreys2 päivää sitten
  • This is my favorite show in life. Hilarious. One question for fellow fans (just because I'm curious): Are these cars bought for our entertainment in the videos? Like, what's the upside of putting all that work into a car that will never be worth more than a couple hundred bucks?

    RFDRFD2 päivää sitten
    • Car sold for several thousand.

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage2 päivää sitten
  • Wobble pops, haven't heard that one in years!

    Wilbert BirdnerWilbert Birdner2 päivää sitten
  • Spray it as it's cranking! Far out

    Darren BoxhallDarren Boxhall2 päivää sitten
  • I think with jobs like this you should just take the bull by the horns .... drag the thing out into a field fill it with bullets torch it and bury it in the ground....... or words to that effect.

    Project Harmony - Bus Life OzProject Harmony - Bus Life Oz2 päivää sitten
  • i remenber when these were brand new

    manuel soaresmanuel soares2 päivää sitten
    • Yep my girl friend in high school had one of these. Big old back seat.

      Lynn JohnsonLynn Johnson8 tuntia sitten
  • Comment for the algorithm 👍

    Joseph MadeloneJoseph Madelone2 päivää sitten
  • "You Ford Fans" There it is, was wondering why it took 2 whole minutes before adding Delco parts & fluids BUTT! I didnt catch which engine it turned out to be - the ford 400 is considered by us ford fans to be a 'disposable' engine - the sparkilators appeared to be those relative to the 351-C Congrats for being the only guy in history to bring one back - shows pure talent - keep those cold snacks flowing, and... KUDOS, eh? OOPS - yea, yea 🙄

    Mark SchanerMark Schaner2 päivää sitten
  • Sweet! My dad had two 1976 models into the mid 90s! One black with a red top and interior, and a green one with a white interior and top that my parents bought new. Cool cars!

    James LaneJames Lane2 päivää sitten
  • Guy reminds me of a younger Red Green

    Nick PrezzatoNick Prezzato2 päivää sitten
  • that was impressive

    Flivver jFlivver j2 päivää sitten
    • Thanks

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage2 päivää sitten
  • too funny, enjoyed this, why wasnt tech college like that,,,

    simon crouchsimon crouch2 päivää sitten
  • Fun to watch. You are not afraid of work. Also, great editing, music lead in and levels are awesome. Wish others would be half as good.

    Robert AdamsRobert Adams2 päivää sitten
  • If you are ever in Kentucky and need a Ford carb. I have a few Ford 2100 and 2150 2 barrels on hand at all times.

    Russel ProctorRussel Proctor3 päivää sitten
  • Jeus, people drive fast upther. He musta been runnin 180-190 Mph’s and folks are just passin ya like nuthin.

    deeppers69deeppers693 päivää sitten
  • how is it that these old cars that are super heavy and a have a V8 engine get the same mileage as some of the new cars?

    joshua monkjoshua monk3 päivää sitten
  • Got a ‘63 Chevy 1 ton with a 283 and 4 speed that has not run in over 20 years. I need to get busy ,

    Randy GriderRandy Grider3 päivää sitten
  • I enjoy these basket cases. Most every problem a fella can have will show up sooner or later...

    David RaschDavid Rasch3 päivää sitten
  • No flames or mongh spoiler I hope

    7eis7eis4 päivää sitten
  • So if that sticker said 351m/ 400 or something along those lines it's not a 400, it's a 351 modified

    Ed MillerEd Miller4 päivää sitten
  • I have a wife parked for 30 years... Can I get here going toooo. What a load of shit... ps it needs a wash tooo. comment and like MY shit and I will get a youtube calander.

    Jeff BrickleJeff Brickle4 päivää sitten
  • “These y’know, either they don’t work, or you find cars, and then they just, they don’t work, in em. But the good news is, if you get that works, it’ll stop working, so.” - Derek.

    Van HofeldtVan Hofeldt4 päivää sitten
  • Derek, I can listen to your voice talking about anyting (being a car channel is a bonus). I recommended your show for an elder that I know to get his heart rate down.... yep.

    Erik OiseauxErik Oiseaux4 päivää sitten
  • Great video!!

    gilmer gonzalezgilmer gonzalez4 päivää sitten
    • Thanks

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage4 päivää sitten
  • Love your videos but I think you should have changed the oil before you ever started it and changed it again before you started the trip.

    ALLAN CLARKALLAN CLARK4 päivää sitten
  • This is hilarious!!!😂😂😂

    Jim HarrimanJim Harriman4 päivää sitten
  • Man I miss my grandfather's old Mercury Montego.

    Chris RogersChris Rogers4 päivää sitten
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    Anita MartinezAnita Martinez4 päivää sitten
  • Love your videos.cheers from Canada.

    BERTONE 69BERTONE 695 päivää sitten
    • Thanks

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage5 päivää sitten
  • You are a brave one. I wouldn’t go inside that thing without a full hazmat suit. I think this is where the corona virus startedLol!!! Should of taken it to a pressure wash place while it was on the trailer and wash the inside out. Lol!

    Rob PetersRob Peters5 päivää sitten
  • It sure is A lot fun watching your videos! You’re a genuine down to earth honest man!!! Very rare individual you are!!!!

    Funeral HallFuneral Hall5 päivää sitten
  • Neat car, but 1974 was the only year they called it the Gran Torino Elite, 75 and 76 they just called it the Elite. It's basically a Cougar XR-7 with a 6th Gen Thunderbird style front end. In 77 it basically became the 7th Gen Thunderbird and LTD II.

    Phantom0fTheRouterPhantom0fTheRouter5 päivää sitten
  • I have a 1940 chrysler only need a few things but I have them all new in box's if you want help me with it you can make a video of it. I broke my back and can't do it right now send me a message

    RUSTYRUSTY5 päivää sitten
  • Built Ford Tuff!

    edward kennedyedward kennedy5 päivää sitten
  • Holy Crap! I just found this channel. Greatest thing since sliced bread. You and AvE are a two peas in a pod. Love the channel. Amazing. Thanks for all the laughs!

    Dabble ProDabble Pro5 päivää sitten
  • I can smell that interior through my screen

    Bill HillBill Hill5 päivää sitten
  • I'm impressed with your knowledge and attitude to tackle what seems to be impossible at times. Good job!

    Bradley LovelandBradley Loveland5 päivää sitten
  • what are your future plans for this rig ?

    Anthony MignoneAnthony Mignone6 päivää sitten
  • Love Lucas. Any of yall have much experience with rislone products?

    John PippinJohn Pippin6 päivää sitten
  • Get off my lawn! There was a movie about this car.

    Keith WhismanKeith Whisman6 päivää sitten
  • Built Ford tough 💪

    ljimz31208 ljljimz31208 lj6 päivää sitten
  • Shame the front bumper guards got a tad mangled.

    Ted StrogisTed Strogis6 päivää sitten
  • This channel is better than polk salad!

    AndrewAndrew6 päivää sitten
  • You know, I get slightly stressed just looking at the chewed wiring around the 17min point. Where would you even start?!

    Noodle PoopsNoodle Poops6 päivää sitten
    • All you really need to move are a wire to the distributor (actually the coil), and a wire to the starter solenoid. The rest is just extra credit! (Source: Caught my 74 chevy pickup on fire and had to rewire it myself after ripping out all of the dash)

      Chris RogersChris Rogers4 päivää sitten
  • That...WAS AWESOME

    John KnightJohn Knight6 päivää sitten
    • Thanks John

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage6 päivää sitten
  • Had the exact same Toronto. Drove it for years.

    Dana CrookDana Crook6 päivää sitten
  • Hey, I have a 74 Ford Ranchero sitting in back garage. Original owner, 117,000 miles. Parked since 1974, needs some work but body nice. It is next to 77 Fleetwood. When I get time I will get them going. Thanks for sharing your videos.

    Bill M?Bill M?6 päivää sitten
  • If the engine is actually seized... No. It won't run, or drive. Don't even need to watch the video to tell you that.

    Anony MousAnony Mous7 päivää sitten
    • Well it is and it does.

      Vice Grip GarageVice Grip Garage7 päivää sitten
  • 17:17 loved the way he promptly fixed the Hoover.

    Star ManStar Man7 päivää sitten
  • Tonya Harding!!! greatest comment ever.

    Thomas FergusonThomas Ferguson7 päivää sitten
  • Since 1991 that's crazy...

    Jay KnowsTechJay KnowsTech7 päivää sitten
  • The rachet strap to the socket wrench part is freaking genius!!!

    Joseph RolfJoseph Rolf7 päivää sitten
  • Heard that beer crack open in the back 🤣

    Joseph RolfJoseph Rolf7 päivää sitten
  • White vinegar will release the rings

    Zuma ZoomzoomZuma Zoomzoom7 päivää sitten
  • I had one 1976 , fully loaded with moonroof ,460 burnt oil like crazy ,so rebuilt engine with 429 gears and it went like hell with a 3.75 rear end ,moved back to Ontario from Alberta ,and the salt tore the rockers and quarters out on no time ,cried when I junked her 2 years later😪

    ROGER GODINROGER GODIN7 päivää sitten
  • I had a 74 elite, nice car

    William LisWilliam Lis7 päivää sitten
  • "marvel mystery oil"......give some to that old gran torino elite engine & manually crank the crankshaft pulley/damper !!

    R JoR Jo7 päivää sitten
  • I’m amazed you do all these long drives with no registration or valid plates

    D RiceD Rice7 päivää sitten
  • Gotta love the 1970s "pea soup puke green shag karpit" in da trunk der!

    dwb812dwb8127 päivää sitten
    • I initially thought it was mossy grass growing in there, lol

      Bradley LovelandBradley Loveland5 päivää sitten
  • I had a '76 Mercury Montego MX Broughm back in 1978. It had the 460 cubic inch motivator and was a total sleeper 😎😃

    dwb812dwb8127 päivää sitten
  • I nearly cried in the end

    Phil CatPhil Cat7 päivää sitten
  • Hold my beer and watch this! 🤣 You boys would fit in perfect with us boys here in south Alabama!! Get r done!!!🤣

    Clay FreeClay Free7 päivää sitten
  • Lil bumper skid

    Bret ZBret Z7 päivää sitten
  • If that's just a 2-barrel carburetor, maybe your Ford Gran Torino has a 351 V8. I think that some 351s came from Cleveland (Brook Park), Ohio. My father had a 1978 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, with a 351 V8 in it.

    Michael MottMichael Mott7 päivää sitten
  • In the 1970s, I think that Ford Motor Company keys said "Ford" on one side, and "Family of Fine Cars" on the other side. I used to drive a 1973 Ford Pinto Wagon, that had keys like these.

    Michael MottMichael Mott7 päivää sitten
  • Its the trailer park boys car you need to lose a door hahaha?

    Mark Piekacz PiekaczMark Piekacz Piekacz7 päivää sitten
  • Love all ur video great job.

    Felton Green JrFelton Green Jr7 päivää sitten
  • This is awesome ! She’s a jewel with all Accoutrements! I’m a Georgia boy but I got family in Minot!

    Joes Golden GarageJoes Golden Garage8 päivää sitten
  • The pinical of a mechanics car

    elemental Diffusion 777elemental Diffusion 7778 päivää sitten
  • Love watching you and your family do the struggle to success! Reminds me of my husband and all the determination and ability to make it happen.

    Lana LyonsLana Lyons8 päivää sitten
  • Everyone that's had a Torino and released it back into the wild wants it back. (Personal experience. Twice.)

    Clinton ShiplettClinton Shiplett8 päivää sitten
  • I love your videos so much you’ve taught me a lot and you sense of humor is great you make it entertaining I’ve literally watched everything you’ve posted even all the way back to the first video thank you for making these great videos you’re teaching me alot

    Trenton WardenTrenton Warden8 päivää sitten
  • Valve cover has 94,612 things on it. Sounds like my 4 year old boy 🤦🏼‍♂️

    Frosty_Silver_Fox 91Frosty_Silver_Fox 918 päivää sitten
  • I like the Torino. Nice of you to bring her back 🤗

    MattiasMattias8 päivää sitten
  • I was physically shocked when you cut to the trunk lol.

    Cannon ColossusCannon Colossus8 päivää sitten
  • nother good one. U'nda crew (when godem) seem ta have so much fun ah wanna B dair. Its been while so 4got the good drivin music (during the interstate) but it fits w/the speed-video of doz hrs behind the wheel (ur face or the vanishin rd ahead). Also love tryin to figure if you'll make it or what enjoyment U might have on the way (this time the pleasure ofa tank strap music onda asphalt - whada sweet tune). Ya gotta find'n ol bronk like mine, same motor as this Torintin-O ya just drived home...

    C FullerC Fuller8 päivää sitten
  • nice some napa

    R-SpecR-Spec8 päivää sitten
  • Wow I can't believe this car was able to be driving again after such a long time. 13mpg blimey did all American cars have such heavy consumption?

    A VaughanA Vaughan8 päivää sitten
    • Typical for that size engine with 3 speed auto.

      Russ MeigsRuss Meigs7 päivää sitten