SEIZED Ford 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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Rosco
Rosco 6 ամիս առաջ
Absolutely and truly loving these videos. Beats any automotive tv show hands down. Thanks for the awesome content!
john doe
john doe 4 օր առաջ
My favorite episode so far!
Keith Theakston
Keith Theakston 14 օր առաջ
Well Derek one just has to highly admire your “ technical terminology “ . Of course you JUST KNOW what you’re doing. So just puts a “ twist “ on things 😎
Neil Driedger
Neil Driedger 18 օր առաջ
LOVE it!!!
Lisiate Palu
Lisiate Palu 20 օր առաջ
This guy like call a The doctor for car that’s down Thankyou happy to always watch his videos
OBAMA HATER
OBAMA HATER 20 օր առաջ
@Vice Grip Garage I WAS JUST CURIOUS HOW YOUR DRIVING THESE CARS THAT YOU BRING BACK TO LIFE AS FAR AS A TAG AND INSURANCE???? I WOULD BE WORRIED THAT THE POLICE WOULD PULL ME OVER AND MY EXPERIENCE IS THEY DONT CARE WHETHER YOU HAVE A CHANNEL AND THAT YOU JUST BROUGHT IT BACK TO LIFE BUT INSTEAD HERES YOUR TICKET BUDDY AND SEE YOU IN COURT.
Jeff D.
Jeff D. 25 րոպե առաջ
What happened to this big hoopty?
Nate B
Nate B 52 րոպե առաջ
I fee like one of these days he is gonna open up the trunk, and there will be a body in it...lol
Chris Rinehart
Chris Rinehart 3 ժամ առաջ
The ole brake clean bukake will fix any carb
Tim Nelms
Tim Nelms 3 ժամ առաջ
@ 41:45 - Don't cross the streams!
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer 13 ժամ առաջ
I Knew I Heard Circus Music Bass. @1:03:22 Proves It.
Steven Grotte
Steven Grotte 16 ժամ առաջ
In Carrington you are probably 60 miles from Fargo/Moorhead.
Steven Grotte
Steven Grotte 16 ժամ առաջ
From what you said, 180 miles I would guess that you live in South-Eastern Minnesota.
Karen Jensen
Karen Jensen Օր առաջ
The next time you go by rothsay stop by Lindbergh motors you will find an older version of you mechanic j.r. is his name would that be considered n.o.s. you just might be driving your next project home from his back lot
Karen Jensen
Karen Jensen Օր առաջ
You my freind are a ray of sunshine in an ever increasing dark world thank you for putting a smile on my face you are a hoot!!!!!! Os should I say.... hootilater. God bless you
Opencluster Politicalnews
Opencluster Politicalnews Օր առաջ
That thing looks like ford was trying to make a full sized Granada.
steeve the bullit mcqueen
steeve the bullit mcqueen Օր առաջ
I had one briefly, what a nice riding car, sold due to rusted out vinyl top
This Is Your Captain Speaking
This Is Your Captain Speaking Օր առաջ
I'm not catching onto the reasons for saving this one, aside from the drive train? Perhaps I'm overlooking something, makes me feel a little ignorant.
Chas D
Chas D Օր առաջ
SEIZED Ford Gran Torino Elite? I thought this was another story of an IRS seizure, my bad
Krypto
Krypto Օր առաջ
41:36 four dudes one carburetor
Kermit suicide
Kermit suicide Օր առաջ
Wait... my oil pressure used to be normal but now it’s bottoming out. What is happening, I got an oil leak but it’s Always worked and now is on 10 psi🤧
wildthinair
wildthinair Օր առաջ
cheater pipe 400 is the upgrade
orange70383
orange70383 Օր առաջ
Had a 79 Ranchero gt I bought off my dad in the early 80's, absolutely the worst vehicle I've ever tried to use. Virtually everything went bad on it, my dad really seen me comin when he sold that pile to me.
MRrrr
MRrrr Օր առաջ
Please, save yourself some time and use PB Blaster. That stuff will loosen any rusted nut or bolt way better than anything else. I mean, the stuff is even made in Cleveland. The fact that it's made in a rust belt city should tell you something about the product. It works!
Lanky DOPE
Lanky DOPE Օր առաջ
Should rename your channel Shit Box Garage!
Jeremy Goldsmith
Jeremy Goldsmith Օր առաջ
28:30 - A guy just went ahead and sprayed all that engine grease straight over the Hog. 😂
Jeremy Goldsmith
Jeremy Goldsmith Օր առաջ
Little shout out to InfoWars at 1:05:45. 😂🦅🇺🇲
Paulina Elinore
Paulina Elinore 2 օր առաջ
The superficial crocodile unquestionably x-ray because hoe operationally attract underneath a erratic america. erratic, left trout
super Dave
super Dave 2 օր առաջ
Clint Eastwood would be impressed :)
OHOWUNEEDIT
OHOWUNEEDIT 2 օր առաջ
We’ve got a skeleton of some type of creature.
Dan Pollard
Dan Pollard 2 օր առաջ
Why punish your ratchets with 6 tons of left hand torque?
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 2 օր առաջ
The right question emphatically concern because freezer desirably fire on a gray greasy great policeman. wholesale, worthless visitor
Dale Hannon
Dale Hannon 2 օր առաջ
How about that 3 guys pissing on a carb.
Mike Brown
Mike Brown 2 օր առաջ
"I got so mad my backneck got hot." HAHA
TTIYTE13
TTIYTE13 3 օր առաջ
Fix On Repair Daily!
Craig E
Craig E 3 օր առաջ
What did you do with the beautiful tires and rims with red on them that did not fit the car so the guy let you borrow some nice tires and rims to get back home
Adam Copeland
Adam Copeland 3 օր առաջ
Too cool
Brian Smith
Brian Smith 3 օր առաջ
These videos are great amazing how get these old cars bring them back to life.
Brian Smith
Brian Smith 3 օր առաջ
Vice Grip Garage do more videos of Gran Torino
Tin Can Man
Tin Can Man 3 օր առաջ
This guy is a voodoo master. A hilarious voodoo master.
cdsx2
cdsx2 3 օր առաջ
So funny to hear someone mention Minot. Most individuals don't know where it is unless you hVe actually lived there. I have! Why not Minot? Freezin's the reason! Love the show
Melissa Li
Melissa Li 3 օր առաջ
I love you !
Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson 3 օր առաջ
It's amazing to watch you bring these old cars back to life
2StallGarage
2StallGarage 4 օր առաջ
Lots to be done, but the last hour + of sitting in the chair was worth it. Nicely done VGG.
Robert Shaner
Robert Shaner 4 օր առաջ
Why didn't you back it up and drop it in the garage?
Sweet Tony
Sweet Tony 4 օր առաջ
Let's see...Church bell ringing? Check. Train whistle? Check. Fire in the fire pit? Check. Kids shouting on bikes? Check. Loudly reving a smoking 75 Torino half in the garage with 3 large brothers wrestling under it? Check and check. My kind of town.
Skippity Do Da
Skippity Do Da 4 օր առաջ
Bumper tickle works every time lol
leardi58
leardi58 5 օր առաջ
They have some angry mice in the Dakota's that's not even right or could like Chevy's 🤷🤦
Husker Dougster
Husker Dougster 5 օր առաջ
I see Derek is the physical specimen in the family.
Guns N Gears
Guns N Gears 5 օր առաջ
Don't need an oil gauge, if she looses pressure, the ears will tell ya! 🤣🤣
Redd Smith
Redd Smith 5 օր առաջ
That's a Ford for you ...always make it hard to get to shit
Joel Smith
Joel Smith 5 օր առաջ
good call on operating the winch so you didn't have to help push that beast up the trailer. Maybe one of these days you can come to eastern montana. Dry climate and tons of old cars been parked forever
Jas K
Jas K 5 օր առաջ
I like it :)
CHINGYIU Ho
CHINGYIU Ho 5 օր առաջ
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Jeremy Diamond
Jeremy Diamond 5 օր առաջ
I'm gonna go down and you go sideways
Steven Vanes
Steven Vanes 5 օր առաջ
Love that front end look.
Paul Sabo
Paul Sabo 6 օր առաջ
I see where you were wondering if 351 or 400. They had the 351 m400. I remember those in the cougars and others. They were different than the cleveland. Here's to the rap. grantorinosport.org/bubbaf250/history/history03.html
Dodgerman Games
Dodgerman Games 6 օր առաջ
What do you do with all the cars that you bring home? Do you restore them to like new and then sell them?
Rickd4004
Rickd4004 6 օր առաջ
Loosen the rad cap one notch so it doesn't built full pressure. As long as you are constantly moving that will work for a couple of years ;-)
Denis Berry
Denis Berry 6 օր առաջ
Gotta say Derek listening to the beer cans opening sounds a lot like my garage
Tom Rassier
Tom Rassier 6 օր առաջ
This is like Road Kill Garage meets the Red Green Show. Well done!
Jess Christie
Jess Christie 6 օր առաջ
I'll be dipped!!
Kuttin Kuddy
Kuttin Kuddy 6 օր առաջ
That interior reminds of my childhood.
Sam Cyanide
Sam Cyanide 6 օր առաջ
19:00 LOL three stooges act, gold
Kris Quibodeaux
Kris Quibodeaux 6 օր առաջ
I’ve been binge watching your videos. I’m a mechanic and can relate to a lot of what you run in to. Just started my own shop since being laid off from the oil and gas industry. If you are ever in southern Louisiana, you are welcome in my shop anytime. Thanks for the videos! Keep them coming!
Low baller Gambling man
Low baller Gambling man 6 օր առաջ
I watch all episodes. Love the channel . Another one saved . Favorite quote tho is “probably not “ ha ha
Mark Viereck
Mark Viereck 6 օր առաջ
I had a 1975 Cougar XR 7. Light blue with a white vinyl top. Had a 351 in it. This car was the most beautiful car that I ever had. It could burn some rubber. Miss it dearly.
Charles MacTaggart
Charles MacTaggart 6 օր առաջ
It blew my mind when it first fired and black chunks flew out of the exhaust.
Mike Fabbi
Mike Fabbi 6 օր առաջ
Anyone who does this gets an automatic like.
Sean Remington
Sean Remington 7 օր առաջ
Jessica: aka "parts fetchin / stayin away from the craziness happenin at the garage as long as possible"
Jon Schade
Jon Schade 7 օր առաջ
I had a 1976 Ford Elite I bought new in Easton, MD for $5,400. at the Ford Dealership white exterior and red and white interior. It was a nice ride, but those Firestone 500 radial tires gave me fits! Love your videos man!
John Timperley
John Timperley 7 օր առաջ
Igniter vs Points distributor vs HEI I have a 1990 Lincoln Town with the Windsor V8. Looking for tune-up advice, how to get the best fuel efficiency. upgrading does sound like less maintenance but questioning ROI Return On Investment? btw the car has sat for 8 years and running well on warm days. but if I don't let it warm up 20* F or colder and try to drive off after 10 min it seems rough until it gets to operating temp. also after 45 to 1hr idle to op temp. it will kill the motor most of the time when I change gears R or D. I haven't noticed during warmer days dying during gear change but I have only had it for three weeks.
Randy Travis
Randy Travis 7 օր առաջ
Fucking epic shit dude love how you think. There is no such thing as (I can't) you provide it. .🤘
Tommy&Ashley Smiley
Tommy&Ashley Smiley 7 օր առաջ
I am in love with this car! I used to have a 197? Gran Torino back in 1984 for my first car! It had the 351 Windsor, I took it out and put the 351 Cleveland with a high-rise 4 barrel intake. That's all that motor needed to smoke anyone. Do you still have it? Would you be willing to give it away to a dedicated follower of your channel or sell it? We are in desperate need of a second vehicle and would love a blessing. We absolutely enjoy watching every video. You are hilarious and extremely knowledgeable and we learn and laugh allot. Thank you for taking the time to explain the way you do.
Sagan Worshipper
Sagan Worshipper 7 օր առաջ
Once I heard him say they got some Marvel Mystery Oil into her, I knew she'd free up.
Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne 7 օր առաջ
Why would one travel 600 miles to buy that piece of shit? I wouldn’t travel 600 inches, even if you paid me to take it. My guess: great way to get away from the wife?
Hehoo Hooington
Hehoo Hooington 7 օր առաջ
what’s the song at 1:19:20
adrian secker
adrian secker 8 օր առաջ
Really enjoyed this and couldn’t stop laughing 😂
Ronnel Vickers
Ronnel Vickers 8 օր առաջ
Shot of whiskey and some tater salad, let's see what happens next ,lol
Octavia Prine
Octavia Prine 8 օր առաջ
The broad teeth biosynthetically long because atom covalently imagine from a evasive patricia. flawless, maniacal camera
Rick T
Rick T 8 օր առաջ
That old Ford sounds so good at idle, love your videos, subscribed a long time ago, keep the content coming, they're knowledgeable and humorous at the same time, keep it coming, great stuff and best auto channel yet!!!
Berry McCockinher
Berry McCockinher 8 օր առաջ
WTF is a whabble pop?
Berry McCockinher
Berry McCockinher 8 օր առաջ
1:02:24 LOL
Daniel Gallihugh
Daniel Gallihugh 8 օր առաջ
Big fan. Keep it up. I love the rescues that you bring home. Believer it or not, I've learned a lot from you. I recently rescued an old mail jeep. Did the same things you do but only drive it about a mile home. Thought of you the whole time.
User Anonymous
User Anonymous 8 օր առաջ
i think its time to start changing your title to IT WILL RUN because you always find a way
Retro Gaming
Retro Gaming 8 օր առաջ
1:02:28 Jessica did the "I don't have my camera face on juke move" to avoid being spotted.... lol
Paul Trott
Paul Trott 8 օր առաջ
Was that an Old Milwaukee can?
J R
J R 8 օր առաջ
Skid steer guy was a pro, cleaned that spot right up!! Lol
Scott
Scott 8 օր առաջ
I sub'd about 5 mins into the first video i watched. Can't stop watching. Great content there bud. keep it up eh.
Willis Jones
Willis Jones 8 օր առաջ
Put 24 volts to it it will turn then
Mark Alestra
Mark Alestra 8 օր առաջ
Just found you and quite entertained by your escapades. I used to have one of these '75 Elites and it ran like a top, loved that car. This brought back some good (and bad) memories. Keep saving 'em!
David Cooke
David Cooke 8 օր առաջ
Brilliant videos, but $8 for 3 gallons??? Here in the UK we pay £1.23 per litre. You lucky people!
Roy Bowen
Roy Bowen 8 օր առաջ
This may sound silly or insane. But my dad used Coca Cola for stuck engines. And it worked, left it overnight and it was freed up easy to turn.
Dunc P
Dunc P 9 օր առաջ
Who here besides me (in 2021) watched from 1:17:11 just to enjoy a "drive" in CoVID times?
Dunc P
Dunc P 9 օր առաջ
Anyone else walking around their house and car saying words like "sparkulator" or "opinionation" or "thunder maker"?? Heck, I'm starting to say things like "I'll be dipped" when I get it right.
Dale Belseth
Dale Belseth 3 օր առաջ
Wobble pop
Paul Sawyer
Paul Sawyer 9 օր առաջ
Built FORD tough, makes you wonder what made them park it
Ricky Greer
Ricky Greer 9 օր առաջ
They got a round about... lmao 🤣🤣🤣
Daniel McKenzie
Daniel McKenzie 9 օր առաջ
it a 351 Modified 400
Dunc P
Dunc P 9 օր առաջ
11:51 - I said the same thing just before you said it and I ROFL as soon as you said it..... too funny.
Dunc P
Dunc P 9 օր առաջ
7:29 - if you had a bucket tractor, why didn't you just scoop the front, and replace the front tires quickly with something that rolls??
Thomas Simmons
Thomas Simmons 9 օր առաջ
You should have your own TV show 📺 I like your dry sense of humor, funny things you say 😄
MIDWEST WHEELIN'
MIDWEST WHEELIN' 9 օր առաջ
Hell yeah drinking my kind of beer. Old Mil
Mike Bower
Mike Bower 9 օր առաջ
Did he just call beer "wobble pop"?
Victor Paige
Victor Paige 9 օր առաջ
Im 84.6247 percent sure without watching the rest of this the fucker will make it
Nickelnoserestos
Nickelnoserestos 9 օր առաջ
Love this project!
Will Joo
Will Joo 9 օր առաջ
Itsa ford
Greg Garner
Greg Garner 9 օր առաջ
I love ypur videos so much... The very beat part is the breaks for family and your kids.. I work full time and have a home business... Trust me, family and your kids are BY FAR the most important thing in life!! They are the reason we all do what we do in the first place.. Do not ever apologize or explain why.. Enjoy every moment of your life! Love you guys and we'll be here when you have time! ❤
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