The following comes from Kent Smith.  Kent writes "Mike, Found your site today. Wanted to get in on the great site!

This 72 Ranchero GT (429 w/C6) was originally bought by my dad new. I drove it in high school and parked it. 14 years later we brought it back out and started over. My friend Sam Strube did most of the dirty work and now I get to reap the benefits. We had the front end completely disassembled and started over. Now we have Ford Motor Sport 460 (486 HP), MSD Ignition, March Pulleys, 9" x 3.00 Traction-Lok (original), Hooker Headers 3" collectors with cross over, Flowmaster 40 series original tone dual 2.5" pipes, Art Carr 2500 stall converter, Magnum 500 wheels, new paint and painted stripes under clearcoat (original colors), new Auto Meter gauges placed in original GT instrument cluster, new interior, etc.

Readers can catch me on Yahoo "The Ford Torino Club" as "Ranchero1972GT"

Thanks for such a great site.  Kent Smith"


Engine: Ford Motor Sports 460 Crate Motor

Power: 486hp

Bore/ Stroke: 4.360" / 3.85"

Nominal Compression Ratio: 10. 5: 1

Cylinder Heads: CJ Aluminum

Intake: Edelbrock Performer RPM Dual Plane

Carb.: Speed Demon 850 4bbl Vac Secondary

Ignition: MSD Pro Billet Dist, 6AL, & Blaster 2 Coil

Pulleys: March Serpentine Billet Aluminum

Rear End: 9" x 3.00 Traction- Lok Minimum Slip

Exhaust Headers: Hooker w/ HCT Coating

Mufflers: Flowmaster Original 40 Series Dual 3"

w/ X- over to 2.5" exhaust

Trans.: C6 with Art Carr 2500 Stall Converter

Wheels: Magnum 500 - Front 15x7, Rear 15x8

Tires: BF Goodrich P245/ 60R, P275/ 60R

Front End: Complete Rebuild PST Parts

Paint: Original Colors and Decals Newly Painted

Below a Clearcoat Finish

A/ C- Heater: Vintage Air Gen II Super

Gauges: Auto Meter Tach, Oil, Water, & Voltage

Meters Installed in Original Instrument Cluster

Audio: Sony CDX4000X, Alpine MRP- F306,

Pioneer TS- C1653, Bazooka EL604, & Monster


Vinyl Top: New

Carpet & Headliner: New

Seat: Original Recovered with Same Pattern

Weather- strip/ Rubber: Some Original Restored

Windshield/ Side/ Back Glass: New

Seat Belts: New w/ Retract. Shoulder Harness

Bed and Glass Molding: Fully Restored


Right Side Mirror: Installed Interior Remote


Exterior Door Handles: New

All Exterior Chrome Lettering: New

Bumpers: Originals Rechromed

Owner: Kent Smith Original Owner: Ken Smith (father) Major Restoration: Sam Strube Paint: George Cantrell

72 Ranchero GT Modifications