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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  • Rosco
    Rosco5 muaj më parë

    Absolutely and truly loving these videos. Beats any automotive tv show hands down. Thanks for the awesome content!

  • True North

    True North

    7 ditë më parë

    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 !

  • Travis Forinash

    Travis Forinash

    12 ditë më parë

    @dan mackintosh on on o o on. The bThe b. I. Oj

  • day dazed

    day dazed

    14 ditë më parë

    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

  • Mark Paul Casagrande

    Mark Paul Casagrande

    14 ditë më parë

    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!

  • redporschekilla


    19 ditë më parë

    Couldn't have said, erm written it better!! Actually JYD and JYM replaced my TV.... keep rocking guys

  • Electric Slide
    Electric Slide2 orë më parë

    🤣🤣🤣 "these are good. Either they don't work or you'll find a car and it won't work. But if you can find one that works, it'll stop working." 🤣🤣🤣

  • AGallon OfMilk
    AGallon OfMilk6 orë më parë

    What happened to this car

  • Jean Hansen
    Jean Hansen9 orë më parë

    My first car was a 1976 Ford Elite. Red and white one, July 4,1984. My dad brought it for me. $1,000.00.

  • toohightocomply
    toohightocomply10 orë më parë

    How much you pay for it?

  • toohightocomply


    10 orë më parë

    @Vice Grip Garage GETTING IT DONE!

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    10 orë më parë

    8 million

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  • CarsRcool
    CarsRcool14 orë më parë

    Amazing ! Great vid !

  • Clem Kaddilehopper
    Clem Kaddilehopper21 orë më parë

    Put a block of wood between the bumper and skid steer bucket .

  • Gary Rendano
    Gary RendanoDitë më parë

    do you drive the car 600 miles without registering it? or inspections?

  • gmcmudder1
    gmcmudder1Ditë më parë

    This has probably been said 100 times, but the main problem you will discover is the dried out seals. From setting all those years, and not circulating the oil on those seals, I had a T-Bird that sat for 6 years, and after 2 weeks of light running it leaked worse then the Exxon Valdez. Every seal was breached.

  • Jerrell Rice
    Jerrell RiceDitë më parë

    @18:45 😆

  • B Jenkins
    B JenkinsDitë më parë

    Anybody else think of Uncle Buck when the car fired and smoked?

  • Viper Jay 5
    Viper Jay 5Ditë më parë

    I see you had a big roll of the Check Engine Light Scan Tool 1000 available for the oil pressure gauge. It works good for any malfunctioning gauges or lights and magically makes problems go away.

  • Rowdy Ringsak
    Rowdy RingsakDitë më parë

    Man i can't stop watching. Best channel on the interwebs by far.

  • JustAnAverageBrad
    JustAnAverageBradDitë më parë

    bit o tire slime and shes good to go

  • John Peterson
    John PetersonDitë më parë

    “ mm0

  • john-miachael kennedy
    john-miachael kennedyDitë më parë

    I love yer show I watch it everyday keep up the good work

  • Chris Henson
    Chris HensonDitë më parë

    You always start at the farthest bleeder from the master not the closest

  • Asani Fungo
    Asani Fungo2 ditë më parë

    He's really good at not giving companies free promotion

  • gp johnson
    gp johnson2 ditë më parë

    Words of wisdom: The car was a clunker when it was new.....let it go man and save the planet.

  • Donald Green
    Donald Green2 ditë më parë

    You are funny lol great video!!!!

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    2 ditë më parë


  • Wade Boothe
    Wade Boothe2 ditë më parë

    Blow up the car and burn down the building fuck all other options.

  • Michael Hedgepeth
    Michael Hedgepeth2 ditë më parë

    I love it !

  • John Bush
    John Bush2 ditë më parë

    What does a used knee brace smell like ?

  • Alec
    Alec2 ditë më parë

    41:44 now thats a real pissing match

  • aidshusten
    aidshusten2 ditë më parë

    41:41 Bukkakecleaning xD

  • Timmy H
    Timmy H2 ditë më parë

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

  • Patty Pierce
    Patty Pierce2 ditë më parë

    Looks like a 351 modified I had one in a 78 Bronco

  • Pat B
    Pat B3 ditë më parë

    Fantastical channel!

  • The Mystic Guitarist
    The Mystic Guitarist3 ditë më parë

    It's me or this car reminds me the cop car in the Blues brothers movie?

  • mobridge100
    mobridge1003 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Paul Gale
    Paul Gale3 ditë më parë

    You earned my subscription today, Wow what a gem!

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    3 ditë më parë

    Thanks for subscribing

  • Joshua Sickler
    Joshua Sickler3 ditë më parë

    why is Berryman the I-talian treatment?

  • hjs
    hjs3 ditë më parë

    LOL a "bumper tickle".

  • Mike Boehne
    Mike Boehne3 ditë më parë

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

  • E Brush
    E Brush3 ditë më parë

    i was gonna say hey it works but ya

  • E Brush
    E Brush3 ditë më parë

    thats a bad manifold leak oof

  • E Brush
    E Brush3 ditë më parë

    got enough sprayers holy crap

  • Louis Humphreys
    Louis Humphreys3 ditë më parë

    People actually hit the Dislike on these?? LOL

  • RFD
    RFD3 ditë më parë

    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?

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    3 ditë më parë

    Car sold for several thousand.

  • Wilbert Birdner
    Wilbert Birdner3 ditë më parë

    Wobble pops, haven't heard that one in years!

  • Darren Boxhall
    Darren Boxhall3 ditë më parë

    Spray it as it's cranking! Far out

  • Project Harmony - Bus Life Oz
    Project Harmony - Bus Life Oz3 ditë më parë

    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.

  • manuel soares
    manuel soares4 ditë më parë

    i remenber when these were brand new

  • Lynn Johnson

    Lynn Johnson

    2 ditë më parë

    Yep my girl friend in high school had one of these. Big old back seat.

  • Joseph Madelone
    Joseph Madelone4 ditë më parë

    Comment for the algorithm 👍

  • Mark Schaner
    Mark Schaner4 ditë më parë

    "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 🙄

  • James Lane
    James Lane4 ditë më parë

    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!

  • Nick Prezzato
    Nick Prezzato4 ditë më parë

    Guy reminds me of a younger Red Green

  • Flivver j
    Flivver j4 ditë më parë

    that was impressive

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  • simon crouch
    simon crouch4 ditë më parë

    too funny, enjoyed this, why wasnt tech college like that,,,

  • Robert Adams
    Robert Adams4 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Russel Proctor
    Russel Proctor5 ditë më parë

    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.

  • deeppers69
    deeppers695 ditë më parë

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

  • joshua monk
    joshua monk5 ditë më parë

    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?

  • Randy Grider
    Randy Grider5 ditë më parë

    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 ,

  • David Rasch
    David Rasch5 ditë më parë

    I enjoy these basket cases. Most every problem a fella can have will show up sooner or later...

  • 7eis
    7eis5 ditë më parë

    No flames or mongh spoiler I hope

  • Ed Miller
    Ed Miller5 ditë më parë

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

  • Jeff Brickle
    Jeff Brickle5 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Van Hofeldt
    Van Hofeldt6 ditë më parë

    “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.

  • Erik Oiseaux
    Erik Oiseaux6 ditë më parë

    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.

  • gilmer gonzalez
    gilmer gonzalez6 ditë më parë

    Great video!!

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    6 ditë më parë


    ALLAN CLARK6 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Jim Harriman
    Jim Harriman6 ditë më parë

    This is hilarious!!!😂😂😂

  • Chris Rogers
    Chris Rogers6 ditë më parë

    Man I miss my grandfather's old Mercury Montego.

  • Anita Martinez
    Anita Martinez6 ditë më parë

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  • BERTONE 69
    BERTONE 696 ditë më parë

    Love your videos.cheers from Canada.

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    6 ditë më parë


  • Rob Peters
    Rob Peters6 ditë më parë

    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!

  • Funeral Hall
    Funeral Hall7 ditë më parë

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

  • Phantom0fTheRouter
    Phantom0fTheRouter7 ditë më parë

    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.

    RUSTY7 ditë më parë

    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

  • edward kennedy
    edward kennedy7 ditë më parë

    Built Ford Tuff!

  • Dabble Pro
    Dabble Pro7 ditë më parë

    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!

  • Bill Hill
    Bill Hill7 ditë më parë

    I can smell that interior through my screen

  • Bradley Loveland
    Bradley Loveland7 ditë më parë

    I'm impressed with your knowledge and attitude to tackle what seems to be impossible at times. Good job!

  • Anthony Mignone
    Anthony Mignone7 ditë më parë

    what are your future plans for this rig ?

  • John Pippin
    John Pippin7 ditë më parë

    Love Lucas. Any of yall have much experience with rislone products?

  • Keith Whisman
    Keith Whisman7 ditë më parë

    Get off my lawn! There was a movie about this car.

  • ljimz31208 lj
    ljimz31208 lj8 ditë më parë

    Built Ford tough 💪

  • Ted Strogis
    Ted Strogis8 ditë më parë

    Shame the front bumper guards got a tad mangled.

  • Andrew
    Andrew8 ditë më parë

    This channel is better than polk salad!

  • Noodle Poops
    Noodle Poops8 ditë më parë

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

  • Chris Rogers

    Chris Rogers

    6 ditë më parë

    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)

  • John Knight
    John Knight8 ditë më parë

    That...WAS AWESOME

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    8 ditë më parë

    Thanks John

  • Dana Crook
    Dana Crook8 ditë më parë

    Had the exact same Toronto. Drove it for years.

  • Bill M?
    Bill M?8 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous8 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Vice Grip Garage

    Vice Grip Garage

    8 ditë më parë

    Well it is and it does.

  • Star Man
    Star Man9 ditë më parë

    17:17 loved the way he promptly fixed the Hoover.

  • Thomas Ferguson
    Thomas Ferguson9 ditë më parë

    Tonya Harding!!! greatest comment ever.

  • Jay KnowsTech
    Jay KnowsTech9 ditë më parë

    Since 1991 that's crazy...

  • Joseph Rolf
    Joseph Rolf9 ditë më parë

    The rachet strap to the socket wrench part is freaking genius!!!

  • Joseph Rolf
    Joseph Rolf9 ditë më parë

    Heard that beer crack open in the back 🤣

  • Zuma Zoomzoom
    Zuma Zoomzoom9 ditë më parë

    White vinegar will release the rings

    ROGER GODIN9 ditë më parë

    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😪

  • William Lis
    William Lis9 ditë më parë

    I had a 74 elite, nice car

  • R Jo
    R Jo9 ditë më parë

    "marvel mystery oil"......give some to that old gran torino elite engine & manually crank the crankshaft pulley/damper !!

  • D Rice
    D Rice9 ditë më parë

    I’m amazed you do all these long drives with no registration or valid plates

  • dwb812
    dwb8129 ditë më parë

    Gotta love the 1970s "pea soup puke green shag karpit" in da trunk der!

  • Bradley Loveland

    Bradley Loveland

    7 ditë më parë

    I initially thought it was mossy grass growing in there, lol

  • dwb812
    dwb8129 ditë më parë

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

  • Phil Cat
    Phil Cat9 ditë më parë

    I nearly cried in the end

  • Clay Free
    Clay Free9 ditë më parë

    Hold my beer and watch this! 🤣 You boys would fit in perfect with us boys here in south Alabama!! Get r done!!!🤣

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