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August 18, 2014, 12:34:24 AM
can anyone get me headed in the right direction. I have a 1977 wagon2.3LTR What are my options for A/C aftermarket. Also turbo. Is it a doable thing??

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August 18, 2014, 12:25:52 AM
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dga57

August 17, 2014, 07:18:57 PM
So far, so good... bumpers are still on the car! ;D

dga57

August 17, 2014, 02:52:34 AM
Could be... I hadn't thought of that! :o
 

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August 17, 2014, 02:41:55 AM
Dwayne, he was just checking to see if you were home before stealing your small bumpers.  ;D
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August 16, 2014, 04:53:33 PM
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dga57

August 16, 2014, 03:04:50 PM
If you were doing a concours restoration then, yes it would deduct points in a judging situation.  Since Pintos rarely fall into that category, I think you can safely swap a Bobcat grille in if you like it better.  
After all, it IS your car. :)

CRAIGGARRETT1

August 16, 2014, 09:49:27 AM
Does the grille swap from a bobcat to a pinto take away any points for looks on the pinto ? I'm trying to give it a good look .
 

Cookieboystoys

August 16, 2014, 07:19:58 AM
craiggarrett1 - perfect fit and swap 79/80 bobcat grill on a 79/80 Pinto.

CRAIGGARRETT1

August 15, 2014, 08:53:58 PM
does anyone know if a bobcat grille 1979-1980 fit the same year pinto ?

monster4411

August 14, 2014, 10:35:34 PM
looking for floor pans for a 76 pinto. help me out. message me on facebook if you have one. name is Zachery Hathorn ;D
 

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August 14, 2014, 09:09:55 PM
Hey Scott! enjoyed the visit.Bud

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Offline delizious

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Valve lash
« on: July 15, 2009, 05:26:04 PM »
Ok, I'm a little stuck here on this one i have a Chiltons manual american cars from 1966 to 1973 book thats REALLY REALLY OLD and i treat it as if its my bible which it is :D but its not very specific. it says under valve clearance adjustment 2000cc engine-set cold: Valves to adjust to depressed
             .008    .010
   No.1     No.6     No.7
   No.2     No.8     No.3
   No.3     No.2     No.5
   No.5     No.4     No.1


 So im a bit confused from this diagram it shows, can someone elaborate further?


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Re: Valve lash
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 05:15:23 AM »
The simplest method is to rotate the engine until the lobe is up and then check that valve's clearance (between the lobe and the follower rocker).  For the stock cam, the cold clearances are 0.008" intake and 0.010" exhaust.

I have not tried it but that table will save some effort by minimizing the engine rotations.  Per the 1974 Ford manual, number the cam lobes 1 thru 8 front to back.  Rotate the engine until the number 1 lobe is down (valve compressed) then set the #6 clearance at 0.008" (intake) and the #7 clearance at 0.010" (exhaust).  Continue down the table until all valves are adjusted.
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Re: Valve lash
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 01:52:34 PM »
OH! i knew that...my car is a '73
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