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October 15, 2014, 07:21:46 PM
Thanks TIGGER for the info now I no to get 71-78 dash cap for it
 

TIGGER

October 15, 2014, 05:46:07 PM
ESS cars should have the ralley gauges (tach) so it will have the 71-78 dash pad.  You are going to want to purchase a 71-78 cap for your ESS.

ppiinnttoo

October 13, 2014, 09:41:31 PM
Anybody know where to finda79 pinto essdash cap people says a regular one will fit it wont

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October 12, 2014, 09:37:53 PM
So, will not fit my 72 ? Or just a little small, but works ?
 

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October 12, 2014, 01:14:24 PM
Reeves1- You are correct, replacement windshields have the same part number (same replacement PPG part) for all Pintos, BUT, the 71-72 (and maybe the 73?) have a slightly larger windshield that you can't seem to find anywhere unless you find a NOS item. I found out the hard way when I replaced mine...

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October 11, 2014, 10:39:16 AM
Used the search....yup, the same.

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October 11, 2014, 09:51:53 AM
71 - 78 windshields the same ?
 

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Tinson

October 10, 2014, 12:52:20 AM
Well it was probably 100ft or more when I saw it leaving cruise central but it looked good from where I was standing

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Offline pintoman2.0

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Alert!!
« on: May 14, 2013, 09:39:53 AM »
So yesterday I got off the bus at the Red parking lot at the Puyallup Fair grounds, walked to my parking space, stood in the middle of it and wondered, "Really? Who the hell would steal a Pinto????
 
Could everyone in the Seattle Tacoms vicinity keep an eye out for a white 74 Squire wagon with a window sticker in the back that says "Who is John Galt?"
 
If you see it please call me at 253-841-2499
 
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 09:53:18 AM »
Wow, sorry to hear that  >:(
The good thing is that anywhere that car shows up it will be spotted,  even in pieces.
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 11:14:45 AM »
i got family and freinds up and down the 5 from wa,to ca i will start making calls and e's hopefully it was just somebody need a quick ride

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 02:55:37 PM »
I have a lot of aunts and uncles there, I will notify them and let you know if they spot anything!

EDIT: Just posted the alert on my family's facebook group page, if it's out there they will see it. I have family spread across the entire northwest as well as southern California, we'll see what we can do for you!
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 03:51:56 PM »
put up an alert on HOtRodHotline. they have an extremely wide following of car people with a section to distribute alerts on stolen cars from their website
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Of course money helps too!!!  But, on the other hand the cars are just plain old COOL!

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 03:58:35 PM »
Thanks everybody!!

Talked to a Renton cop today. He said it is a good thing that I haven't heard anything on it yet. It hasn't been use in another crime or wrecked. On the other hand he said it could sit in a parking lot for months before someone might call to have it impounded.

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 04:17:12 PM »
the only substitute for cubic inches is BOOST!!!
Of course money helps too!!!  But, on the other hand the cars are just plain old COOL!

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 12:19:55 AM »
So sorry to hear about your loss!  Hope it turns up really soon!
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 03:33:42 PM »
just a thought is there any towing service linked to this parking lot? sorry to here its gone.  chris :(
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 10:37:01 PM »
 
I just read this, I am so sorry to hear this.  There are a lot of evil people in the world.
Why steal a Pinto when you can buy one for reasonable....????
 
 

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 10:58:24 PM »
ouch...hate to hear this.  i had my project '87 V8 S10 stolen a couple years back...really really infuriates you.  hope you get 'er back!

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 10:44:20 AM »
Got a call Friday night. They found it in a vacant lot in Lacey, about 30 miles away. Of course the owner of the property insisted on impound so it cost me $250 to get it out. The jerk totally broke the key lock so I couldn't drive it home and cost another $150 to tow it. What an idiot! The keys were under the seat, but they are not there now. I already changed the lock and got it running, all I have to do is get the locking gas cap off.
 
The best part... I found a pawn slip on the floor for a shop about three blocks from where it was taken, with the same date as the day taken, with his name, address, drivers license, phone. The address is less than a mile from where the car was found. Sad part is neither the Puyallup nor Lacey police have much interest in pursuing it. Something about anyone could have dropped the slip in the car at any time.
 
I think I'll make the drive and if I can catch him yell "Hey, A......, does this car look familiar?
 
Thanks for all your help and concern.
 

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 11:53:08 AM »
WOW !!!! >:(  Was the officers name Barney from Mayberry.    Maybe should have taken some donuts with you, LOL.  Again "No Respect" for the Pinto owner. Sorry but that tics me off, doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.


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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 03:10:06 PM »
Sure am glad you got it back!  Could have been a whole lot worse! 
 
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 07:18:52 PM »
Is the pawn slip for anything good?   ;D
 
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 09:53:40 PM »
Wait!!! Your car was stolen & reported to police. They won't follow up on a lead to the thief. AND you had to pay to get your stolen car back??!! SERIOUSLY??!!
 
Good thing it isn't me. I'd set fire to the impound lot office & several local cop cars would have 4 flat tires for that load of garbage.....
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 01:20:13 AM »
Id take that to a lawyer or something, perhaps the DA there. thats lazy police work.

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 09:11:58 AM »
COPS AND POLICE ARE JUST LIKE THE GUY AT THE FAST FOOD JOINT, LAZY AND IF THEY CAN GET AWAY FROM DOING WORK OR JUST THERE JOB!! THEY WILL, HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE COPS AND THEY ARE LAZY WILL DO JUST WHAT THEY HAVE TO TO GET BY, MOST REMIOND ME OF MY BUDDYS 9 YEAR OLD!!!    GOOD LUCK WOULD GET INCONTACT WITH A LAWYER AND GET SOME STUFF DONE!!!
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 11:33:46 AM »
Contact your local news outlet and tell them your story. They love to air stories like that and it might just light a fire under the police station's butt if they get enough negative attention from it.
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 05:53:54 PM »
Actually 2.3 stang is correct... I worked in Broadcast for 20 Years and this would be an excellent story... Find an email address that goes to MANY folks for your local CBS, NBC or Fox news station and Craft a very intelligent and concise email describing the situation and the evidence supporting your claim (the pawn slip!!) ... All you need is one show producer to have an interest in your story and a capable seasoned photog or talent sent to shoot the story...
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 09:40:54 PM »
Oh that is horse sh!t. I'm glad you got the Pinto back, but man that was some bs to have to go through just because people don't wanna do their jobs...at least you got yours back though. 

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2013, 10:30:55 PM »
Glad to hear you found your car! Sorry to hear you had to re-key/lock everything. :(

Make their incompetence known, get a hold of the public broadcast and newspapers and maybe they will do something to help "nudge" the issue.
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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2013, 12:36:27 PM »
Sorry folks hate to disagree but it has never been the responsibility of the police to protect your stuff or your life , it's your job. Do a good search on bing.com  etc. and you will find out the truth. Hell after 20 years in the armed forces I still have to correct people about what we ( the military) really do , "to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic". Not one word of our oath has to do with defending you, your life or your family. The National Guard maybe required to but not the Federal Forces, they do not and never have. Glad you got your car back but next time put in a kill switch or a tracking device and hire someone to track your car when it is stolen( Lowjack )etc. Allot of folks will disagree but those are the facts. The police do not have to do a damn thing if they do not want to and you can not make them, or even fire them. It's a nice racket that the police unions have created along with the judges but until you impeach these civil officers or change the written laws these thinks will happen and you will lose your rights as well as your property or even your lives .

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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2013, 05:30:58 PM »
Maybe even rig a toggle switch under the dash that would not be noticed to break the circuit so the car won't start until the toggle is on. I had a 1976 Mercury Capri which had that exact thing that a previous owner had installed.

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Re: Alert!!
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2013, 10:04:04 AM »
So in Washington, all impound and storage fees and when they kick in is set by law. No doubt by lobbyists for the tow and impound industry. That way when they tell you you owe a bazzilion dollars you can't blame them. When the guy called me on Friday night he was really nice about it. He said the window and lock were broke. I asked him if it would run so I could drive it home. He said he didn't know but would check it out for me and call me back. He didn't call for about an hour but he said he could not force the lock to try to start it. When we got there the next morning I found out that the storage lot was about 7 miles form the tow yard. He said that since it was Saturday I would have to pay a $95 after hours fee. He went back to the owner and since it wasn't my doing that it was there, they dropped the fee. I couldn't get the lock to turn and I didn't have the tools I needed to remove the wheel and disable the lock so I had to have it hauled home. He told me $175. When we got home he charged me $115. So as far as the impound, bad situation but the people were great.

As for the cops, D.R.is exactly right. Their job is to keep the peace and anything else they do is extra. I know an entire police department. For the most part they are great people and if this would have happened in Renton they would have followed up on it for me. But in this day of budget cuts and short staff, they need to have a better case than this to make it worth the time to take away from containing gang and drug violence, which is the major part of their jobs now.

A friend told me I should contact the state Attorney General, they may be able to push the issue.

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