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Yesterday at 04:22:41 PM
Hey all.  I've got a wierd car, 53 MG-Td with a 2.0 pinto engine.  It's frozen solid.  Can I replace it with a 2.3 without changing transmissions or anything?  Thanks in advance!


November 16, 2015, 12:22:24 AM
ok thanks  :)


November 14, 2015, 01:03:15 AM
If you're talking about pinto_one in Mississippi, yes he does.   :)


November 13, 2015, 02:35:49 AM
anybody know if pinto-one still get on here


November 13, 2015, 01:22:52 AM
appreciate it dga57 still figuring this site out but will take your advice .. thanks


November 13, 2015, 01:22:47 AM
appreciate it dga57 still figuring this site out but will take your advice .. thanks


November 13, 2015, 12:37:10 AM
RICO2, there are some very well documented V-8 swaps here.  Do a search and you'll find the topics posted. :)


November 12, 2015, 02:04:24 AM
anyone here build em with v8s


November 12, 2015, 01:54:57 AM
hello all , new to site and need help with some clutch issues. v8 5 speed swap ..


November 11, 2015, 12:40:07 PM
Yeah, We know what day it is Ralph, so cover that hump and salute a Vet! ;)


November 07, 2015, 10:13:22 PM
Hi Dwayne!  ;D I miss you! I hope you and yours are doing well. I have to crash early, but I have so much to talk to you about!


October 31, 2015, 03:28:37 AM
If you're celebrating Halloween today, have a happy, fun & safe time!!! :)

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Why should I sign up for a Membership/Account on the FordPinto.com site?

Glad you asked!  Many features of this site are hidden, viewable to members only! ...8400 Members of our site and still growing!

1) The Ability to view members near your location to socialize, meet, and assist with your Pinto Project utilizing our Google Member Map currently showing a majority of actively participating members worldwide and their locations. You will also have the option to 'Pin' your location on the PCCA Map to let folks know where you are.

2) Free FordPinto.com email address. Create 'yourname@fordpinto.com' email address similar to a 'Yahoo' account as your email address. Put your new email address on your Car Show contact cards, business cards or just email your mother-in-law... :)

3) Full access to the PCCA Meet and Members Gallery to view 11 years of meets and social occasions in detail at your leisure. Upgrade and Become a Charter Member and create your own Gallery managed by you on our site!

4) Register your Pinto in the PCCA Pinto Registry... Show/List your ride nation wide. Many producers and News professionals that are seeking a Pinto or Bobcat for various shoots and events utilize this resource to find cars for their production. You could be participating by listing your car on the PCCA Registry. (Restoration and re-work in progress, excuse our mess!)

5) Post FREE classified ads for parts needed or Pinto for sale to targeted Pinto enthusiasts. What could be better?

6) Participate in PCCA meets and car shows in your area as they develop or start you own. You would be surprised how much support you receive from members across the country.

7) Participate in the Official PCCA Links- a collection of links to effectively assist Pinto and Bobcat owners for parts and resources as they develop. You can input your own finds immediately (no waiting for a webmaster to post for you) for the entire community.

8) View a live feed from our Facebook presence, link your Facebook account and participate...

9) Have fun in the 1980's Arcade, challenge your fellow club members to Car related games for the right to be the big dog.

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"The Burning Truth Behind Jeep & Pinto Gas Tank Fires"

Cars In Context Episode #29

Spin down to about 10:32 to see the specifics

on the Gas Tank issue...

Meet us at Car Shows across the USA... Bring your Pinto!
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Hello, anybody going to Cruisin the Coast this coming week, 4th to the 11th , if you are let me know so everyone with a pinto can meet up, or if you have any pinto problems when your here i can help,  Blaine

25 Sep 2015 - Cruisin the Coast 2015

Last year there were over 7,000 cars registered and 3 were Pintos.  I'll be there all week this year.  http://cruisinthecoast.com/ Follow me on facebook.com/thatbrownpinto
Join us in Jasper Alabama October 17th for a car show.There will be a get together after the show at the home of Michael Scott Davis. A few of us traveling from the north will be in Nashville Tn the night of the 15th.
Thanks to all who came out for the Pinto vs Maverick Car Show Challenge 2015
Hope to see you all again next year plus some new faces.

Congrats to the Maverick/Comet Club International for an impressive showing of cars.
Mavericks/Comets 22     Pinto/Bobcats 9
Watch for Utube of all the fun coming soon.
We raised a generous $528 for the Wounded Warrior Project

The Pinto/Bobcats have requested a rematch in 2016 so we are announcing:
The Pinto vs Maverick Car Show Rematch.
August 20t
Join the Pinto Summer Event for August 15th! at the Irwindale Speedway in California.     The Street and Race Pintos Meet!!
For the past couple of years, the Pintobarn has hosted a Pinto Summer beach cruise in mid August. They were a lot of fun and we had good times and good turnouts, but I promised everyone this year we would do something different, I just wasn't sure what it was.
 I'm happy to say that with the help of Steve Patterson​ , Nevada Chovan​ , and Hugh from the Irwindale Speedway, we have come up with a fun summer event that you won'

It's back on July 25th. Now better than ever!

"Major Concours Milestone Reached - The 2015 Concours d'LeMons Detroit will take place ON the grounds of the Concours of America. While having the show at the defunct Ford plant right around the corner had a certain irony to it, bringing down the property values of the Inn at St. John's is even more fun.This year
Just looking to find some cruises or car shows with pintos in the Carolinas.  I have a 73 run about that is skunked and im trying to fix it but have no idea what it is suppose to look like whole.  looking for some I can actually go look at.

10 Jun 2015 - 45th anniversary

.    Ok Pinto freaks,2016 is the 45th for the Pinto.Who is interested.Ple ase let me know if you are.There is a lot to get done so we can celebrate.Have a great Pinto day,Harley.
Hi its time again for American Graffiti Festival on June 12/13/14 in Modesto ca.Friday night cruise sat/sun car show.this is so huge it had to be moved to a golf course.Friday nite cruise last year took 3 hrs to make 4 laps up and down mchenry and down j st where George Lucas cruised when he was younger. www.americangr affitifestival .com or email graffiti@northmodestokiwanis.org for more info.this year I may have to share the pinto love from the crowd from another pinto. 17th Annual American graffiti festival where it all began!!  Chris
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Exploding Pinto is a Myth...
Pinto was just as safe as any car made at that time.

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What Stock Engine was the best in your opinion?
5 (5%)
33 (34%)
56 (57%)
3 (3%)
Total Members Voted: 95

Best year model for the Pinto?
71-73 Pencil Bumpers with or without the guards
61 (54%)
74-75 Big 'Boned' bumpers
7 (6%)
76-78 Slant nose
21 (18%)
79-80 Square Headlight
15 (13%)
75-78 BOBCAT...
7 (6%)
Total Members Voted: 110

On average DAILY, how many folks give you the thumbs up or other 'Yea Man' with your Pinto?
1 Person a Day-  Rubber Necker...
9 (14%)
2 Folks per Day- Pinto wanna bees
12 (18%)
3 Folks Per Day- 'I had one back in the Day'- Folks
22 (34%)
4 or more Folks per Day- 'Thumbs Up'
19 (29%)
None... :(
2 (3%)
Total Members Voted: 60

What is your favorite Pinto Model?
32 (24%)
33 (25%)
57 (44%)
BobCat- Any Flavor
7 (5%)
Total Members Voted: 117

Of the Pinto owners who visit our site, Do you attend Car shows, Crusis or Local meets?
Yes, and I bring my Pinto
45 (68%)
Yes, but the Pinto stay's at home
7 (10%)
Yes, but only Pinto events with or without my Pinto
2 (3%)
No, infrequently I may go to a few in a couple of years.
12 (18%)
No, Never gone to one, Not intrested.
0 (0%)
Total Members Voted: 63

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