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Yesterday at 11:59:37 AM
The Bird is in the Oven, The homely queens belong in a Coven. The best of our lives is much to be thankful for, Our stomachs might ask for more ;D

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Yesterday at 01:35:31 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, Pinto Peeps!!!  If you are with friends, cherish the moment.  If you are traveling, please do so safely.   :)
 

pintosopher

November 22, 2017, 08:29:09 AM
Will It be One Hump or Two? The Bird gets the last Word :o Enjoy the Eve of many Thanks, and loosen the Belt... ;)
 

pintosopher

November 21, 2017, 09:32:04 AM
Toe Dippin Tuesday, The day needs warm dry feet to get your motivation in Gear. Galoshes could be needed.. :D
 

pintosopher

November 19, 2017, 06:55:24 AM
You can't have your Cake and eat it too. But maybe that should be the case with Fruitcakes and Nuts ;)

dick1172762

November 18, 2017, 08:31:38 AM
I always though the people were fruitcakes in the land of fruit and nuts. Anyway have a merry turkey day.
 

pintosopher

November 17, 2017, 06:35:15 PM
Fruitcake season is here, Defend thy digestion and feed the animals in the back yard. Oh wait, this is CA, the animals are fruitcakes....  ;D
 

pintosopher

November 16, 2017, 07:55:59 AM
Hammer Tyme, Check the grip for adhesion before pounding the Pedal ;)
 

pintosopher

November 15, 2017, 03:03:46 PM
Hmm, a word spoken in the lonely road of life could be written in stone, but we hope it is read before washed away ;)

dga57

November 15, 2017, 09:04:12 AM
Don't know what the problem is; it's working fine for me. ???

Reeves1

November 15, 2017, 07:09:36 AM
I give up

Reeves1

November 15, 2017, 07:09:15 AM
anyway.... shop

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On average DAILY, how many folks give you the thumbs up or other 'Yea Man' with your Pinto?

1 Person a Day-  Rubber Necker...
12 (14.3%)
2 Folks per Day- Pinto wanna bees
13 (15.5%)
3 Folks Per Day- 'I had one back in the Day'- Folks
28 (33.3%)
4 or more Folks per Day- 'Thumbs Up'
28 (33.3%)
None... :(
3 (3.6%)

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Author Topic: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?  (Read 10369 times)

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Offline dga57

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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2015, 02:55:35 AM »
What did she expect?  It's orange!   ;)
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2015, 06:59:53 AM »
What did she expect?  It's orange!   ;)

And it's a wagon, a two door cool looking wagon!

Imagine that in yellow :D
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2015, 07:51:39 AM »
What did she expect?  It's orange!   ;)
That could have something to do with it.. :D
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2015, 07:54:19 AM »
And it's a wagon, a two door cool looking wagon!

Imagine that in yellow :D

Hmmmm, I don't know about that. :D
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2015, 09:24:37 AM »
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2015, 10:01:43 AM »
I saw another pinto on the road this week. It's the first one I've seen rolling since I got my 76. It was a peach-ish colored wagon, I think it had small bumpers. Was it anyone on the board?
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2016, 01:29:57 PM »
Took my pink pinto out yesterday and got more than a handful of thumbs up.  Even more than what wife's Nova gets.  Both 72 cars. 

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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2017, 04:25:24 PM »
I usually get  3-5 thumbs up a week, about the same number of folks making photos and usually 2-3 notes on my windshield a month.

About 3-5 folks telling me stories of pintos tbey or their family or friends have owned per week.

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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2017, 08:29:47 PM »
I get the thumbs up all the time. Last week at a major intersection, I stopped for a red light. The driver next to me got out of his can and started taking photos. I smiled but I don't think I was the subject of the picture.
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2017, 08:25:33 PM »
2 story's. When i finally able to move my project  77 cruising wagon to my friends house. A Mexican guy walking by stopped  and said Vega? After i told him what it was he said cool car.
Then few months later at my friends house. He had just bought a 89 full size blazer and had another friend over to show him and all his friend would talk about was how cool my Pinto was LOL.

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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2017, 09:03:59 PM »
I do have a concern that when I finally do finish this current Pinto Project, someone's going to try & steal it,(or worse, one of the resident hillbillies in my area will hit it. I WILL insure it high enough to make 'em cry if they do!!. lol

I've barely begun to work on this Pinto restoring/rebuilding it & I get lots of "What kind of car is that?" & "Nice Pinto, I had once.."

I do wish this site would get rid of any notion of "Demo-derby", I hate the idea of people wrecking perfectly good cars that at least could be used for parts just to see things "Destroyed"!

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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2017, 08:51:31 PM »
We had a meeting in town, which is about 10 miles away, and drove the Pinto to give it some exercise. After our meeting, we went to Shell to fill-up before the post-Hurricane Harvey gas prices go into effect. The guy at the adjoining pump talked to us about the brown Pinto that he owned years ago. Then we went to Winn-Dixie. It took us 20 minutes to get from the parking lot into the store. One couple was asking us all about the wagon because "They remembered when...."  Then a man who works for Allstate Insurance came over. He had recently bought a non-running 1971 1.6L sedan. Oddly enough, like mine, it is green. He wants to work on the car with his 16 year old son. His plans are to do a turbo swap. I encouraged him to join the site. The Power of the Pinto to unite perfect strangers!
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2017, 09:02:58 AM »
Now the new rule is when you take your Pinto out for a short drive always add a hour or more to the trip , the reason is when you do stop you have tons of people asking questions about the car , like is it for sale , I had one years ago , I learned to drive in one , been years since I seen one ,  and the funny thing is my wife always asked me why I am gone for so long when I do take  out the Pinto ,  That stopped a few months ago when her car had to go to the shop for warranty and had to use it because I was out of town with my truck and did not want to take the electric car I have , yep for a few days she got thumbs up and asked all kind of questions she did not know , and when I got home a pile of phone numbers on the table from people that wanted it , so then told her rule # 2 , it not for sale , and she does not ask me any longer why it takes me a long time to drive now  ;D
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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2017, 06:35:39 PM »
Drive my Bobcat every week.

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Re: This one is for Daily Pinto drivers- How many rubber neckers?
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2017, 06:07:28 PM »
Drive my Bobcat every week.
   That's what there for! Right? Only my race cars were only driven on Sat & Sun.
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« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2017, 12:08:15 PM »
Of all the race cars I've owned thru out the years, my Pintos were a magnet for story's and pictures. Of all the racing that I did I only saw 3 or 4 Pintos till I went to Summit Point in WV. There they had a class called GT-Pinto. The week end I was there, there were 27 Pinto's on the track for their race. Every thing from run of the mill to show cars. All were fast. The one that won was clocked at 142 mph. This was in 1995. Class is gone now but I see some of the cars for sale from time to time. They would be a very good buy if you wanted to go fast.
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