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« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2017, 03:10:47 PM »
ACME company sued! I just post this bit to cheer up the world a little ever couple years. Its always funny, young and old.  Go to http://www.lectlaw.com/files/fun19.htm  I read that Wile E Coyote problems are because he's using a Vega for power, and we all know how much power a Vega has. Get a Pinto Wile E and go kick some Mopar's (roadrunner) asap.
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« Reply #121 on: March 27, 2017, 07:29:07 AM »
That's always a good read, lol..
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« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2017, 01:18:40 PM »
Go racing down under. Best I've ever seen, but sadly no Pintos.  http://www.community.ratsun.net/topic/71754-2017-adelaide-race-watching-datsuns-on-action   If this doesn't fire you up, you must be driving a Vega. Jack/Art/Joe this looks like it was over here 30 years ago. ENJOY.
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« Reply #123 on: March 31, 2017, 03:04:19 PM »
Go racing down under. Best I've ever seen, but sadly no Pintos.  http://www.community.ratsun.net/topic/71754-2017-adelaide-race-watching-datsuns-on-action   If this doesn't fire you up, you must be driving a Vega.
Not to be branded, I have no Vega, But Dollars  would change the dynamic real fast  Check out how King Jerry is stripping the wealth of the middle class with his new infrastructure plan...  ;D

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« Reply #124 on: March 31, 2017, 04:49:27 PM »
This is the kind racing that Pintos are best at. Ford didn't have many cars at the time except Pinto's and fox body Mustang's that were capable of this kind of motorsport action here in the states. Both could and would hold their own. The rules changed so much that now days you need a new wiz bang car with all the tricks. Most if not all of the Pintos run vintage now days and do good. Vintage is like what racing was like after WW2. But sadly not cheap.
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« Reply #125 on: April 09, 2017, 12:13:12 PM »
Need seat belts for your Pinto? How about over 45 colors. Go to  http://www.sr.seatbeltsplus.com  Looks like the real deal with prices as low as $19.95
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« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2017, 04:07:18 PM »
Is your family / tow car / truck in need of a timing chain? Well I can't help you there but I can help you in the future.  When your stop for any reason, turn the  key off before you put the car in park. This will keep the chain in tension till the engine stops. If you do this the chain will last as long as the engine will. My old Suburban has 215,000 miles on it with the same chain. Sorry but it will not work on a stick shift.
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« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2017, 09:27:26 AM »
Biggest swap meet on the left coast at  http://www.pomonaswapmeet.com  have fun.
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« Reply #128 on: April 20, 2017, 11:12:49 AM »
Want to build a race car? Just copy this one.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/292087134632?rmvSB=true  I saw this run on tv a while back. Looks great.
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« Reply #129 on: May 04, 2017, 01:22:21 PM »
When you hear someone say you can never have too many Pintos, read what happen to this car guy at   http://www.jalopnik.com/the-bmw-addiction-that-complety-destroyed-this-man-s-1794882542    No tech tip in the world would have helped him.
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« Reply #130 on: May 04, 2017, 07:59:11 PM »
When you hear someone say you can never have too many Pintos, read what happen to this car guy at   http://www.jalopnik.com/the-bmw-addiction-that-complety-destroyed-this-man-s-1794882542    No tech tip in the world would have helped him.
That is a profound story, but we all have our own levels of Obsession or Just poor timing when it comes to cars and the money issue. It does beg the question, Will we ever allow ourselves to be "balanced" without counseling?
 The fools at CARB would love to see us labeled as Environ "mental" ly  criminal.

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« Reply #131 on: May 05, 2017, 02:56:02 PM »
Good read on this,  my wife has capped me off and I respect that.  It's not worth it.  Terrance ruined his whole family and when he dies, 50 BMW 2002s will not be there to remember him.

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« Reply #132 on: September 15, 2017, 12:36:46 PM »
Having trouble with your carburetor? Then take a look at  http://www.bob2000.com/carb.htm  Much info here.
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« Reply #133 on: September 15, 2017, 02:35:12 PM »
Wa - Wai - Wait a minute. Side step the carburetors here for a time.  I just read a half an hour story about a guy so obsessed with BMW's that he went to prison, lost his career and alienated his family.  A good lesson to be learned for sure. BUT..., what the story never said and I kept waiting for (hence, why I kept reading) was what happened to all the BMW's and parts???


Surely their value must have come near the amount he stole. Yet there was never any aspect of them being used for restitution (at least in the story).  Does Terrance still have ownership of all that stuff?  I would think not.  How does that all work out???

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« Reply #134 on: September 15, 2017, 03:10:30 PM »
Very good article on roller cams and rocker arms at   http://www.suicideslabs.com/dw/library/tech/roller.htm   Has some tech on 2000 and 2300 Pinto engines. Entire web site is good reading.
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« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2017, 03:42:58 PM »
So, do I stand corrected then? When they talk about roller rockers on a 2.0 (EAO) engine will the 2.3 roller rockers fit?  Or, were they just speaking hypothetically that "if" there was a roller rocker that fits it would work?


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« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2017, 04:44:10 PM »
No way! He is talking about the 2000 Pinto roller rocker arms that came on German taxi cabs and were sold here by Racer Walsh in the 70's. I bought the last set he had in the mid 80's. They were great in a taxi cab but too heavy in a race car. They would loose you 500 RPM when you tried to use them. Ford never made a special cam for them. They worked just fine on a stock cam or on a race cam. Being too heavy was their only down side. Sold all of mine to an off road buggy that never saw much over 5000 RPM. In my post, Dave said the ranger rollers would work just fine on a stock 2300 cam. Who wants to be the first to try? If it's true, all you would need is the rocker arms and keep your stock cam. Dave Williams is one of the smartest people on earth when it comes to anything automotive. He now has a web site where people pay him a set fee to answers automotive problems. Pay up and for one year he is all yours. One smart guy with a 2L background. Shop is in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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« Reply #137 on: September 15, 2017, 05:13:42 PM »
http://www.suicideslabs.com/dw/index.htm is his old web site with more tech than a person can remember.
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