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« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2016, 12:26:12 PM »
You say oil is getting into your brake drums after a long drive? Easy fix. Of course change the seals at the backing plates and then remove the breather fitting on the top side of the axel tube. It's the one with a hose going up into the frame of the car. Take the fitting and drill the hole that goes thru it to 1/8"(.125) dia. The fitting has a very small hole from the factory and plugs up easy to cause pressure to build up in the rear end housing and cause the leaks. See I told you it was easy.

Another thing that I've seen happen lots (up here) are the Wasps that put a clay plug in the breather hose, a dead bug and an egg. Another clay seal, bug & egg etc etc till the end of the hose.
I've used 125 lbs of air pressure & it will not blow out.
If plugged like this, replace with a new hose & put a breather on the top end of the hose (they are made for this application) to prevent this.
What causes the leak is a build up of pressure inside the diff.

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« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2017, 09:32:27 AM »
The plastic boots that prevent any thing passing into the cowl at the hood hinges are not one of Fords better ideas. By now their full of holes and worthless. They are no longer made by anybody. Easy fix. Remove them from the car and get yourself some black performix plasti dip for dipping tool handles. Get the spray type as it works MUCH better. If your boots are torn use some duct tape on the outside to put it back together the best you can. Now spray the inside with the plasti dip several coats will be enough. After it dry's remove the duct tape and spray the outside. When it all dry's replace in the car. They will be good as new and will look like new. I get the dip off of E-gay BTW.
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« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2017, 11:29:08 AM »
Want to know how much your head/heads CC changed when you had them milled?  go to http://www.4m.net/showthread.php?352425-conversion-chart  As you all ready know, you can safely mill a 2300 head up aprox .130 but only on a full race engine. Racer Walsh says that for every .040 milled off the head you gain one compression ratio. Example would be from 9 / 1 to 10/1 if you milled .040 off the head.
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« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2017, 11:35:34 AM »
Want to know all about oil filters? This is somewhat dated but still good reading. Go to http://www.minimopar.net/oilfilters/opinions.html and you'll see why to stay away from Fram orange cheap filters. Just not worth the risk when you can buy good filters.
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« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2017, 12:17:04 PM »
Need parts for your stock Pinto FOG 4 speed transmission? Go to http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_catalog/manual_transmission_overhaul_kit/ford_fog_rwd.html  They have it all.
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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2017, 12:42:51 PM »
Need a good source for 2300 parts? Then go to http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/index.php  Don't buy any heads as they all look like their all cracked.(TURBO)
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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2017, 01:46:05 PM »
Got a dent in your header/headers? Well its not as bad as you think.   Go to  http://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?40.3172838  Then do a search at the top of the page. Then ask for squashing headers. Then your there and stop worrying about your header/headers.
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« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2017, 05:02:38 PM »
More 2300 stuff. Its for a turbo but its all the same. Go to http://www.merkurencyclopedia.com  The tech has a really good thread on engine seals. Worth reading by all with a 2300 engine.
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« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2017, 05:16:12 PM »
Want to know more about oil than your in laws? Its easy. Just read the following.  http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101 This is the most used site in the world for tech on oil. Also take a look at  http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/oils1.html
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« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2017, 10:19:45 AM »
Need to know how big(cfm) motorcraft carbs are. These carbs make a word of difference on a 2300 and will bolt right on the stock intake once the 5200 holley/weber adapter is removed. Go to http://www.4m.net/archive/index.php/t-194341.html Works better than a holley two barrel carb because vibration doesn't bother them.
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« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2017, 02:38:40 PM »
Say you need the firewall grommets for the heater hose's. Well these are listed for a 69/70 Mustang but they work just fine. Have them in my 80 Pinto. There at  http://www.cal-mustang.com/product/mustang-heater-hose-firewall-grommet-1969-70. This grommet is for the large hose(3/4") like on a 79/80 Pinto. Your on your own for the small hose on the early Pintos.
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« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2017, 02:54:11 PM »
If your a movie nut like me, go to  http://www.nytimes.com/reviews/movies  There must be 50 or more movies reviewed on here. There might be a Pinto movie in the list.
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2017, 09:28:59 AM »
Need new springs or hardware? Then go to  http://www.springsnthings.com/leaf-spring-hardware.html  to see it all.
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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2017, 10:42:48 AM »
Say you bought a really high $$$$ muffler for your "wiss bang 1200" and now its getting louder every day. Got a mig welder? Well then cut it open (on top so it will not show). Then remove what packing is left and replace it with "lava rock" from the local BIG hardware store. Lava rock will outlive you and your car. Weld up the hole and replace the muffler. This is a trick I used when I raced RX-7's. Muffler will never get louder and will work on almost any muffler.
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« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2017, 06:07:30 PM »
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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2017, 09:33:40 AM »
Need a good vendor for nuts, bolts,and hardware?  Take a look at  http://www.boltdepot.com/Default.aspx  These people have it all.
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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2017, 09:49:14 AM »
Need a very good vendor for T-5 info? Try  http://www.moderndriveline.com/Technical_Bits/t5_history.htm  Much history here too.
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« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2017, 10:48:23 AM »
Ever wanted to get your ignition timing JUST right? Try doing what I've done for the last 60 years. Advance your timing 2 degs and drive your car. Go up a hill in high gear and listen to your engine. If you hear a pinging sound you've advanced it too far and you need to retard it some. If it doesn't ping you need to advance it some more. Keep doing this till it pings. Then retard it a couple degs. Now it should run much better. The reason for all this? Well the marks on the balancer are not allways in the right location so by using a timing light your timing it wrong. Always check for the ping while going up a hill in high gear. And try to use the same station for your gas. If in the future you hear that pinging sound check your timing asap. Could be bad gas too.
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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2017, 04:22:12 PM »
Want a really good source for go-fast Pinto parts? Then go to  http://www.powerbyace.com/  Their tech page is second to none. They even sell Vega parts. Good people.
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« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »
Need parts for your 2.0L engine in your Pinto? Go to   http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/group.asp?GroupID=HARDNUTSERT  and look at page 68 of their catalog. Don't know how much they have but its in their catalog.
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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2017, 12:52:07 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2017, 04:11:59 PM »
Want more power in your street driven Pinto? Try advancing the cam shaft 4 to 6 deg. This can be done two ways. Speedway sells an upper pulley that bolts onto the cam. This pulley has 6(I think) keyway slots to advance or retard the cam. Its well marked so you will not have a problem installing it. The other way is with an adjustable pulley from Racer Walsh/Esslinger. Does the same thing as the Speedway pulley, just takes more time and $$. Make sure you place the bolt that holds the pulley on this way and no other way. You must wrap it with teflond (spelling?)tape this way. Start 3 threads back from the end of the bolt and wrap it with 3 layers of the tape. You must do it this way to prevent the engine oil from leaking out around the bolt. Now go enjoy your power. Don't worry about the valves hitting the pistons as a 2300 is a non interference engine which means their not going to hit.
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« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2017, 11:41:57 AM »
Cam belt in 20 min on a 2.0.  I belive it as I did one on the side of the road not much longer.  Antiseize on crank pulley does wonders.

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« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2017, 05:32:10 PM »
Need a cheap steering rack for your Pinto. Junk yards are out because there are VERY few Pintos out there. But all is not lost. Get one out of a fox body Mustang and use off set bushing. The bushings are only $18 on E-gay today.(off set bushing for a steering rack). I have not done this mod but I have seen pictures of the switch. Cutting of your Pinto is not necessary and you will end up with a better rack due to the tech being 10 or so years newer.
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« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2017, 05:58:58 PM »
Want a faster steering for your autocross Pinto? Two ways to go here. Get a steering quicker in 11/2 or 2 times less turns for about $150 or less. Either will require power steering unless you pump iron ever day. The other is to use a power steering rack with out the power. Easy to do as the power steering rack works fine with out power. Just use a small length of hose at the rack to hook the two fittings together. Make sure you put some atf in the rack before you hook them together with the hose. I've done this both ways and it help on a tight course. Try it/you'll like it. The best way is with the steering quicker but power steering is a must. The power steering pump required 50 weight oil to get a good feel of the steering wheel. Does take some time to get used to it.
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« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2017, 09:55:17 AM »
Need a filter for your hot rod Pinto? Then go to  http://www.wixfilters.com/Speciality/racing.aspx  The racing filters are on E-gay every day.
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« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2017, 02:41:27 PM »
Want a better running Ford with an 8 plug head? Just switch the plug wires on the intake side of the head. Switch 1 and 4 then 2 and 3. Switch them at the spark plugs or at the coils. Makes no difference and now you'll have all 8 plugs fireing at the same time. May take a day or two for the computer to catch up and smooth out.
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« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2017, 11:13:04 AM »
If your like me, you would like an easy way to change out your transmission without busting a gut in the process. Get yourself a couple 4" long metric bolts the right size for the bell housing bolts. Cut the head off the bolts/grind the end of the bolt round/then saw a screw driver slot into the round end/screw the bolts into the upper most bell housing bolt holes in the block/now remove or replace the tranie by sliding the bell housing over the two bolts/replace all of the bell housing bolts/remove the two 4" bolts and your done.
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« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2017, 04:16:45 PM »
Check out what Flowmaster has to say about exhaust tubing size   http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods-rat-rods/recommended-exhaust-tubing-sizes.asp#axzz4vgpnoiwy    Bigger is not necessarily better.
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« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2017, 05:03:35 PM »
Need brackets for building your new hot rod Pinto? Coil overs? 4 links? Motor mounts? This guy has some of the best.   http://www.welderseries.com   Talk to Paul Horton.
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