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Today at 11:03:40 AM
Ok, It's snowing and you have a 200 Hp Pinto with rally Blizzak  tires and you have the Big stick handbrake, Pretend you're Norwegian and the speeds are only in the limits of your ego :D


Today at 05:45:44 AM
Truly a Ground Hog Day season! We'll be praying for relief everywhere.


Today at 02:14:41 AM

What's snow?


Today at 02:09:11 AM
I'm trying to imagine it being 68 degrees and dry but unfortunately, it is cold and snowing at the moment. :(


Today at 01:26:52 AM



Yesterday at 12:36:28 PM
Imagine the days are all 68 degrees and dry. Perfect breezes calm your sweaty brow. You have the perfect shop and all the tools you need. Jay Leno's Garage is on the TV, and Tim Allen is coming by for a BBQ later. Then you realize you need that Lotto ticket and wake up! :o


Yesterday at 05:26:32 AM
Thar's a Huffin Horse!


January 15, 2018, 08:59:03 PM

Thumbs up for the
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Cool to burn Gas
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burn your roads behind
it will rear up and bite you
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January 15, 2018, 11:51:16 AM
Thanks for the Gurney pics , Dick...  :)


January 15, 2018, 11:19:01 AM
Like the Motor Trend 500 or the LA Times Grand Prix? Yes I do! RIP indeed! :)


January 15, 2018, 11:06:41 AM
Joe do you remember Gurney at Riverside winning two or three NASCAR races in a row? He was a master driver at the old track at Riverside. RIP!


January 15, 2018, 10:58:03 AM
Good morning Dick, Hope the day goes well. We're lost in the Fog ;)


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General Pinto Talk / Re: Ponies Dreamin' in the Barn
« Last post by pintosopher on Today at 11:21:46 AM »
Another frigid one and the riders are restless, ponies kickin the stalls... The stove roaring to heat the barn, many ideas circulating the rumor of a stampede in the Snow. The ranch foreman has ordered the Best in Rally rubber and the tire guy is siping the tread blocks for added traction.
 Oversize flaps to protect the metal, and skid plates brought down from the loft, the rumor becomes reality. Compressors light up and the off road wheels are being mounted with fresh Grippy tires. Soon a pile of tractive rotating devices to be installed, are in the lift area.  The burp of Air guns and it begins to sound positively NASCAR in the main stable.
 The snarl of Rally engines and smell of race fuel has filled the driveway, and the snow drifting begins. Roostertails pummel the windows of the Bunkhouse, and Heavy accents dominate the conversations. the main gate is open and the Haldas are reset for a Stage Stampede! Over a hundred miles of juice to burn up in sideways nirvana, the world is complete.. ;D
Your Pintos/Bobcats & Racers / Re: My 74 Runabout
« Last post by nnn0wqk on Today at 03:39:45 AM »
Robertwwithee at the time I did the rear quarter panels I was able to get NOS inner panels from Green Auto Sales. Think they were $100.00 a side. That was about 6 years ago so hard to say if they would have anymore or not but would be worth checking with them if you need them. I am guessing that the water damage on this car in that area came from trim holes. I do not recall that there was any sealer in the holes. This car has the bright trim around the windows and also the body side trim so two areas water could have entered.
Your Pintos/Bobcats & Racers / Re: My 74 Runabout
« Last post by nnn0wqk on Today at 03:33:15 AM »
Just about have the engine wrapped up. Need to install the oil sender yet. I in years past had installed a Stewart Warner mini gauge set which I plan in reinstalling. I have to find the water and oil senders for those gauges yet. The water sender may still be on the original engine and it is stored about ten miles from here. Not sure about the oil sender as I have the tee and one sender but not sure where the other sender is at the moment. So need to make a trip out and look at that engine one of these times.  Need to find two tower style hose clamps so I can finish the heater hose connections and the radiator has to go in yet. New radiator which I have had for many years however when I pulled it out of the box it looked like maybe one tube had been damaged so I have it at a radiator shop being checked out before I put it in the car. Other than getting fluids back into the engine I think it is about done at the point. Went through the gear box on the wiper motor and have that back in the car before the dash goes back in. Car was built in Jan of 74 and the wiper motor was stamped Jan 14 74 so it went right into the car at the time without any delays. One item I forgot to install on the engine before I dropped it back into the car was the EGR tube that runs around the back of the motor. The original heat wrapping was pretty much shot. Got some new wrapped off EBay which showed up today. So tonight I found out that yes you can install that tube with the engine in place. Had fun getting the screw back into the clamp that is at the back of the block but finally got it started. Maybe an inch of room between the engine and the firewall. Next time I will remember to install that tube while everything is easy to get to. I have been waiting to put the drive line in not knowing if I was going to have to pull the engine again or not. So that can go back in now too. Slowly the garage is getting bigger as the pieces get put back on the car. So as the mechanical part of the project is coming to an end I will have to turn my attention back to paint work. I also picked up the new windshield from the glass shop today so will have to find some place safe to store it until I am ready to install. $205.06 with tax so thought that was a reasonable price.
General Pinto Talk / Re: Hello
« Last post by Wittsend on Yesterday at 05:38:00 PM »
So, assuming that all cars might be capable of running under the index it really comes down to reaction time and not breaking out.  Are you allowed to dial in under the index? Or is the index ridged?

  Also does the NHRA ever alter the index or does the index just become a base time and the increment between each class is equal?

 Given the cars run off an index are there even class records?  As I mentioned above the class record use to be the "index" and people hated their car becoming obsolete when another dropped it significantly.  I get that reaction time is a factor in winning but I have always had trouble with cars "winning by braking."  I guess no system is ideal but I hate the break out rule. It makes the race more of a reaction contest than a car race.
General Pinto Talk / Re: Hello
« Last post by David Lee on Yesterday at 02:45:48 PM »
there is not just 16 that makes up the field. I have been to events there has been over 128 cars. 128 is the limit that is allow to go into eliminations. The  place you qualify is set on how far do you qualify under the index for your class. During eliminations, it is just like bracket racing, a 8 second drag pack challenger can be racing a 16 second pinto wagon. If you have to cars in the same class, it goes to a heads up race with no break out. If there is a heavy hitter that maybe in your class, you try to qualify either on the same side as him or in a position that hopefully you will not meet him until the final round. Another tactic is to go go up or down from him. There are not too many w/sa cars so that will not be a problem for this combo
Parts Resources, Here is where you can find this or that. / Front End Parts
« Last post by Bob951 on Yesterday at 07:47:17 AM »
Iíve been looking for parts to rebuild the front end of my Ď72 Runabout, and finally found the spindles (4 lug) at Auto Zoneís website.  They also had the lower ball joints which are tough to find.  The upper ball joints are available from a lot of places, but this is the only place Iíve found that has the lower ball joints.  They list them as a rare part and they arenít cheap, but they have them.  Hope this helps someone.
General Pinto Talk / Re: Ponies Dreamin' in the Barn
« Last post by pintosopher on Yesterday at 05:36:55 AM »
The "S" turns just prior to going up the hill to turn 6 at Riverside? Yes, No? Do I win something????
Hmm Perhaps a lifetime subscription to "Heavy Metal" and some Dramamine?
General Pinto Talk / Re: Ponies Dreamin' in the Barn
« Last post by Wittsend on January 15, 2018, 09:26:08 PM »
The "S" turns just prior to going up the hill to turn 6 at Riverside? Yes, No? Do I win something????
General Pinto Talk / Re: Ponies Dreamin' in the Barn
« Last post by pintosopher on January 15, 2018, 07:00:11 PM »
As the setting sun sinks in the evening Fog.. We share a timeless image of the Pony. Rider included.. and related ;D
General Pinto Talk / Re: Hello
« Last post by one2.34me on January 15, 2018, 03:26:19 PM »
So how does an NHRA event set up the "stock"16 cars to run an event? There must be a hundred of more cars that want to qualify, with their times all over the map. If you join the NHRA and show up in a bone stock 50's car, would you be allowed to qualify and how would that work with so many different cars and times?
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