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Pinto hubcap
Date: 01/07/2017 08:40 pm
99' 2.5l lima cylinder head

Date: 01/13/2017 01:56 am
Rare! Radio delete dashboard storage compartment

Date: 02/26/2017 11:49 am
KYB shocks

Date: 02/08/2017 07:09 pm
Cruiser Dash Gauges
Date: 12/04/2016 11:50 am
Oil pan front sump style
Date: 01/10/2017 09:19 am
1974 Pinto Misc. moldings & parts

Date: 12/20/2016 10:47 pm
Front sump oil pan
Date: 01/02/2017 06:54 pm
I have a 1977 Cobra body lots of parts here
Date: 04/12/2017 06:57 pm
72 pinto and 88 turbo coupe

Date: 06/09/2016 04:13 am
NEED 77/78 MUSTANG II Left Motor Mount
Date: 04/15/2017 05:14 pm
Oil pan front sump style
Date: 01/10/2017 09:19 am

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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by r4pinto on Today at 02:59:00 PM »
Thanks I'll keep that in mind. I thought the same thing of the master cylinder which is what was puzzling. Solid pedal with no dropping which doesn't add up to a master cylinder failure. Only time will tell.


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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by pinto_one on Today at 02:57:34 PM »
Well you have a leg up on it , if the pedal goes to the floor again change the master cylinder,  got a bad one a few years ago and hit the brakes and went down to the floor , pumped a few times and the brakes cam back , after that it would slowly go to the floor , scary,and if you need any carb parts let me know , got a few cores if you want them , I went to EFI a long time ago , later Blaine
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General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: Which trans is likely here?
« Last post by C. M. Wolf on Today at 10:46:40 AM »
I suppose I'm having trouble finding them.. well.. mostly because I don't know everything, & I've been looking in "Ford".. as in "Ford-Lincoln-then-Mercury".. sigh I mean, for cryin' out loud.. FORD takes the credit for the lil' monsters AND made the money off 'em too.. lol

Michael

P.S. Well I'll be darned.. there they all are! Just as pretty as ya please.. under "Mercury"! Who'd have thought such a thing? (Go ahead, make fun of me, I guess I deserve it..) ;)
Enzo, I am most grateful for your patients & all your help! If there's anything I can ever do for you, please let me know. :)
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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by r4pinto on Today at 10:10:49 AM »
I probably could leave the parking brake cable for now, but I'm paranoid. In 2011 the 77 Pinto had a blow out on the freeway due to a failed line, and the 80 had the brake issue. I don't want to drive the car without having that fixed. What has me concerned is the dash light didn't come on. I don't know if the bulb is good and will be checking that since it should have come on when the brakes failed on the 80 in my garage. The left drum will be kept as a spare. It has a little more material but is usable in an emergency. The right is junk. The only original parts is the master cylinder and lines. Oh, and the proportioning valve. Hardware was a newer kit from the 77 parts car, wheel cylinders brand new, RF was from the 77, and LF caliper brand new. Pads came from the 77 but were installed on that car in 2006. Hopefully she will drive ok soon.
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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by r4pinto on Today at 10:05:23 AM »
Oh well, I did not know you changed the carbs , it is common they stick if they sit up for some time , great you got a hand on it running and stoping , have a good one , later Blaine

Thanks. Yeah, the original carb wouldn't even get the car started after I installed the engine from the 77, so I installed the carb from the 77. I spent money rebuilding the carb from the 80 but no luck. It ran great before the fire but after the fire the car wouldn't run when I did the engine swap. Rebuilt the carb after the fire but no go. The choke opened before so just need to adjust it some.

In other news I ordered parts for the car. A new parking brake cable, two drums, and a transmission filter kit. The car has a leaky transmission pan gasket, and while I could probably just use RTV I'm not a fan and would rather do it right. Total cost for all parts is $67 shipped from Rockauto. Love that site. It's keeping my Pinto running. And the collection of magnets I'm getting is an added bonus lol.
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General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Last post by Reeves1 on Today at 06:09:37 AM »
Don't know from 74 up, but my 72s taper. So would depend on where measured....

When I do a V8 swap, bet the engine / trans is installed / removed much more than 6 times !
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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by pinto_one on Today at 06:05:03 AM »
Oh well, I did not know you changed the carbs , it is common they stick if they sit up for some time , great you got a hand on it running and stoping , have a good one , later Blaine
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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by r4pinto on Yesterday at 11:04:58 PM »
Yeah all the hoses are newer hoses with no cracking. I ended up bleeding the entire system and its holding steady so unsure what happened. As for the choke I never adjusted it when I swapped carburetors. The one on the car was from my old 77. The coil is a different setup than what the 80 has so I need to change out coils.


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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by pinto_one on Yesterday at 07:57:05 PM »
Have you replaced any of your brake hoses , or looked at them , I redone my brake system when I had the engine out for overhaul three years ago , replaced all the hoses when I found one that had cracks and was seeping , replaced everything , lubed the parking brake cable too, I do not want a future problems with brakes when I need them when towing my camper , or like a old Chevrolet when the brakes get wet , you hit the brakes and it goes faster , I also flush all of my cars brake system every four years , you would be surprised how dark the fluid gets over time , as for you choke it may just need a clen and lube on the linkage, if your choke coil does not work check the alternator for output , if it good check the wire the plug on the back of it to terminal marked STA ,  or sater , its white with a black stripe , it is hooked straight to the choke coil , that way it only heats up when the engine is running , hope this little info helps , later Blaine
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Your Project / Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Last post by r4pinto on Yesterday at 03:51:23 PM »
Well, the car is fighting me. Fires right up and runs but choke needs adjusting, as well as the choke coil installed on it. The choke doesn't open currently. I started the car and moved it but noticed the brake pedal went clear to the floor. Was solid before so gotta find out what is wrong. Pretty sure it's the front since it was the rear reservoir that was dry. Installing the new brake shoes as well as the new right rear wheel cylinder. The left rear wheel cylinder was replaced before I drove the car so it is newer. The right front caliper was swapped from the 77, left front caliper brand new, all hoses newer, and no visible leaks. Aggrivated as all
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