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Need Clutch & Brake Pedal
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OK, this is a post from a while back http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/clutch-pedal-assembly/  . The two images in post #4 are mine. Ignore the black metal piece the cable is attached to. That is just to get the cable over the crossmember on a T5 swap.  Does that end look like your '73?  If so good.  I have no idea what the '73 looks like as I went from a C4 Automatic to a T5 manual/bellcrank bell housing. I never had the stock 4 speed. The other end attaches to my '73 clutch pedal. Not my image but similar to the image in post #1.

 So, that pedal end of the cable seems to be common for all years as I got the cable out of a 79-80 Pinto and it fits my 73 pedal. If your clutch end looks the same as mine then it SHOULD fit. "Should" meaning I can't say exactly, but if the ends are common then there shouldn't be any reason it wouldn't fit.  The only thing I can see as a possible issue might be the cable length out of the sheath.  I'm surprised others haven't said one way or the other - using the stock 4 speed.

And, yes the 73 steering rack is a one year only Pinto oddity. I'd assume with all the Mustang II parts out there that there are adaptable options.
Greeting Everyone,

I recently picked up a 1978 green Pinto Squire Wagon w/ green plaid interior off of a friend of mine.  He's had it for a couple of years and it's been a good runner so when he decided to move on from it I took it to use as a beach cruiser. 

One of the reasons he was selling it is b/c he was having trouble with the idle and couldn't figure out what the issue was.  When twisting the distributor stopped working he decided to take apart the carb, give it a good cleaning and then "simplify" it by removing all the vacuum lines. Said this worked on his old Dodge pickup so it outta work here. 

As you might guess, it didn't come out so well. The car idles very low right now so you have to keep your foot slightly on the gas to keep it from stalling.  Kind of a pain since it's an automatic trans.  I've been scouring the internet trying to find a diagram of the vacuum lines to so I can return it to a stock setup and then troubleshoot from there but I can't seem to find anything.  If anyone can point me in the right direction this will be a good start to solving my problem.

Thank you kindly.  Looking fwd to hanging out here as I get this baby back on the road.
After doing several hours of research online, I found the the 1974-1980 models use the same cable. I can't find much of anything about the 1971-1973 models. I don't know if 1971-1973 use the same cable, or if they are different. From looking at the later model cable, the ends look different from mine, I don't know if anything else is different or not.

1973 just seems to be an odd year. Several years ago I had a nightmare of a time finding a rebuilt steering rack for it. Apparently the PO drove it with cracked boots and no oil, and the teeth finally chewed themselves up. Now it is easy to find one.
I have a set of these seatbelt caps. They are the ones in my hand in the picture. I'm looking for the ones that match what is attached to the car.
my bell housing hole is like 2 3/8" x 4" if that helps
Sorry to resurrect such an old post but will the D42P bell fit as long as you have the step-down dowels?

This is what I sent:

"That ''D42P'' bell will not direct bolt to a 2.3, it was made to fit the 2.0 ONLY. The ''D4ZP'' is made for the 2.3. I hope this helps."

His reply:

"it will fit the 2.3 minus 2 bolts...thanks ...i,ve did it before tommy"

It appears that he knows that his listing discription is wrong/misleading, but even his reply is questionable: All 6 bolts CAN be used, so maybe he 'not did it before'?


« Last post by dick1172762 on Yesterday at 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.
Your Pintos/Bobcats & Racers / Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Last post by enzo on Yesterday at 11:35:22 AM »
Your welcome.

If I recall correctly, there were more 400 cars in the show.  The show takes over all of old town Sherwood.
Streets are closed to traffic. They have shuttle buses as the parking close to the show fills early.  The walk
can be half a mile or more to public lots.
Your Pintos/Bobcats & Racers / Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Last post by EW on Yesterday at 10:56:29 AM »

I noticed where you're from. I lived for many years in Salem. I know your area very well!

Thanks for the link.
General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: No Taillights
« Last post by nnn0wqk on Yesterday at 10:44:34 AM »
So did you ever get your problem resolved and if so what was the issue?
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