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1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:19:10 PM »
Picked up a unmolested 76 wagon, 2.3L with a 4 speed, dealer installed AC...cheapo... got it home, nice underside, has surface rust, not full of holes, a day with a DA will do wonders...I am not getting any spark, been sitting a long time, 1995 last tagged...so I want to hear it run before I go to far...Ugly, but I like her...






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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 09:35:12 PM »
Nice, do not forget to check out the wiring etc. Remember all of the A/C stuff that is dealer installed is different  from factory but you can still get the parts. So what are you going to do with the wagon?

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 08:48:53 PM »
hope to have it running over the weekend, if it runs good, I will fix it up for a new parts chaser....if it don't run or knocks ect....I will have to think, or part it out.....I am not going a full resto like I did on my cruising wagon, I did on hear 2 years ago.....John 513-312-8799

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 09:02:59 PM »
Yea- she is ugly but look what she will become...

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 09:19:14 AM »
yep...done it before....


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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 11:04:06 AM »
Yup- you shirley can.., wow!

Oh, I know- don't call you Shirley-

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 05:32:25 PM »
76 is my favorite grille. You're right about the DA. I've done bodywork for 45 years and a DA is one of the best body and fender inventions since I've been at it. Some 80# and high fill urethane primer and that car will be unrecognizable in a couple days. Fixing to go take pics of that door and fender in a few minutes. Think I already sent you an e-mail? $111 for the door to Cincinnati with $300 insurance. I didn't think that was too bad? Brian 918-916-2255
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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 06:20:20 AM »
Did you build the black Cruisin Wagon? No doubt about your body and fender skills to get one that smooth in black. Kudos!!
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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 09:49:53 PM »
Yep, but the black on...ground up..sweet car, bu v6 auto, and I hate the 2.8 if it were a 2.3 she would still be here, there is a build thread here and a photo album..MPG off the trailer, will try to make it run tomorrow....

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 12:33:25 PM »
This car looks very very familiar. Would it happen to be the one from craigslist in Columbus for $600?
 
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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 02:08:01 PM »
one and the same, but got it much better....Now getting fuel to pump, and distributor is the bad item, new one going in at 5pm, hope to have it running by 5:30......

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 02:33:44 PM »
That's cool. I thought about looking at that car & possibly buying it but since I don't have a place to put it I chose not to. It's a shame since I'm already in Columbus lol.
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 09:18:37 PM »
should have bought it.....Traced the no fire thing to the Pick up in the distributor... Re-man unit O'reily Auto parts $44.00.....and the fuel pump was not working $22.00 at Advanced Auto Parts...also replaced the rubber hoses front and rear on the fuel system......PU UUUURS like a kitten, went up and down the road tonight, CRAPPY tires and all....most of the lights work, gas gauge works, HEATER works good...now.... .a day with the DA sander, and some high build primer....and maybe semi gloss black....

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2012, 10:25:19 AM »
man thats a great score!!! if you need a door,  i have both sides!!!
 
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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »
started it today, noticed ALOT of crap in my fuel filter, I will be pulling the tank and cleaning it out, and sealing it, don't need a clog while driving it around....

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2012, 08:43:45 PM »
Picked up some 88 GT wheels...hope they fit.


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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2012, 09:59:24 PM »
I don't know if I really wanna know but how are the floors on the car?
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 10:25:21 PM »
Solid floors and frame...going to try to have daily driving by weekend...

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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 08:56:34 AM »
Grrrr....I hate you lol. If I was able to get that car I would gladly junk mine & put the good engine, transmission & interior in it. My Pinto looks good but is rather rotted underneath. BIGTIME.... You're one lucky guy lol
 
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 03:55:11 PM »
test fit the wheels...what do you think????? look to fit fine.....also a pic or two from under side.....







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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 01:34:16 PM »
Wheels hit the ball joints, so I dug the rally wheels out of the shop, she's running and driving pretty good, next MAJOR sanding down and Expoxy priming and semi gloss.....we'll see....I want to finish my Ranchero and my 66 Fastback, then my 64 Sprint is due back from the body shop....I always have to much to do.....


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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 03:25:35 PM »
picked up some panels, thinking of making it a Sedan Delivery...... Weld up the port holes...smooth it up

 

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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2012, 06:34:46 PM »
like the rallys much better!!!
 
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 06:16:36 PM »
I have the GT Turbines on my Pinto, I had to use 4x108x25mm bolt on spacers to use them without breakin my shizod up... the strut rod bushings on the left front side of my pinto are effed so when I would hit the brakes with the 1/4" spacers on it took off alot of material on the inside of the rim.
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2012, 04:41:51 PM »
found this in Indy today....gotta get my boy sanding on this puppy....

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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2012, 05:31:30 PM »
Nice save...

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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2012, 04:46:28 PM »
love the back window vent shade been looking or one for about six months now with no luck,!!! nice find you lucky dog!!!
 
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Re: 1976 MPG Wagon...1 owner
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 05:02:14 PM »
Loving the progress and the desire to take junk and make it gold. Reminds me of my find:
Before:
 After:
I have many Pintos, I like them....
#1. 1979 Wagon V6 Restored
#2. 1977 Wagon V6 Restored
#3. 1980 Sedan I4 Original
#4. 1974 Pangra Wagon I4 Turbo
#5. 1980 Wagon I4 Restored
#6. 1976 Bobcat Squire Hatchback (Restoring)
...Like i said, I like them.
...and I have 4 Fiats.