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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2016, 03:01:46 PM »
You could have used flex pipe but your looks much better and will last longer too. Only us poor boy's with out a welder use flex pipe. At least to drive it to a muffler shop. Keep up the good work. Your post are always good information.
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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #61 on: January 20, 2017, 02:16:11 PM »
Robert came to visit on his way to job training in the Netherlands, and brought some parts that I was missing from the interior of my car, and would be impossible to find here. Thanks a bunch Robert!
Then an even bigger surprise, Robert opened a large suitcase, and folded out came a new Pinto carpet, which had been sent to him by Blaine! That’s just unbelievable, I don’t know how to thank Pinto_ One  enough for this!
Robert is at the left in the picture, Geert (that’s me) at the right.
And maybe it’s just me, but I had the impression that Donkey’s headlights were shining brighter today…

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2017, 11:50:37 PM »
It's the willing helpfulness between members that makes this site special!  This is a perfect example of that!

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2017, 01:30:52 PM »
Glad your head lights are now shinning very brightly , please post a few photos when you install the carpet , going to look great inside , now you need some nice wheels  ;D
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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2017, 02:16:19 PM »
He has wheels in the garage.  I seen them.  Glad to see Geert's progress on the wagon.  Blaine gets credit as I was just courier. 

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2017, 10:54:02 AM »
Once again Donkey went to the Antwerp Classic Salon (40th edition). On the parking lot he cuddled up to a Audi Ur-Quattro.
Other joys to be seen on the increasingly wet and muddy parking were the classics in the second image, if you look carefully you can also see parts of several recent Bentley convertibles and Porsches next to and behind them, it gives an idea of the wide variety of people that this event attracts.
Third image shows a French Ford SAF Comète Monte Carlo, which has the French version of the 239 flathead V8.
Fourth image is a rally prepped Mustang.
I’m sorry, but there wasn’t a Ford 2.0 or 2.3 in sight, only Pinto connection was a Capri 2.8 from the last day they built them in 1986.
Used parts availability on these shows is getting poorer by the year, seems that everything is going by the Internet nowadays, and I don’t care for stands with model cars, leather caps and goggles.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2017, 10:55:30 AM »
Here are some extra “eco green” Salon impressions, more or less as a protest against Antwerp creating a LEZ (low emission zone) for the inner city, effectively banning 1 in 5 vehicles registered in that zone (!) from entering it. All over Europe cities are creating their own crazy schemes, so you never know what you’re up against when driving a car older then say 15 years.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2017, 04:15:56 PM »
Nice show.  The big cities here have emissions testing up to a certain age usually 30 yrs or greater, every state different.  I live in country but work in city so I basically get a free pass to pollute the 90 kilometer commute each way

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2017, 12:27:08 PM »
So sad to have to say farewell…
To a period accessory; the tin mud flaps have reached the end of their working life, all battered and with torn out bolt holes they have to go.
To soften the loss I took Donkey on a 130 mile round trip to the “American Day” in Boxtel.
Here he was in rather exquisite company, but still drew attention for being a true rarity, no Pinto’s here, let alone wagon’s.
I might have tried to enter the “concours d’elegance” competition, but in hindsight, that would have have been a step too far.
Donkey behaved impeccably all day, but this was the first time I experienced some fuel starvation with a more than half empty tank on accelerating out off a left hand corner.  Future update wish list gets tank baffling or a swirl pot added.
Still have to find time to perform other work that was already in the planning though, home improvement chores get in the way.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2017, 10:47:37 AM »
Car looks great ,  I hope you keep it out of the mud since you don't have mud flaps anymore .  ;D
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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2017, 02:36:23 PM »
spring has past, no news...
Had to start sometime on axle change, Donkey is back in the pits.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2017, 06:57:10 PM »
I hate to be the one to tell you this but your going to have a wheel problem , the center 71 to 73 wheels
will not fit the 74 up hubs , they will not slide all the way on ,there is a fix for that 
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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2017, 11:30:15 AM »
No worries Blaine, I was aware of that, saying goodbye to the 13 inches anyways.
There is one other thing that I would like some advice on.
In Bob2000’s axle conversion story there was a mention of the 71-73 Pinto’s having  a round centering point for the rear end on the spring saddle, the 74-80 Pinto’s have an oblong hole in the spring perch (see images).
I already knew that the 6 ¾ rear end  under Donkey wasn’t the original one, because its tag read WGF-N, which would be a 74-76 rear end (but with 71-73 axles?), and it has the oblong hole, like my 8 inch.
Now, the previous axle swappers didn’t see any point in adapting the perch hole to fit exactly to the 72 centering point, and it never was an issue. I guess that sideways the play is only 0.04 inch either way, which isn’t worth looking at, and front and backwards, the positioning of the axle is more or less fixed by the U-bolts. Once tightened up I don’t believe it’s going anywhere.
What do you guys think?

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2017, 06:23:23 PM »
Cannot answer your question above.... but just an FYI - you cannot (should not) use the old U bolts.

Any spring shop can make you new ones.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #74 on: June 26, 2017, 04:06:40 PM »
Thanks Reeves, that was not on this little project's list, better find some new ones then!

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2017, 12:58:05 PM »
Better safe than sorry

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #76 on: June 28, 2017, 03:41:33 PM »
Very nice work Geert. I need to do that

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #77 on: July 02, 2017, 03:42:48 PM »
8 inch is finally under Donkey, and with some Italian 15 inch OZ superturismo wheels added it’s back on the road. Adaptation for wheels gave some headache, but now I’ve got a wide choice in four bolt wheels with an ET of 27 to 28mm originally intended for primarily Peugeot vehicles. That 27 to 28mm ET is around the 1 inch mark, which is the standard ET for a 72 Pinto according to the Ford car shop manual.
 It meant custom milling on the inside of standard 25mm spacers  intended for Ford to fit on the 8 inch axles,  and adding a centering ring on the outside to compensate for  the slightly bigger center hole in the wheels intended for Peugeot.
Most important reason for taking this route is the low ET, most modern wheels have much higher ET’s  and are not usable in this configuration.
Front wheel spacers  still have to be adapted (more milling) so at the moment the front is still running on stock steel.
So far I’m happy with this conversion, less play in driveline, less noise, feels more stable and better  diff ratio, 3.55 to 3.40.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2017, 02:57:53 PM »
Here are some pics of 15 inch OZ wheels all around on Donkey. I decided against using spacers on the front, just custom made a few hub centric rings with a 3D printer. Tires are 195/50 at the moment, but they are quite old, might go for a little taller in the future. If I go to 195/60, the circumference would be about the same as the 185/70/14 wheels on the Scorpio that donated its drivetrain, we'll see.

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Re: 72 DutchWagon rolling resto
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2017, 01:50:28 PM »
I’m disassembling my spare 1990 Pinto 2.0 EFI head, factory hardened valve seats, what a luxury…
This one should got to an engine shop for cleaning and tune up, will be fitted with Kent cams FR34 injection cam, and will then replace Donkey’s 1985 EFI head.