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« Reply #330 on: November 07, 2016, 07:35:51 AM »
It's a shame it wasn't Linda Lovelace... then you'd have a really good story to go with your Pinto!!!


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I had to look her up. If that was the case I'd exploit it and probably be able to get a decent buck out of the car. Well maybe not but I'd try . I did find out she was born in 1984 which would make her about 16 in 2001. Trying to locate the previous owner and dob is only thing I could locate. Oh well woulda been cool to talk to a previous owner that took the car to a car show before pintos were considered cool.


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« Reply #331 on: November 07, 2016, 04:38:39 PM »
I had to look her up.
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« Reply #332 on: November 07, 2016, 04:39:41 PM »
Hahaha I do that all the time at work. Last week I mentioned Cher and someone didn't know the song "if I could turn back time"


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Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Reply #333 on: November 07, 2016, 04:55:39 PM »
Google that name. You will probably get tons of possibilities, but you may find her.
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« Reply #334 on: November 07, 2016, 04:56:17 PM »
I did. No luck other than her DOB and address


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« Reply #335 on: November 10, 2016, 02:12:55 PM »
Parked again. Left rear locked up again. Yesterday I almost hit someone when I had to stop quick off the freeway due to the left rear locking up. I am going to cut the brake cable so it doesn't seize again and will replace it when I have the cash. When I got to work I could smell burning brakes at the left rear. I am going to put on new shoes all around and will more than likely need a new drum. It will probably be burned up after the excessive heat. Feeling pretty fed up currently. I am missing a car show Saturday because of the latest brake problems. Can't spend the money on parts since I have to fix my impala so it stops leaking oil.


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« Reply #336 on: November 10, 2016, 06:35:09 PM »
Bum deal on missing the car show, but at least you'll know you're safe once it's all done!


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« Reply #337 on: November 10, 2016, 06:37:09 PM »
Unfortunately I don't know that. Brakes are this cars sore spot. I'm having issues with all my cars and am at a breaking point where I've had enough


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« Reply #338 on: November 10, 2016, 06:38:06 PM »
Unfortunately I don't know that. Brakes are this cars sore spot. I'm having issues with all my cars and am at a breaking point where I've had enough


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« Reply #339 on: November 10, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »
No not giving up. Just parking the thing for a while.


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« Reply #340 on: November 11, 2016, 06:33:14 AM »
Sometimes it's good to walk away and do something different, you have a better frame of mind when you come back to it later..
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« Reply #341 on: November 11, 2016, 08:47:23 AM »
Yup it is. Especially since the brake issue isn't on the right rear that hasn't been touched but the left rear that was already fixed with a new wheel cylinder and newer shoes. Gotta buy a new pair for the right rear so the left rear shoes will be replaced as well. More than likely new drums as well since I'm guessing the old ones will be cooked thanks to the left rear issue.


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« Reply #342 on: November 11, 2016, 10:15:34 AM »
Had a truck one time. Replaced whole brake system, including E brake cable.
Back brakes did much the same as yours.... turned out the E brake cable was the problem.

Measured up the same as the old OEM one. No idea why it caused a problem. Just put the old one on & was good to go.

May or may not be your problem ?

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« Reply #343 on: November 11, 2016, 10:19:37 AM »
Probably. Which is why I'm cutting the cable. Don't have the money for a new one and tired of issues with the cable.


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« Reply #344 on: November 14, 2016, 02:50:04 PM »
I've given up the battle for now. I am going to call my insurance company and have the coverage suspended. I will then put it back in storage. I have to pay bills & put money in to my Impala to drive it so the Pinto will have to wait until Spring. Parts needed for brakes:

drums, RR wheel cylinder, shoes, parking brake cables. I just don't feel like dealing with trying to fix something that doesn't want to live at the moment
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« Reply #345 on: November 15, 2016, 09:08:15 AM »
Well, keep in touch and we'll all look forward to a renewal of the project in Spring 2017!!!


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« Reply #346 on: December 28, 2016, 07:30:50 AM »
Well today is the last day the Pinto registration is current so I will be putting her in the garage tonight. Not going to register the car until spring and will be suspending the coverage for now and putting comprehensive on it. Until the brake issue is fixed the car cannot be safely driven. Spring time will bring a brake repair, exhaust rework, and transmission service. The pan leaks badly.


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« Reply #347 on: December 28, 2016, 08:26:59 AM »
Make sure to replace the dip stick tube O ring. Seen them leak lots.....

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« Reply #348 on: January 07, 2017, 09:11:08 AM »
I recently parked the car back in the garage. Here she sits for the winter. Insurance suspended with comprehensive put on just in case something happens while stored. I didn't disconnect the battery since it's on its way out anyways. She is hibernating until spring time. When it warms up I may go ahead & have the battery load tested to make sure my thinking is correct. At least she looks much better than when I first parked her in the garage. The winter will give me a chance to save up to replace the brake shoes, drums, RR wheel cylinder, and parking brake cables.

When spring comes I want to be able to get all that done and take her to many car shows, including one possibly in Carlisle. I am going to talk to my Dad about that one. I will also replace the front shock absorbers, springs, driver door seal, and hatch seal. I want it to be right for the big unveiling which will be Carlisle. What year is unknown but she will get there some year. At least the fuel system is good and safe after replacing rusted lines and dry rotted hoses before I even tried to start her up.
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« Reply #349 on: January 07, 2017, 11:24:54 AM »
looking good Matt

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« Reply #350 on: January 07, 2017, 04:11:24 PM »
It DOES look good!

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« Reply #351 on: January 07, 2017, 06:59:34 PM »
Thanks guys. I'm going to mix some color to match the paint as closely as possible so the original blue is covered up. But that'll be in the spring lol. Mechanical issues first though so she can drive safely.


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« Reply #352 on: January 08, 2017, 06:39:26 AM »
Yes indeed, looks real good..
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« Reply #353 on: April 11, 2017, 07:31:42 AM »
I did a little work on the car. The battery was going on 6 years old and died. So I found one that would work and installed it. Not the right one but at $20 you can't go wrong. The car fired right up with a few pumps of the pedal. Future plans include transmission pan gasket and filter, wheel cylinder for the right rear, shoes all around, parking brake cables, possibly new drums, and new weatherstrippi ng. Found the hatch leaks water badly, and the driver door seal is shot. I also need to install the correct choke coil. The one on the carb is from a 1977 with blade terminal.

With all luck I will be getting her to many car shows this year.
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With all luck I will be getting her to many car shows this year.

I sure hope so, Matt!  Maybe we'll cross paths somewhere along the way!

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« Reply #355 on: April 16, 2017, 11:08:10 PM »
Just went on to Rockauto.com and ordered a new wheel cylinder and set of brake shoes. Shoes are a closeout set of riveted Wagners for $6 plus shipping  and the wheel cylinder was the remaining amount. Total cost of $22 shipped versus about $32 in store. I can then take the drums and have them checked. They are probably out of specs but if they can be turned it will be $9 per drum at O'reily Auto. Next will be replacing the leaking transmission pan gasket.
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« Reply #356 on: April 20, 2017, 04:44:02 PM »
Brake shoes and the wheel cylinder came in today. This weekend I will install them on the car. If all goes well I will take her on a test drive. Remaining parts needed to be a good driver... Transmission pan gasket, wiper motor, door and hatch seal. Not too much.
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« Reply #357 on: April 22, 2017, 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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« Reply #358 on: April 22, 2017, 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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Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Reply #359 on: April 22, 2017, 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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Matt Manter
1977 Pinto sedan- Named Harold II after the first Pinto(Harold) owned by my mom. R.I.P mom- 1980 parts provider & money machine for anything that won't fit the 80
1980 Pinto Runabout- work in progress