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1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:07:33 AM »
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in 2012 I started to fix the engine/wiring from the engine fire I had in June 2012 & had pulled everything. Now I'm putting the car back together but I don't have any good pics & can't tell. There are two lines from the heater core. Both go to the water pump, and one has a small line that crosses over the valve cover. Where does that go to & does anyone have pics? The set up on my 77 is completely different so I can't reference it.
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Re: 1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 08:23:04 AM »
Don't know about the 80 but on my 74 the one that crossed over the valve cover went to the choke housing.
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Re: 1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 10:08:37 AM »
Yeah it's similar on the 77 but it changed. The pics from 2012 are inconclusive as to where they go.
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Re: 1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 11:01:22 AM »
they had two ways , first one ran like to photo, over the valve cover to the choke housing and then to the intake , later one went to elelctric choke , the hose ran from the water pump and back to a extra
tube on the thermostate housing ,
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Re: 1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 01:02:58 PM »
Below are a couple 1980 Pinto photos from ebay, I believe.  That little hose crossing over the valve cover appears to go to the intake manifold, outside lower rear area of the manifold water plate.
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Re: 1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 10:34:55 PM »
I have an 79, care the lines the same? i can take some pictures if you still need em

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Re: 1980 Pinto cooling system lines
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 07:30:15 AM »
I have an 79, care the lines the same? i can take some pictures if you still need em
If there is a small line that goes across the back of the valve cover it is the same & that would be greatly appreciated. It's much smaller than the 5/8 heater hose that goes to the water pump & thermostat housing.

I found some old pics of the car but still inconclusive & looks like I might be missing a metal line but not sure.
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