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77 Wagon Restore
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:31:37 PM »
Hey! I recently acquired a 77, Pinto Wagon. I got it to pass smog on full stock, and its at 48k miles original. I need a new carb, and was looking to possibly turbo ready it, or at the very least get an extra few horse power. I would love some input on what carb to put in there specifically since this is my everyday ride for a little while and I need reliability. P.S. I have never worked on an engine, this is my first so be gentle.

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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 03:28:53 PM »
sounds like a very cool car and great idea. this site has lots of good info and even better people. I would recommend searching through the forum and reading up on it. I have found a lot of great info in there. good luck.

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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 01:47:36 PM »
Hey! I recently acquired a 77, Pinto Wagon. I got it to pass smog on full stock, and its at 48k miles original. I need a new carb, and was looking to possibly turbo ready it, or at the very least get an extra few horse power. I would love some input on what carb to put in there specifically since this is my everyday ride for a little while and I need reliability. P.S. I have never worked on an engine, this is my first so be gentle.

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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 04:17:21 PM »
Stock carb is plenty good for the street. You don't even have to remove it to clean it up. Just take the top of the carb off. 99% of all the trash will be there to clean up. Really a simple carb.
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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 07:37:02 PM »
Stock carb is plenty good for the street. You don't even have to remove it to clean it up. Just take the top of the carb off. 99% of all the trash will be there to clean up. Really a simple carb.

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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 08:09:46 AM »
YouTube has become my friend for bodywork honestly!
Have you seen this guy's stuff?, he has a bunch of how to videos on YouTube, I think I got about 15 so far..
http://www.learnautobodyandpaint.com
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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 09:19:05 AM »
Have you seen this guy's stuff?, he has a bunch of how to videos on YouTube, I think I got about 15 so far..
http://www.learnautobodyandpaint.com

There are so many out there Art. I look specifically for what I need. At this point, I really don't need the YouTube videos anymore and I just need to do the work I guess. It takes me a LOT of time to do something a shop can do quickly. But the labor rates are WAY too high. So little by little :)
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Re: 77 Wagon Restore
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 10:11:33 AM »
There are so many out there Art. I look specifically for what I need. At this point, I really don't need the YouTube videos anymore and I just need to do the work I guess. It takes me a LOT of time to do something a shop can do quickly. But the labor rates are WAY too high. So little by little :)
I hear ya...
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