Current Classifieds

1972 Pinto SCCA BS race car

Date: 10/23/2018 04:01 pm
1976 Ford Pinto

Date: 07/16/2019 02:51 am
front end parts
Date: 03/30/2018 12:48 pm
Early 2.0 engines
Date: 05/09/2018 12:45 pm
1971 Pinto 5.0L

Date: 12/02/2017 12:23 am
Pinto drive train

Date: 06/29/2018 08:32 am
Need right door for pinto or bobcat 1977 to 1980 station wagon
Date: 08/03/2018 09:19 am
Tubing bender 1/2 to 2 1/2 (3) inch roll cage / mufflers and more

Date: 03/13/2021 12:57 pm
WTB. Seat cover or material LFront
Date: 07/01/2019 03:17 pm
1975 rear end, 8 inch, drum brakes, and axles, 3.4 gear.

Date: 11/08/2019 10:01 am
1973 Ford Pinto, Shift linkage for a/t and cross member
Date: 02/25/2017 08:45 pm
1978 RUNABOUT

Date: 04/01/2017 03:18 pm

Author Topic: data plate  (Read 1063 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline soupbeanbob

  • Pinto Driver
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 2
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Windows User
data plate
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:32:23 PM »
could someone help me decode my data plate. 1978 pinto wagon vin#8t12z21883, color 46...dso...25   body is 73 or 33 not sure hard to read . axle 7/build date 04/78. thank you

Offline oldkayaker

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 750
  • FeedBack: +113/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: data plate
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 05:01:04 AM »
From John Perry's Pinto VIN decoder in the left column: Your 1978 Pinto wagon was the 21883 unit built at the Metuchen, NJ - Pinto, Bobcat plant.  It was originally outfitted with a 2.8 V6 ohv engine from the factory.

From a 1978 Ford manual:
color 46 is Dk. Jade Met.
could not find dso
body style code 73B is a Pinto wagon
axle ratio code 7 is 3.40
Jerry J - Jupiter, Florida

Offline 71HANTO

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 507
  • FeedBack: +108/-0
  • Gender: Male
    • Older site

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User Webmaster Fifth year Anniversary
Re: data plate
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 09:36:16 AM »
The DSO is most likely Richmond VA.


71HANTO


http://tomsmustangbarn.tripod.com/dso.htm
"Life is a series of close ones...'til the last one"...cfpjr

Offline dick1172762

  • Vintage Pinto Racer
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2623
  • FeedBack: +362/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm a llama!

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: data plate
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 03:23:49 PM »
Thanks for the DSO codes. You left coast boys have all the good stuff/cars/drivers/racers. Always good.
Its better to be a has-been, than a never was.