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Identify year of Pinto manufacture without a VIN
« on: May 02, 2017, 11:14:12 AM »
I inherited a kit car built on a Pinto chassis. There is no vin# or manufacturing plate . I know it is a 2.0 4cyl and believe it to be a ' 72 or '73 Pinto.  Is there any way to determine the exact year?  It has disc brakes on the front and does not have a booster brake system.
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Re: Identify year of Pinto manufacture without a VIN
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 11:57:06 AM »
On the 2000 the partial vin is stamped on the rear of the block that should tell you the year the motor, not sure on the body
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Re: Identify year of Pinto manufacture without a VIN
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 01:17:06 PM »
If the vale cover still has the sticker that shows engine timing info and idle rpm information it will show what year the engine was used in , if it was not repainted , next would be a tag on the carberator , post a photo of the engine so we can make sure we can ID it ,
76 Pinto sedan V6 , 79 pinto cruiser wagon V6 soon to be diesel or 4.0