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Im new and I need parts !!!!
« on: February 27, 2014, 04:13:38 PM »
Greetings Members,

Today I pulled my Pinto into the driveway and could not be happier !!!
Purchased a 74 Squire Wagon. Auto w/ 2.3L  Its in great shape for its age and mileage.

I do have several item im in need of and need some direction as to where to find
parts.  I need things like carpet, visor mounts, interior door handles, window cranks, pop out window hardware, seatbelts..... ...

Any info you can share would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Im new and I need parts !!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 04:40:13 PM »
Congratulation s and welcome from Idaho!
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
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Re: Im new and I need parts !!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 11:58:46 PM »
Hi FracMonkey,


You should look up AutoKrafters.c om they have some Pinto specific parts like window cranks, interior door handles and much more.


Best regards,


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Re: Im new and I need parts !!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 02:56:09 AM »
Window cranks and door handles I'm thinkin' still can be bought in the Dorman line at O'Reilly Auto Parts.

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 07:25:09 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 07:29:46 AM »
THE DORMAN ONES ARE CHEAP CHINA ONES THAT END UP BREAKING!! FIND THE OEM ONES WAY BETTER QUAILTY IN METAL AND FINISH!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 08:38:16 AM »
Thanks everyone for the leads and links....
Im putting together a laundry list of parts i will want to get.  Ill post it.

Thanks again

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Re: Im new and I need parts !!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 10:02:11 AM »
I've had good luck with Green Sales for OEM Ford parts. Craigslist is another source and of course this sites classifieds section.

http://www.greensalescompany.com/

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 10:33:46 AM »
THAT COMPANY IS GREAT BUT YOU NEED THE PART NUMBERS TO LOOK UP PARTS

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 01:49:14 PM »
THAT COMPANY IS GREAT BUT YOU NEED THE PART NUMBERS TO LOOK UP PARTS

That's been my downfall there as well.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 10:17:23 AM »
I'm into my cars but don't know every part number, plus some numbers changed over years so they could have the part I want and need but I don't know the right number!!! And old catalogs are hard to find and usually costly!!! But I'm sure if I really needed that one part could find the right part numbers!!!    Good luck with your pinto!! Most of the parts u listed are easy to find!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 12:41:58 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 05:22:17 PM »
Does anyone make a conversion kit from points to electronic ignition for a 74, 2.3L

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 05:31:11 PM »
Pertronix has one specific for the 74 2.3l points distributor conversion to electronic distributor http://autokrafters.com/p-2278-ignitor-ii-electronic-ignition-system-74-pinto.aspx


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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2014, 06:21:04 PM »
I just bought a reman Dura-Spark distributor and picked up a junk box and used an HEI module works great and it's dirt cheap.

http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/ignition-articles/492810-tricky-trick-hei-module-inside-duraspark-case.html
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2014, 10:21:31 PM »
Outstanding info.......  Thanks

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2014, 11:06:02 PM »
Any later electronic duraspark will bolt right in with a small bit of wiring. Use the '76 box and later with blue wire holding grommet and 6 wires the earlier ones have a 7th blue wire that increases wiring.

I've got 2 HEI modules on my '82 Honda CB900F........ .the factory spark boxes were $200 each there.

And yes, Dorman parts zoop (ALL of them) but the guy asked. I try to stay away from them but a time or two they've carried something I could mod to replace a MUCH more expensive part. like the steering rag joint on a Mustang II with the u-joint shaft, they wanted $175 back around '89 for one, I used the Dorman rag joint patched in to the rest of u-joint and car ran the rest of its' life out fine with that part at $10 cost to me. I used the door handles and window cranks as well, you have to lube linkage every once in a while, it was rare when I broke one, I think I did one. I think they're crappier now than they used to be. Like late Focus thermostat housings which get changed maybe 4 times in the life of a long lasting car, Dorman goes through all the advertising that they have specially modified the parts to last far longer than Ford parts. Chuckle, compare the two and you quickly realize the Dorman part is thinner plastic to fail even easier than the Ford one does. And the one notch that fails them all is even bigger........ .......LOL.

We got so much Dorman back at the store it was hard to see how they made any money, for instance they failed virtually 100% of the plastic coolant reservoirs we sold. Almost every one. Of course much of that was the no brains clientele who think you simply change the tank without looking for why it exploded to begin with, or overheat due to something else. I watched some guys explode 3 or 4 of them to pronounce them junk, yet they never looked at car cooling system at all, they simply insisted they knew what they were talking about. Pretty funny, it was a show every day there. I point out the plastic tank is the weakest part there, you'd think I'm driving railroad spikes into their heads.

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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2014, 09:47:05 PM »
As for getting rid of points, i'd just switch to an EFI engine. I put in a 2.3L distributorles s ignition EFI from a 91 mustang. No distributor!! Which means no timing and no points to mess with. It was easy to do and didnt cost all that much...
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014, 09:42:05 AM »
FYI.....
According to Pertronix PN# 1243 Pinto 2.3L no longer avail.

Trying Hot Spark 3FOR4V3.  Ill let yall know how it works after install.

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 10:55:08 AM »
So far my Duraspark distributor and HEI module is working great.
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2014, 01:56:00 PM »
74 PintoWagon.... .  know any place i can get some pop out window mounting hardware?  I need the outside hardware X2.

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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2014, 10:08:24 PM »
74 PintoWagon.... .  know any place i can get some pop out window mounting hardware?  I need the outside hardware X2.

Tks,

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Good question, from what I gather it's find a donor vehicle but I'm sure someone on here have had the need for those parts and found them???, I don't even want to pop mine open,lol..
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