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Purchasing a Pinto
« on: August 15, 2013, 03:52:39 PM »
HI all, I am a new member. In 1971, I purchased a new Pinto sedan with automatic and traded it for a 1974 Squire wagon with all the goodies .One year later,I had to sell it because I needed money due to a divorce. I have always missed my Pintos. LOVED THEM. Now,I have decided to buy one, hopefully with the help and advice of you club members. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Sincerlely Softtony

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 04:07:32 PM »
Welcome aboard Tony!
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 04:44:58 PM »
Thank you, Raquel

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 04:51:40 PM »
Air Conditioning!!!!

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 06:08:05 PM »
I guess you dont have A/C.

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 11:20:50 PM »
WELCOME  softtony!
 
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 10:14:19 AM »
Thank you,Dwayne

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 10:34:39 AM »
Welcome to the site Tony.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 01:29:24 PM »
Thank you very much, Art

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2013, 06:21:36 PM »
Purchase a rust free Arizona car !

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 05:20:22 PM »
My criteria for purchasing a Pinto was to find one with little or no rust. So I looked at states where it doesn't snow and thus no road salt. I found mine in Tampa, FL and had a buddy who lives there check it out for me. I had a car carrier company transport it north. It had virtually not rust. The desert south west would probably be the best place to look

You can fix everything on a Pinto with time and MONEY, but if its a rust bucket why bother?

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 06:36:14 PM »
Hey the wagons rock, so look for that wagon like you sold! I LOVE MY PINTO WAGON. You'll need to decide if you want pencil bumpers or the big ones also. A/C is always up there for me and the Pinto has it, but the other cars I have don't (well the Maverick and Mustang).

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2013, 08:08:03 AM »
Tony , take your time. There are a lot of nice Pintos out there for sale you can get for a really good price.Ask around locally at car shows and swap meets.You would be suprised to find out whats out there.  Where are your located?
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2013, 08:52:37 AM »
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2013, 08:58:03 AM »
That's a pretty cool one!
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 09:16:37 AM »
Yeah, wish it was a 75 or earlier. :(
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013, 09:51:03 PM »
What's the difference? They all have big bumpers from 73 up?
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2013, 06:40:00 AM »
What's the difference? They all have big bumpers from 73 up?
"Smog crap", bumpers can be changed. ;)
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2013, 07:12:58 AM »
"Smog crap", bumpers can be changed. ;)

OK, from 1971 to 1973 they were pencil bumpers them the big big bumbers from 1974 on. You want a 1975 or older. The grill is the same I think on up to 75.

So I guess you like the 1975, but not the 1976? Is it because of the grill?
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2013, 07:14:20 AM »
"Smog crap", bumpers can be changed. ;)

Oh, they are not exempt there after so many years? Here they don't need emissions after 25 years :)
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2013, 07:23:42 AM »
Oh, they are not exempt there after so many years? Here they don't need emissions after 25 years :)
Yes 75 and earlier is exempt here, I do live in a "non" smog area but if it's newer than 75 change of ownership requires a one time check to get it registered, and they rip ya big time on it..  >:(
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 07:25:51 AM »
Yes 75 and earlier is exempt here, I do live in a "non" smog area but if it's newer than 75 change of ownership requires a one time check to get it registered, and they rip ya big time on it..  >:(

Yeah I can understand that. Seems the government likes to rip people everywhere...
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2013, 07:29:24 AM »
Yeah I can understand that. Seems the government likes to rip people everywhere...
Not really the Gov but the smog places, when we moved here had to get the wife's 86 Toy done and they ripped us for $80, and that was a corner joint a dealer wanted over a $100...
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2013, 08:11:47 AM »
Not really the Gov but the smog places, when we moved here had to get the wife's 86 Toy done and they ripped us for $80, and that was a corner joint a dealer wanted over a $100...

Probably like Pennsylvania was also. Each place you would bring your car had a different problem they found that needing fixing. I remember that Sears back then was fined for this also. It was pretty bad actually, and I remember one of my cars had different prices for different things that needed to be done. Not one place was the same and the car was fine. I think they changed that now...
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2013, 09:23:29 AM »
I remember that stuff, it was like that all over you had to be real careful or you could get ripped real easy, I remember a lot of places got shut down because of that crap.
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2013, 09:32:10 AM »
I remember that stuff, it was like that all over you had to be real careful or you could get ripped real easy, I remember a lot of places got shut down because of that crap.

Yeah, they fixed it in Pennsylvania I think. But yeah, a lot of places were fined and even shut down there!
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2013, 09:43:29 AM »
Yeah, and a lot of states went to state regulated smog stations.
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2013, 09:45:02 AM »
Yeah, and a lot of states went to state regulated smog stations.

Yeah we have that where I am in Idaho. It's only two counties here, and the reason they implemented it is because the feds were going to take away the highway funding. I'm in one of those counties that have emission testing, 3 of my cars are except though :D
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2013, 09:55:17 AM »
Yeah we have that where I am in Idaho. It's only two counties here, and the reason they implemented it is because the feds were going to take away the highway funding. I'm in one of those counties that have emission testing, 3 of my cars are except though :D
I think it went like that with most states.
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2013, 12:23:23 PM »
In Pennsylvania, a lot of counties do not require emmision testing, mine does. The look the system over and make sure it has not been tampered with and pressure test the gas cap. There is a seperate sticker for the safety inspection which all the counties have except for antique registered vehicles which my Pinto is. The legislature just passed a huge hike on all fees which takes affect next year, I think.