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Really confused...
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:56:22 PM »
So, let me start this off with I'm a pinto noob. Always loved them, and always wanted a wagon. I got GIVEN a pinto about two months ago. It used to be a wagon, and was converted to a ranchero (which is where my name on here came from). Basic specs are a fresh 2000 ( no wear on the cam) with full length header, Lynx aluminum intake, side draft weber carb, dual points dizzy, c-3 auto (which is getting swapped to a 5 speed). It also has a 77-78 nose clip. I know that the wiring under the hood is in need of desperate repair, and that's on the list. My first concern is that once I start it, the key has to be just slightly up from engaging the starter for it to stay running. If it rocks up to the "normal" run position the engine shuts off. I'm currently using a set of round jaw vise grips to hold the tumbler in place so the car stays running. I'm not new to cars, just new to a few things. This is one of them. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Nik
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Re: Really confused...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 12:44:09 AM »
They are called Pincheros here. ;D

Oh, we really LOVE pictures. :-)

Well it is either the ignition switch, which is actually located lower in the steering column, or the lock (part you put the key into). I think there is an adjustment between the two, but not real sure.  :-\
Someone who knows a lot more about this stuff should be along soon.
If you can I would suggest getting the 1973 Ford service manual on cd. Pintos can be very interesting cars to work on sometimes.  :'(

Got given this car? WOW!
It sounds like a very nice car. Although personally I would change the front end sheetmetal back to the 73, but that is just me.

Welcome aboard. Lots of great people here. Feel free to search and ask lots of questions. The 73 is kind of a unique Pinto in some respects, especially the front suspension, from what I have read here.

Russ
In Glendale, Arizona

RIP Casey, Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you.

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