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Really fast in your Pinto?
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:54:06 PM »
If you've wanted to go really fast in your Pinto, take a look at  http://www.landracing.com   Fastest Pinto on this site was 141 mph.
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Re: Really fast in your Pinto?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 11:40:52 AM »
My Pinto has gone 145 mph + in the 1/4 mile


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Re: Really fast in your Pinto?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 01:40:32 PM »
And the irony, I remember years ago there were wind tunnel test that stated the Pinto was more aerodynamic backwards than forward.  Anyone remember the Bill Cosby commercials where there were a series of huge fans blowing sideways as Pinto's drove by to illustrate that the "wrap-around sides" made it a stable car in high winds.  That aspect was a real knock on small cars at the time.  So, should you spin sideways in your Pinto don't expect wind resistance to slow you down much!

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Re: Really fast in your Pinto?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 02:55:54 PM »
And the irony, I remember years ago there were wind tunnel test that stated the Pinto was more aerodynamic backwards than forward.  Anyone remember the Bill Cosby commercials where there were a series of huge fans blowing sideways as Pinto's drove by to illustrate that the "wrap-around sides" made it a stable car in high winds.  That aspect was a real knock on small cars at the time.  So, should you spin sideways in your Pinto don't expect wind resistance to slow you down much!

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Re: Really fast in your Pinto?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 08:16:56 AM »
My Pinto has gone 145 mph + in the 1/4 mile


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