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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2013, 12:40:06 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.

I left there a long time ago. They used to do an inspection on the car also, and every single place you brought a car to would come up with something different to charge you for. This was in the Allentown/Quakertown area. Maybe it's changed now...
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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2013, 02:09:08 PM »
I have a 77 wagon and in ca it had to be put on a treadmill plus gas cap pressure test. These cars Dermot designed to pass these types of tests. MINE passes but 1 year it flunked the fuel pressure test on the fuel tank.had to have a shop put smoke into the tank under pressure and it had a small hairline crack in one of the 3 lines under drivers side area replaced small section and it passed smog.I now have historical vehicle plates on it no more smog checks yeah ;D  chris
77 wagon auto 2.3  wagons are the best and who knew I like flames on a pinto!!!!

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2013, 02:11:01 PM »
Problem with Classic/Historical plates is the amount you can drive them. I don't like being inhibited with that to be honest. If you could get those without limitations, I would :D
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
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- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2013, 02:15:18 PM »
I have had them on my car over 1 year now no problems with being stopped. I'm always on my way to a club meeting/car show etc. chris
77 wagon auto 2.3  wagons are the best and who knew I like flames on a pinto!!!!

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2013, 02:16:51 PM »
Understood, and hence a limitation of car shows and so on. I'd rather just have regular plates and no limitations on mine :)
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2013, 03:33:16 AM »
the only substitute for cubic inches is BOOST!!!

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2013, 05:53:04 AM »
http://www.semasan.com/page.asp?content=titling&g=semaga

That was pretty cool actually, went to Idaho and it was as I said, here you can't use it for regular use :(

Thanks, that was a pretty cool site!
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Purchasing a Pinto
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2013, 06:42:38 AM »
It's a real good site, keeps you up things you never hear about.
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