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1972 sprint
« on: November 24, 2011, 07:39:14 AM »
Just bought a1972 Sprint and was curious to see if it would be a mistake to put my 351w and tubs in it. Car has been in a garage for 14 years and is solid. ;
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 09:53:11 AM »
No Not a sprint!  How about posting some shots of your car so we can see what you are working with?
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 11:38:39 AM »
You really need to leave that car original !  Fred   :)
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 12:05:13 PM »
I didn't know if the sprint was a hard to find item. I was looking for production info with no luck. car has been painted but you can see the original paint in several areas. I will post pics soon.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 12:40:18 AM »
Just bought a1972 Sprint and was curious to see if it would be a mistake to put my 351w and tubs in it. Car has been in a garage for 14 years and is solid. ;

This would be a major mistake!  If you're not interested in keeping it stock, sell it to someone who is and find another one to modify.  Sprints are just too rare to do what you're suggesting.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 07:00:07 AM »
Thanks for the feedback on cutting the Sprint. Selling or trading it is an option as I would not want to modify a rare car. I have been building street rods for over 30years and appreciate rare cars kept original.  I will try to post pics today and keep looking for sprint info. The last Pinto I had was a Stallion and was a great little car. I should have kept it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 12:43:09 PM »

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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2011, 12:02:12 AM »
I'm with Scott , Fred, and Dwayne- DON'T modify the Sprint! I would love to have one myself.  :)
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 03:58:39 PM »
I have 4 early small bumper Pinto's, I'd gladly trade you 2 for you Sprint....
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 08:40:58 PM »
I have to display my ignorance, what is a sprint
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 09:32:39 PM »
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 11:21:47 PM »
If your just gonna toss in a V8 tub it and use it for a track car that's gutted then no I wouldn't use the sprint.
 
If it was me I'd modify the sprint as long as its a good base No rust and the body style you prefer. Just keep the mods tasteful. If you tub it and put a V8 in it that would be cool specially if you did it back up in the full White and blue sprint paint scheme.
But I myself after I did the mods to it and had it painted back in close to original paint scheme id have to throw in my special little touches Like paint on all the sprint emblems an add in something that says like "Sprint Boss".Plus I'd have all the interior redone in Blue and white with Sprint Boss stitched in the headrests to tie everything together.
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 01:05:42 AM »
Here, here, big timmay!  The L88 scoop that I'm adding, the sidepipes and no rear bumper don't make my CW stock; but they make it mine and that's what counts.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 02:32:53 AM »
I have to display my ignorance, what is a sprint

I'm with you JoeBob. What is so special other than the paint? Special motor, suspension?? Please tell.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 05:13:26 PM »
The Pinto Sprint was a one year only edition that went along with the Maverick & Mustang Sprint models for the Olympics for 1972. The interior was modified compared to a standard Pinto & the paint job was similar to the Mustang & Maverick with the white paint  with blue accents.  I'm not exactly sure if they had any engine mods or not. They are the most sought after Pinto on this site. None should ever be cut up, as they are nearly impossible to find & restore.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2012, 05:14:22 PM »
Here's a link describing the Pinto Sprint in more detail:
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2012, 06:14:14 PM »
Just imagine having the whole set in the garage. That's something that they used a Pinto to help commemorate the Olympics.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2012, 07:17:50 PM »
coutangman has all three cars i sold him my sprint a few years back
 
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2012, 07:34:00 PM »
Man, I wish my company would let me see photobucket pictures. I miss out on all the good pics.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2012, 07:37:49 PM »
you should be at home playing on the web like the rest of us :D
 
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2012, 07:47:08 PM »
see if this works
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2012, 07:57:14 PM »
the pinto and stang are his the mav is from the maverick site his is still being worked on
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2012, 08:38:30 PM »
I'm totally with Matt on this one. It seems there's more souped-up, turbocharged, tubbed-out, hot-rodded Pintos than stock ones. Yes I'm an avid fan of the factory or dealer-made Pinto. When there's a rare edition model on top of that I'll always vote to restore it to its original form. Anybody can paint blue trim on a white '72 Runabout and even put the red-white-blue interior in it like a Sprint... but it won't be a Sprint.

Oh, and no, MY cars aren't "stock junk".

But the poster that called stock Pintos junk is correct in saying that it is your car to do with what you want to. I just think it would be a shame to see a Sprint ruined. In fact, I hate to see ANY early model Pintos modified. Call it sentimental hogwash or nostalgia overdose, but I remember the early ones fondly- especially their distinctive putter sounds.  :)
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2012, 08:52:46 PM »
is it ok to buy one modded then mod it some more?
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2012, 09:08:57 PM »
Might as well. It's no longer stock.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2012, 10:52:09 AM »
Beaner,

In the picture of the three I can see on the rear quarter of the Mustang and Maveric, the shield shaped American flag. Weren't they on the pintos as well?

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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2012, 11:13:45 AM »
its on the pinto look above the hood scoop of the maverick  ;)
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2012, 11:31:22 AM »
So it isn't the same as the other two. Smaller and on the c-pillar. I bet you cant get them anymore and that is why the one Beaner posted doesn't have one?
 
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2012, 11:52:39 AM »
But the poster that called stock Pintos junk  :)

Except for I didn't say pintos are stock junk I said we all would be driving stock junk as in every car on the road. An well I'm avid in car modifications I cant stand to see a fully restored to original car that just sits and does absolutely nothing. I wish I had the cash I would buy all 3 kinds of the sprint cars and turn all 3 into 1500hp nelson racing powered prostreet cars that still look like stock sprints minus the better stances and sweet wheels. Plus even with the 1500hp the only one that could even get better mileage in stock form would be the pinto cause those nelson racing engines pull 22 mpg.
 
I'm not saying this stuff to piss people off Its just my opinion that a car shouldn't just sit around doing nothing just because people want it stock so it gets tossed on a back burner to sit for years. Most of the time when this happens they are outside rotting not in a garage like they should be. More then likely if a person wanting to buy it to do something other then stock things with it don't buy it and utilize it another person will and prolly in the end will scrap it or let it just go to hell.Then no one atleast gets the joy of owning it.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2012, 01:21:53 PM »
stock is ok for a daily driver but hey we are americans we want more ;D
 
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