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2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« on: May 09, 2012, 09:34:31 PM »
Mine are to get rid of the persistant wheel bearing groan on the 78 Sedan, and to replace the master brake cylinder and resurface the rotors in hopes of fixing the odd brake problems I have been having.

For the 73' wagon, to stop the annoying transmission leak and smoke blowing issues for good.
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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 10:03:49 PM »
I told myself I would do at least one thing every day to get ready for the stampede starting last saturday. I'm off to a bad start. I got to work on it saturday some,then rain on sunday, I worked 14.5 hours monday. To tired on tuesday. I got pinto inspected Wednesday, then came home and was checking a few things over and of coarse I would find something,radiator leaking, I got that ordered will be here tomorrow. Still have to replace timing belt, change oil, finish installing new stereo,Fix my cracked kick panels and finish installing my new guages. :-\

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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 10:09:24 PM »
my goals for my 74 station wagon are. just got my hard to find d5 bellhousing for my t5 speed conversion ill be doing in 2 weeks. have it installed onto 5 speed. looks great. need to buy master clutch kit.resurface my flywheel. get new 93 trans mount,one front 93 ujoint and one 74 rear ujoint. swap my 78 front and rear bumper on, get new leaf spring perches for the 7.7 rearend conversion.als o have to decide if i wanna use a 74 clutch cable and pedal essembly or the 75 and up stuff. i have both.then find some 94 and up ford mustang front seats to swap in.i have the parts needed to swap the seats in. on my wish list are a new rug, rims ,tire and find someone who can rebuild my gas tank sending units for both my 2.3 and 2.8 v6 cars.more to follow hahahaha
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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 10:49:46 AM »
To get the Bumblebee finished and into the 10s,
get the drawthru turbo setup into the wagon and
decide whether to go 5 speed or C4/brake.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 11:13:25 AM »
Mine is to see how many more I can cut up !   Fred   ;D
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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 03:25:25 PM »
I'd love to get my turbo engine swap dialed in. I got the '73 wagon in Fall 2007. In Summer 2008 I did the swap. But, it has been nearly four years and it is still not correct. It always starts and runs, but at 2,200 - 3,500 RPM it runs awful.  I've posted here, Turbo Pinto, NATO, The Ranger Station etc. and nothing I have gotten has made a difference.  I've gotten extensive feedback and tried EVERYTHING at least twice. So, yea, 2012... maybe.

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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 04:40:57 PM »
Working on getting the Yeller Feller up and running. Pulling the stock 2.0 and 4 speed when I'm home on break. Waiting on the new setup to arrive.

End of Summer, should be the day for the big debut.
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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 06:14:05 PM »
Well I got the new springs in and the BOV recirc'd, new rim is on the brown truck headed this way.  Still have to get the wrinkles out of the quarter panel and repaint the door from mr. cab drivers custom body modifications last fall but finding a usable chunk of quarter has been a bit of an issue.

Once it is back rolling in a week or two turning up the boost to 14 lbs and swapping over to MAF

Weld in the cage, fog in the nos and water, head towards 20 psi on 100 low lead.

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Have you ever changed the ect sensor in the lower intake manifold?it is not the same as the guage sensor so even though everything seems peachy you will never know if it starts sending bogus values to the ecu. It is the pita one to get too between cyl 2 and 3, this thing can cause the worlds weirdest gremlins on these turbo motors.  buy a real Ford one. get the good one with the metal tip not the plastic one.  struggle, swear and swap it out. EVERY TIME I have had an issue with one of these motors running like junk when everything seems to check out it was this piece o crap 60 dollar sensor. Even a relatively new one will randomly drop a deuce in the sheets and unfix itself.  Couple other things what is the power range like with the spout out?  how about in?  does it go like a tractor down low and seem to run out of steam on top or does it have nothing down low and only seem to come on late? could be the cam out a tooth. if you have the plastic cover on it pull the inspection plug and with spout out you can check the timing as the indicator has marks for static tdc and also for spout out running. mark the pointer on the sprocket and use your timing light.  Assuming all the mechanical is right my money is still on the ECT sensor though. 

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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 08:41:31 PM »
THIS YEAR......I just wanna get the spare 2.3 installed in the '80 along with the T5.
 
Once that's done I have everything Moog makes (inner & outer tie rods, rack boots, mount bushings, upper & lower ball joints, all control arm & radius rod bushings, rear leaf spring bushings plus sway bar links & bushings) plus 2" drop spindles, NOS lower control arms, 2" lowering blocks, Timken wheel bearings & seals, new 9" 5 lug rotors, new calipers & pads, new front & rear Bendix rubber brake lines & new rubber leaf spring isolators & a low mileage (46K) 8" axle  with 3.42 gears & redrilled (5 bolt) axles, new drums, pads & wheel cylinders as well as new U-joints & a new master cylinder. Whew!!!!
 
I spent 2 years digging for deals & got a lot of this stuff free or cheap but it's all new & name brand because I only want to do this once & since this will be my sons 1st car in just under 5 years I want the best stuff out there for it. The only parts I'm re-using are the 80K mile (garage kept) front & rear springs, the power rack, brake booster, upper control arms & the driveshaft.
 
I bought a Summit powder coating gun & want to powdercoat everything I can fit in an oven. POR-15 everything in sight & call it DONE for this year.
 
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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 09:58:36 PM »
I just want everyone to arrive safe, enjoy the trip and get home safe without issue. I want good weather and no traffic. Hopefully not too mch to ask.  Oh, and i want good memories of Martinsville, Woods Bros., Richmond, Fredericksburg, the museums and Summit Point. I want allot of money raised for the Wounded Warrior Project and more importantly I want that money to help someone.
Here's to a fun Stampede.  8)  Let's Roll!

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 10:28:01 PM »
After the stampede I want to get my A/C pieced together. When I ordered my radiator yesterday from  Orielly He looked at the computer and it said Obsolete But the warehouse had one for A/C, I pick it up after work today and its in. I would like to get a T5 and put my 3.40 gears in. I need new rear springs. A southern California stampede sounds good for next year.

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 03:30:25 PM »
My goals are to:
 finish the 331 stroker engine
 tub and frame the rear/subfrane connectors
 redo the entire front suspension
 install the windshield
 purchase and install my tremec
 install the roll cage
 purchase and install gauges
 install race seats and harnesses
 purchase and install fuel tank and pump
 install radiator and battery
 finish body work and paint
 burn up a perfectly good set of rear DOT slicks

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Re: 2012 Pinto Goals - What are yours?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012, 06:56:31 PM »
Ruby's ok except for a leak or two... but the real goal is to get War Wagon back up and running. At the moment she needs 4 new tires and her speedometer cable replaced. I've got the cable, but because the Pinto DIY manual suggests a professional install it I'm taking it to the tranny shop or having the next door neighbor do it, if he's willing.  ;D   THEN I want to see if someone will swap her engine out for the rebuilt one sitting in my garage.  :)
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2012, 08:24:41 PM »
For Harold II my goals are as followed: replace the front suspension, install power steering & power brakes, take care of the holes under the car, replace the headliner & anything else I can think of.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 09:37:10 AM »
make it run...
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 11:04:36 PM »
goal is to get the new turbo motor i got from a 85 t-bird built and in the 78 bobcat in the next month or so, what a big job to convert the fuel injection back to carb, and into the pinto, but it will be worth it in the end.!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 09:51:17 AM »
I want to get an 8.8 rear in, bigger disc brakes all around, fuel cell, aluminum radiator, and then the engine + transmission swap I've been wanting to do. All I'm going to say on the swap is that it's a 4 cylinder and I'm going to need to make custom mounts.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2012, 01:44:48 AM »
Finish sanding and painting then get the interior re-done, after that Rebuild the suspention, Change to a Wilwood brake set up and get new wheels/tires. after that she should be ready for the road

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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2012, 11:45:46 AM »
For the 1976 Wagon, redo the interior IE carpet, install the replacement dash pad and redo the headliner. On the outside sand, do some body work and repaint. Then start on the 2.3 swap but this might slide to next year because I might have found another wagon in FLA...And that way I can get all of this done and have something to drive.

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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2012, 05:17:58 PM »
Get heater box replaced,paint quote,replace brake master cylinder,replace or turn rear brake drums and shoes, save enough money to take my dad and the car to knotts in 2013.
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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2012, 09:05:19 PM »
Ruby's ok except for a leak or two... but the real goal is to get War Wagon back up and running. At the moment she needs 4 new tires and her speedometer cable replaced. I've got the cable, but because the Pinto DIY manual suggests a professional install it I'm taking it to the tranny shop or having the next door neighbor do it, if he's willing.  ;D   THEN I want to see if someone will swap her engine out for the rebuilt one sitting in my garage.  :)


If only I lived near you. That car would be all done. Engine swapped, speedo cable changed & whatever else.
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2012, 07:21:44 PM »
Well, come on over, Matty. The War Wagon awaits. lol  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2012, 07:49:21 PM »
Well, come on over, Matty. The War Wagon awaits. lol  ;D

So does Harold II lol  ;)
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