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357,000 miles!
« on: February 20, 2016, 05:35:13 PM »
Just turned over 357,000 miles!!!! Original block and running gear. Who says you can't keep an old Ford on the road?  ;D
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 09:04:06 PM »
That is SWEET, no reason they can't last if properly maintained.. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 11:12:05 PM »
Mike, you keep amazing me!
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 12:58:46 PM »
Wow!  Hadn't heard anything from you in ages!  Glad to know you and your Pinto are both still kickin'!!!


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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 02:03:44 PM »
That's impressive for any car! And a credit to the owner.

Anyone got more miles than that?

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 09:10:51 PM »
That's impressive for any car! And a credit to the owner.

Anyone got more miles than that?


Yep, 86 Toy pickup bought brand new 448,000...
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 10:39:01 AM »
Engine rebuilt, head ever been off on the pinto or toyota?  If not, that's amazing.  How much oil do they use/burn/leak?  Just curious.

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 09:18:24 PM »
Toy motor never been apart and still clean inside, was starting to use oil about a 1/2qrt in 2000 mi. Not really amazing it's all about maintenance, cheapest and main thing is keeping clean oil in it at all times, any engine will last that way regardless of what brand...
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 03:58:42 PM »
Wow - gives me hope for my 73.
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 05:52:39 PM »
I go through a qt every thousand miles.  1995 escort 316k, never opened up but think I'm down to 50hp. Started with 88hp.
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2016, 04:07:24 PM »
Yes, I've had the head off and replaced it once. It will use about a quart of oil in a couple hundred miles, if I let it.

For the record, I built another engine in 2003. But it's still in storage, never installed it yet!

As of this morning; 357,705 miles !!!!!!
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 07:09:43 AM »
As of this morning; 357,705 miles !!!!!!
Congrats.. 8)
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2016, 07:48:35 AM »
575670.3 KM !   ;D

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 10:39:21 PM »
That's only 357,704mi 1325.187yd  :D ;D
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 03:07:04 PM »
Now going on 366,000 miles and still running strong!

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 03:23:19 PM »
366,000 - 238,900 = 127,100 why you are more than halfway on your return trip from the moon! Only 111,800 to go.

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 07:32:56 PM »
Now going on 366,000 miles and still running strong!



Always glad to hear an update from you!  The little Pinto that could!!!

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2019, 10:12:39 PM »
And now, the little Pinto that could.. is just over 373,700 miles!!!


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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 11:50:00 PM »
I really don't know what to say other than "WOW!!!"  You must definitely be doing something right.  Keep it up!

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2019, 10:32:51 AM »
All those miles and not a lick of fire flames showing on the rear hatch!  ;D

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2020, 09:59:56 PM »
The old Wagon now has 375,000 miles!!!


I just changed the timing belt and the original timing belt pulley the other day! I thought it was about time to get that out of the equation before it leaves me walking....


Still runs very well though! I'm super curious as to how far it will go!!!  :)
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2020, 06:54:26 AM »
The old Wagon now has 375,000 miles!!!

Still runs very well though! I'm super curious as to how far it will go!!!


Me too... but at the rate you're going, none of us may live long enough to find out! :o


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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
Now you can say its just now broken in and shoot for the million mile target  8)
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2020, 03:03:01 PM »
So, are there scratch marks to the left of the odometer to indicate the 100,000 mile passings?  ;D

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2020, 08:01:26 PM »
No scratch  marks to keep track of the 100,000s. But, we've had the car since 1988, when it was about 92,000. That, and I keep track of everything I do to it, along with the mileage for maintenance purposes.


With up to 6 vehicles, I've had to track it all in the computer... lol
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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2020, 10:08:45 AM »
with good careand maintenance it should make over 400K ,,  had pintos and rangers that had high mileage , one ranger I had was shy of 400K when I sold it when I moved out of the state , my curent ranger I brought new has 270K , all my vehicles I perform daily mantenance and the payback is they can last almost forever , so whatever yourdoing keep doing it ,
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2020, 10:36:41 PM »
Now at 375,000 and running strong on the original engine!    ;D

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2020, 08:36:00 AM »
Now at 375,000 and running strong on the original engine!    ;D


A testament to Ford engineering and great maintenance/upkeep! 

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Re: 357,000 miles!
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2020, 07:47:14 PM »
Just turned over 357,000 miles!!!! Original block and running gear. Who says you can't keep an old Ford on the road?  ;D

I don't recall you saying which engine it was. The German 2.0 or the American 2.3?
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