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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!

Replaced the clutch and flywheel in September. Only the second clutch since I've had it.
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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