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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2012, 01:39:05 PM »
Some may want more, and some of us are happy with stock.  Maybe I'm a stick in the mud for wanting stock, but that's what I remember as a kid and that's what I like.  I agree- they (stock or otherwise) shouldn't sit and rot. Mine don't (well, two of them don't. The '74 is at least in the garage). I'm a firm believer in utilizing what you have.  What fun is a car that just sits pretty and doesn't get driven or puts smiles on peoples' faces (even after my Close Encounter With The A*hole Kind yesterday two of the police officers were going on about my car! I know a lot of folks here like fast, powerful Pintos and nothing else will do, but to me, the smiles and happy exclamations from people who remember the Pintos in their lives way back when are well worth the slow accelerations and having to put up with those #**%^ 2-piece seatbelts.  ;D

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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2012, 08:15:58 PM »
Some may want more, and some of us are happy with stock.  Maybe I'm a stick in the mud for wanting stock, but that's what I remember as a kid and that's what I like.  I agree- they (stock or otherwise) shouldn't sit and rot. Mine don't (well, two of them don't. The '74 is at least in the garage). I'm a firm believer in utilizing what you have.  What fun is a car that just sits pretty and doesn't get driven or puts smiles on peoples' faces (even after my Close Encounter With The A*hole Kind yesterday two of the police officers were going on about my car! I know a lot of folks here like fast, powerful Pintos and nothing else will do, but to me, the smiles and happy exclamations from people who remember the Pintos in their lives way back when are well worth the slow accelerations and having to put up with those #**%^ 2-piece seatbelts.  ;D



Well said.  I've seen some beautifully modified cars... and while I can appreciate them, they simply aren't my cup of tea.  But then, I used to build all my model kits bone stock when I was a kid too!  I guess I'm just an old fuddy-duddy.  lol
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2012, 08:48:14 PM »
Welcome Fuddy-Duddy. Meet me, Stick-In-The-Mud!  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2012, 08:50:00 PM »
Welcome Fuddy-Duddy. Meet me, Stick-In-The-Mud!  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2012, 08:54:25 PM »
We are! lol :)
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2012, 10:25:05 PM »
Welcome Fuddy-Duddy. Meet me, Stick-In-The-Mud!  ;D
I like Stick-In-The-Mud Becky. She & her Pinto have the same personality... Firey lol  ;)
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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2012, 07:59:22 AM »
 After reading all of the replies on the Sprint I think cutting it would not be a good thing. I just received the Marti report I ordered to get more info on my car from the Ford database and is pretty neat. It was built 5 days behind schedule. Cool info! I guess the Sprint will go up for sale as soon as I get some pics and set a price. I just hope i can find another that is in as good shape as this one to build. http://www.fordpinto.com/Smileys/default/smiley.gif
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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2012, 04:00:25 PM »
Other than being a Pinto for the olympics. What else is special about it.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2012, 05:58:17 PM »
Well, what's special about a Cruising Wagon, aside from the porthole panels? A Stallion model aside from the horse-head decals? The ESS aside from the markings and black-out pieces?

Steveseaton, if I had the money and space I would buy that Sprint off of you. I'm not crazy about white cars, but I do like everything about the Sprint. Neat white-and-blue-with-red-piping interior, Grabber Blue accents, Runabout... oh, and there's the fact that it's a '72 model... same year I was born...  please please PLEASE don't cut this up!!! I do hope you find one with lots of go-fast potential. :)
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« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2012, 06:12:25 PM »
Sorry I haven't posted any pics yet. I moved it to the shop today and put it on jack stands. The Marti report also shows that my Sprint has 2.0, c4, a/c, 3.55 gears, and KB int. The coolest part was it was 1 of 22 that was ordered with the luggage rack (removed). I'm still thinking about putting in my 351w and  t5. I thought about putting it up for sale or trade, but I have no idea what to ask for it. Maybe if I get some pics on here someone could give me there thoughts on value.
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Re: 1972 sprint
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2012, 09:29:10 PM »
I'd love to see it!  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2012, 06:27:11 AM »
After a lot of thought, I am going to sell my 72 Sprint. I was going to V8 and tub but it is to rare and have no interest in doing a stock restoration at this time. It is in good shape for its age having been stored for the past 14 years. I removed the engine/trans and carpet/heater to prep for cleaning/paint. Floor has been cleaned and coated with POR15. I move it out of the shop and started on my 79 to tub but will need a few parts for it before it is done.
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« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2012, 07:53:33 AM »
Well the Sprint is up for sale on eBay today. I am building another car pro street and don't have the time to do two cars so I have decided to allow someone else the opportunity to own the Sprint. I hope it gets a good home.
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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2012, 08:20:55 PM »
I saw it there and figured it was yours. If finances were better I would snap it up! I would love to have a Sprint.  Oh, to have a Pinto with white interior and be a '72... I hope someone worthy of it will get it and restore it to its former glory.  :)
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« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2012, 07:51:40 AM »
Well I guess i"ll have to list the Sprint again in a few days due to ebay cancelled the sale because of a suspicious buyer. I guess that may have been a good thing for me. I was surprised to see it get over 3700 hits and so may watching it.
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