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« on: August 28, 2017, 06:24:33 PM »
Hmm...
 The Pinto was launched September 11th 1970... A P car in the 9th month of the year ???
 Pintos are a vehicle that was to address the import onslaught, and was revised a few times in its production..
 Pintos were and are a performance pony to all forms of motorsports, the 2.0L did its duty in many racing venues...
 What could have been possible if the Pinto had Dominated in T/A U-2 racing? IMSA RS?  A V8 version instead of the MII for AAGT racing?
 Ahh, there's more to be had, the history has yet to be written, Soooo, Let's get to it!  8)

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 06:34:16 AM »
Looks like a truck front end  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 08:11:32 AM »
Looks like a truck front end  ;D
I think Paul was going for the NASCAR Road race look from the 90's. It's going to be a wonder when this one hit's the streets.... :)
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 01:42:12 AM »
Looks to me like aerodynamics are not a concern to the builder of that Pinto. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 08:40:39 AM »
As the song goes (I did it my way). This is one of the finest if not the finest Pinto race / street car ever built. He has been building this car for over 20 years!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 08:09:54 PM »
Does not the view of many in the herd inspire you to Stampede? Think about it...
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
I'm ready to stampede after looking at those pictures. I can only go as far as the garage, but that's a start.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 10:58:27 AM »
I'm ready to stampede after looking at those pictures. I can only go as far as the garage, but that's a start.
Does this mean you are the Blacksmith and deal in metal shoes?  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 12:52:21 PM »
The blacksmith will use carbon fiber shoes now that we are in the 21 century!
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 03:15:08 PM »
A 3d printer to create a Pinto carbon fiber body would be nice ;D
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 10:26:57 AM »
I keep reading about a factory race Corvette that's made out carbon fiber. Guess GM can afford it. For the list 15 years or so, those Corvette's have been cleaning up in pro road racing. Even after JR had his wiped out with a very big fire.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 12:40:38 PM »
Personable people provide power for Pintos..... ;)
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 03:20:35 PM »
I see they have added 2 more cam towers which is what every 2.0L needs if it is to be raced. I have checked old used 2.0L camshafts and all of them were bent in the middle as much as .010 of an inch. The middle cam tower with a cam of over .600 lift is prone to break away from the head. But then again not many people are going to use such a cam.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 07:54:20 AM »
I see they have added 2 more cam towers which is what every 2.0L needs if it is to be raced. I have checked old used 2.0L camshafts and all of them were bent in the middle as much as .010 of an inch. The middle cam tower with a cam of over .600 lift is prone to break away from the head. But then again not many people are going to use such a cam.
This head is not classified for anything in SCCA except modified classes in Solo & GCR(Super Production? )road racing rules. But as a Twin cam head for the Pinto EAO block, the possibilities are endless if you add all the short block goodies (Race built to over 300 N/A HP@ 9000 rpm) Irish Hill climb champ (now deceased RIP) Simon McKinley and his Mk2 escort videos are epic for this Motor sounds!

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 02:34:16 PM »
Do you have a picture of Simon's car? There are Escort picture on that Trans Am web site down under. There is so much on there that after a week, I'm still finding more.
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 07:01:28 AM »
This is a good one. Plenty of You Tube video out there too! ;)
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 10:19:39 AM »
Just watched him race on u-tube. What a master of the tail out driving. Engine sounded like it was at 10,000 rpm. What a driver. Did he die in a race car? Looked like he was a very nice family man. RIP.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 03:58:09 PM »
Just watched him race on u-tube. What a master of the tail out driving. Engine sounded like it was at 10,000 rpm. What a driver. Did he die in a race car? Looked like he was a very nice family man. RIP.
He passed in an Accident driving an Open wheel Hillclimb car at an Irish Hillclimb. There's an Obit online for some Irish Newspapers  RIP indeed 8)
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 10:23:25 AM »
As fast as he was in the Escort I can't picture how fast he would have been in an open wheel car as shown on U-tube. A truly great driver and a very big lost to mankind. RIP, you were the best.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 05:43:27 PM »
Take a look at    for more on Simon. He was the best ever shown on here.
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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2017, 08:25:14 AM »
Hmm, another T-day lurks , the Time to indulge in Pintosophy is ripe, We know what you want..
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2017, 08:57:27 AM »
We want more turkey, dressing, cranberry, sweet potato pie, more Pintos, etc, etc.
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2017, 03:36:38 PM »
Hmm, the world of the Season is vibrating like a U-joint... Can the masses notice the folly of the day in tyme? There should be a Damper on the ecstasy of the glee perpetuating the blitz? :o
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2017, 10:03:03 AM »
So many great pictures! Please keep up the good work! There are many I have never seen before.
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2017, 10:07:13 AM »
Hmm, another T-day lurks , the Time to indulge in Pintosophy is ripe, We know what you want..
     Look at the people in the grandstands for a race with Pintos. Woeee. We want more!
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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2017, 08:53:38 PM »
Hmm, another Hump on the dawn horizon....
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 11:33:56 AM »
Why does the under side of the Cheyne Pinto hood look like it chrome plated?
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 12:54:15 PM »
Why does the under side of the Cheyne Pinto hood look like it chrome plated?

 Polished aluminum, I suppose
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2017, 01:02:30 PM »
Only thing I have noticed is the hood has been gutted of all reinforcement around the edges. I'm sure that's why it requires 3 hood pins in the front. But the chrome finish? Who knows.
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« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2017, 11:56:48 AM »






Love the 88 car! It looks like an old NASCAR Grand National. A lowered Pinto with a set of fatties sure makes a good looking race car!

Pintosopher, is that Kyle Busch in your Pinto? I don't see his can of NOS!

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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