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« on: October 27, 2017, 12:19:06 PM »
Was just cruising thru the Burton Power web site, It's my candy store for the Pinto and it couldn't fail to cheer my hopes & dreams ;D
 Perhaps we should have a USA liaison with them to beef up their market share. Why should the Escort and Cortina folks have all the Fun? Maybe our webmaster could plug in a UK to Dollar converter so we could jump when the exchange rate works in our favor :D
 Those Simpson headers make me need a bib to get thru a browsing session :P Even the Zetec and Duratec complete engines section has my Hillclimb hormones raging with even the mildest at 180 HP with IR EFI!
 It's time to build Retro Pro Street Import fighters with engine swaps of the 4 cylinder breed. Oh we'll always have NOS preservationis ts, but that's a separate market. Perhaps a repop Biz will arise from the doldrums and we'll be driving quick Cars and laughing all the way to the Barn. Paul Ramsey has begun this trend, and it will be an epic to behold in print when done. Why should Ken Block have all the fun?

 Pintosopher it's a Friday, and another west coast Haze envelopes the Brain, Purged by the thoughts of Speed on parade
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Paul Ramsey's Pinto is as close to perfect as one can get. But it was not easy as he has been working on the car for over 20 years. Let us all hope it will be finished soon.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »
Sunday morning stable run... Checking on the Horses Oats aplenty.. ;D
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 10:01:27 AM »
Joe! Thank you for posting a picture of my old red Pinto again. Makes me want to go out to the shop and get to work on my 80 Pinto. Well its only 30 this morning so I'll have to think about this again in March. Thanks again.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 04:03:51 PM »
Joe! Thank you for posting a picture of my old red Pinto again. Makes me want to go out to the shop and get to work on my 80 Pinto. Well its only 30 this morning so I'll have to think about this again in March. Thanks again.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 04:10:12 PM »
More chilly afternoon bliss in the stable;
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 04:57:27 PM »
More chilly afternoon bliss in the stable;

Sweet! That second Pinto down is my kind of race car! Something must be wrong with me.
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 09:44:15 AM »
Jack! That white Pinto has been a race car since you were born. Or close to it. Its a 2.0L of course with bike carbs. Its mostly used for autocross's in the NW. The first time I saw a picture of it there was a view of the exhaust under the car. 3 inch's all the way from the engine to the rear bumper. Was the best looking tailpipe I ever saw but sadly too big. I think he has made a smaller pipe now for more torque for autocrossing.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 11:39:31 AM »

Dick, I'm glad to hear it's still running! To me the cars people build and modify themselves in their garage or shop, have so much more personality than high dollar builds, for people who never even work on the car.


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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 11:55:39 AM »
Jack! You can pm him at ep73pinto but I've had a hard time getting answers from him.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 12:22:19 PM »
Thanks Dick, I appreciate it.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 12:31:27 PM »

"Weigh in, that's why you're here 8)"


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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 12:33:49 PM »
BTW his name is Keith Olsen and he lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 02:10:17 PM »

Wow, Keith's only 4-5 miles from Graveyard Carz. 
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 03:14:30 PM »
Wow, Keith's only 4-5 miles from Graveyard Carz. 
   Say what????
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 07:20:41 PM »

Graveyard Carz is a television show on at 7pm eastern on the Velocity channel. They specialize in restoring really tore up old Mopar muscle cars from the 60's and 70's. They're located in Springfield, Oregon about five miles from where Keith lives in Eugene. Pretty good show, all Mopar, and a lot of details.


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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 07:02:39 AM »
Dick, I'm glad to hear it's still running! To me the cars people build and modify themselves in their garage or shop, have so much more personality than high dollar builds, for people who never even work on the car.


Pintosopher, please keep the pictures coming!
Jack , I tend to agree, my least satisfying conversations come from talking to a " previous owner built this one" driver. But not everyone is a true gearhead in this world of IT laden economics.  I'll keep digging for new images, my gallery needs work to draw more from.

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2017, 04:21:39 PM »
Took me 3 years to build my Boss 302 Mustang and only 1 year of racing it to go broke. It used up a set of slicks every race and a half. Even the year old ones cost me $300 a set each time. The high dollar boys had a new set every race. I did out last them by driving with my head and not my foot. I ended up second in points for the year. I raced the car 11 times in that one year plus I made the field for a Trans Am race but could not start because of a broke rear end. Say la vee for sure.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2017, 03:00:19 PM »
Joe! Did I tell you that on the Larson Rock club web site that it said that this years hill climb most likely would be the last one. Insurance is most likely the problem. You better get your Pinto up and running before there's no where to race it.
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2017, 06:53:06 AM »
Joe! Did I tell you that on the Larson Rock club web site that it said that this years hill climb most likely would be the last one. Insurance is most likely the problem. You better get your Pinto up and running before there's no where to race it.
As always, I couldn't agree more. The reality is until the laws of economics improve in my favor, the Pinto remains in a Coma under its custom car cover in a storage unit. I air up the tires and dust it off and wonder when this California Ageism dynamic will cease. For to use it , I would need evenings and Weekends off and Bucks, Lots of Bucks! So for now , the other two cars get my budget, and my sore muscles and joints.  The politics of the lefties erasing our fun goes on and on.... :-\

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 09:31:14 AM »
I only need to walk about 50 feet to be in the pasture here. The problems in California will NEVER go away in our life time. My parents were smart enough to get us out of California while I was still in high school. That was about 1950 and the state was wonderful back then. But the writing was on the wall even then. I hope you and your family leave while you can. We need all the Pinto owners to be happy in their golden years.
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 04:39:13 PM »
I only need to walk about 50 feet to be in the pasture here. The problems in California will NEVER go away in our life time. My parents were smart enough to get us out of California while I was still in high school. That was about 1950 and the state was wonderful back then. But the writing was on the wall even then. I hope you and your family leave while you can. We need all the Pinto owners to be happy in their golden years.
That would almost require 6 lucky #s and a truck from Reliable carriers and another from U-Haul (at least 28 ft, ) and a serious place to call Home :)
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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2017, 10:01:05 AM »
Your welcome here any time here in the Ozark mountains. No smog, little crime, cheap gas, country living, cheap cost of living, a really nice place to retire. My son just moved back from Phoenix with all of his race car machine shop, race car, household items, in two big U-Haul trucks and his race car trailer. Did it on one week in. Its easyer than you think. I have done it every 15 years or so, but now I'm here till the end.
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2017, 03:56:46 PM »
I have three problems that keep me from moving:


1. I have issues where my hands/feet get and stay cold from Oct. thru May - even in So. Cal. .


2. There are four mosquitoes in California - they all know where I live. Most of the rest of the USA I'd be a pin cushion.


3. My wife's family has been here for five generations going back to 1850. It is hard to move that which is firmly planted in the earth.


As wackadoodle as California can be other areas of the country have their own issues.  I'm still allowed to go to church, was able to home school my kids and being 50 miles outside of down town LA smog is not really an issue. I'm 1/2 hour from Malibu and the mountains (red X marks the spot).   I'm trying to make the best of it in spite of the "difficulties."

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
Well the temp here has been in the 60's all month long with the nights in the 40's. I have never seen or heard a mosquitoes here in the 17 years we have been here. I can understand your not wanting to move from your ideal location. I've been up and down your costal highway several times in my life time. I have lived in 35 states since I was born due to being a Navy brat and my moves due to work or lack of. It looks like you have made the best of it. Enjoy and have a great turkey day.
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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 11:10:15 AM »
I have three problems that keep me from moving:


1. I have issues where my hands/feet get and stay cold from Oct. thru May - even in So. Cal. .


2. There are four mosquitoes in California - they all know where I live. Most of the rest of the USA I'd be a pin cushion.


3. My wife's family has been here for five generations going back to 1850. It is hard to move that which is firmly planted in the earth.


As wackadoodle as California can be other areas of the country have their own issues.  I'm still allowed to go to church, was able to home school my kids and being 50 miles outside of down town LA smog is not really an issue. I'm 1/2 hour from Malibu and the mountains (red X marks the spot).   I'm trying to make the best of it in spite of the "difficulties."
If you have to be in SoCal, your location is enviable. I have 2 state Prisons and lots of law enforcement first responders. Plus a Big Dam and lake.  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2017, 11:13:52 AM »
Only a Proper mounted Escort should grace these walls of Glory ;D
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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2017, 11:29:09 AM »
If you have to be in SoCal, your location is enviable. I have 2 state Prisons and lots of law enforcement first responders. Plus a Big Dam and lake.  ;)

Yes, my brother lives in Orangevale. So I'm familiar with the area.  Better than Rancho Cordova where there were thefts, vandalism, and even a 12 year old kid murdered where he use to be. And even RC was the safer suburbs compared to down town Sacramento.

Oddly enough Thousand Oaks is often deemed in the top three for safest cities in the USA with population over 100,000 - and yet I don't always feel safe here. But then I live in the worse part of town where a sub 1,000 Sq. Ft. home sells for "only" $550,000 - and comes with a cracked/displaced slab because there is no re-bar (expansive soil). The price of Paradise.

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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2017, 11:43:26 AM »
Wow! $550,000 here in nw Arkansas will buy a very nice house in a very nice location or one in the country if that's what you want.
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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2017, 11:46:57 AM »
Yes, my brother lives in Orangevale. So I'm familiar with the area.  Better than Rancho Cordova where there were thefts, vandalism, and even a 12 year old kid murdered where he use to be. And even RC was the safer suburbs compared to down town Sacramento.

Oddly enough Thousand Oaks is often deemed in the top three for safest cities in the USA with population over 100,000 - and yet I don't always feel safe here. But then I live in the worse part of town where a sub 1,000 Sq. Ft. home sells for "only" $550,000 - and comes with a cracked/displaced slab because there is no re-bar (expansive soil). The price of Paradise.
Things will shift dramatically as the last of the Aerojet/Rocketyne jobs leave RC. Folsom has annexed the acreage south of Hwy 50 to Eldorado County line, 2000 new residences and 8K new residents, My 50yr old  1100 sq ft rental home is selling for 410k if remodeled in Central Folsom (Homeless zone district). and the end to the escalation isn't leveling off. Intel keeps the high end of income profiles alive.. And the Bay area influx is still driving the Bubble... Little India is alive and well here...
 Pintosopher, a horse with a name  and no pasture to relax in..
Yes, it is possible to study and become a master of Pintosophy.. Not a religion , nothing less than a life quest for non conformity and rational thought. What Horse did you ride in on?

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