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Well, I'm back!
« on: July 01, 2014, 09:41:35 PM »
I just bought a 74 wagon. Going to be towed here tomorrow. Had to pay full asking price, $500. But the guy is going to deliver it for free. I would have had to pay for towing otherwise.

It is the one I had posted about on Craigslist.
Seems really solid. Has all glass, interior, etc. needs a grille for sure.
No body damage except for the rear gate, looks like it got dented while being moved around before.
Seems to be a really good candidate to redo.

Best news is that although the ad said automatic, it is a manual! What I really wanted. ;D
The trans is out of the car. Supposedly had a bad clutch.

Now I have to start learning about 74's, and wagons in particular.

Will get pictures tomorrow. All I have right now is the one from the ad.


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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 10:07:19 PM »
Congrats Russ, should be a fun project..
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 12:47:04 AM »
Congratulation s Russ!!!  I had a feeling it would all work out somehow! 
 
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 01:34:44 AM »
Thanks, but we will have to see if this causes a family problem. I really shouldn't have bought it, but it was just flat out killing me not to.

And I have already spent money on it. I had given my old manuals away along with a whole lot of household stuff to a church rummage sale before we moved in April. I looked on Amazon tonight and found several sellers who have the Chilton's manual used for (get this) $0.04. Yep, 4 cents! So I ordered one, cost $4.03 with shipping. Not in brand new shape, but it wouldn't be after my first use anyway.

But I doubt if I will be able to spend another cent on it for awhile. I shouldn't need to, it will take time to essentially inventory everything and see what seems to be ok or needs replaced. Being out here, everything rubber or vinyl will need replaced at least. That's a given. Good news is that unlike Ohio, things like steel brake lines and gas lines don't rust out.

Sleeping is going to be hard tonight. For the first time in years I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. ;D

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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 02:54:59 AM »
Sleeping is going to be hard tonight. For the first time in years I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. ;D


I've run into that problem a time or two myself!  lol 

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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 07:34:16 AM »
LOL, I love your wagon!

Congratulation s! I am partial to them myself! And feeling like a kid on Christmas, it's an awesome feeling isn't it! I get it each time I get a part also!
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 02:00:47 PM »
Thanks.
It is definitely a project, but that is what I wanted. Well, a nice running car would have been nice, too, but way out of my budget. Since I will end up making it my own anyway, in the long run it will work out the same.
 
I had almost forgotten, I actually have a few things for this already. When I sold my Lemans I kept a couple of things that will be good for this. A universal aluminum radiator, Lincoln Mk VII electric fan, trunk mount battery kit with a steel battery box(but I don't have a trunk),and a whole bunch of electrical stuff from MAD Electrical http://www.madelectrical.com/. Not sure if I have anything else left or not.
The radiator might be a little overkill for a 4 cyl, but then again being in Phoenix maybe not. :-)

Still waiting for the car to be delivered. But it is only noon here, not Christmas morning yet. :-)

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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 02:05:56 PM »
Well, like you said, it will be yours and how you want it when do get them like this!
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 04:20:49 PM »
Well, we have Pinto!

And the first setback.
The seller thought he had the transmission in his shop, but it turns out he didn't have it. sigh. Might have to go T5 much earlier than I had planned. Of course, not going to worry about it right now. There really isn't much in the way of Pinto parts being sold around here.

I've got to get some pictures and start a thread in the Projects section.
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 03:15:49 PM »
Well, we have Pinto!

And the first setback.
The seller thought he had the transmission in his shop, but it turns out he didn't have it. sigh. Might have to go T5 much earlier than I had planned. Of course, not going to worry about it right now. There really isn't much in the way of Pinto parts being sold around here.

I've got to get some pictures and start a thread in the Projects section.
Russ

I have one from a 73 for a 2.0 if that helps...
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- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied

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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 03:45:33 PM »
Thanks. Even if I could afford to buy one, the shipping would probably be a killer.
But I am broker than broke right now, at least as far as the Pinto is concerned.
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 06:08:59 PM »
Thanks. Even if I could afford to buy one, the shipping would probably be a killer.
But I am broker than broke right now, at least as far as the Pinto is concerned.
Russ

Russ, you'll only pay shipping. Send me a message when you're ready and I'll ship it to you, it's automatic and a spare. Let me know...
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied

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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 01:54:58 AM »
Thanks, I will definitely keep that in mind!
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Re: Well, I'm back!
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2014, 04:15:49 PM »
Thanks.

I am definitely into it.  ;D

I tend to get impatient. One of my issues. It's hard to have it sitting here and not being able to spend money on it. But it is better to have the car and not be able to spend than to not have the car at all.  8)

Another issue is tools. If I had my hoist still I would already have the engine out (it isn't bolted in at all!) and be working on the engine compartment. But I don't, so I have to wait. I need to finish stripping the interior out, but since I don't have any place to put stuff that is kind of on hold as well. I did a quick rust check, but really want to do a thorough one soon. Shouldn't be any, but I tend to find the exceptions.

Speaking of which, I need to go refresh my memory on how the front seats come out. It's only been 3.5 years since I gave away the 79, you would think I would remember this stuff.  :(

Russ
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RIP Casey, Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you.

79 Pinto ESS fully caged fun car. In progress. 8inch 4.10 gears. 351C and a T5 waiting to go in.