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General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: 72 Oil pan gasket
« Last post by KoReynolds on Yesterday at 05:58:13 PM »
So...more than I can do right now, rack and pinion does need to be dropped and starter needs to come out as it is right up against the oil pan.  Going to save it for a winter project when I can keep it up on jack stands for awhile. Want to take transmission out and run new lines (leaking) and put new seals in it so at that point would be a good time to do the oil pan also.
Your Project / Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Last post by PonyRider62 on Yesterday at 01:00:04 PM »
Thanks For The Input Guys,
Gonna Take My Time To Decide On What Engine I'll Go For.
Gonna Work On The Body For Now!
General Pinto Talk / Re: Netflix electric pinto build
« Last post by pinto_one on March 30, 2020, 04:04:54 PM »
Yep that is the one that is on EV ALBUM , also a few other pintos are listed to ,
Your Project / Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Last post by pinto_one on March 30, 2020, 04:00:17 PM »
The 2.8 engine was not a bad engine , (if you keep the valves adjusted it was quite) have one in mne , redone mine years ago with a 2.9 crank and TBI fuel injection , if I had to do it all over again I would have used the 2.9 or even the 4.0 , but I wanted to keep it stock looking and keep the power stearing and must have aircond , still happy with it even though every 15K I have to adjust the valves ,  I still have a V-6 pinto cruse wagon that I am still trying to figure out what to stuff in it , got a 4.0 which I did a fitment and would work with no body cutting ,only they have not made that engine in almost twenty years , along with the 2.3 . 2.0 , 2.9 and over 25 for the 2.8 , next one I am going to see if it will fit is the 3.7 V-6 out of a 2015 mustang  , it was 300 HP and gave 30MPG in the car , fount they make a belhousing to fit the C4 trans to it , looking to that one , last if I could find a wrecked P100D Tesla and swap the drivetrain I would have a high 9 second 4WD Pinto Wagon with fake tailpipes sticking out the back to confuse everyone , but I only have one thing to say , please do not cut on the car and waste it ,seen many that were and later forgotten , hope this give you some ideas , good luck in your engine choice
General Pinto Talk / Re: Missing In Action
« Last post by pinto_one on March 30, 2020, 03:40:21 PM »
Hey I,m still here and report as safe and Covid free (crazy not so much )  I have not been posting as much as I use to but working to the time I can again , 173 working days until I can say retired , (dont count weekends so it will seem shorter , I also do miss the post from those that are no longer with us , plans and ideas that they wanted to finish their projects on hand , I am shorthanded here at work and most of my pinto time is taken up , I do try to drop in when I can , stay safe everyone , Later Blaine
It's all about the Turbo... / Re: Turbo Coupe - potential donor car?
« Last post by Wittsend on March 30, 2020, 01:27:43 PM »
One thing about these cars is that the seller never mentions they are Non-Op. If you are an out of state buyer/register that is not a problem. But most cars that are three or more years out of registration and not Non-Op'ed typically have $600+ in back fees. It is a real "Guilty and no option to prove innocents" aspect of the California DMV. You MUST Non-Op the car before the registration expires other wise you pay for all and any years up to three years PLUS fines and penalties. They did this because too many people weren't paying their registration seeing if they could slip by and skip as many years as possible.

 My son acquired his grandmother's car as a second vehicle. Away at university he let the registration slip and the $125 reg. fee became $220 when four months later this became known. Sad too because he will not likely drive the car at all this year. He only paid the fees because next year when school is hopefully done he wanted that ability to sell the car and not have the back fee issue hanging over any potential sale. It is an odd situation. The car is 23 years old and has minor dings because his grandmother drove like Mr. Magoo. On the other hand the car only has 40,000 miles and that likely will give it some value.
It's all about the Turbo... / Re: Turbo Coupe - potential donor car?
« Last post by TIGGER on March 29, 2020, 11:31:43 PM »
The interior of the SVO looks to be in decent shape. That looks like a decent deal.
Your Project / Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Last post by PonyRider62 on March 29, 2020, 01:36:58 PM »
Think I'll Get A Cheap Block And Disassemble, Need To Learn About This Engine Anyway.
General Pinto Talk / Re: Missing In Action
« Last post by 1972 Wagon on March 29, 2020, 01:00:11 PM »
I agree about making an occasional post. Even though I have no mechanical ability, I always enjoyed reading Dick's tips. When I first joined the group, I spent a lot of time searching and  reading the archives. The posts by Fred and Diane were always interesting. I really felt sad when I learned that both had passed on.
General Pinto Talk / Re: Missing In Action
« Last post by fordpower on March 29, 2020, 08:02:37 AM »
Russ is on grantorinospor t now and then.
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