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1974 Pinto Drivers door glass and parts

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Need seals Pinto Wagon
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72 pinto drag car

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Beautiful 1980 Pinto

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73 Pinto delivery wagon drag car

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1975 rear end, 8 inch, drum brakes, and axles, 3.4 gear.

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General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: Window weatherstripping question
« Last post by Wittsend on Yesterday at 04:05:02 PM »
What Steele is likely looking for is something that might be "close enough." While not applicable here I found that the door moldings on the 1st generation Mazda MPV mini van were similar in shape to  many 1960's cars including my '64 Studebaker Daytona. In this case the main asset being they slid into the channel that era car used to retain the rubber. Just to say a 1990's Japanese Mini van had something to offer a 1960 car that went out of business. So, you never know what might work.

  I've heard that the Ranger door rubber works on the rear hatch on the Pinto though I haven't tried that. I thought I found something that would work on the rear hatch that was a trunk seal for a Cadillac Catera..., but in the end it didn't work. 10 years go I found a decent set of side window seals (better than what I had) on a Pinto in the wrecking yard. Likely it was a garaged car. Not meaning to sound scolding but when you see stuff like this you need to grab it because you may never find better.

When I go to car swapmeets I, yes, look for the big items on my list but am also keeping my eye out for deals on small stuff too. One year a guy stopped me to compliment that I was wise (apparently like him) to buy all the incidental stuff that was steeply discounted like trans pan gaskets for $0.25 each, oil $1 a quart and things like that.

Your Project / Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Last post by Wittsend on Yesterday at 03:43:42 PM »
While there aren't many 13" tires available there are "some." Right now the Tire Rack has Kumho Solus TA-11's for sale in 185-70-13" for $71 each. I just think people need to be somewhat flexible on getting a tire "near" original. More so getting a better tire even if it means a slight variation. They also had Laufenn's for $61 but at $10 more the Kumho's are likely a better buy. Federal use to be a manufacture that had a decent selection of 13" tires.

People just need to shop around on line rather than dropping in at their local small town tire store, asking for 13" tires, and getting a big NO (because the demand is low to non-existent)! There isn't a large selection but there are "some" out there on the internet.
Your Project / Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Last post by PintoTim2 on Yesterday at 12:25:23 PM »
There still is one size tire available for a 13" rim.   There are more sizes in 14" (BF Goodrich Radial TAs are what I like).  You can find rims (Summit Racing had some in 4 bolt pattern).   Even the 15" rim tire choices are very limited (those were the hot size in the 80s).   I think the 14" are the largest rim that look "best" to me on a Pinto (or Mustang II) : that is totally my opinion....   I'm converting my Pintos to 5 bolt rims, there are more 14" or even 15" rims that size available.    Even fox body rims fit on a Pinto - with probably a bolt on spacer on the fronts.   I have found used 14" rims to be very affordable at swap meets.  On my '72,  I have 14" 6" wide turbine style rims on it and they look great (P215 size - but it has custom flares, so I'm not sure if they would fit under stock fenders in the front)
Your Project / Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Last post by PintoRoyL on Yesterday at 08:07:46 AM »
Yesterday, I pulled the old brake shoes, and also replaced wheel cylinders on both sides. Finished in time for lunch. Took a two hour break,  then went after the front brakes. Removed and replaced the calipers with brand new ones, installed new flex hoses. Doing the brakes at all 4 wheels, I found that I must have done a brake job shortly before the engine quit 25 yrs ago. The rear had new hardware, springs, and retainers. Rear drums in very good condition. Front pads almost brand new, rotors good. All that is left to do with the brakes, is to buy another bottle of fluid, install the new flex hose on the rear, then bleed the system.
I should probably start looking for tires. I was reading some other threads, it seems that 13" passenger tires are no longer made? That is crazy, aren't there cars new with 13" these days? I guess I'll find out pretty soon. If I can't get 13", are there 14" rims with the 4 bolt pattern?
Pintos or Bobcats FOR SALE / 1979 Pinto 3-door Runabout
« Last post by 79PintoRunabout on July 25, 2021, 01:22:00 PM »
1979 Pinto 3-door Runabout

1979 Pinto 3-door Runabout, red with white accent tape stripe.  Original 4-cylinder engine, auto transmission, fold down rear seat.  Includes optional instrumentatio n panel, warning light and gauges; dealer added A/C.  Also includes Alpine MP3/AM-FM-CD Model CDE 9873 (radio not installed). 
Original owner, current actual mileage 106,530. Within past 1,200 miles, have replaced fuel tank, fuel sending unit and lines, cap, rotor, plugs, upper and lower ball joints, front shocks, tires, battery, master cylinder.  Dash, carpets and interior original fabric seating redone in 2005; however, driver seat is worn.  Unable to complete restoration due to personal reasons. 
Purchased new in California, March 1979.  Except for ten months, car has been based in Las Vegas since 1995.  Asking $5995.

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Your Project / Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Last post by PintoRoyL on July 24, 2021, 07:26:24 PM »
After my morning coffee, I sprayed the engine bay with degreaser and let soak for a couple hours while I ran a couple of quick errands. When I returned, I pressure washed again. I was able to get everything a bit cleaner than I left it after pressure washing last week. Later in the day, I swapped out the old master cylinder for a new one. I am glad that I sprayed the mounting bolts with PB Blaster last weekend, those bolts had me wondering if I would end up with rounded heads. Fortunatly, all turned out well, even with my big hands and small access clearance. After finishing the master, I  removed the rear wheels and brake drums, sprayed PB on the bolts and brake lines to get them ready for the wheel cylinder replacement, and new shoes tomorrow. I feel that the drums are in good enough condition to continue using them, nice and smooth inside, no scars.
I've got pics, but until I am able to add them to my posts, I will have to save them.
I need motivation to get back working on the engine again, not very much left to do. I need to remove it from the stand, replace the large rear soft plug,, bolt on the flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate, torque down the intake and exhaust manifolds, and then it should be ready to set in. I need to either create a wiring harness for the electronic ignition distributor, or put the old points dizzy back in again. I notice that both distributors are slightly different near the drive gear. Can anyone tell me if the old points dizzy will work on a turbo engine block, and not mess up the oil pressure?
General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: Car cover for squire wagon
« Last post by one2.34me on July 23, 2021, 11:02:47 PM »
The Bronze Shield cover at the bottom is for indoor use.
General Help- Ask the Experts... / Car cover for squire wagon
« Last post by lesterwa58 on July 23, 2021, 02:10:50 PM »
I am looking for a fairly inexpensive car cover for my 1980 Squire wagon for indoor storage only.  I cannot find an exact fit, so I am looking for a cover that will work.
General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: Window weatherstripping question
« Last post by popbumper on July 23, 2021, 10:46:31 AM »
Hey Dan, unfortunately those seals for the wagon pop out windows have not been reproduced by anyone. Sad, because they should be replaced along with all the other Seals, but there are none available. Same problem for my '76 wagon, unfortunately.  Good luck!
General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: 77/78 "Youth Wagon" spoiler question
« Last post by popbumper on July 21, 2021, 07:11:45 PM »
Thank you Dwayne, very happy to be here. More news to come, but big plans for this fall/winter. Appreciate you welcoming me back!! Glad to see you still here  :)
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