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Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by dga57 on Yesterday at 09:52:07 AM »
Sounds like pretty good progress under the circumstances.  I'll bet your house looks neat all decorated for Halloween.  My daughter-in-law handles all the outdoor decorating at our house.  She hasn't started on Halloween yet, but they're going on a vacation trip next week and she says she'll do it as soon as they return.

Dwayne :)
It's all about the Turbo... / Re: My 1972 turbo swap thread
« Last post by oldkayaker on Yesterday at 06:27:07 AM »
I was able to install a 24 size battery in the right rear of my previous 71 runabout.  It was a lot of work and very inconvenient.  After doing a lot measuring, I cut and welded some of the interior sheet metal creating a recessed box/tray area for the battery behind the right rear wheel well and behind interior stock paneling.  It was very tight fit (no room for a battery box) so rubber padding was used to protect the battery plastic case.  I seem to remember even modifying the side light socket to create more room.  When done, the only visible evidence of the battery was by looking up inside the right wheel well where part of the metal box/tray could be seen.  In order to get to battery for maintenance, the interior panel needed to be removed along with the hatch spring assist arm which takes a while.  J.C. Penny had just come out with a maintenance free battery with a long warranty which was used.

Unfortunately this was a long time ago and I have no photos.  I used the car for towing and had reinforced the rear floor area with bolted in angle iron.  The car was rear ended, crumpling up the exterior sheet metal above the rear wheel wells.  I believe the angle iron reinforcements saved the gas tank and battery.  The insurance company totaled car.
Your Project / Re: Good news for early cars...
« Last post by entropy on Yesterday at 01:01:05 AM »

Is there any part number or other identifier on the early Pinto lower ball joint (or associated box) that might allow someone to purchase just the ball joint and not the whole kit?

I'm not sure if there is or not, but I can't imagine there woudn't be.  I'm sure you you could find the info on the website, or by contacting them.  Unfortunately, I don't remember there being a part number on the ball joint itself
It's all about the Turbo... / Re: My 1972 turbo swap thread
« Last post by 65ShelbyClone on Yesterday at 12:52:26 AM »
Turns out the Optima 151R battery was done for. By this time last year little 151R batteries were averaging $150 and availability was questionable. It had to be moved anyway, so I opted to use a bigger spare battery and move it all to the hatch. Now the hard part and running theme is figuring out where to fit it. The gas tank has to come out in order to put it on the driver's side. It can't go on the other side if I want a spare tire(and do).
The steering wheel I was going to put in it didn't have enough dish, so at least I got this one installed.

General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: lower control arm bushings welded in
« Last post by warhead2 on September 26, 2022, 01:23:43 PM »
Use a drimmel with a cutting wheel and steady hands. You shouldn't hurt much depending were it welded. Your going to replace the outer  sleeve anyways

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Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by rob289c on September 25, 2022, 07:10:28 PM »
The underside is now black.  It took longer than I expected but it is sealed up really well.  I didn't get a chance to use the rattle can black in difficult to brush areas.  What I brushed on was still wet and/or tacky and I had enough paint on my hands and arms so I figured it would be better to wait than to mess up what I had just brushed on. 

More to come next weekend...
Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by rob289c on September 24, 2022, 07:51:13 PM »
Today I helped my wife decorate outside for Halloween.  We have a tree that gets hundreds of orange lights and takes over two hours to do, among other lights and decorations.  We had good weather today nd she had an Saturday off so we did it. 

This afternoon I brushed red oxide primer on the underside, including leaf springs, differential, axle housings.  Tomorrow I'll brush black enamel on and use black spray paint on any of the hard to get to spots. I need to take a good look at the engine and put my game plan together for some disassembly, cleaning/degreasing, sanding wire wheeling, priming, painting.  Will do some re-gasketing.  I have taken deliver of mot of my recently ordered parts.  I have a few more that will come this week.  I am looking forward to assembly in the near future.  That's when it gets exciting!
Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by dga57 on September 23, 2022, 11:16:54 PM »
Sounds like another busy weekend you have lined up there!  Keep us in the loop!

Dwayne :)
Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by rob289c on September 23, 2022, 05:47:46 AM »
Tomorrow (Saturday) I will brush paint the underside.  Red Oxide Primer first, then black enamel.  That will seal up the underside and my next thing will be to start detailing the engine, engine accessories, and any other "under hood" parts.  I ordered a bunch of stuff from CJ Pony Parts and Rock Auto that are starting to trickle in so I have what I need to do a lot of the remaining work.  I bought an engine gasket and seal kit so I can re-gasket any external engine parts.  Might as well do it now with the engine on the stand rather than later when it is in the chassis.  I want to get the engine back in the frame before I put it away for the Winter.  I also ordered a VIN Tag with the VIN stamped on it now that I know what the Mustang VIN is.  I'll have to start working on the titling process.  I need to check with the upholstery shop that has my seat frames and covers to see if he's made progress.

There is a car show that I should patronize on Saturday but in order to stay on schedule, I can't sit at a show all day just to be cordial so I may pop in as a spectator only for a few minutes and make a donation to the show organizers.  I have a wedding to go to this afternoon (Friday) so that is kind of getting in my way too.  Anyway, I continue to make progress but there is still a long way to go. 
General Pinto Talk / Re: house sale near completion, and looking at prospects
« Last post by caravan3921 on September 21, 2022, 09:57:05 AM »
any updates on the house sale and buying a pinto?
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