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1971 Road Race Pinto....
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:50:16 PM »
Picking this up tomorrow with LOTS of extra goodies...may leave the 1.6L but also got a 2.3L - T5 with it......look out SCCA....
 

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 10:52:05 PM »
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 11:25:33 PM »
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 03:16:00 PM »
Arizona rust free 71, runs out good....need to pretty it up a bit...drive the wheels off of it....Drives great....

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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 05:10:31 PM »
The vintage Autolite decal on the window is worth 50 HP any day. Had those on my red 72 road race Pinto. Haven't seen any new ones in 40 years. If anyone reads this with some, please let me know. Really NICE car.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 05:44:20 PM »
Called Jegs today...going to order this next week....and build me a sports deck,and Install a stereo...I know...race cars don't have radios.....Min e will!! Also will make upgrades in the rear end...and install the disc brakes and a free flow exhaust system.......
 
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 09:38:26 AM »
Keep us up to date on the mods to your Pinto. PLEASE!
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 10:10:28 AM »
Congrats on joining the small group of Road Racing Pinto owners. Both dick1172762 and I can advise you that your Pinto will be favorite of both fans, and other competitors alike. Pinto road racing cars,  ALWAYS draw a crowd. You will discover with very little work you will have a great handling, very reliable race car. My car is a 2
litre that I ran in SCCA, NASA,  now just vintage.

and for  dick 1172762, I am still using the same brake pads you sold me in 2004
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 10:44:20 AM »
WOW!!! They quit making those in 2000 I was told. If you find some, buy them up and let me know, so I can get some. If you run vintage at Hallet in 2014, let me know and we'll try to come see you there. I'm back in Arkansas. Glad to see your still alive and kicking. What ever happen to your cage builder? I really enjoyed his pictures of cages he built. Learned a lot from him along the way. E-mail me when you get time. Mine is in my profile. Pintos forever!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 10:56:17 AM »
The cage builder Izzy is still in business in St. Louis. does most of the midwest road racing cars. I ran Hallett a number of times  in past years, including a few Chumpcar events ( rentaride). I have been looking for the same type of brake pads you sold me, never could find them. Now I know why. Did you return to same city in As.
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 11:03:31 AM »
Picking this up tomorrow with LOTS of extra goodies...may leave the 1.6L but also got a 2.3L - T5 with it......look out SCCA....
That is nice,  I'll be watching your posts for updates. We can always  use more "Birdcage" ( Walsh style)  Pintos that turn a corner well!  8)
 

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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 11:27:25 AM »
The cage builder Izzy is still in business in St. Louis. does most of the midwest road racing cars. I ran Hallett a number of times  in past years, including a few Chumpcar events ( rentaride). I have been looking for the same type of brake pads you sold me, never could find them. Now I know why. Did you return to same city in As.
  I moved about 6 miles south to Tontitown. Location is in my profile. BTW. I used the pads from NAPA on my IT car in the 80's with no problem at all.
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 11:52:34 AM »
Arkansas is of course AR not AS, I should check my fingers as they type
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2013, 04:09:58 AM »
you guys PLEASE keep coming with the "corner chronicals".
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2013, 03:13:49 PM »
you guys PLEASE keep coming with the "corner chronicals".
you too Pintosopher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 04:43:19 PM »
When are you going to post a large clear picture, so we can copy to our pictures we save???? I've got the one of you loading the RACE car on the trailer, but even its not clear. PLEASE!!!! Or we will tell everyone you really race a Vega.
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013, 04:51:00 PM »
I would leave the roll bar out as you don't need it for autocross, it weights a lot, and the money could go for the stuff you really need(tires/shocks,etc). Keep us up to date.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 04:57:43 PM »
When are you going to post a large clear picture, so we can copy to our pictures we save? ??? I've got the one of you loading the RACE car on the trailer, but even its not clear. PLEASE!!!! Or we will tell everyone you really race a Vega.
Ok . So I'm not a techie, So check your email, This site limits pics to 100kb and I'm just learning to adjust resolution. I used to drive a '80 Monza Spyder with 3.8L V6 Buick and 4speed. That's as close to a Vega as I ever drove! :P   BTW Video and Pics to your Email  at Bell
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Re: 1971 Road Race Pinto....
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013, 05:29:41 PM »
Thanks, but I retired from Bell Helicopter this month. Re send it to rdelliott2@cox.net as I'm now in the land of razorbacks (Fayetteville, Ar.). Don't ask about razorback football though.
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2013, 08:20:05 PM »
I would leave the roll bar out as you don't need it for autocross, it weights a lot, and the money could go for the stuff you really need(tires/shocks,etc). Keep us up to date.

Tires 15" in the rear, NEW and the front 14" also new....What Shocks would you use, I am blocking the rear down a bit and  cutting a 1/4 coil.....also thought of installing the 8" (I have 2) with a 411:1 rear gear.....I don't plan on killing HS class...just my Pit Crew....Misfit Hasbeens.....w e are just going to have fun........NB Racing.....NO Budget......

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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2013, 08:51:50 PM »
Best I have found for the price is Pro Shocks from Speedway Motors. Mini stock boys really like them. Any thing else will cost more if its good on a racer. Wouldn't worry about the 8" rear end for now. Get the car down and go have fun. Be on the look out for a V-8 Mustang II in junk yards with a one inch front sway bar. Some had it / some did not. If your car has NO sway bar, all Pintos can be made to work, so GET ONE as a smaller one is better than none at all. Stock ones are close to 3/4". Get all the pieces including the links and the link mounts. Get polly bushings and replace all the rubber. Go for it!!!!~~~~Dick
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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2013, 08:34:34 AM »
Just fine. I never broke one in 40 years and only went to a 8" because I needed a locker. If your want more bite, weld up the rear end but its really bad to drive on the street. What shocks are you using? I used Striders till they quit selling them. They were great for a street / racer Pinto. One inch front bar will help a lot.~~~Dick
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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2013, 09:10:44 AM »
I did that weld up thing many moons ago, man talk about tear up tires on the street, lol. Could use one of these, I got one in my pickup(came with it)seems to work pretty decent.
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2013, 10:02:04 AM »
They have one for the 8" rear end. I couldn't find a price for them. I've always used Detroit Lockers in the past. This looks like a copy of the Detroit locker, which are un breakable.
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2013, 06:16:11 PM »
A rear bar will make the rear hang out in the turns, but I like one to drive like that. Better than a push. I've always used a rear bar on my Pinto race cars. What you need to do is put a plate on both sides of the floor boards where the bar hooks to the floor. My 72 was ok, but the 80 cracked on both sides. Other than that, I would use it since you already have it. Put the battery in the back too. Ever little thing helps. Lite flywheel will make a big difference. Send me something on the KYB's.(rdelliott2@cox.net).~~~Dick
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2013, 09:02:19 PM »
They have one for the 8" rear end. I couldn't find a price for them. I've always used Detroit Lockers in the past. This looks like a copy of the Detroit locker, which are un breakable.
They're around $400 or so, they're the same principal just different and you don't need to take it all apart to put it in and they are adjustable with springs.
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2013, 11:09:56 PM »
You have to take it apart. It fits in side the carrier. No way to put it in through the axel holes. I send you a picture.
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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2013, 06:46:42 AM »
You have to take it apart. It fits in side the carrier. No way to put it in through the axel holes. I send you a picture.
I got the pic thanks, well I've never put one in the one I have was in my truck when I bought it, but according to them it's a simple deal and don't have to take it all apart???, but like I said I never put one in myself..

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« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2014, 04:26:33 PM »
Went drag racing last weekend after I got home from the ALL FORD swap in Columbus...at Thornhill America's OLDEST operating Drag Strip.......th en Tommy Boy, my stepson gave me some new wheels and tires....16" off a foxbody stang he bought.....









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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2014, 05:37:34 PM »
Race footage racing Tommy boy in my old 66 Fastback.....