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Back In Blu(e)
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:40:24 PM »
I might as well spill the Pinto beans, as it were...

I Got Another Pinto!!! In My Favorite Scheme!!! Grabber Blue Squire!!! It's a '74 with the 2.3 and 4-speed manual... it's got a sunroof... did I mention it's GRABBER BLUE?!? lol This is one of my holy grail cars. It was at the local auto wrecker waiting for me, I guess. It sat there for a few weeks til a friend of mine spotted it and emailed me. It was exciting enough that they had a Pinto for sale... but a Grabber Blue Squire!? The interior is filthy and in the rough shape that the earlier Pintos tended to get to at this point in their lives. The car has surface rust but very little cancer (just the passenger door- probably like Ruby's door began before it rusted all the way across. It'll look sweet after a bath. I needed another Pinto like I needed a hole in my head. What I need now is psychiatric help... lol Pictures coming soon, or see some on facebook.
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 11:03:26 PM »
One can never have too many Pinto's  8)
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 12:23:41 AM »
Congratulation s Becky!!!  I've known for a long time that a Grabber Blue Squire was your Holy Grail of Pintos!  Can't wait to see it!!!
 
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 10:20:06 PM »
Congrats again Becky!! Can't wait to see it cleaned up!  Glad you got a squire!! :D
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 11:59:52 PM »
Thanks y'all!  ;D ;D ;D   I'm FINALLY in the Squire owner's club!!!    ;D ;D ;D


I saw a late '50s or early '60s light blue country Squire on the freeway today... and all I could do is squeal like a little girl and scream, " I GOT A SQUIRE!!!" lol  Is that pathetic?  ;)

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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 01:01:59 AM »
So when are we going to see some pictures????

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 07:28:03 PM »
How about now? lol  ;D

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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 07:29:28 PM »
Sorry I don't have multiple angles... the pictures had to be taken on the sly by my friend.  ::)
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 07:34:58 PM »
Lookin good Becky. Put some wax on her and ride!!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 08:49:32 PM »
Congrats Becky finally got one !   Fred   :)
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 08:52:26 PM »
The color it is is close to my Sedandelivery. I like!

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 09:37:35 PM »
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Long May She Run Becky!

 
This is a good version of Long May You Run:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=asAn2jzo1aE
 
 
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 10:47:42 PM »
Thank you John, Fred, Sedandelivery (I'm sorry- I am terrible with names!) and Jennifer! In my eyes that car is already glorious. I can't WAIT to wash and wax her! And drive her, for that matter! lol  I am so excited to finally have a Squire... and she's pretty much the Squire of my dreams (if she were a '72 I'd die of too much bliss). I look forward to trips to the mountains, to my family's places, and maybe even cross this great country! I think I have named her... I'm feeling BluBelle... because it just seems to fit. My memory is terrible with all that has happened lately, but I do remember a neat post about using brown shoe polish to help restore the woodgrain on her sides and I'm eager to try it out. The woodgrain on the lower halves are almost pristine (no fading or cracking) but I felt a waxy, sticky substance on that too. First thing tomorrow I'm headed to DMV to get her registered and get temporary plates and a moving permit so I can bring her home! I'm so excited!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 12:35:13 AM »
Yep... I think a good wash and wax will make a world of difference.  Looks really good as is! 

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 09:36:09 AM »
 
Ok, does anyone remember colored wax by Turtle Wax! 
I cheated....I used!  Well, it worked!  The bad thing is that I can't find them in the stores around

here.  I was finding red for awhile but no more.

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
Becky,   Awesome find!!!!!  If you ever need some Pinto specific tune up and service let me know, I'm right up here in Orange County we're fixing Pintos here every day. ;-) .  I'm just glad this post wasn't about me, lol...  When i saw the title, I was like, " what did I do now??"  hahaha        Steve
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 09:58:05 PM »
Hi Steve! Sorry about that! My brain has been going in so many directions I forgot there was someone with that name here! It was such a good idea at the time because that's why I was blupinto... in honor of my first Pinto, a 1972 Grabber Blue sedan. I really miss that car. For all the foibles she had (not her fault), she was fun to drive and had some neat features (like the pop-out rear quarter windows).  I despaired at finding another Grabber Blue Pinto, and I REALLY like the Squire option with that color. I just couldn't resist the title, so I do sincerely apologize if I put any worry or fear in your heart. I don't know what you might've done to tick someone off (I would find that hard to believe if you did) but as far as I'm concerned you're golden.  :)

As for the tune-up or other service... I will keep you in mind. Thank you for the kudos and thank you for the offer! I'm very fortunate that BluBelle runs strong and sweet and has nice, smooth shifting (she has a 2.3 and 4-speed transmission) and no smoke or leaks. She does make noise when I make a turn (front-end) and I suspect I'll need to replace the U-joints at some point. The tires gotta go, though! They're cracked and now have bulges from me driving her today. I'm hoping the tires will last til I get to Discount Tires. Well... the trip fund is getting smaller... but I do have a plan. I intent to make it to Carlisle and Gettysburg next May-June, it's just that I might have a different car doing the trip this time.  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 10:06:36 PM »
Major road trip in the wagon.. You go Becky. Only bad thing is your making look bad having two running!!! >:(
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Re: Back In Blu(e)
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 11:46:58 PM »
So glad you finally got to drive your new baby.  I'll bet your grin was a mile wide!!!

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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2012, 11:47:27 PM »
Sorry John... I guess I just get lucky in these things! lol I cannot be credited for them running. I just have great luck in getting them while they run well. On the other hand, I also have two that currently are not running, so there you go! lol I still have hoops to leap through to get this new one legal and road ready. She also has that old car smell that smells like old vinyl and mildew (from leaky after-market sunroof), so I have to abate that and the stains all through the inside before I can even THINK of taking her on a long-distance trip where chances are I'll be snoozing at truck stops and rest areas. I'll tell you, it'll be WAY more comfortable to sleep in than the unsinkable Ruby Red-Hot! lol  Plus, Squire wagons and road trips... seems only natural!


Now, John if you were in California I would have a wagon that technically runs but needs a rebuilt engine in the near future, tires all around, and a speedometer cable (provided) that I'd sell you cheap. I just don't want it to get parted out or sent to where I got the Squire. I might be too clingy when it comes to Pintos!  ;)   Anyway, thank you for the support! I'm still wondering if I need my head examined... :)
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2012, 11:49:29 PM »
Hi Dwayne! Nope it wasn't... try TEN MILES WIDE!!! lol  ;D   This car is awesome! I can cruise at 55 mph just about in only third gear! The engine doesn't shake, either!
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2012, 01:26:16 PM »
Why don't you save some money for now and put the wheels from one of your non runners on you new baby? :D Just an idea!!! :D

I can't wait to see her at FFF!!! :D You better bring her! :D
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2012, 09:39:52 PM »
Sadly, Kimmy, the tires on my non-runner are worse than BluBelle's tires, believe it or not! Wildfire's tires are a)buried in the garage with her, and b) probably no good either.  I was going to replace WAr Wagon's tires, but I think BluBelle's getting them now.

On a sadder note, the piece that connects the sway bar to the part that contains the rotor on the L side is broken. I'm hoping this is something I can easily fix. The R inner tie rod is loose, too. I'm told by the brake and light inspector that the rear cylinder (master?) is leaking, so she's still not legal.  >:(


I'm pretty sure I'll be bringing her to FabFords. I really want to show her off. She IS a project, and looks it. lol

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2012, 10:06:41 PM »
  This car is awesome! I can cruise at 55 mph just about in only third gear! The engine doesn't shake, either!

Cool. Seems like Becky is learning the pluses of OHC power versus the outdated KENT! LOL ;-)
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2012, 10:36:03 PM »
With all that power. Becky might just put a trailer hitch on the back of the Blue wagon and start trailering Ruby everywhere she goes.
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2012, 09:53:50 PM »
Not a bad idea John... you never know with me... ;)


Ok here are a couple glamour shots. lol Moxie BluBelle... beauty AND talent! ;D   Oh wait... for now, that's Ruby that has those! lol  ::)
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2012, 01:39:09 PM »
I only see 3 Pintos in that pic. Where is number 4?
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2012, 12:19:07 AM »
I only see 3 Pintos in that pic. Where is number 4?

Hey Kim!  I know the answer to that one:  inside the garage!

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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2012, 05:07:08 PM »
Hey Kim!  I know the answer to that one:  inside the garage!

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That is what I was thinking but wasn't sure she had room in the garage?
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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2012, 06:21:45 PM »
Believe it or not, yes I did. lol The bad news is, the car's buried in the garage! lol But a little silver lining here- the interior doesn't smell like rodents!  ;D

The funny thing is, I put Wildfire in there because there was a possibility that I was going to bring another Pinto home (Ruby) so I had to make room! lol
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