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my first pinto
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:14:26 AM »
i was just thinking about my first of many pintos.1980 blue,sedan,2.3 auto with 50,000 or so miles on it .it was in 88 i think when i trade a 76 pontiac ventura four door,beige with 250-6cyl auto.93 mph top speed down hill.neighbor  kid laughed til i waxed it (paint was dull but solid),put pinstripes along body line.got a free leaf spring lift shackles for help taking them off.the come the dark tint and finally the indt mags.he stopped laughing then.wrecked it later(hydroplaned).but front clip sold to go under a 35 or 53 chevy can't remember.motor and trans in another pinto.got two pintos with money from insurance.
Pinto-is short for pint-o-fun.

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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 12:33:53 PM »
We had the exact same first car - 80 sedan with 2.3/auto.  It was either 1999 or 2000 when my dad borrowed it one day, and somebody ran through a stop sign and T-boned him.  He was fine, car was totaled.  I ended up getting the same car a year later, except it's a hatchback (my avatar picture).  I am in the process of converting to a 2.3 turbo from an 88 Tbird, and was looking to transform the car into an ESS, but now I think I'm leaning towards the Rallye option. 

I have a project thread that hasn't been updated in over a year, but I still lurk on here.  Some day when I have a little more cash and time, I'll get back to it.  Take care.  -Steve 
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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 07:43:11 PM »
Just to keep the 80 thing going...My first Pinto was an 80 woody wagon I bought new for the wife. It had every option except a roof rack. I never had to put a dime into it except oil changes and added a tow hitch for a boat (pictured). Sold it for $1000 with about 27K miles on it in 1986.

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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 03:27:52 AM »
my first (and only) was 1971 trunk model, dark green metallic, 2.0, 4spd, and a lot of fun....


and then i put a set of headers on it....


and then i jetted the carb....


and then i tweaked the timing...


a cam gear...


a ported head (just the pockets under the valves)...


a head ported by a guy named "Jocko" (google it)...


four mikuni carbs off a bike....


a turbo....


Hot Damn I think this is it!!!!!

the only substitute for cubic inches is BOOST!!!

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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 06:18:15 AM »
My first Pinto was a brand new 1974 Runabout, orange with black interior.  I was sixteen and I loved that car!  Now, forty years later, I wish I still had it.
Dwayne :)
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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 10:22:37 PM »
My first Pinto was a 72' with a 2.0 auto, coral red. I swapped in a 302 in the early 80's.
I am searching for another as a summer daily driver.

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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 01:52:20 AM »
My first pinto was a trunk 73 with blue paint with the 1600 4 speed that i got in 1983.  I put in a 302 that i built with a friend and had it until 1997 when it was wrecked.  That motor was put into a orange 76 runabout.  I still have the motor and maybe someday it will go into the 74 that I drive now.  :D
 

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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 07:59:10 AM »
My first Pinto is a Orange 74 wagon. :D
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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 05:55:49 PM »
My 1st Pinto was about my 15th car, give or take. It was in 1984 & I was 18 & needed a good on gas driver for my 80 mile commute to work.
 
It was a clean blue/blue 74 Runabout, 2.3L/4-speed from Florida with 89K on the odometer. I paid $600 for it in October (36 degree temps) at a car lot because the blower motor didn't work so it had no heat. I got it home & put a new fuse in it & had heat LOL. I drove that car into the ground for almost 3 years & over 50K miles until half the quarters were eaten by rust & the springs came through the floor. 
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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 06:17:23 PM »
Bought my first Pinto in 73. A white coupe with only a 4 speed and an am radio. Put a header on it along with a 4:11 rear gear and a mustang II posi. Off we went to the NHRA drags in I think N stock. I broke the tranie ever other time out. When the tranie didn't break, the rear end did. We could run 7" wide cheater slicks so we had lots of traction. Never did anything to the motor except spark plugs. We won when it didn't break. Long time ago in a land far away. I'm now on Pinto #16.
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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 01:01:12 AM »
My first Pinto was also my first new car. A bright red 1974 sedan, 2.3L, 4 speed. It was completely devoid of options. I was pretty much a dyed in the wool Fordhead by then, and wanted to take on a friend who had just bought a new green Vega GT, a la Grumpy vs. Dyno Don! I can still picture that row of brand new Pintos parked door to door in the lot of that Santa Ana Ford dealership...r ed, green, blue, white, orange. Sweet, sweet, sweet.

It was a good feeling, wasn't it?

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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 08:17:25 AM »
My first was a 73 wagon 2.0/4spd in 1972. Paid $2300 for it and put 86000 miles over3 1/2 years. Then sold it for $2000 and bought a 77 crusin wagon 2.3/4spd in 1977 and sold it in 1987 with 140k miles. Some of the best cars I've owned.
73 Pinto wagon
77 Pinto panel wagon
87 Mustang GT
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Re: my first pinto
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 08:32:57 AM »
My first was a 1979 Pinto, that did not have a single unbent body panel on the passengers side. It drove fine but the sheet metal was toast.