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1st test drive. Scary
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:16:42 AM »
Well, took my Pinto for the first drive after lots of fabrication. The 351w made a lot more power than i expected. It ran straight and smooth but had trouble seeing over the hood when I hit 2nd gear. This thing is scary!!! Now I will have to finish the body work and paint. What an adrenaline rush when you get plastered to the back of the seat!!!
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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 07:34:13 AM »
Sounds like a fun ride..
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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 11:06:37 AM »
These little cars are a bundle of fun, no doubt about that.

Are you going to post up some pictures of your build?

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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 05:03:35 PM »
I'd raise your seat up from the floor a few inches. It will help a lot with seeing over the hood when your in the throttle.
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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 07:00:34 AM »
A 351 in a Pinto????.............. .............. ............as   the big mutant bug in Family Guy would say while rubbing his front claws together...... .'GOOD...GOOD!'.

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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 01:47:49 PM »
A 351 in a Pinto????.............. .............. ............as   the big mutant bug in Family Guy would say while rubbing his front claws together...... .'GOOD...GOOD!'.
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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 10:39:18 PM »
What did you do to the 351w? I'm building 1995 351w for my 77pinto 5.8L to a 6.7L 408 Stroker over$6,000 in engine parts &it's still not a complete engine yet!!! 500+HP WELL C ON THE DINO IF ITS TRUE OR NOT APON COMPLETION!!!
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1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 10:22:41 PM »
Steve, she sound like a killer pro street and every bit as serious you to me about on the phone. So sorry I could not swing by on my trip back from Dearborn, still have you on my radar screen.

Post some pictures so I can see what I missed in person...

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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 10:54:56 PM »
Haven't had a lot of time to work on the '79 Pro, but I have lots of pics of the build and open to share any of my fabrication on the car.  Just picked up a '73 wagon from Texas with 74K miles for a sedan delivery project.  It will end up a 302/t5 or 2.3turbo/t5. I don't get on here much. Going to have to do better. To answer Derrick's question on the 351w it is a '89 truck block, 9.5-1, Edelbrock heads, Comp cam, Howard's push rods, Harland Sharp rockers, Edelbrock dual fours, Hooker headers, MSD 6al-2, MSD pro b dist. It's running a Ford Racing light wt. flywheel and clutch (hyd.), Quick time bell, WC t5, 9" Detroit w/4.30, CE magnum 4 link, Moser axles, and 4 wheel discs.
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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 07:30:08 AM »
A friend has a '77 with a 351 in it, when the road is wet and you get on it the car will do donuts, very hairy.

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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2015, 09:16:31 PM »
Yea I can imagine. Mine will not see much wet weather but  the 73 wagon I just picked up will as it will be a daily driver when finished.
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Re: 1st test drive. Scary
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2015, 09:52:02 PM »
Steve, she sound like a killer pro street and every bit as serious you to me about on the phone. So sorry I could not swing by on my trip back from Dearborn, still have you on my radar screen.

Post some pictures so I can see what I missed in person...

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