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Author Topic: 1973 Ford Pinto Log Splitter  (Read 771 times)

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1973 Ford Pinto Log Splitter
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:40:09 AM »
Okay, I've got an interesting project for you all.  We inherited this custom built log splitter my wife's late uncle built back in the 80's.  It hasn't run in over a decade and rats had chewed through most of the wiring and hoses.  I've been slowly replacing things to hopefully get it up and running again. 

I believe the engine is a 1.6L Pinto engine based on the code stamped on the block but please correct me if I'm wrong. 

I have a specific question about the fuel pump but I'll post that over on the tech help board. 

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Re: 1973 Ford Pinto Log Splitter
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 07:24:11 PM »
Yes that is 1.6 liter. Unfortunately don't know much about that engine.
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Re: 1973 Ford Pinto Log Splitter
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 09:17:19 PM »
So what is it about dormmate engines that make them so delightful to mice and rats?
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Re: 1973 Ford Pinto Log Splitter
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 10:10:33 AM »
Thanks all.  We've got a lot of wood (pack) rats around here which is also why the hood is up on my other project you see in the background (1975 F250).  They started making a nest in there as well.  I think we need more cats.