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1977 Pinto Project
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:19:51 PM »
Hello Group -  Working on some mechanical fixes and engine compartment clean up on my 1977 Runabout.  I have only 40K original files but my Pinto was in serious need of a brake overhaul on the original brake system and leaky fuel pump.   I decided to replace the timing belt, water pump and thermostat and complete carburetor rebuild.   I de-greased over 43 years of engine dirt build up and added new belts and hoses.   I attached a few pictures f the work in progress. Close but not finished yet.
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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 05:35:37 PM »
Looks incredible

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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 05:53:28 PM »
Thank You!!
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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 10:28:18 PM »
Sweet!


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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 09:08:08 AM »
Looking good!!!

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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 11:37:51 PM »
that is CLEAN  8)....are these the after pics?
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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 03:51:32 AM »
Thank you - I updated the post with some finished pictures

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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 10:18:08 AM »
Very nice looking what did you use to clean up the air filter housing

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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 10:33:48 AM »
Thank you so much.  I used just used soap and water and some diluted "purple power" cleaner on the air filter snorkel hose.  Fro the actual air cleaner housing - I just carefully buffed with polishing compound - I did not go to abrasive because i did not want to change the appearance from the original brushed finish to a too shiny finish.   I was very fortunate with the car having low mileage - everything under the hood is original except the battery belts,and radiator hoses.   I also replaced the timing belt and water pump for preventive maintenance since the car is over 40 years old.
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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 01:52:58 PM »
Got to be the cleanest and prettiest engine compartment I have seen on these boards. Even beats mine by a smidgen! Can't believe those valve and cam covers have not been repainted.
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Re: 1977 Pinto Project
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 08:36:41 PM »
Wow! Very Nice!
You Did A Great Job!
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