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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2014, 01:28:46 AM »
Finally something to report. The never ending Ohio winter wont let up so I decided to go get my car. I built this towbar last fall & planned to get it in October but the weather turned bad & stayed that way.
 

 
A few weeks ago it was buried in snow. I hate winter!
 

 
My towbar worked perfectly & I zipped along at 70 mph most of the way home. One of the 35 year old bias ply tires lost the tread along the way but I took a couple spares with me just in case.
 

 
I'm just glad to finally have it home so I can get it assessed & gather any parts I still need. I've got a ton of stuff already but the flat tire change let me see that it needs rotors so I already bought a new pair off Amazon this afternoon.
 

 
The car is cleaner than I thought so I already have everything I need. I picked up NOS doors, right quarter panel & outer wheelhouse. Now if spring ever hits I can get it in my new garage once it's built.
 

 
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I bought this 45K mile 2.0 engine off Ebay since it was 10 miles from the Pinto & picked it up on my way home. The original engine locked up with 66,000 original miles & it's been sitting ever since.
 

 
I nabbed this Offy intake for my other engine but it may find it's way on this car eventually.
 

 
Also found this valve cover on Ebay & it's definitely going on the engine.
 

 
COME ON WARM WEATHER!!!
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'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 07:58:12 AM »
Winter does zoop, looks like a cool project.
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2014, 12:41:16 AM »
You didn't have enough to do anyway , right ?  ;D

Nice job on the tow bar !

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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2014, 05:59:53 AM »
You didn't have enough to do anyway , right ?  ;D

Yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment. I have enough to keep me busy till 10 years after I'm 6 feet under.

Nice job on the tow bar !

Thanks. It was cheaper to build than to rent a tow dolly from Uhaul to bring it home. It works great.
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2014, 06:16:04 PM »
It was finally warm enough to organize my parts. I've been forgetting what I have for which cars. I almost can't bring myself to install this since it made it almost 40 years in the original box but I gotta run it!
 

 

 
I got new rotors so now I have everything new front & rear. Master cylinder, rotors, pads, calipers, hoses, wheel bearings, seals, NOS rear wheel cylinders, brake shoes, spring kit & the rubber brake hose.
 

 
I'm planning on running 76 headlight & hood trim & I had a nice pair of buckets but found some NOS ones to go with the NOS hood moulding.
 

 
Nabbed some vintage CP Performance chrome pedals, NOS 71 door handles & armrest, NOS front parking lights & I managed to find NOS tail light trim. I have a set of used ones but the price was right. Now if I can find the upper & lower pieces NOS I'll grab em.
 

 
I managed to get a killer deal on 4 of the elusive K-8163 lower ball joints though with 66K original miles I'm hoping I don't need them right away.
 

 
I hope I can get on this car this year though I may not be able to dig in until July since I have 10 other priorities but I'm talking with a guy about hanging my NOS quarter & outer wheelhouse now since the car is just sitting anyhow. I was going to wait on the body until next year but this seems to be the perfect time to get on it.
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2014, 06:36:06 PM »
Nice parts !
Been buying a few myself.
Will be watching for all ball joints for a couple cars as well...so if you see them & are not buying them, give me a heads up - 72s ?

Getting hard for me too with the parts....excep t I am putting them in plastic tubs & marking them for each project.

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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2014, 07:23:53 PM »
Will be watching for all ball joints for a couple cars as well...so if you see them & are not buying them, give me a heads up - 72s ?

If you want Moog just search Ebay daily for the K8163 & eventually they pop up cheap. It took me a little over a year to get enough for both cars but I only have $205 wrapped up in all 4. Advance Auto Parts sells them in Rare Parts brand & using discount codes they could be had for about $80 each. 

Getting hard for me too with the parts....excep t I am putting them in plastic tubs & marking them for each project.

I've tried to box them & label the boxes to keep it straight but with parts for 4 cars it's getting confusing. At this point I think I have every part for the 80, 99% of the wagon parts & maybe 90% of the 71 parts. The 73 will be built with what's leftover so I'm not even sweating that car yet.
 
The only stuff I need for this 71 is minor. A smooth front bumper (I have the stock one with the rubber strips) to go with my smooth NOS rear, new carpet (the original SMELLS!), a deluxe interior if I can find one (mine's nice but it's the base version), 71-72 front bumper brackets & a pair of NOS 71 window cranks. Otherwise I've got it all in boxes ready to go.
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2014, 04:10:40 AM »

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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2014, 05:10:16 AM »
Cool - Thanks !

Now for all the other part numbers for all the front end parts & spring bushings  ;D

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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2014, 03:43:13 PM »
Lower ball joint K8163 Moog
Upper ball joint K8212 Moog
Upper control arm bushings K8169 Moog
Lower Control Arm Bushing Rare Parts RP15196
Tie rod ends ES417R Moog
Rack bellows Left K8581 Moog
Rack Bellows Right K8582 Moog (extremely rare but ACDelco 45A7008, Mevotech MK8582 & Raybestos 430-1010 are available)
Raybestos 576-3338 or ACDelco 45G15338 Leaf Spring Bushing
Leaf Spring Shackle Assembly  RP35117 or ACDelco 45G13017
 
 
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2014, 07:31:21 AM »
Howdy,
 
Just curious where you got the Hurst shifter from....ebay?  I know they're pretty rare, especially N.I.B. like this one.  I sold one on ebay a few years ago, still new in the box, and wondered if this is the same one.  My ebay name is "cossiepinto200 4".   It would be cool that it's now yours and has found a good home.
 
Good luck with your project!
 
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2014, 05:25:51 PM »
Howdy,
 
Just curious where you got the Hurst shifter from....ebay?  I know they're pretty rare, especially N.I.B. like this one.  I sold one on ebay a few years ago, still new in the box, and wondered if this is the same one.  My ebay name is "cossiepinto200 4".   It would be cool that it's now yours and has found a good home.
 
Good luck with your project!
 
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It looks like I bought it in August of last year off treeman62676 for $150 shipped. I'd swear I paid more than that but the only other new one I saw on ebay went for over $200 shipped so I can't complain.
 
I have mint vintage 2 5/8" Sun blue line oil & temp gauges in chrome cups for the steering column & matching vacuum & voltage gauges for under the dash. I'm going to buy a new retro Sun tach 802 to complete the old school look because I refuse to fiddle with a 40+ year old tach transmitter.
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2014, 10:49:50 AM »
Cool.
 
I don't remember when I ebayed mine, but it was several years ago.  I guess I could look back and see.  I bought it from a guy in NC, who had two of them at the time.  When I decided to go with a different gearbox, the shifter was of no use any more.  I do remember I got a pretty penny for the thing, but I don't know if it was any $150 to $200!
 
Check out the Cosworth Pinto in the "Projects" forum.  That's my car there.
 
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2014, 11:09:05 AM »
I've been following your build. I'm hoping to duplicate your level of detail in some areas.
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »
I finally found a set of 14x7 rear slots to go with my 14x6 fronts that I found a couple years ago. The rears are 4 1/2" bolt pattern but that's close enough. I'll just get a pair of 4 1/4" to 4 1/2" wheel adapters. Some day I hope to find a pair that wont need adapters but I've been searching more than 2 years so far & this is the closest I can get.
 

 
I paid dearly for these 14x6 fronts in the correct bolt pattern.
 
 
 
I'm chasing a vintage look & these slots are exactly what I need.
 
I picked up some 4 ear center caps to use on the rear wheels. Now I need 2 ET decals for them.
 
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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2014, 10:24:32 AM »
I'd love to put a half hatch on my 73

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Re: "GHOST" My '71 half hatch
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2014, 09:04:16 PM »
I'd love to put a half hatch on my 73

I searched 30 years for the right half hatch to restore. I always wanted to dress one up like it was hot rodded in the mid 70's & left untouched.
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