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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #270 on: September 03, 2014, 03:32:42 AM »
Thanks.
I think it is one of those better in pictures than in person, but I am slightly prejudiced. My eyes go right to the bad parts.
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #271 on: September 03, 2014, 07:22:57 AM »
That doesn't look bad at all! 
 
Dwayne :)

X2.... 8)
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #272 on: September 03, 2014, 10:05:18 PM »
Thanks.

I'm a bit bummed, although I expected this.
I offered the guy selling the 8inch Pinto rear $100, he wants $150 and didn't even make a counter offer. I guess he is one of those who "knows what it is worth" types who would rather keep it than sell it for less. Oh well. He's had it for sale since I have been here in Phoenix, if not longer. I probably should get a Mustang 8 or 9 inch anyway. I don't think anyone makes a disk brake kit to fit the Pinto rear.

I only have the $100, and that is even iffy. I have supposedly sold the 2.3 for a whopping $80, and the intake for $25. Maybe I will just spend it on a birthday present for my wife instead.

And on the job front, I have an interview tomorrow afternoon for that job I went to an agency about last week. Got the call this morning. At least now I won't be under the got to get a job pressure. Maybe this one will be better. Not knowing anything about the Intel job makes it hard to judge though. I just can't have anything go smoothly in my life. There is always some hiccup or another. Although the only job offer I have gotten so far has been one that they have not interviewed or even met me.

and I didn't get anything at all done on the car today. I always do a roadtrip when I have an interview the day or two before so I know exactly where the place is. Then we had some shopping to do, haircut for me, etc. Didn't get home til about 7pm, and I am beat.
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #273 on: September 04, 2014, 12:38:42 AM »
I need to quit thinking. I am seriously thinking about going the 302 route. Mainly because I can't seem to get a good grip on the 2.3 I have. For some reason I just have to know all about it and I can't seem to find out what I need to know. I ask questions in the other areas here and pretty much get nothing that helps.

Although a little late now, there's not that much to know about 2.3s. Yours was obviously an early oval port head with a carb intake for  '81-89ish d-port heads. If you decide to part with the 2.3 block and/or frame brackets, send me a PM. ;) I have a set for my car, but want another pair I can use at my leisure to build some jigs with.

I just can't believe how bad the prices have gotten on this stuff. >:( I bought a complete 8 inch from a 67 Mustang back in Ohio about 5 years ago for $20 (yes, TWENTY)from a friend of a friend on the Mustang forum. Was for the 79 Pinto.
Now, at least here, people are asking $150 and up for a bare 8inch Mustang housing.  >:( And I mean BARE. 9inch rears add about $100 for the bare housing. I have tried asking on the Mustang forum, but even there things have changed. Maybe it is here in AZ. I really don't know. Oh, well.  :-\ :( >:(

It's a problem everywhere.

I never imagined doing all this when I bought this car.

I feel the same way about mine.

Although the only job offer I have gotten so far has been one that they have not interviewed or even met me.

Those are strange ones for sure.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #274 on: September 04, 2014, 01:47:54 AM »
Thanks.
I'll let you know about the frame mounts. I'm pretty sure I won't need them. The engine is supposedly sold. It had better be after what I just did. :-[ ;D

I've been thinking all evening about rear ends. I just sent an email to the local guy with the Pinto 8 inch for $150 saying I'd take it. It doesn't look like I can find another killer deal for any 8 inch rear these days. The only one I am seeing locally for a 67-70 Mustang the guy wants $150 for the bare housing. Another $150 just for a pair of 28 spline axles. This is a Mustang guy in Tempe here. I am surprised he isn't selling the spring mounts separately the way he sells stuff. Or at least tries to sell stuff, I don't see much change in his postings over the last few months.  :P
So I am better off buying this one that is complete for that, even though it is going to hurt the finances a bit. I'll clean it up and do a quick paint job on it and get it back under the car asap, that way it still looks like a car. I'll have to save up to convert it to a 5lug pattern though. Maybe I should just keep the 4 lug, but I really wanted to do the Granada disk swap from Speedway Motors. I don't think they offer that in a 4 lug, but maybe they do. The other issue is rims. Having the 5 lug makes it easier to find used ones, but I have seen ones I want in a 4 lug being sold here on CL. Lots of Foxbodies running around Phoenix. I almost was tempted to buy one as a project, but for me  Mustangs are really only 64.5 to 73.

Great, I am rambling. Sorry. :-[ I am trying to avoid thinking of how I am going to tell my wife about this purchase.  ::) I did have permission to spend the $100 I am getting from selling a couple of things, but the extra $50 is going to be difficult to explain.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #275 on: September 04, 2014, 07:46:32 AM »
Just tell the wife she can buy a couple more pieces of Craft junk and she'll forget all about the $50,lol.. ;D ;D
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #276 on: September 04, 2014, 10:23:44 AM »
I hate to say it, but $150 for a drum-to-drum Pinto 8in is not a bad price in this inflated market. The MII 8in I got was $100 OTD on the junkyard's 50% off sale. Add a few hours of pulling it out, $20+ in gas, new seals, oil, and an inch-pound torque wrench I had to get in order to reset the pinion preload.

It adds up so fast...
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #277 on: September 04, 2014, 10:27:42 AM »
It adds up so fast...
Man, ain't that the truth.. :o :o
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #278 on: September 04, 2014, 03:28:18 PM »
Yeah, it really does.
Especially when I wasn't expecting the prices to have jumped the way they have. Even doing the Lemans things didn't seem that bad, but then I pretty much quit spending on it after my heart attack in Dec 2012, so it has been a bit. My last purchase for it was actually a Ford 9 inch rear converted for the Lemans/Chevelle with 3.92 or .93 gears with a mini spool for $500 just around the heart attack time. That car was going to be really fun. :-(

As far as my wife, she already thinks if I spend $20, she automatically gets to spend that same amount. I have to remind her in this case that I sold stuff to spend money, so she doesn't get to spend all $150, just part of it. She has actually sold some of her stuff thru Facebook, and she is trying to get a store set up on Etsy (spelling?).

OOPS. Time to get running for the interview.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #279 on: September 04, 2014, 08:08:35 PM »
Russ, your wife needs to hook up with mine, she has a ton of stuff that she's getting rid of from when she had her store in Mesa, she finally figured out that she'd never have time to mess with it, wish she would have figured that out before we moved I wouldn't have had to haul the junk, LOL.. ::) ;D
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #280 on: September 04, 2014, 08:18:49 PM »
Yeah, we need more of her craft junk.  ;D I don't have room to build a model if I wanted to. You need my gas tank(you should have a spare) and my wife wants more c r a p. Maybe we can work out a trade. ;D

I'm sitting here not too happy right now. I hurried home from Tempe so I could change and be at the guy's house at 6 to buy the rear and I can't get ahold of him, and he didn't give me his address yet so I can't just go there and see what's up.  >:( My luck, the guy sounds older and something has happened to him.

When I have money in my pocket to buy something I really want to get it done.

Update: the idiot was watching a football game and had his phone off.He forgot about making money.  So now I have to go there tomorrow at noon. If I had any other options I would tell him to forget about me buying it.
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #281 on: September 04, 2014, 09:41:04 PM »
Yeah, we need more of her craft junk.  ;D I don't have room to build a model if I wanted to. You need my gas tank(you should have a spare) and my wife wants more c r a p. Maybe we can work out a trade. ;D
Sorry don't need a gas tank got a new one on the car, but all this crap here would probably do more good at your place, lol.. ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #282 on: September 05, 2014, 12:29:09 AM »
Wish I could find someone who wanted that tank that could get it. I'd let it go really cheap. Seems a big waste to scrap it but that is probably what I will end up doing to it.  :( I just don't have room to store stuff I won't use. Heck, I don't have room to store stuff I will use. :-[

If I get paid for everything, I have sold $135 of parts, so I am not into the rear end for much. Engine is sold local, a couple of other things are from here and I will ship them tomorrow. Guy is supposed to get the engine tomorrow afternoon. If he backs out I my be sleeping in the Pinto. My wife keeps saying "couldn't you have waited until after you get all the money before buying that other part?". Of course the answer is no.  ::) She has been to JoAnns twice this week, and wanted to go again tonight. I said not until I get the $80 from the engine. One of us has to be the adult, this week is her turn.  ;D
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #283 on: September 05, 2014, 04:03:12 AM »
Now this is just scary.  :o

I was looking at how to remove the dash(hey, why not at this point? As long as I can do it without removing the windshield.) and came across my old 79 Project posts. I had totally forgot about a lot of what I was doing/planning on doing with that car. And a whole lot of it I am doing/planning on doing with this one. Even the battery box! And I still need to learn to weld.  :-[

Although I will NOT be trying to put a 4.6 engine into this. This time I'll stick with a nice simple (ha!) 302 swap.
And no Mustang II tail lights. Honestly, they were too big for the Pinto.  Being a wagon I am having a hard time finding any custom options for those.

But one major improvement is NO RUST!  ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) That makes life so much better.  ;D

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #284 on: September 05, 2014, 07:43:13 AM »
But one major improvement is NO RUST!  ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) That makes life so much better;D

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Got that right, I can't deal with that stuff.. :(
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #285 on: September 05, 2014, 02:58:03 PM »
I still think stuff is going to involve cutting and prying due to my experiences with Ohio cars. Even daily drivers are rust buckets there. Replacing shocks on one car took me several hours, just for the two rear shocks. Course I didn't have power tools for the most part. But it involved lots of cutting and swearing.

I have the 8inch rear at home now. Pictures later.
The seller has a Pinto he is making into a drag car, but he didn't seem like he wanted to talk and I forgot to mention this group to him. He also has an 8inch Maverick rear end, but he wants more for it and I don't want to deal with the perch issue so I didn't try to get it. Bolt in works best for me. I'll deal with converting to 5lugs instead of cutting/welding.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #286 on: September 05, 2014, 06:08:34 PM »
Well, I am really committed now. Just sold the 2.3l and parts. A whole $80, but it is hard (at least for me) to ask for top dollar for something that I haven't seen run. I'd rather get some money now instead of holding on to it for maybe a few bucks more at some later unknown time.
The buyer is putting it into a 1930 Ford four door. I hope I didn't just sell him a paperweight.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #287 on: September 05, 2014, 06:37:25 PM »
Even if you did, it's worth $80 as a core.

Does the 8" still have a tag on it?
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #288 on: September 06, 2014, 12:53:51 AM »
As far as the engine, I try to tell myself the exhaust and bellhousing were easily worth that alone. but I still don't want to sell somebody garbage.

Re the tag, I'll have to look. I got it out of the Subaru by myself, (a major victory, I've gotten some of my old strength back apparently, I was able to lift it up and set it down without doing it or me any damage) and on a pair of dollies and parked it under the front of the Pinto and haven't looked at it since.
I'm kind of doubting if it does, there are a lot of the pumpkin to housing nuts missing from what I remember seeing. Not sure why.

Update-Nope, no tag. Only has two nuts on it as well, about 10 and 2 o'clock. Guess that will just make it easier on me later on. I need to at least pull the axles, have them redrilled (it looks like), and definitely have the axle bearings replaced. I had a 68 Ranchero that I lost 2 wheels/axles  (on 2 different rears) from the bearing disintegrating while driving. Doing around 60mph each time and just after a highway speed curve. Never again. the first time was funny seeing the tire and axle pass me, the second time I had my first wife in the car with me and was NOT funny.
Plus I will want to check out the pumpkin, and if I have the money change to something like 3.90 or 4.11 gears.
But for right now, the plan is to paint it up and get it back under the rear of the car.

Oh, my leaf springs are apparently not broken, if what I have been told is true. I haven't taken the center bolt out, but have removed them from the stock axle/ubolts and nothing looks broken. I might still take them all the way apart just to make sure. I guess it can't hurt anything?

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #289 on: September 06, 2014, 10:44:45 AM »
Now would be a good time to disassemble the leaf springs to de-burr any wear, clean the rust, and basically freshen them up.
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #290 on: September 06, 2014, 01:32:45 PM »
Thanks.

Yeah, I am wanting to do that. I just don't really know what I am doing with those. Never taken any apart before. I imagine it is less complicated than I am making it out to be. I just always have this fear that I will take something apart and not be able to put it back together.

I'd really like to get new bushings for them too. I'll have to try and see where to get them and how much they are. I haven't tried to find them yet.

Honestly I probably won't get the rear installed this weekend, I want to, but I also would rather only do it once so I should just wait until I get everything ready.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #291 on: September 06, 2014, 03:41:24 PM »
That's why I'm months behind on my own project. Cutting corners to save time and/or money always costs me twice as much of both in the long run, so I don't do it.
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #292 on: September 06, 2014, 04:38:11 PM »
Yeah, I know. Boy do I know. ::)

My problem is that I really want to see this thing going back together, and I am having to fight myself about it. I hate having it all apart. But then I hate having to do something twice.
I can't win. :o

On the other hand, at least the front leaf spring bushings seem to be affordable for me in a week or so. Not having a lot of luck with the shackle bushings yet. Still looking for those, I really want poly. These are the front leaf ones, they say Pinto so they hopefully work without a problem. http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Chrysler-Pinto-Leaf-Spring-Bushings,7206.html

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #293 on: September 07, 2014, 12:19:52 AM »
Sometimes I think I shouldn't be doing this stuff.  >:(

I took apart one of the leaf springs. It was a royal pain opening up the clamps (3 of them) that go around the leafs. But I got it done without breaking anything. That was the first one. The second one I broke the center bolt trying to get the nut loose.  :'(
 By that point I was just about exhausted, a storm was heading this way with lightning, and it was after 8pm. I had to make quite a bit of noise getting the clamps off the first one, so I decided it was time to give up for the night.  :o :(

Been searching online. Looks like there are only universal center bolts. I imagine they will work, but they are definitely not close to the Pinto ones.  :-\

And it seems that the front bushings on these are press off ones. grrr.  >:( >:( >:(
I hate not having a press. I really hate having to wait until I have the money to have them pressed out. That money would be better spent on the new poly bushings.

I spent a little bit  of money tonight. Bought some emery cloth, sanding sponges, paint, and some masonite and 1x2s. The sanding and paint stuff is for the leafs and the rear end.

The masonite and the 1x2 are for a console. I've decided that with the price of the Mustang II consoles I'd be better off just making a custom one. I may run it all the way back to the battery box, I haven't decided yet. But somehow that idea appeals to me. Going to run it all the way up to the bottom of the dash. I have to mount 4 gauges somewhere. I really thought I could put them in place of the stock cluster, but I forgot just how little room there is. Only the aftermarket speedometer and tach will fit there. I don't really want to cut the dash that much, not that I am a purist, obviously, but that I just am afraid I will screw it up. So I am going to see about mounting them just below the radio in the console. Or I may mount them in the radio opening and move the radio into the console. Kind of depends on what radio I end up with. I have found one that I really like, it looks totally stock, but is digital with all the MP3, USB, etc stuff. But it is also pretty costly. So the odds are I will just end up with a used one off of CL. If I do that I would have to cut the dash at the radio location anyway. Have to see what happens.

The other option would be to build a totally custom dash. I did that once when a friend gave me a complete set of SW gauges, with tach and speedometer. It was for my 68 Ranchero. I made it out of wood. It actually turned out pretty good, but then I bought a 69 Mustang and gave up on the Ranchero. I put the steel dash back in before I gave it away. Yes, I have a history of giving cars away. Me idiot. Technically the guy gave me some Mustang pieces, but I was going to give him  the car regardless.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #294 on: September 07, 2014, 01:06:37 AM »
This http://www.jegs.com/i/Classic+Dash/197/150-67-50922/10002/-1 is the general idea of what I want to do with the gauges. I couldn't find any dimensions on the overall size of that panel. But maybe I can do something similar if I don't try to reuse the Pinto cluster face. I'll have to check and see. It's a bit hard since I only have 3 of the 4 small gauges, and neither of the larger ones. But maybe I can work around that issue.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #295 on: September 07, 2014, 01:30:19 AM »
Anyone here near Benson AZ?
Someone just posted a bunch of Ford parts on CL. Including a 9inch rear without differential from a 67 cougar, with 31 spline axles, for $50. If I hadn't just spent all my money I would be road tripping tomorrow for sure.

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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #296 on: September 08, 2014, 03:58:39 AM »
This is how to be smart and stupid at the same time.

I was out with our girls (two dogs) and leaning on the Pinto like normal while I wait for them to do their business. Then it hit me. I can just make a pattern of the dash where the instrument cluster goes, and make a sheet metal piece that fits there with the 6 gauges installed including the tach and speedo. Won't have to cut anything up.  ;D Smart.

So I (being completely stupid here) decide to pull the dash out so I can make the pattern easier since I wasn't having any luck holding the poster board up to the dash.
I get the two screws by the windshield out on the driver's side. The one by the speaker stumps me. Now I get REALLY stupid.  :-[
I go "well, the windshield has to come out eventually to replace the gasket, so.....". By this time it is raining decently here. And it's well after midnight. But I still try to do it. After I cracked the lower passenger corner a little bit I come to my senses and stop. The gasket is really hard in a way that you people from back east will never see. I was having to try to break it apart in chunks. This is our equivalent to your rust. Anything rubber or soft gets ruined easily in the heat and sun. But having been through both, I will gladly take this over rust anyday.

So I try from inside again to get that screw out (with two more on the passenger side to go yet) and can't do it. The gasket is really in the way here, on the first two the gasket came apart close enough to the windshield so I could get to the screws. But from the middle over to the passenger side it didn't. I finally totally give up on this for the night, I was making more noise than I had planned anyway. So I clean up the tools, shut everything down, walk into the house and realize " You IDIOT! You have the instrument cluster and all the dash pieces for it right here."  :-[ So it takes me all of 10 minutes to cut out a pattern on a piece of poster board, and lay out the holes for all 6 gauges with a $2 compass. Back to smart.

The other smart thing I did while being stupid was that I knew the windshield screws would be a pain, so I didn't do the others yet. So the dash is still solid.

Sometimes I am stupid.  :o And then there are times I am REALLY REALLY STUPID!  :-[ :-[ :-[

I didn't even want to really take the dash out right now, although it will need to come out eventually so I can tidy up the wiring I did, and redo some more of it since I am eliminating the instrument cluster. I need it in so I can do the console. Sometimes I tend to focus too much on the "right now" and forget about the plan.

Russ
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #297 on: September 08, 2014, 07:59:12 AM »
Don't feel bad, we all do stupid things now and then, lol.. ;D
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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #298 on: September 08, 2014, 08:24:38 AM »
We ALL have times like that!  lol


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Re: 2nd try at a Pinto-74 wagon this time
« Reply #299 on: September 08, 2014, 11:50:06 AM »
I stumbled across this photo in my travels:
'72 Runabout - 2.3T, T5, MegaSquirt-II, 8", 5-lugs, big brakes.
'68 Mustang - Built roller 302, Toploader, 9", etc.