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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2011, 08:34:32 AM »
OK...I guess i'll try welding my tubes to the housing...

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2011, 10:06:03 PM »
Just about time to start the Pinto project again. did get a quicktime bell housing to put on the engine, but that's about it.
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2011, 06:20:20 PM »
hey there oldeguy, bout ready to start on mine too. you bought that high dollar bell I see... my fuel cell came in last week and I just brought home my Miller 140 autoset welder.  now I'm ready...

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« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2011, 08:48:05 PM »
hey there oldeguy, bout ready to start on mine too. you bought that high dollar bell I see... my fuel cell came in last week and I just brought home my Miller 140 autoset welder.  now I'm ready...

hey don33...you'll love the wire feed machine. I got a lincoln sp?180c about a year ago...it's amazing on thin (under 0.125) sheet metal stuff, about ready to sell the old 225 buzz box.
yep...plan on doing some drag racing with the Pinto when completed...re ally want to keep my feet.
at some point...2.3L EFI T3/4stageIII FMIC 55#inj eecla3 90mm MAF 65mm T/B 5 spd 8.8 w/ 3:73  11" rotors, GM Metric, explorer rear disc 205 55 14 fronts 225 50 15 rears subframe connectors w/ a 6 point roll bar

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2011, 06:21:00 PM »
it's about time to start working on the pinto again...the boat put away, got 6 cords of wood cut, split and stacked...the stumps ground out. cut a hole in the roof for my triple wall stove pipe...i think I'm about ready....
at some point...2.3L EFI T3/4stageIII FMIC 55#inj eecla3 90mm MAF 65mm T/B 5 spd 8.8 w/ 3:73  11" rotors, GM Metric, explorer rear disc 205 55 14 fronts 225 50 15 rears subframe connectors w/ a 6 point roll bar

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2012, 08:28:37 PM »
well...the Pinto is still on the back burner. got the 347 in the AC Cobra, got my 331 92 all polished and up for sale, and now working on a 92 302 turbo mustang...re-enforcing the battle boxes, subframe and all new delrin bushings on the control arms....oh, and just launched the boat!
at some point...2.3L EFI T3/4stageIII FMIC 55#inj eecla3 90mm MAF 65mm T/B 5 spd 8.8 w/ 3:73  11" rotors, GM Metric, explorer rear disc 205 55 14 fronts 225 50 15 rears subframe connectors w/ a 6 point roll bar

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2012, 06:39:33 AM »
Well...got all my wood cut, split and stacked. New to me wood burner installed. Now ready for Winter here on the North coast. The boat is on the hard.
Now, It's time to dig out the Pinto and get the project mov'en again.
review my past posts....man, it's been over a year since I've worked on the Pinto! :'(
 
at some point...2.3L EFI T3/4stageIII FMIC 55#inj eecla3 90mm MAF 65mm T/B 5 spd 8.8 w/ 3:73  11" rotors, GM Metric, explorer rear disc 205 55 14 fronts 225 50 15 rears subframe connectors w/ a 6 point roll bar

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2012, 02:42:11 PM »
Glad to hear you're ready to dig in. My '80 was sitting almost 2 years before I found the time to work on it.
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2013, 07:41:46 AM »
OK...just want to post...I still have the pinto, still in the same...I'll get aroundtuit some day....can't rush into a good project! LOL
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »
Glad I'm not the only one that takes forever to get a project done, already hearing the wife whining about the wagon not being finished, but yet I get a list of crap to do every day, LOL.. ::) :D
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2013, 08:05:42 AM »
Its taking me forever as well. Started working on it shortly after my son was born (he's 3 1/2 now) and in just the last couple months I finally got the turbo motor running in the car. I have another baby due in Feb so its time to get on the ball. So don't feel bad it happens to all of us lol.
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2013, 08:09:46 AM »
8 sept 2013...my pinto still has not built itself yet! she's waiting for me to get off my a#* and help her to finish!
at some point...2.3L EFI T3/4stageIII FMIC 55#inj eecla3 90mm MAF 65mm T/B 5 spd 8.8 w/ 3:73  11" rotors, GM Metric, explorer rear disc 205 55 14 fronts 225 50 15 rears subframe connectors w/ a 6 point roll bar

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2013, 08:29:30 PM »
well...Pinto still on hold! my 92 turbo notch fox body broke the transmission.. .need to fix this >:(
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2013, 09:44:56 PM »
If it's not one thing it's another, always something to deter a project, lol..
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2014, 05:19:28 PM »
Wow, that custom hood rocks. Wish you were around my neck of the woods to fabricate body panels!
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« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2014, 06:37:09 PM »
Wow, that custom hood rocks. Wish you were around my neck of the woods to fabricate body panels!
Thanks for the complement! let me tell you...that that was my third try for the look I wanted. and many hours of fabrication! someone on this sight is making some FRP body parts (not my hood)....do a search if your looking for spoilers, wheel spats??
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #76 on: June 14, 2014, 08:42:14 PM »
still sitting in the garage....wait ing for someone to do something!
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« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2014, 06:45:00 AM »
well she is still collecting dust.... :-\
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2014, 07:55:54 AM »
Don't feel bad, I've had one collecting dust for over 3 yrs now, can't tell what color it is now, lol..
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« Reply #79 on: August 25, 2015, 01:23:27 PM »
well, getting to be the end of Aug 2015...the "Hot Rod" Pinto is still awaiting for me to start putting parts back on her so she can get back on the road!  :o
at some point...2.3L EFI T3/4stageIII FMIC 55#inj eecla3 90mm MAF 65mm T/B 5 spd 8.8 w/ 3:73  11" rotors, GM Metric, explorer rear disc 205 55 14 fronts 225 50 15 rears subframe connectors w/ a 6 point roll bar

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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2016, 06:52:25 AM »
WOW...July 2016! still have a Pinto "OverHaulen" project to complete...
other things eating into my time...347 dart block w/ TF 11R 205cc heads, 75mm Turbo, TH400, 92 notch FOX body...my 5th wheel RV...Sailing.. .garden...Oh.. .forgot about the work thing! too many things to do and not enought time.
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #81 on: August 09, 2018, 10:59:44 AM »
OK...Aug 2018 It's been a tough decision, but I'm never going to finish this rebuild of my Pinto. I have decided to sell my turbo pinto project. So, got all kinds of stuff for the build. If your interested let me know...440 949 9528 $5k for everything!

[/size][size=78%]1972 Pinto “Turbo” EFI runabout Kit Car…no rust! Never been is salted roads, purchased in CO in 1975, owned it ever since, always stored in a garage![/size]

Finish building my dream! A kick butt 2.3l turbo coupe EFI engine with a Tremic T5 WC transmission thru a Quicktime bellhousting, with an 8.8 posi differential with 3.73 gear ratio, running 275/50-15 street slicks on Weld wheel, big disc brakes (11” rotors) up front, Explorer discs on rear, Mild steel roll bar 6 point kit,  Recaro Mustang pace car seats. The car has the BOSS Pinto wheel spats (like the old Trans Am Firebird, louver back window, with Cougar tail lights. Car is Imron metallic black, custom hood scoop (I built from scratch) All of the body work was completed on the original build back in 1976 This is my dream. And it is in kit form! Got almost all the parts…you need to finish the kit.
Engine…Got two: 2.3l turbo coupe donor engine, this is an EFI engine. it was built, bored +0.020, crower rods, roller followers, capped main caps, and 60 pound injectors. Aluminum flywheel, new Ron Francis wiring harness set up for MAF ECU has a tune chip. New big front Mount intercollerMan y more details…#2 is the 2.3l carb’ed engine…installed in the first build back in 1976…approx 55,000 miles.
Brand new Quicktime bell housing, stock turbo coupe one and aaa…stock 2.3 manual bell
Transmission…got three, the standard T5 from the turbo coupe, or a T5WC from a 5.0 mustang, both have aftermarket shifters, the third is a 2.0 4 speed with Bellhousing.
Differential…the stock pinto is in the car now, but have a Explorer 31 spline that has been narrowed to 57” inches the same as pinto width. It has disc brakes, 3.73 gears, and it’s posi traction.
Wheel 4.5 wide x 15 fronts, 8 x 15 rear, Weld aluminium…no tires
Body…runabout means it’s got a hatch, once I got the car to Ohio used a penetrating rust seal to the body, as anyone who lived thru the one year rust thru of cars back then knows…you could hear them rust! It’s 72 A/C car from factory…tinted glass, A/C and heater box removed…still have it. Body is straight, painted in Imron 48 years ago, has a BOSS Pinto body kit, custom hood scoop molded into steel hood. 67 Cougar tail lights, lovered back window, sun roof, Mustang pace car seats, 10 inch steering wheel, back seat is removed, got a 6 point roll bar kit, new stock fuel tank. Radiator flushed and tested, Got extra grills, fiberglass bumper…
Brakes…11 inch Granada rotor for front with brackets to mount GM Metric rotors. Rear are the Explorer diccs, new master cylinder with proportioning valve.
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Re: 72 Pinto "Hot Rod" OverHaul
« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2019, 11:07:34 AM »
Car still for sale...cold in Ohio now!
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