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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2021, 12:49:18 PM »
Sounds easy enough. I tried reducing the size using Photoshop Elements, but they still would not load. My earlier pics were larger,  so I am confused as to why these will not load. I'm not sure if it shows on other's screens,  but my desktop and my phone both show a padlock at the very far right of the screen after clicking on the "your projects" category and scrolling to my thread. It has been that way for quite some time, do you think that I did something to myself that prevents photos from being added? Text posts seem to work, but not when including photos.

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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2021, 05:48:18 PM »
I didn’t have much luck with photoshop…try the snipping tool, as it did the trick! Fingers crossed…

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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2021, 06:00:25 PM »
Yea, when the light bub finally went on and I realized Windows (7 at the time) had the Snipping Tool it was a gamer changer for me. Now if we could only paste pictures into the body of the Forum text like you can into an email that would be awesome! Probably a security reason they need to be attachments???

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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2021, 05:15:32 PM »
I have a question. Many people have responded with good advice and suggestions. How do I give their response a "like"? I see a statistic for feedback below their avatar. Does that represent the number of "likes" they have earned?

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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2021, 06:35:23 PM »
If you want to "like" a certain person, click on their username, which will pull up their profile.  Then, you'll see on their profile the words "positive" and "negative".  Click on the one which best describes how you feel about that person.  It will automatically add one to their number.


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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2021, 08:07:04 AM »
I bought a pressure washer from Harbor Freight on Saturday. Sunday I hooked it up and washed the engine bay of the Pinto. Did a decent job, but I need to spray some degreaser and wash it one more time. Nearly all of my Pinto brake parts have arrived, so I sprayed PB Blaster on several nuts/bolts to soak. Not sure if I will actually work on the brakes during the weekday evenings, probably will wait until the weekend. Have new master cylinder, rear shoes, and wheel cylinders in hand. New front calipers, pads, hardware kit, inner and outer front bearings in hand also. Waiting on the rear hose, and both front hoses (due to arrive this afternoon). Will decide on new drums and rotors after disassembly.

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« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2021, 07:26:24 PM »
After my morning coffee, I sprayed the engine bay with degreaser and let soak for a couple hours while I ran a couple of quick errands. When I returned, I pressure washed again. I was able to get everything a bit cleaner than I left it after pressure washing last week. Later in the day, I swapped out the old master cylinder for a new one. I am glad that I sprayed the mounting bolts with PB Blaster last weekend, those bolts had me wondering if I would end up with rounded heads. Fortunatly, all turned out well, even with my big hands and small access clearance. After finishing the master, I  removed the rear wheels and brake drums, sprayed PB on the bolts and brake lines to get them ready for the wheel cylinder replacement, and new shoes tomorrow. I feel that the drums are in good enough condition to continue using them, nice and smooth inside, no scars.
I've got pics, but until I am able to add them to my posts, I will have to save them.
I need motivation to get back working on the engine again, not very much left to do. I need to remove it from the stand, replace the large rear soft plug,, bolt on the flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate, torque down the intake and exhaust manifolds, and then it should be ready to set in. I need to either create a wiring harness for the electronic ignition distributor, or put the old points dizzy back in again. I notice that both distributors are slightly different near the drive gear. Can anyone tell me if the old points dizzy will work on a turbo engine block, and not mess up the oil pressure?

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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 08:07:46 AM »
Yesterday, I pulled the old brake shoes, and also replaced wheel cylinders on both sides. Finished in time for lunch. Took a two hour break,  then went after the front brakes. Removed and replaced the calipers with brand new ones, installed new flex hoses. Doing the brakes at all 4 wheels, I found that I must have done a brake job shortly before the engine quit 25 yrs ago. The rear had new hardware, springs, and retainers. Rear drums in very good condition. Front pads almost brand new, rotors good. All that is left to do with the brakes, is to buy another bottle of fluid, install the new flex hose on the rear, then bleed the system.
I should probably start looking for tires. I was reading some other threads, it seems that 13" passenger tires are no longer made? That is crazy, aren't there cars new with 13" these days? I guess I'll find out pretty soon. If I can't get 13", are there 14" rims with the 4 bolt pattern?

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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 12:25:23 PM »
There still is one size tire available for a 13" rim.   There are more sizes in 14" (BF Goodrich Radial TAs are what I like).  You can find rims (Summit Racing had some in 4 bolt pattern).   Even the 15" rim tire choices are very limited (those were the hot size in the 80s).   I think the 14" are the largest rim that look "best" to me on a Pinto (or Mustang II) : that is totally my opinion....   I'm converting my Pintos to 5 bolt rims, there are more 14" or even 15" rims that size available.    Even fox body rims fit on a Pinto - with probably a bolt on spacer on the fronts.   I have found used 14" rims to be very affordable at swap meets.  On my '72,  I have 14" 6" wide turbine style rims on it and they look great (P215 size - but it has custom flares, so I'm not sure if they would fit under stock fenders in the front)

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Re: Born 1974 - Died 1996 Resurrected 2021-2022?
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 03:43:42 PM »
While there aren't many 13" tires available there are "some." Right now the Tire Rack has Kumho Solus TA-11's for sale in 185-70-13" for $71 each. I just think people need to be somewhat flexible on getting a tire "near" original. More so getting a better tire even if it means a slight variation. They also had Laufenn's for $61 but at $10 more the Kumho's are likely a better buy. Federal use to be a manufacture that had a decent selection of 13" tires.

People just need to shop around on line rather than dropping in at their local small town tire store, asking for 13" tires, and getting a big NO (because the demand is low to non-existent)! There isn't a large selection but there are "some" out there on the internet.