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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2004, 09:44:55 PM »
Hey, what kind of stereo do you have going in? Any hints on stereo installs in Pintos?

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2004, 05:02:35 PM »
most of the install is planned out and waiting in the wings. 6.5in. in the front kick panels,  not willing to cut the doors, 5.25in in the rear sides beside the seats, not in the very back.

The subs (2-12in.) are going in the spare tire well. Where the amp and battery are going has yet to be determined.

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Re: Work in Progress...Road Ready!!
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2004, 10:04:23 PM »
Here's a few pics of the almost completed project. Still working on the front air dam and not sure how to make the lines. As you can see I'm still in need of the front turn signal lenses, so if anyone has some please let me know. I beleive the grill is from the 71-73 Pinto. Bought it as NOS on ebay.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2004, 09:48:02 AM »
looks awesome! What is the front air dam off of?
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2004, 06:07:34 PM »
I found an OEM air dam for the front, actually I found 2.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2006, 01:02:07 PM »
Here's some pics of the engine compartment.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2006, 01:23:34 PM »
Hey hoots,
 Looks like a nice clean V8 install.
SEE guys you do not have to hack up the core support to get a nice V8 installed. ;D
Nice job Hoots! REALLY NICE!!!!!!
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2006, 02:55:17 PM »
The Shiny Police gives this a Thumbs up..... :police:
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2006, 05:25:02 PM »
Couple more Pics, I'm almost done with the stereo too. They can hear me coming. I forgot what having a decent stereo can do for the ride.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2006, 05:28:46 PM »
I always liked SILVER Pintos... :) :drunk:

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2006, 10:17:21 PM »
Hey Hoots, I must comend you on a job very well done! That has got to be one of the cleanest and classiest Pinto wagons I have seen....Rob :o 8)
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2006, 12:16:55 AM »
You should enter your car for the 2007 calender.  Excellent job!!!
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2006, 10:59:21 PM »
Wow!

I'm not a fan of silver on anything, but it really looks GREAT on your wagon.

Top job, my friend!

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2006, 08:03:45 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, still working on cleaning up the engine compartment though. The oem ignition mod and volt reg has to go. I'm doing my research on the Pertronix dist with built in ignition mod. and 1 wire alt.

One problem I'm facing is getting a '12v while cranking' circuit. The tech line at MSD said "hook up a toggle switch".

Anyone have a suggestion?

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2006, 10:29:15 PM »
Do you have a starter solenoid?  Feed off the wire that triggers your starter.  Could you let me know what you find out about the pertronix. someone on here told me about it back in 98 or 99, but I havent been able to dig anything up about it.  But  I havent looked in recent years.
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2006, 07:51:12 PM »
Here's some updated pics on the stereo install. Also got my battery project complete.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2006, 09:18:21 PM »
Hey Hoots,
 How does it sound?
 It goes with out saying that you do NCE clean work.
 Very nice touch painting the grills to match the carpet....
The re-pop work on your carpet looks TOP-NOTCH!
Very nice!!!!!!
 CLEAN LOOKING!!!!!!
   SWEETTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2006, 09:20:07 PM »
Give us some detail on the subs and front mid-tweets. Memphis and kicker????
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2006, 07:53:04 PM »
Fusion Head unit CD/MP3
Fusion seperates up front
Orion power 4 Channel
MTx 12"s

 :text_yb_warnin g: IT ROCKS!!

You'll have to stop by some time Pintony and give me a class on doing those door panels. Your's sure look nice.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2006, 08:18:03 PM »
Excellent job hoots! I'll be happy if mine ends up looking half as good.   :drunk:
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2006, 12:00:08 PM »
I am really impressed Hoots. I love a good Pinto project and yours is outstanding. ThunderPinto and I are looking forward to cruising with you one day.
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« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2006, 07:11:09 PM »
I went to another show this past weekend, it's billed as the largest judged car show in the state. Once again they put me in the "special interest" class, which was one of the bigger classes. I like that though. Yes, I came home with another first place!!! The guy with the Nova wasn't too happy either... reminds me of the guy with the Monte Carlo I beat out last month.  HAHAHAHAHA.

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« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2006, 01:27:51 PM »
Congratulation s,  and keep up the excellent work. :amazed:
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« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2006, 11:06:54 PM »
In a few words B, U, T, FULL job. Darn I love it when Chevvie's get beat out. Especially by a Pinto Cruiser. I'll bet those Cheevy guys are still moaning. LOL. You did a wonderful job on every aspect ofthe Pinto. Congrats. BOSS2300
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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2009, 07:58:58 AM »
Swapped out the cowl hood scoop for this one.

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Re: Work in Progress!
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2009, 08:54:50 AM »
I haven't seen this thread before now and I must say, you have a BEAUTIFUL Pony!

I can't wait until the day comes when I can get mine repainted and looking great both inside and out!

I like the console arrangement where the center console meets the center cubby, I think I want to find one for mine when I get my Mustang II console in.

The hood scoop looks good, I've always been fond of the low profile ones just like that.
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« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2009, 12:20:59 AM »
that is one very sweet ride. Whats the Size of the motor?

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« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2009, 10:39:03 AM »
It's a 302, looking for upgrades need more HP. Also have the AOD trans and 8" posi.

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« Reply #58 on: January 05, 2009, 11:44:48 AM »
Its a wonderful looking car. im going with the Aod behind my S/C 3.8

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« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2011, 09:41:57 AM »
New engine installed!

Aluminum heads, roller rockers, KB pistons and rods, Weiand intake with Street Avenger 670 carb. Also had a shift kit installed in the AOD, what a major improvement. Shifts better than my old C4 and getting 22-24mpg on the highway.