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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #120 on: January 15, 2013, 08:29:54 PM »
My MSD was (is) mounted in the glove box.
I want to pick a one wire alt up like you did. Nice, neat & tidy !
Lots of the holes in mine were not factory. I'll be cleaning up the whole mess.

Now seeing your (OCD) hole filling, now I'll have to do mine , or you'll look at mine & cringe !  ;D

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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #121 on: January 15, 2013, 09:24:00 PM »
Having OCD & working on cars is a bad combo. I started pulling engines just to clean, paint & detail  stuff when I was 17. I had rusty winter beaters with sparkling engine bays. I did manage to calm it down but it does flare up from time to time.
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #122 on: March 20, 2013, 09:34:57 PM »
Here is the last thing I needed for this car...... NOS doors  8)
 

 
They came partially assembled(latches, locks, windows & cranks) but have never seen paint. I have a set of AZ doors that Pintony brought me from Freds house but I think I need those for the '73 so now I'm not sweating the door situation.
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« Reply #123 on: March 20, 2013, 09:52:24 PM »
I also got a pair of new Landrum 125# rear springs for this car since when I pulled my '77 parts cars 78K mile springs out they were both broken. I can only assume Callisto's 89K mile springs wont fare any better so when these popped up for $120 for the pair shipped I jumped on the deal. I have an insane amount of cash wrapped up in this car so a few deals really help at times.
 
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'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #124 on: March 21, 2013, 07:19:40 AM »
How bout some smog free Canadian air for that RR tire ?
Cheap !
I'll send some -40c stuff down for ya !  ;D

Good show on getting NOS doors & springs !

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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2013, 09:17:27 AM »
Sadly that tire is too dryrotted to hold air. It has like new tread & was a quality BFG. It's a whopping 20 deg. down here. 5 months of winter soooo far...
 
Remember the guy I put you on to for the NOS header kit? Turns out he is the one I got the doors from. The Pinto world is indeed small.
 
 
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'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #126 on: March 21, 2013, 10:22:20 AM »
I have to remember to send you pics of the header flanges on both sets I have.
Thinking the new (NOS) ones are for a 351w ? I have never worked on a 351w so not sure on shapes or measurements.
Grader going by.....gotta go !

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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #127 on: April 07, 2013, 04:20:53 PM »
Finally had a little warm weather & jumped on the car. I got the area behind the battery replaced after an hour of fitting the new metal as close to perfectly as I could get it.
 

 
After that I decided to remove the bump for the eventual turbo install.
 
 
 
Again, an hour of fitting the new metal should give me a clean look once the paint is on her.
 

 
I still have some small holes to fill but at least the hard part is over.
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'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #128 on: April 18, 2013, 10:03:55 AM »
One issue I had to address on this car is bass for the sound system. Having a hatch means there is no good way to hide a sub unless I eliminate the spare tire or raise the floor a few inches to get the required airspace. I finally found a solution that I like.
 

 
Bazooka disguised an 8 inch woofer as a nitrous bottle. Problem solved! I had tubes in my S-10 years ago & loved 'em.  I ain't hiding this sucker anywhere, it's gonna be right there in plain sight when you pop the hatch. NOS has replacement decals to replace the Bazooka label for added effect.
 

 
I liked the idea so much that I bought a pair of white ones to go in back of my wagon. Too cool!!  8)
 

 
I turned up this pic of one installed. I'm not crazy about the way it's mounted sideways but it sure looks good.
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'76 Wagon driver
'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
'72 sedan 5.0/T5~Lemon Squeeze

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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #129 on: April 20, 2013, 04:23:28 AM »
awesome man, i havent had time to work on the bobcat i have. Opened my own repair shop so ive had no time

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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #130 on: August 02, 2014, 09:07:30 PM »
It took 2 years of searching but I finally found an NOS hood for this car. I looked at a dozen used ones & not one was worth using. My original hood is clean but has a hole cut in it to clear the old turbo. I'll paint them both.
 

 
It's got some surface rust along the one edge but no pitting. It should come right off with some POR metal prep.
 

 
And the best part was the $100 price tag. It was going to cost that to chemically strip the so-so hood I had.
 

 
Now if I can just get some time to work on it.....
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #131 on: August 02, 2014, 10:51:48 PM »
Nice find!!!
 
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« Reply #132 on: August 03, 2014, 07:44:00 AM »
Congrats on the find.
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« Reply #133 on: August 03, 2014, 06:53:00 PM »
Thanks  8)  That was the longest I've searched for a single part. I now have everything I need to finish this sucker.
 
The 73 took priority over everything but when it's done I can swap the wagon engine then get this one on the road. It's still mostly assembled. I didn't want to turn it into a full blown rotisserie resto & was careful not to dig in too deep.
 
I also decided to put it back to 4-lug so I can run the stock wheels. I found a powdercoater that can do them in the stock black/gold theme so I'm going that route. I just need to find some near mint centers & some nice trim rings. I think 2 of my rings are a 8 out of 10 so just need 2 more.
 
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #134 on: August 04, 2014, 01:50:16 AM »
I'm curious about your choice of a radiator.
Why did you want one that has plastic?
I am looking for one and was thinking all aluminum, but I am open to being convinced otherwise.  ;D
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« Reply #135 on: August 04, 2014, 07:45:12 AM »
Well, maybe I'm just lucky but I put one with plastic in my dually and 5yrs later it was still like the day I bought it when I sold the truck, I also put one in the wife's Toy pickup about 3 1/2yrs ago and it's still like the day I put it in, I'll probably put one in my short bed too when I switch to the big block..
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« Reply #136 on: August 04, 2014, 08:49:56 AM »
I went with that one because it's the biggest 2 core aluminum radiator that would fit. I'm planning an EFI turbo swap into this car down the road & I wanted plenty of cooling. That radiator has the correct size in/outlets on the correct sides. It took a bit of fabbing to mount but nothing crazy.
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« Reply #137 on: August 04, 2014, 10:54:46 PM »
Ok, thanks.
Might be something worth considering, I am just not thrilled about the plastic part, but maybe I am just old fashioned.
Plus I have heard in the past that they can't be repaired if it is the plastic. Maybe that has changed?
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2014, 09:38:37 AM »
have one ring on ebay! ck it out make offer! its yours!
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« Reply #139 on: April 06, 2015, 06:06:11 PM »
I bought a set of wheels for this car instead of blasting & painting the ones I had. I still needed 3 center caps & 2 trim rings anyhow for mine. I probably would have spent close to $300 getting mine ready to run with some used tires & for a few bucks more I got this set of 4,000 mile originals with new Kumho 185/70 tires.

 


All I need to do is change the silver paint to gold to match my originals & bolt them on.
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Re: Here is my '80 hatch I call Callisto
« Reply #140 on: April 07, 2015, 07:50:33 AM »
Those look really nice!  Great find!


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