Current Classifieds

71-73 2.0 4 speed transmission wanted
Date: 09/06/2020 01:57 am
FREE PARTS!!

Date: 01/10/2017 02:38 pm
Mustang ll/Pinto/Bobcat Aluminum Wheel Rim

Date: 07/20/2018 03:00 pm
Alloy Harmonic Balancer

Date: 07/10/2020 12:17 pm
Wanted 73 pinto squire wagon
Date: 05/09/2020 11:59 am
71-73 Front Kick Panels
Date: 04/25/2021 07:24 pm
$300 Pinto for sale

Date: 04/19/2017 10:24 am
1978 PINTO PONY FOR SALE 17,000 ORIGINAL MILES !!!!!!!
Date: 10/10/2019 09:42 pm
73 rear hatchback glass
Date: 07/06/2017 11:33 am
Chilton's Repair & Tune-up Guide 1971-1979 Pinto and Bobcat

Date: 03/06/2017 01:24 am
72 Turbo Pinto "Hot Rod" rebuild
Date: 08/09/2018 11:09 am
79 Wagon with many extras
Date: 07/08/2020 04:18 pm

Author Topic: HOOD HINGE BOOTS  (Read 1584 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dick1172762

  • Vintage Pinto Racer
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2623
  • FeedBack: +362/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm a llama!

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:24:26 PM »
Anybody out there know were to buy the rubber boots that cover the inside of the cowl and the hood hinges? I need two of them. Mine are shot.
Its better to be a has-been, than a never was.

Offline TIGGER

  • PCCA Charter Member
  • Pinto Master
  • *
  • Posts: 2422
  • FeedBack: +70/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 10
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User Apple User Mobile User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 06:35:45 PM »
I believe the foxbody Mustangs have the same or similar boot.  If I remember tonight, I will pull the hinges off my 90 Mustang parts car and check.
79 4cyl Wagon
73 Turbo HB
78 Cruising Wagon (sold 8/6/11)

Offline dick1172762

  • Vintage Pinto Racer
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2623
  • FeedBack: +362/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm a llama!

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 07:08:00 PM »
Thanks Tigger!
Its better to be a has-been, than a never was.

Offline Pinto5.0

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
  • FeedBack: +77/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 80 hatch, 76 Wagon, 72 & 73 Sedans, 71 half hatch

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 10:05:49 PM »
What is the point of those boots anyhow? Every car I have has holes in them & it's not like the cowl doesn't get water in it already. At best they force water to the vents that may pour out the hinge hole or prevent excessively rusted hinges. I really have pondered this.
'73 Sedan (I'll get to it)
'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

Offline bbobcat75

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1032
  • FeedBack: +71/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 9
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter 1000 Posts Apple User Mobile User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 10:21:47 PM »
Fox body ones are similar but bolt holes are in the wrong spot. Pinto are even. Fox body has one side high on side low.
1975 mercury bobcat 2.8 auto
1978 mercury bobcat wagon 2.3l - soon to have a 88 tc drive line - SOLD - 🙁
1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car

Offline oldkayaker

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 758
  • FeedBack: +114/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 03:57:25 AM »
I thought I read that those fox Mustang boots would work but could not find the link.  Maybe drill the fox Mustang boot rubber to match the Pinto bolt pattern.

Pinto5.0, those hinge boots along with the seal strip at the top of the firewall have a couple functions as I see it: 

At speed, there is a high pressure area formed at the base of the windshield.  This high pressure helps force fresh air through the vents.  With out the boots and seal strip, some of this high pressure air will flow into the engine compartment putting back pressure on the radiator reducing air flow through it (loss cooling) and also reduce the amount of fresh air flow to the driver.

At low speed or at a stop light, these seals keep engine odors/fumes from entering the fresh air vents.
Jerry J - Jupiter, Florida

Offline dick1172762

  • Vintage Pinto Racer
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2623
  • FeedBack: +362/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm a llama!

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: HOOD HINGE BOOTS
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 07:08:30 AM »
Thanks guys! Think I'll try it with out them. Your right about the uneven hole as I saw some on e-bay. Thanks again.
Its better to be a has-been, than a never was.