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my 1977 pinto wagon build
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:07:21 PM »
i have had this car for around 8 years now. i put a 5.0l with cleveland heads paxton supercharger 12psi c6 8.8 rear. drove it for 3 years and split the block in first 3 mains into cam journals and cam bearings fell out.
so i started a new build on it. been working on it for 2 years now





































its been a lot of work been doing it all by my self and have a lot of work to go
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 08:03:01 AM »
man that shot of the rear end with the tires is awsome!!! thought about tubbing my wagon, but its a ton of work!!!  looks great!! cant wait to see the finished project!!! keep up the great work!!!
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 09:18:20 AM »
Very nice work
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 10:13:13 AM »
Thanks its been a ton of work to get it this far and got lots to go I am happy with the way things are going. I was hoping to be farther along then I am but I have made some changes and redone a couple things.
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build (more pictures)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 07:44:40 PM »
some more pictures





















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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 07:38:14 PM »
Simon, wow can I relate to how much work has been done and how much work is still to go. check out my gallery and you will find almost a twin of what you are doing, just didn't do the front frame. keep posting pic's so i can get good ideas for my son and my build. Bud ( aka 79 prostreet)
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 09:42:22 PM »
your car is looking good bud. originally i wasn't going to do the front frame. but it gave me so much more clearance around the engine. 
i am stuck on a couple things now haven't figured out what i am going to do with the rear quarters and wheel wells i need to section a piece in them they have been fixed before so be nice to find quarters from another car or new panels.

i change my engine combination and got a tall deck dart aluminum block. built the headers for a standard block. headers fit with this block but oil pan will be close to rack

will be starting on the rad support next and once a get a 4" stroke crank i will start on building a aluminum oil pan 
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 08:04:53 AM »
on the other side of the earth from you simon but have a 73 wagon i am parting out, if you need body panels have no problem cutting it up to get you the parts you need to finish that bad @$$ car of yours!!!
 
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 06:31:45 PM »
bbobcat75 i will look at my quarters this week and figure out what i am going to do. the quarters are in good shape except for around the wheel wells where they have had some pieces welded in before. i need to section about 3" in them for tire clearance i am running 33 by 19.5 tires on a 14" wide rim.
if you have quarters in decant shape mite need some pieces out of them if you ship to canada
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 08:49:16 AM »
can send pic, and can ship to canada on your dime!!! :)
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 10:27:48 AM »
Send pics when ever you get a chance. I am in no hurry.  Thanks
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 12:29:50 PM »
WHATS THE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU WANT THEM SENT TO??
THANKS
 
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1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car

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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 12:35:23 PM »
My email is onyschuk4@hotmail.com
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 03:28:00 PM »
finished building a brake pedal and mounting the brake booster and master cylinder

 





got my new jesel shaft mount rocker arms offset .450 intake to fit my AFR 227 competition eliminator cylinder heads



i am going to order a gm metric 11'' brake kit from speedway motors they seem to have good prices. that will be the last thing i need to finish my brake system   
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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 07:16:53 PM »
i got the dart tall deck block in and mocked up had to drop the transmission mount 11/16 for header clearance at the collectors. other then that everything else fit great



i got a set of fiberglass front fenders will need to get the hood next. the fenders look like they mite need some work to fit.
found a local place that does ceramic coating i will get them to coat my headers after i get the O2 sensor bungs welded in



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Re: my 1977 pinto wagon build
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 07:26:57 PM »
sent some pics of the quarters for ya!!
thanks
1975 mercury bobcat 2.8 auto
1978 mercury bobcat wagon 2.3l - soon to have a 88 tc drive line
1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car