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Offline kennedy3117

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My 73 Wagon
« on: April 24, 2012, 07:59:34 PM »
A little over 3 years ago, I found the Pinto that I have always wanted on ebay.  We bid and won, drove from Joplin, MO to Philadelphia to get it and trailered it back.  It was purchased for me to drive on weekends and my oldest daughter to drive to and from school in.  It has been a project since, everytime I think I have it road ready again, something else has went wrong.  My wife and I have 7 children, so working on it has been slim to none.  About 2 months ago, my brother in law offered to look at it for me, he took it apart and determined it needed a cylinder head, and after talking with a few great people from here, I decided to change the engine to a 2.3.
Somehow, I found a 77 wagon for sale localy that was complete and for a really good price.  It was purchased for the intent to use the engine in our 73.  We have now had the 77 for about a month and I just dont have the heart to take it apart. It does need some work, it leaks oil out of the rear main seal, about 4 quarts a day.
We now have 2 squire wagons and both of them are down, why is it that I love these cars? Lol.
 
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1987 F-150 (project after that)
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2005 Freestyle (my daily)
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Re: My 73 Wagon
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 11:37:03 PM »
...Because they're addictive? lol  ;D

Congratulation s on having TWO Squires. I'm trying to get ONE! Not that I'm complaining... after all, at least I have 3 Pintos... someday I'll add a Squire... ::)
One can never have too many Pintos!

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Re: My 73 Wagon
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 09:56:38 PM »
Thanks, I just don't have the heart to make 2 into 1, lol.  When I was younger, My father had 5 at one time, 3 drivers and 2 parts cars.  My Mom drove one, my Dad drove one, and I drove one.
 
1973 Pinto Squire (current project)
1977 Pinto Squire (next project)
1987 F-150 (project after that)
1999 Expedition (family ride)
2005 Freestyle (my daily)
2007 Freestyle (wifes daily)
2007 Fusion (kids daily)

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Re: My 73 Wagon
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 01:53:45 AM »
If the wagon is in good shape, pull the engine and reseal it and make a driver out of it. Take the 73 and work on it when you have time. It's always good to have a project you don't have to be in a hurry on to get it running. Projects are good for the soul  8)


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Re: My 73 Wagon
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 11:52:40 AM »
Do you have any pics of these cars you picked up? We'd all like to see what you're working on.
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Re: My 73 Wagon
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 09:55:43 PM »
I will post pics soon, we have decided to buy a new house and the pinto projects are on hold for a bit, unfortunatly.
1973 Pinto Squire (current project)
1977 Pinto Squire (next project)
1987 F-150 (project after that)
1999 Expedition (family ride)
2005 Freestyle (my daily)
2007 Freestyle (wifes daily)
2007 Fusion (kids daily)