Shiny is Good! => Your Project => Topic started by: kennedy3117 on April 24, 2012, 07:59:34 PM

Title: My 73 Wagon
Post by: kennedy3117 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.
Title: Re: My 73 Wagon
Post by: blupinto 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... ::)
Title: Re: My 73 Wagon
Post by: kennedy3117 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.
Title: Re: My 73 Wagon
Post by: RSM 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)

Title: Re: My 73 Wagon
Post by: r4pinto 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.
Title: Re: My 73 Wagon
Post by: kennedy3117 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.