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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2021, 12:28:08 PM »
I can’t tell you if the zinc and phosphorus levels in oil are crucial to a 2.3L ford engine after 40 years an x amount of miles. But if you google “mobile one specs “ the first listing will tell you all the specs on their oils. I’m not sure Id “worry” too much about the engine or the catalytic converter with any quality oil in reasonable viscosity range but if I had to choose I’d “protect” the engine over the cat. Again , I run 10-40 in my ‘77 but the 15-50 does have high zinc/ phosphorus. The way I look at it, if an engine in a “street” car is so “delicate”that the somewhat subtle differences in oils are that crucial, its not worth owning. My humble guess is that the Pinto engine is not in the delicate category.

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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2021, 02:15:00 PM »
i run pennzoil 20w50 and add a 4oz bottle of ERSON ZDDP for good insurance and i use only wix filters
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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2021, 02:08:03 PM »
Thanks, David! The shaft measurement guidelines is helpful. I will have to check it out the next time I crawl under the Pinto. I left an email with Cardone about their racks, so once I hear back from them, I will let you know what their sources are for the remanufactured units.

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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2021, 02:13:48 PM »
As promised, I pulled together a bunch of pictures.

The first round is when the car was loaded up in Venice, Florida to be shipped up North to Grove City, OH...

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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2021, 02:40:01 PM »
The Pinto arrived several days later, escaping a tropical storm on the Gulf Coast. The car was damaged during shipping when a chain took a chunk out of the wood vinyl appliqués on the door. Secondly, when they reloaded the car somewhere between Florida and Ohio, they torn off the valance panel. At first the shipping company tried to say that s how it was but we had pictures and paperwork showing it was not damaged. They reimbursed my estimated cost, which was based on eBay for $250.00 I accepted it, not realizing the valance panels advertised were those of spoilers type, rather than OEM style. Now, we all know it's nonobtainium type of part! Luckily, I was able to remove the valance panel in one piece to see the damage to be limited to where the bolts are connected to. As I said previously, I found a reference on this fordpinto.com page about Showcars Unlimited in Foxboro, Ontario, I shipped it to them to have it repaired and new fiberglass molds made. Since then, several of our fellow members informed me of their negative experience...I am worried, but the guy is telling me it's repaired and now being carted for fiberglass mold. Fingers crossed.

Here's the pics of the Pinto when arrived, notice the chip caused by the overhead chain and the valance panel...
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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2021, 02:44:59 PM »
Darn it...the website says the picture is too big to be uploaded...let me see if I can reduce the size! Any suggestions? These are cell phone pics like the others, so why would it be too large?
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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2021, 10:40:54 AM »
Let's try this as I converted from the jpg to png to reduce picture size. These pics is when it first arrived at my house from Florida. Note the damaged valance panel and chip in the woody siding from the trailer chain.
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2021, 10:43:12 AM »
Sigh...this didn't work. I apologize. I will reach out to someone who may be able to help me with this.
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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2021, 12:03:20 PM »
IMGUR....

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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2021, 01:03:49 PM »
Per your suggestion, I looked into IMGUR on the App Store. It doesn't seem to offer downsizing features. It appears to be an App like many other social media for posting pictures. Maybe I am missing something that you are trying to point out? I just want to post my additional pics of my Pinto project on this website, and I am still using the same cellphone that I took earlier pictures that is already posted. However, since then the pictures are deemed "too large" a file to be uploaded. I am thinking something must have changed on my phone, as the early pics were easily uploaded, and all of a sudden it is too big. I looked at settings on my phone and do not see anything that I could do to make it smaller or compressed.

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Dan
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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2021, 11:25:54 PM »
Looking good so far!
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2021, 06:54:21 PM »
Thanks! I farmed out the job of replacing the cracked, faded, and dull wood siding appliqués. I have pictures of its removal, cleaning, and reapplying the siding. It's supposed to be done today, but the shop just called me this morning asking for an extra week. It's fine with me as I want it done right and not rushed.

I did learn one tip they used to do the curves of the wood vinyl appliqués...I would have thought they would use the outer trim as a template, but instead they apply the fishing wire and cut the vinyl after it's laid to go along the body lines...that was a nifty trick, which I have videotaped in a five or six second clip. Now, I need to know how to adjust the sizes so it can be uploaded to share with y'all!

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« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2021, 03:40:20 PM »
I think that I might be able to post the promised pictures as I transferred them all to my other computer that can adjust the size of the photographs.  Here test pic #1, which shows before and after the paint correction (before is on the right side of hood while the after is on the left side). It was tricky as the paint is one-stage version, and the paint meter shows it to be very thin as typical of cars in the 70's.  Not all the scratches were removed as I was afraid to go too deep, but gawd, what a difference it made!
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Re: My pandemic project!
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2021, 03:50:35 PM »
  Not all the scratches were removed as I was afraid to go too deep, but gawd, what a difference it made!

That is indeed, a remarkable difference! :o   Looks great!

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