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New project- 1977 Pinto squire

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r4pinto:
Thanks. I hated hatchbacks from the first 78 I had. The sedan I had an attachment due to my mom and her 73 sedan. But the hatch is different. I got it to replace the sedan because it was local. Never connected. Iím going to assess what I need to reassemble the suspension on it, swap steering rack, brakes, and anything else. Once itís done I will sell that car so the wagon can be put in the garage.


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dga57:
Makes perfect sense to me!  I've actually owned a base sedan, a couple of Runabouts, and a Squire wagon and the Runabout is my personal favorite style of the three.  That probably harkens back to 1974 when I bought my first one brand new. Nevertheless, it would be a boring, boring world if we all had the exact same taste in things.  I'm glad you found a Pinto you really like and I hope you'll share your project with us as you go.


Dwayne :)

r4pinto:

--- Quote from: dga57 on August 09, 2021, 10:06:39 AM ---Makes perfect sense to me!  I've actually owned a base sedan, a couple of Runabouts, and a Squire wagon and the Runabout is my personal favorite style of the three.  That probably harkens back to 1974 when I bought my first one brand new. Nevertheless, it would be a boring, boring world if we all had the exact same taste in things.  I'm glad you found a Pinto you really like and I hope you'll share your project with us as you go.


Dwayne :)

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Thanks. I paid $1500 for it and far from great condition. 5 years ago it would have been a $600 car all day long but prices have gone up.


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Wittsend:
 The timing belt replacement is wise. For the 2.3 they are very reasonable. Check the tensioner too, water pump as well. If the car is not driven daily that electric fuel pump will be appreciated. Saves the battery and starter when the carburetor fuel bowl is full BEFORE  you try starting.

r4pinto:

--- Quote from: Wittsend on August 09, 2021, 02:18:55 PM --- The timing belt replacement is wise. For the 2.3 they are very reasonable. Check the tensioner too, water pump as well. If the car is not driven daily that electric fuel pump will be appreciated. Saves the battery and starter when the carburetor fuel bowl is full BEFORE  you try starting.

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I went ahead and went out to the car. Pumped once and fired right up. I think I will leave the electric pump. Although do a cleaner install on the fuel line. It runs right underneath the car  and doesnít look too good   The timing belt, tensioner, and drive belt will be done before driving anywhere just to be sure itís good.  Paint is dead on the hood and left front fender. Looks like a bad repaint and wonít buff. Oh well lol. To be honest it has the same crappy paint as the rear bed of my C10. I think it was done by the same person as bad as both look


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