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  1. j par

    j par Well-hung Member

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    You had me at the play on words, I like the car and the story. These are the kind of REAL world builds that like the best.
     
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      Cool project you've got going here. I've always liked Pintos. I'm sitting on a 77 Pinto Cruisn wagon that belonged to my best friend who got it when it was virtually new. His family gave it to me after he died of cancer in '04.
       
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      This will be a fun ride, nothing like a small light car.
       
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      Did you consider a 2.3 turbo setup?

      Perhaps that would have been too easy, though.
       
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      I was not aware they even came with a v6 until last year.
       
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      Light and quik. You gonna cage it?
       
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      Chop chop hop sing! Lets see some tiresmoke!
       
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      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        I think as far as I am going to will be a rear frame rail kit and frame connector kit from S&W Race Cars. Although these cars do not have a rear frame per say, they are pretty strong as long as you don't put a lot of power down trying to hook up.......which I don't plan on. This is gonna be a 100% street car and I am old, so probably no cage. Of course, I never say never. LOL

        That said, here are a couple of pictures from my latest progress. I got the Ford sport wheels painted and the two tires I found mounted.

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        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Well, not to me. I loathe EFI and turbo stuff. Just not my style. I do agree, it would be damned cool, though.
           
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          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Yup. The little german made V6.......this car had one when I got it. Key word. Had.
           
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          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Thank yall for the kind words. I didn't know how a FOMOCO project would fly here.
           
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          • Abodybomber

            Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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            Love these cars , no love given , unless you know them
             
          • toolmanmike

            toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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            We always knew you were a bit different. :poke::poke:
             
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            • j par

              j par Well-hung Member

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              On the contrary I'm kind of glued to this Thread. It's something different I like it.

               
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              • rumblefish360

                rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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                It s different.
                A loved helpful member is doing it.
                It’s still an American auto.
                It’s being hot rodded.
                It’s a Ford, not a Chevy.
                It’s all good!
                (Though come race day, everyone is an enemy...LOL! )
                 
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                  I like this one but I wonder why no engine shot on this otherwise very clean car.

                  1977 Pinto V8 wagon

                  A few weeks ago there was another wagon with a v8 conversion started, but it was a special edition late 70's silver and black "euro" with no rear windows except small round ones at the very back.
                   
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                  j par Well-hung Member

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                  Nice lookin wagon.
                   
                • RustyRatRod

                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                  I found some brake hoses I could make work and ordered them in. Funny, these are GM "metric" calipers. That refers to them having a 10mm metric banjo bolt hole for the brake hose. Wrong. These are the first "metric" calipers I've seen with 7/16 bolt holes. lol Oh well. I had to cut some excess off the banjo head of the hoses to make them work, but they fit and work very well.

                  Another baby step.
                   
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                    But in the right direction! Shoulda known a bolt hole wouldn't get you down!
                     
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                    j par Well-hung Member

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                    It's been a couple months here? And now you're dragging home on some rusty old Mopar...
                     
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                    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                    Rusty? Easy fella. lol I'm making progress on the turbo motor. Is that not good enough? lol
                     
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                    • j par

                      j par Well-hung Member

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                      It's been a couple months. I'm interested in seeing the Robcat. I'm already skeptical about putting a 4-cylinder in it, you know I would prefer the 302.
                      Is that 4 Banger going to make that car $hit'n get or what??
                       
                    • RustyRatRod

                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      I can give you some perspective. In the years when the Mustang SVO were made, the 2.3 turbo made just as much power as the GT with the 5.0 and I am using a larger turbo. I plan on spooling it to about 15 PSI once I get everything sorted out.
                       
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                        200-220hp ?
                         
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