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#1 Derby89r OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Hey all. Thought I'd show off my other project. 1974 ford pinto. 2.3 4spd. 52000 miles. Iowa winters took there toll on it but slowly getting it done. Love this car. So fun to drive and people tell you all sorts of stories about the one they had or someone they knew had.

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Posted July 10, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Aha...I knew one still exists...thanks for sharing.
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Posted July 10, 2016 - 05:07 PM

Just don't get rear-ended!



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Posted July 10, 2016 - 05:32 PM

Haha. This is the good year pinto. 71-73 were the ones that "exploded" even though non actually did. It's got the big 5 mph bumpers, long filler neck, and skid plate o n the fuel tank. ;)
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Posted July 10, 2016 - 07:27 PM

I had an early 2000 engine in my 71' think it was, and loved to drive it. Darn thing was rust-bucket. Then the starter kept acting up and once needed it to take kid to hospital and didn't start.  SO, got diff car afterwards. BUT, did buy a later Mercury wagon version with V-6 in it, and again was very nice driving car, like that one alot too.  When they quit these?  Lots of them sold for sure, but old-timers made fun on them. I once met a school kid that put a V-8 in his, but was worst cobble job you ever saw and dangerous to even be on road with.  Just wondering tho, if really worth trying to fix one up at all, no real value in them.



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Posted July 10, 2016 - 09:24 PM

They made them from 71-80. Some are worth more then others. There is a turbo version. A h.o. 2.3 called the stallion. And the most popular cruising wagon with the port wondow. They range in value 1500-15000.
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Posted July 11, 2016 - 08:07 AM

I saw them from 8000.00 to 11000.00 my self. Never had one in our family just several Mavericks and a 72  Mercury Comet.

 

:D   Al


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Posted July 28, 2016 - 03:55 PM

They made them from 71-80. Some are worth more then others. There is a turbo version. A h.o. 2.3 called the stallion. And the most popular cruising wagon with the port wondow. They range in value 1500-15000.

I had never heard of the stallion pinto before. Had to do some reading and picture finding. Very interesting!

I remember my mom's cousin driving around in a pinto from the 80s well into the 2000s. It finally rotted apart.

It was a dark green hatch back. I don't know what year.

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Posted August 02, 2016 - 11:19 AM

I had one years ago ,it had a 289 v8 with a weiand  high rise tunnel ram hooker headers ,dual carbs and a 4 speed,with a narrowed pickup truck rear end,with some big good year rubber on the back,It was real quick and stood up on its rear real well,had to stiffen the frame twice and still had some twist problems ,it was street legal and I drove it to the gas station where we all hung out all the time,Left a lot of rubber leaving the driveway all the time






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