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Richard Swart
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From: Graham, Wa.
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posted 10-27-2004 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it ok to talk pinto 4.cyl. here

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64 Fairlane 351w thunder-nut. 68 Torino formal roof 351w. 68 cougar GTE. 70 cougar 351w aod trany.73 F-100 4x4 428 tri-power.

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IIGood
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posted 10-27-2004 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure...why not? I wouldn't doubt we've got a few Pinto-knowledgeable folk floating around here...

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
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COBRAII7678
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From: Festus Mo U.S.A
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posted 10-30-2004 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COBRAII7678   Click Here to Email COBRAII7678     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Swart:
Is it ok to talk pinto 4.cyl. here


Yeah, lets talk. Nothin else happening here. Raced mini-stocks the last two years powered by 2.3's. I'm no expert but familiar with them. Jon

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-30-2004 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Swart:
Is it ok to talk pinto 4.cyl. here


Why not indeed? This IS the Pinto forum after all.

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Alex Denysenko
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IIGood
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posted 10-30-2004 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Much like your '65 is a Falcon, Alex. And that ASC?? It's a Fairmont.

Bring it, Orangeboy.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-30-2004 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Frank, and my F-350 crew cab is really a Courier. LOL

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,& '04
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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Percy Hazel
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From: Bellingham, WA, USA
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posted 11-01-2004 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard
Now that all the kibiters are done did you have a question or something that might be interesting to chew on.
I played with a 4cyl a few years back and had lots of fun with it.

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Richard Swart
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From: Graham, Wa.
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posted 11-01-2004 02:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure do. I have a 76 Pinto 2.3 that runs really nice, but it has broke the roll pin in the dist. gear two times in the past 6 months. Could this be a clearance problem between the gear & the block. I have so much crap on my plate lately I cant think of any other thing it could be. Thanks Richard

[This message has been edited by Richard Swart (edited 11-01-2004).]

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r4pinto
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posted 11-13-2004 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for r4pinto   Click Here to Email r4pinto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it might just be a problem with this engine. My dad had a 77 Pinto wagon and it broke about 5-7 distributors during the time he owned it. The Pinto I own has broken 2. Might just be how they are.

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Matt Manter
1978 Ford Pinto Runabout
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COBRAII7678
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From: Festus Mo U.S.A
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posted 11-15-2004 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COBRAII7678   Click Here to Email COBRAII7678     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Swart:
Sure do. I have a 76 Pinto 2.3 that runs really nice, but it has broke the roll pin in the dist. gear two times in the past 6 months. Could this be a clearance problem between the gear & the block. I have so much crap on my plate lately I cant think of any other thing it could be. Thanks Richard

[This message has been edited by Richard Swart (edited 11-01-2004).]



Richard, check with Esslinger engineering and get their catalog. It has a good tech advice section, and a very easy cure for the common roll pin failure. What viscosity oil are you using?

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Richard Swart
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From: Graham, Wa.
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posted 11-20-2004 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Summer I use 20-50 Winter 10-40. Been driveing this thing for around 5 years & never had this problem till lately. One of these days when I can figure out the wireing for the computer. I am going to though a 87 Turbo-T -bird & 5 speed in this wagen & go play with the Ricers.

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COBRAII7678
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posted 11-21-2004 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COBRAII7678   Click Here to Email COBRAII7678     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Swart:
Summer I use 20-50 Winter 10-40. Been driveing this thing for around 5 years & never had this problem till lately. One of these days when I can figure out the wireing for the computer. I am going to though a 87 Turbo-T -bird & 5 speed in this wagen & go play with the Ricers.



Just use the harness from the Tibird. Have you checked out Turboford.org

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Richard Swart
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From: Graham, Wa.
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posted 11-27-2004 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talked to the Ford Tubo guys a few years back. They told me to use a harnes out of a Muraker. I have not located one yet.

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