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Now I have Mom Looking

Postby 1986Kar » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:04 pm

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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby 88AriesLEwagon » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:35 pm

Buying it or talking up the group here?
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby 1986Kar » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:22 am

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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby nszotovich » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:19 am

We are a small army, but growing in numbers everyday. More and more people looking back and saying "Oh, yeah, the K-car, I almost forgot." It will be more endearing as gas prices reach $5 a gallon and beyond.
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby 89ARIES » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 pm

It will also be endearing that in 2020, our cars will be so rare that they will be easily worth $5000-10000. Also, the nature of the classic car hobby is changing. Mundane models like Pinto are starting to command high prices, and they have a huge club. 8-)
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby 88AriesLEwagon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:48 pm

I absolutely cannot stand Pintos.I dislike GM,but the Vega was always a more appealing car over Pinto in my book.Although,Pinto wagons are a little more acceptable,as opposed to hatch or notch models.

BTW:The last old Chevette around here turns out to be a 78,and the owner lost a timing belt the other day.Should have seen the belt,almost 1/2 the teeth were stripped off.He is having a devil of a time locating a new one,last year they fit was 79.Guess he should have RockAuto'd it....
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby Baron » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:30 pm

My wife had a Pinto when we got married. My first reaction was who would want one of those, but after driving it, I changed my mind. Hers had the 4 speed stick and the largest engine available in them (something found rarely, even then). She had also put steel-belted radial tires on which were the new thing at that time. The thing stuck to the road no matter how you threw it around, and had some serious power. I even beat out a Jaguar on a curvy mountain road one time with it. Ultimately, it was a well-disguised sports car. If that seems doubtful, consider that Ford put the Mustang on the Pinto chassis for a few years, complete with a V8 option. It wasn't their best decision for Mustang, but it definitely worked better than when it was next put on the Fox (Fairmont) platform. All in all, I've always thought it would be a fun car to own again.
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby K-CAR_WAGON » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:39 pm

I even beat out a Jaguar on a curvy mountain road one time with it.


But did the Jaguar know it was competing with you?
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby nszotovich » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:41 pm

The main problem with the early Fox Mustangs is there were too many four cylinder cars. It was a bad choice for Mustangs image as a performance car. The four was just a slug in that car. At least the four cylinder Pinto based Mustangs were well timed. I came out weeks into the first oil embargo and sold 400k copies. But it was also a slug and hurt the Mustang image.
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Re: Now I have Mom Looking

Postby 88AriesLEwagon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:48 am

The "Flying Pinto" Mizar,set the Pinto image back by decades.Yea,the car chosen to be equipped with airplane wings and engine,that crashed and burned in a test flight.Years before the "barbeque that seats 4" jokes,2 men died when a wing strut broke,slammed into a pickup and burst into a ball of flame.Effectively ending "Advanced Vehicle Engineers" and "Galpin Ford's" flight of fantasy.
Maybe the Gremlin would have made a better choice....
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