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Something you don't see every day

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Lonn, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:52 AM.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    A guy that owns TWO Pintos! Two door and a wagon. Jealous.

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  2. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    When they came out...
    I peddled my GTO...
    Bought the first that hit the twin cities...
    The one that had the itty, bitty Cortina motor & drum brakes..
    Really sucked to drive when it was 40 below...
    Had a space blanket to pull over my lap...
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  3. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    You're right you don't see that every day. A lot of those were cut up in the 80's for use at the race track in the baby bomber class. They are getting rare to see, and somewhat collectible now. Whodda thunk it?:D
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  4. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    arent those the ones that would supposedly explode when rear ended?
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  5. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 10, 2016
    Rocky Mountain Way
    Yup, or at least catch on fire.
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  6. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX

  7. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-O-Master

    May 11, 2018
    I only knew one kid that had a Pinto in High School. He was killed in it.

  8. dante1963

    dante1963 Strat-Talker

    Apr 28, 2016
    St. Louis
    I had a Pinto Squire Wagon in the mid-80’s. Drove across the country in it. Total POS. Trying to get it to make it across the Rockies was an adventure I hope to never re-live.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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  9. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    They all rusted out here...

    Yes, the 5 MPH bumper’s shocks would explode piercing the gas tank.

    All but the wagon.

    And the 2.3 could become a real screamer with the right modifications- turbo charging for one.
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  10. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I drove a really nice looking one back in the late 80s when a friend was looking for a car. I swear it wouldn't go over 50.

  11. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    My dad got a used one - a Runabout - when I was a kid (I think before I had my license - don’t remember driving it). Ugly brown thing that reeked of stale cigs. I don’t think we had it long...
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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  12. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    One of those cars from my youth, that I'd love to actually have another. :thumb:

  13. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 20, 2018
    Wiltshire UK
    Had a friend in the UK that had one, didn't travel well (across the pond), that smelled of cats p*ss, not sure if that was US or UK p*ss, did they spray it before exporting it?

  14. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 17, 2017
    Whoa, I had a Pinto Wagon. I called it my Pintobago.
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  15. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 6, 2016
    I had a friend in high school who had exactly those two cars simultaneously.

  16. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 28, 2014
    Useless Trivia: I read somewhere that the Pinto (not the station wagon) is actually more aerodynamic going backwards than forwards.

  17. duzie

    duzie Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 1, 2016
    northwest nj
    Dirt modified big block class Pinto

    Lots of Vega’s , Pinto’s , & Gremlins were used up here in Orange County Fair Speedway .
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  18. nungesser

    nungesser Muleskinner Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    my friend had one in high school he was one of the first of us to drive so we used to pile about seven of us into the thing, we used to call it the "Squinto"

  19. nungesser

    nungesser Muleskinner Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    car pinto.jpg