View Full Version : 1980 Ford Pinto Runabout


Cobra64
06-28-2011, 08:44 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/10gh57d.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2rfzy95.jpg

My new daily driver. 2.3 4-cyl with a 4 speed, 77k miles, $1500. It's been stored in a trailer for 5 years up here after sitting in a garage in CT for 10. It has to be one of the only ones still driving around New England.

uiui
06-28-2011, 09:11 AM
The last year for pinto...Yeah.I love more 70s pintos than last ones.Congrats on car man!More pics soon.

2-Edge
06-28-2011, 03:06 PM
I want to see the 80's interior.

How many hp it has? Or did have when it was new.

Schaefft
06-28-2011, 06:16 PM
I wouldnt wanna drive it if its one of the last in your area in good condition. I also wouldnt wanna drive it if there were plenty of them still around. :p

Tubaman
06-28-2011, 07:10 PM
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l43/BikeINK/Pinto23T4gunmeteal.png

optimus prime
06-28-2011, 08:46 PM
Just don't get rearended.

Competizione
06-28-2011, 08:53 PM
not my taste since I hate hatchbacks but it does look fun to drive

Cobra64
06-28-2011, 09:50 PM
The last year for pinto...Yeah.I love more 70s pintos than last ones.Congrats on car man!More pics soon.

I've always liked the round headlight ones more, and I really don't like the taillights on mine. But the front end is starting to grow on me.

I want to see the 80's interior.

How many hp it has? Or did have when it was new.

http://i54.tinypic.com/29c8d1v.jpg
Before it was pulled out of the trailer and cleaned up. 88hp stock, probably a little less with how it's running. I need to set the timing properly. I am planning on running a turbo 2.3 4cyl in the future, probably from a T-Bird.

I wouldnt wanna drive it if its one of the last in your area in good condition. I also wouldnt wanna drive it if there were plenty of them still around. :p

I'm not planning to drive it in the winter - road salt is what killed them.

Just don't get rearended.

A recall fixed that issue. They were also no worse than any other small car in the 70s, it was proven in a 90s study. Look at the Honda Civic from the same time. Or the Vega with the gas filler behind the license plate under the bumper.

Kracka
06-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Just don't get rearended.

Took the words right out of my mouth...verbatim.

2-Edge
06-28-2011, 10:06 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/29c8d1v.jpg

Red, haha, that's pretty much exactly what I expected to see.

Vanexroxics
06-28-2011, 10:59 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/29c8d1v.jpg
Before it was pulled out of the trailer and cleaned up. 88hp stock, probably a little less with how it's running. I need to set the timing properly. I am planning on running a turbo 2.3 4cyl in the future, probably from a T-Bird.

That's ****ing neat.

Cobra64
06-28-2011, 11:06 PM
The seats are in really good shape and really comfortable. I need a new dash pad and new carpet. I also need to get a working cassette deck installed, I think the one I was hooking up is fried. It had an AM radio stock with 1 speaker, but it had a speaker box in it with dual 6" speakers when I bought it.

Meastro444
06-29-2011, 08:41 AM
Red interior with neon blue needles and numbers.... :'(

I like the car. Would love to have one here in Holland.

What's the fuel consumption?

Cobra64
06-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Been getting high 20s with it not tuned properly over the past couple days. Used about 8-9 gallons going 250 miles. I'll get a more exact number when I fill up and find out how many gallons I've used exactly.

Dr.DooM
06-29-2011, 05:29 PM
heheh the us equivalent of a fiesta?
i like it, the interior is kickass!

Cobra64
06-29-2011, 09:07 PM
A little earlier than the Fiesta, '80 was the last year. They usually shared the same engine with the British Escort, I'm guessing you're from England?

Mr. Sting Ray
06-29-2011, 10:55 PM
Haha a Pinto. I havent seen one since my buddy sold his. His however had a 460 big block we shoehorned in.

optimus prime
06-30-2011, 06:55 AM
Haha a Pinto. I havent seen one since my buddy sold his. His however had a 460 big block we shoehorned in.

What did you use for the rear end?

Mr. Sting Ray
06-30-2011, 11:08 AM
What did you use for the rear end?
Ford 9 inch with 4:11 gears.

Cobra64
06-30-2011, 08:41 PM
Found a junkyard with a running 88 Turbo Tbird and they'll let me take the whole drivetrain (engine, transmission, ECU, 8.8 rear end with discs) for 700. Hopefully I can do this later in the summer.

DJMantis
06-30-2011, 09:02 PM
heheh the us equivalent of a fiesta?
i like it, the interior is kickass!

Larger than a Fiesta. Ford replaced the Pinto by bringing the Escort to the States, which would run alongside the Fiesta for a few years before the Fiesta's discontinuation from the U.S. market.

EDIT: Wait, I think it was actually the Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz which officially replaced the Pinto.