1977 Dodge Colt Hemi Comparison Ford Pinto Chevy Vega Chevette Datsun B210 Promo
This is a 1977 Dodge Promotional film which could have been viewed in any
of the Dodge Dealers across America that had the Dodge Demo Screen. The
Dodge Colt was a range of cars built by Mistubishi. This was in 1977, one
full year before the Dodge Omni was introduced. This was all Dodge and
Chrysler had for the subcompact Market. These were also sold in Canada and
Puerto Rico as Plymouths. This is a film that compares the Colt and it's
features to the Vega, Pinto, Chevette and Datsun B210.
The original 1971 Ford Pinto, 1st year
September 1970, Ford introduced the 1971 Ford Pinto. This is one of the
surviving original Pintos from that year. Video by DougCameraMan. May 10,
2013. Cruisin' Grand.
Ford Pinto vs Chevy Impala | Rear-End Crash Test | CrashNet1
This is the complete test recording of the famous Ford Pinto crash test.
The Pinto's ruptured gas tank exploding into a ball of fire during the
1971 Chevrolet Impala
1972 Ford Pinto
Later study examining actual incident data that concluded the Pinto was as
safe as, or safer than, other cars in its class.
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1973 Ford Pinto For Sale North Carolina Updated 11/20/2013. Price: $3700 . 27834
1973 Ford Pinto, 2.0 sohc 4cyl c4 automatic 3.42 gear 37500 original miles.
Cylinder head upgraded to Ported Polished Bowl Blended Hardened Valve
seats. New Solid Lifters, New Followers, New Custom Crane Camshaft.
Crane Cam number is for-272-2-10, specs are 2500 to 6000 rpm power band,
3000 cruise rpm, valve lift is 436 / 460 and the duration is 272/282.
New Exhaust, leaves the header at
approx 2.5 inches, and tapers to 2 and 1/8th inch at the rear bumper,
still much larger than stock pinto 4cyl Exhaust.
14inch centerline wide rims with large NEW 14 inch tires, 9 inches wide,
26.5 inches tall. C4 Automatic transmission new stock torque convertor and
Car needs a paint job, and considerable punch and fill around edges,
mainly near the front and back of the rear wheels and the roof, where the
original vinyl top was removed, leaving glue/remnants and some pitting.
Roof needs grinding smoothing sealing and repainting (with bumpy paint?, to
simulate the vinyl top look?) - nearly impossible to see in video or
photos. YES, those areas are sealed up with Black Rustoleum, ANY TIME I see
any rust trying to break thru and or spread.
Listen to the audio, the solid lifter camshaft gives the engine a nice
lope at idle, can hear it better when it's IN GEAR, at idle. Dark Forest
green, I might choose.
Car comes with a fibreglass trunklid spoiler (not installed) as well as
some FREE original extra parts such as gauges/doorhandles/windowcranks and
2 cyl heads, 1 2.0 for rebuild, 1 2.3 already rebuilt, if desired.
$3700 my loss, you hit the lottery at this price. Overall cost to me?
11000plus. 450 holley, offenhauser intake, header, custom Exhaust. Cyl head work, parts, labor and
fabrication cost me 6000 in parts/labor. Add new radiator, brakes,
alternator, starter, AC (400 parts/labor TWICE to get it RIGHT), 14 in
wheels/NEW tires, and it's easy to add to over 11000 using simple math.
Those costs, you wont have to repeat. Rather you can just do the bodywork
and paint. This car has been painted ONCE in 40 years, SIX YEARS AGO, and
that was a cheap maaco respray in black, did not include color conversion
(doorjams etc still show mostly orig white/green).
Considering the age, its held in pretty good, overall condition. The
interior is all inact, with no rips or tears in the upholstery or
headliner, 1 crack on the dash, that is covered with a green matching felt
cover. Orig Shag carpet is not worn. Floors are solid. It's not rusty
underneath, like many 40-year old pintos that you will find. Find 1 with
only 37500 original miles, and these mechanical upgrades/updates. Cylinder
Head work: 1500 in JUST labor at the Coleman Brothers machine shop in
Baltimore, Md, for porting, polishing, bowl blending and very slight
shaving to ensure flatness (may be minimal increase in c/r from that, I'm
guessing .2 for 8.8 to 1, based on less than 20 thousands shaved for
flatness) - factory c/r, I JUST READ, was 8.6 to 1 and 100 bhp.
If U can do the bodywork/paint yourself, or hire it done for cheap, you'll
have a pretty nice driver quality 4banger, not a show car, but a decent
street machine, cruise-ins car, for under 6000 bucks, plus or minus some
Can you find a dirt dobber nest under the hood or underbody? I'm sure you
can. This car has been driven approx 200 miles in the past 2 years. Stored
under a roof, but open air, sometimes also under a car cover. This car had
to be PURCHASED with 30,000 orig miles on it, 6 years ago, driven 7300
miles locally, before the mechanical restoration/upgrades began.
Thanks for watching listening and reading. Asking 3700 Firm with extras
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Ford Pinto Introduced
The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car produced by the Ford Motor Company for
the model years 1971--1980. Initially offered as a two-door sedan, Ford
offered hatchback and wagon models the following year. With over 3 million
sold over a 10 year production run, the Pinto competed in the U.S. market
against the AMC Gremlin and Chevrolet Vega — outproducing both by total
production as well as by highest model year production. The Pinto also
competed against imported cars from Volkswagen, Datsun, and Toyota.
A rebadged variant, the Mercury Bobcat, debuted in 1974 in Canada and in
March 1975 in the US. A total of 224,026 Bobcats were produced from 1975
to 1980. The Pinto/Bobcat and the smaller, imported Ford Fiesta were
ultimately replaced by the front-wheel-drive Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx.
The Pinto's legacy was affected by media controversy and legal cases
surrounding the safety of its gas tank design, a recall of the car in 1978,
and a later study examining actual incident data that concluded the Pinto
was as safe as, or safer than, other cars in its class.
The Pinto nameplate derives from the name for the distinctive white and
solid pattern of coloration common in horses.