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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 11:56 
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I have seen a lot of rigged equipment in my life.. but this is awesome!!

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/9822 ... Ford-Pinto

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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 13:02 
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Nothing a little bondo and some sheet metal / rivets would not fix up. Get some baling twine and tie that tank to the roof where it should be. Although it did look like he had adequate ventilation in the cab of that car.

I used to have a pinto about 28 years ago, gave my buddy a ride home in winter, he gets out on his snow covered street and asks me why my rear tires are turning even though I have the brakes on and am not moving. Turned out previous owner disconnected the rear brakes. What a death trap, can't remember what I did with that car, hopefully junked.

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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 14:01 
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earl60446 wrote:
I used to have a pinto about 28 years ago, gave my buddy a ride home in winter, he gets out on his snow covered street and asks me why my rear tires are turning even though I have the brakes on and am not moving. Turned out previous owner disconnected the rear brakes. What a death trap, can't remember what I did with that car, hopefully junked.


Okay, that's hysterical!



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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 14:18 
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Wow... What a piece of junk. See how close those power wires are to the gas lines.. yikes.

I've used a regular gas can for a marine tank on a 10' once.. It worked.


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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 20:02 
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Now that was mighty ingenious. I like the way he mounted the fuel pump on the door. And why go to all the trouble of routing the fuel line through the engine compartment. As anyone can see, the fuel tank cannot be mounted in the original position.



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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 21:01 

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Very cool!!! I like it!!!!


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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 23:06 
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I think he could fight the ticket for an unsafe vehicle.

The cop is not an engineer and he ahs no professional training to determine what is safe or not. As for the wires, you have them IN your gas tank!



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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2012, 23:59 

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"Unsafe Pinto" is a bit redundant, isn't it? If I remember correctly, Pintos used to catch fire because of the gas tanks, so the owner may have actually improved the safety of the vehicle by rigging it up that way! I'm a fan of the creativity, but I don't want to be on the same road with that thing.


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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 02:09 

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Yes, pinto's got there 15 minutes of national fame when several of them had their gas tanks explode when they were in accidents where the pinto got rear ended. So maybe what he did was his attempt at making the car safer to drive. Either way, I don't think the officer should be the one making the decision whether it's safe or not in this case.



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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 02:29 
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Hanr3 wrote:
I think he could fight the ticket for an unsafe vehicle.

The cop is not an engineer and he ahs no professional training to determine what is safe or not. As for the wires, you have them IN your gas tank!


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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 08:29 
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Seriously, you guys are kidding about it not being dangerous or the cop having any right to determine if it's safe or not.

This IS America, but that's INSANE !!!!



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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 09:43 

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT! :LOL2:
Owned a 1942 JEEP, with the gas tank under the drivers seat.
On this model-MB, you had to flip the top of the seat up, remove the gas cap, and reach inside the vehicle to fill it.
Often wondered what would happen if someone ran into the side of it. glad I never found out!
I think you sat on top of the tank in all the old jeeps, only difference being they went to a outside fill at some point.
Don't remember any lawsuits on them, and don't forget, this same setup was used during WW2! #-o


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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 09:53 
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I bet he has abs of steel after holding his feet up off the pavement. Who needs brakes when you can just put your feet down, worked fine for Fred Flintstone


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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 09:53 
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That's a cool little car, wonder if it's for sale?

My 1950 Chevy pickup had the gas tank behind the seat, they stayed there until the late 70's



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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 15:02 

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It's not a Pinto but I've got an 89 Ford Escort Motorized Scaffold for sale if anyone can use it. Has a hitch I used to pull my boat.


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