Had to bring the old girl over.....the site just wouldn't be the same without her....
This should be our official mascot :)
06-18-2001, 03:56 PM
yay! it's the pinto! w00h00!
06-19-2001, 08:31 AM
Hey thrasher nice intrepid. How about some inside pics of your ride.
06-19-2001, 04:27 PM
All hail the GREAT PUMPKIN!
Had to bring this topic back to the top...I miss the old girl. Long Live the Pinto!
11-09-2001, 06:49 PM
now htat is a sweet ride
add some Wayne's world flames and you will be the pride of any cruise night
11-10-2001, 10:11 AM
This is what I learned to drive in, only it was yellow with the black hockey stick stripe.
11-10-2001, 12:40 PM
Not bad, I learned to drive in a Chvy Chevette, 4dr, diesel, yes diesel There are good diesel cars made now but back then diesel meant slow, noisy and smelly. Both the Gremlin and the Pinto could hand this car it's ass on a platter easily.
Now I remember why I was in such a hurry to get my own car..the diesel sucked!!!!
BTW-my first car that I bought was a 1973 roadrunner, 318, 8-3/4" posi rear, shiftkitted 727TF tranny. This car was a true teenager muscle car, Keystone classic wheels with L60 tires on the rear, slapstick shifter, bulging hood scoops, loud duals and a big ass spoiler on the trunk.
11-10-2001, 07:59 PM
I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy.... :)
11-11-2001, 09:45 AM
Hey, the V8 Gremlin's weren't that bad, pretty good performers actually.
Oh...and Garth's car in Waynes's World was an AMC Pacer, not a Pinto.
11-11-2001, 05:03 PM
Yes, I realise that it was a Pacer in WW, still the same POS car category though.
And yes, pintos, gremlins and monzas all kick ass if you drop a V8 in them, I've seen all of them run on the street and they are monsters
11-11-2001, 08:11 PM
And yes, pintos, gremlins and monzas all kick ass if you drop a V8 in them
True, but unlike the others (except for the Vega) Grem's came from the factory with 304ci V8s rated at 150hp. This started in 1972, and considering the light weight of the Grem, the V8 cars were able to cover 0-60 and 1/4 mile in the same time as the 1st gen 3.5L LH cars. (around 8 seconds and 16.5 seconds respectfully.)
Not too bad eh?
[ November 11, 2001: Message edited by: LHSer ]
11-11-2001, 09:15 PM