Author Topic: PORD MAKING FINTOS AGAIN???  (Read 1668 times)

JIM CLC # 15000

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PORD MAKING FINTOS AGAIN???
« on: March 21, 2005, 11:21:44 AM »
03-21-05
All, just saw the tail end of a FOX NEWS Alert that there was an explosion and fire at a PORD assembly plant in MI. I think it was at DEARBORN.
First thing that came to mind was that a new FINTO had stopped too quickly and another had not.
Good Luck, Jim

Sue

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ANOTHER explosion at the Rouge????
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005, 04:04:11 PM »
Seems like explosions over there are a common occurence - I almost dont pay attention anymore except that living in the area you are bound to know someone who works there.  

Anyhow, in regards to Fintos, I remember a cartoon from the mid-1970s with the byline:  He was driving a Pinto with Firestone 500s and the Coroner is calling it SUICIDE.  

Rob Gerace #16100

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Re: ANOTHER explosion at the Rouge????
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2005, 09:18:23 PM »
Didnt someone sell a bumper sticker for the Pinto that said:  Hit me and we blow up together, or something like that?  

All said and done, I think I would take a Pinto over its rival, a Chevy Vega.

Rob

Rusty Shepherd CLC 6397

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Re: ANOTHER explosion at the Rouge????
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2005, 04:17:53 PM »
Talk about choosing between a rock and a hard place, but Id take the Pinto, too; water squirting out of engine blocks gives me nightmares. I had some friends who bought a new Vega wagon and that happened before they could drive from Texas to Florida. They saw steam coming out from under the hood and thought theyd burst a radiator hose.

Robert Koch 21150

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Re: PORD MAKING FINTOS AGAIN???
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005, 11:50:28 PM »
I well remember a race in the early eighties between a Pinto and a Vega. The Vega was one of those hyper nuts Cosworth animals. The Pinto was a redneck homebrew. The Pinto had a 351 engine modified like the one in the De Tomaso Pantera. There was a stripe running down the side under the door that said "Pintera". Guess who won that one? Lots of smoke, no fires.

Tim Coy #11513

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Re: PORD MAKING FINTOS AGAIN???
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005, 12:32:05 AM »
I used to work at a restaurant during college in the late 1970s. I remember a guy who put glass packs on his Pinto. Another guy dropped a V-8 in his Vega. I had one word for them. Why?

 

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