: i can't believe this....
03-03-2006, 04:24 PM
omg im gonna look into this one
crazy pinto on Ebay! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Pinto-1980-Ford-Pinto-5-0-V8-BUILT-NOS-400-HP-Race-Strip_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6057QQitemZ4618385501QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW)
i mean i love my focus, but i can get like at least $7000 for it so id have about $3200 (or so) left for saving up for my dream car (mini cooper s)
i mean its not exactly perfectly fit out to be a daily driver but i could take a little of the money left over and get a few things done to the interior.....
im seriously gonna go and see this thing, it would be one heck of a car for the price...
any comments appreciated
03-03-2006, 04:27 PM
Link no good, do you have a item #?
03-03-2006, 04:33 PM
03-03-2006, 04:35 PM
I think THIS is the one he is talking about... 4618385501
THis thing is DISGUSTINGLY sick......
03-03-2006, 04:42 PM
i mean the interioris really crappy, but im pretty good with my hands and am confident working on the interior....
its the engine i never could feel confident touching... a CAI is one thing..... what this things got thats a whole nother world
03-03-2006, 04:45 PM
03-03-2006, 04:48 PM
Sorry, but I think you are nuts. Sell your Focus for an old Pinto?? Now if it were a Pinto Cruisn Wagon, I might say go for it. Your are better off with your Focus. Just save your money and get your Mini S !!!
03-03-2006, 04:52 PM
well i gotta go see it and since im only 16 it needs 'rent approval, but if i give my mom some of the money (she bought my focus for me) she prolly won't care
so, who wants an '03 focus zx3 (i might already have a buyer, but.....)
if i do get it guys i'll definetly put the dyno info on here (they said they had it dynoed)
im seriously excited now........
i mean yeah its not as new..... but the pure unadulterated horsepower......
it makes me drool...
03-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Don't listen to the haters. They'll shut thier mouths when you humiliate them in a Ford Pinto pushing 400 hp WITH Nitrous!
03-03-2006, 05:17 PM
dont get rear ended, you'll blow up !! lol
03-03-2006, 05:46 PM
omg i mean i know most people would rather ride in a nice comfy car, but heck who needs comfort right this second?.... and its not like id have to spend all the rest of the cash on interior stuff.... just a few seat covers..... move the switches around a little.... make some custom floormats....... heck i could reupholster the whole thing by hand myself.... in velvet......
and only 500 miles on the engine!!!!
im might be begging and pleading for this one i better start crossing my fingers now......
i mean yeah i love my focus, but it seems like every time i've got money im looking into the next upgrade........ one i get this pinto set up the way i like it ill be able to really start saving....
and the insurance would probably go down too (i don't HAVE to tell them about the nitrous)
besides this thing completely redefines the term "sleeper" this things like a "hibernator" but once you've awoken the beast you'll get owned!
03-03-2006, 05:50 PM
I'd be more concerned with the gas mileage that thing has.
03-03-2006, 05:55 PM
yeah, my mom also just said she wont sell the focus (shes got a point there i havent even had it a year), but my dad has been talking about buying a car for the two of us to work on (were both gearheads) so im gonna have to convince him to get it, but i know the high schooler inside won't be able to resist the 400 HP!!!!!....
ill keep you guys posted
03-03-2006, 06:29 PM
Hell yeah.. please do.. I bookmarked this thread!
03-03-2006, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by I <3 my ZX3
this thing completely redefines the term "sleeper" this things like a "hibernator" but once you've awoken the beast you'll get owned!
I have to give props to you. That was a GREAT line.
If you get it..... Put that on a windshield banner. Then, when someone laughs at it... Ask them to race... hehhe.
03-03-2006, 06:49 PM
ooohh man i totally will...... my dad isn't too hot about it right now, but once i show him how it could turn into a project car for the two of us i think i'll get him into the idea.... any tips for convincing parents on this kind of stuff????
he was appaled by the interior... but i havent suggested that we buy it yet either...
03-03-2006, 07:50 PM
If he was appalled by the interior.. Tell him its the PERFECT project for you two to work on.. the motor is already built.. now customize the interior! Put in a switch box... new seats, carpeting.. make some stuff yourself.
You wanted a DIY car for you and him, right? Well.. the motor and everything is already done. and that's the most EXPENSIVE stuff... This will not only save you guys money, but be a better bonding experiince..
03-03-2006, 08:01 PM
thats what im pushing for and a rebuilt V8 5L with only 500 miles on it WITH Nitrous is worth way more than $4000 i mean andthats only the engine... the bodys in fine shape everything else still works.....
the interior just needs some major TLC, but that's drops in the bucket compared to all those engine mods..... i mean holy Lord a .03 overbore!! nitrous.... im gonna really get cranking on this one........
and i mean if you really wannago that far...... you could detail the whole thing.... the engine's still pretty clean just dress it up a little..... can you say show-car as well.....
i mean how funny would it be to see a fully detailed shines in the sun 80 pinto just cruise up to a stop light and then just do a HUGE burnout when the light turns green.........
its got shock potential......
03-03-2006, 08:06 PM
Matt if i do get this thing you'll have to come to michigan some time... i mean you sound so excited about it yourself man...... i would be honored to have the glowfather check out our toy car...... he was asking me if the body was even good looking you know lines wise and i said "well its kinda sporty looking but mind you its the hibernator" i haven't proposed to redo the seats by hand....... im not a bad sewer and i would love to do the whole thing in some nice velvet......... then id be the only pimp with a 80 pinto :)
03-03-2006, 09:24 PM
im trying to think about how to dress up the dash ans my first thought was to get all of those switches some place else i was thinking about putting them in the headliner like in an airplane... and if you use light up switches..... ohh yeahh.......
but what would be the best thing to do about the dash? keep the gauges but work on the surrounds and stuff and get rid of the holes from the switches???
all input is appreciated...
my dads an EE so being an engineer he likes to have a plan before he spends a cent im just trying to make one that he cant resist....
03-04-2006, 09:59 AM
before i get to far into this......
isnt there a conversion kit to put a 203 V8 in a focus??????
now thats a hibernator a 400 HP focus with nitrous!!!!!
03-04-2006, 03:05 PM
how much you gonna sell ur foci?
03-04-2006, 05:38 PM
cant sell the focus.......
already said it on the first page
03-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Dude, I hate to burst your bubble. I'm 16 too, and 400 hp is [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]g AWESOME. But do you know why there aren't more Pinto's around. It's cuz they have this nasty habit of BLOWING THE [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]* UP when rearended. I know this cuz my sister got a Pinto for her first car in 2000, got rearended by a guy with a Civic. About a minute or two after she and I got out of the car, the thing just erupts in flames. The location of the gas tank means it's easily crushed in even the smallest of accidents, and being 16, you're gonna have a fenderbender sometime.
I would think you'd be better of with a late 80's Mustang V6, to get by the insurance regs, then swap a 5.0 into it. You can get 6 cyl Mustangs cheap as hell, and it would be a great project car for you and you're dad. My dad and I are currently restoring a 1987 Mustang LX droptop, and a 1960's Fastback GT.
03-05-2006, 03:05 PM
Dude.. thanks for the compliments.. and you know we'll have to put some SICK looking glow on that thing..... But tasteful.
And yeah.. Pinto's DO have the tendency to blow up.. but that's why you only show it, and then take it out on the weekends.... Take the chance.
Live life. Taste Death. Rock and Roll.
03-05-2006, 05:41 PM
yeah i wasnt gonna make this thing my daily driver...... it not nearly comfortable enough.... although if that engine really would fit in a focus.......
hhhhmmmm the possibilities are endless.............
03-05-2006, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by reed122
Dude, I hate to burst your bubble. I'm 16 too, and 400 hp is [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]g AWESOME. But do you know why there aren't more Pinto's around. It's cuz they have this nasty habit of BLOWING THE [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]* UP when rearended. I know this cuz my sister got a Pinto for her first car in 2000, got rearended by a guy with a Civic. About a minute or two after she and I got out of the car, the thing just erupts in flames.
gee...that must have been scary reed.......thank God you got out alive.....
03-06-2006, 07:45 AM
alright well my dad isn't exactly saying yes, but he hasn't come close to completely shutting me down........ im gonna give him the item number so he can see it for himself.....
03-06-2006, 12:02 PM
Good luck man!