• awful wheels, painted bumpers, plywood dash cover – you really have to wonder what people are thinking, or am i giving someone too much neurocomputational credit? – "well shoot, i got this here pinto engine, may as well put it into this here whatsit, whittle a dash cover, 'n stuff" – maybe i should read the ad…

    • replying to my own comment again… does this help? (emphasis added)

      1959 mg magnette runs and drives, original motor was crap and replaced with a ford 2.3L 4 cylinder with a c4 trans by previous owner, this car gets up and boogies, this is a very rare car to find in the states only 18,000 were produced total and very few left hand drives were sent to the states. all new duraspark ignition so no points to deal with, dash is %80 complete and all interior is original with driver seat showing the most wear, original pop out turn signals are there but I haven't tried to get them to work, there is no body rust or cancer on the car. asking $6,500 or best offer also open for trades, I only trade for classics 1970 or older, no motorcycles, boats or tools, I don't need them, no low ballers the grill all by itself sells for $1500 on this car, this is a great project for someone wanting to get in the British market. remember it runs and drives!!!

    • We've been off to a late start, but it is the year of the Pinto according to my home-brew translation of the Chinese Zodiac calendar.

  • The weather is getting nice and putting people in mind of barbeque season.

    Suddenly; "Hey, I have that Pinto stuff around."

  • Okay, yeah, the original motor WAS crap. From there, though…I'm scared – no, terrified – to see what was done to make the 2.3 and T5 fit. I can think of all kinds of engines I'd love to see in this thing, but the shaker 2.3 is one of the ones that DOESN'T belong.

    Ah well, best not to get emotionally engaged in something like this when there are LHD Triumph Dolomites out there in need of a good dose of Saab B234.

  • I dont love chrome, but these bumpers need to go back to chrome, strip the paint and send em out, thats easy. New wheels thats easy. My knowledge of the pinto motor consists of this sentence, they run 'em in some formula fords. So maybe thats a keeper or grab a bmc b series out of an mg b probably not hard. Fixing the dash, eh that might require a bit of talent or cash but probably nothing crazy. But autotragic is not acceptable, find a 4 or 5 speed quickly. That might be the real reason for the ford engine.

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