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1973 Ford Pinto Runabout (73Pinto)

Last updated May 9, 2012  

Photo of a 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout (73Pinto)

No longer owned

About

1973 FORD PINTO RUNABOUT
Yellow - Black Interior

2.0 Liter OHC Inline-4
3-Speed Automatic Tansmission

I bought the Pinto hatchback in 1990. Used it as a daily driver for a couple of years. Had the cylinder head rebuilt after a period. It was a clean, rust-free California example. The fuel tank shield had been installed as per recall. I prefer the Vega but still liked driving this car. I would have liked a 4-speed more.

Specs

Dimensions - Capacities
Length: 164.2 in
Width: 69.4 in
Height: 49.6 in
Wheelbase: 94 in
Front track: 55 in
Rear track: 55 in
Oil capacity w/filter 4 US Qt
Fuel capacity: 11.1 US Gal
Turning circle btw. curbs: 31.8 ft
Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.5
Curb Weight: 2304 lbs

Powertrain:
Cast-Iron Cylinder Block & Cylinder Head
Engine manufacturer: Ford EAO/OHC 2.0L
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Cylinders alignment: Line 4
Main bearings: 5
Valves per cylinder: 2
Additional features: Weber 32/36 DFAV 2-barrel
Displacement: 1993 cm3 / 122 cu in
Bore: 90.82 mm / 3.58 in
Stroke: 76.94 mm / 3.03 in
Compression ratio: 8.2 : 1
Power net: 83 hp (SAE net) / 5200
Torque: 97 ft-lb / 3800

Drivetrain:
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Gearbox: Ford C4
Transmission type: automatic
Number of gears: 3
Gear ratios (overall):
I 2.46 (8.36)
II 1.46 (4.96)
III 1 (3.4)
Final drive ratio std: 3.4
Standard tires: A78-13

Performance:
Top speed: 96 mph
0-60 mph (s): 13.6
0- 1/4mile (s): 19.2
speed at 1/4mile: 71 mph
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
22-28 / 15-19 / 19-24 / 20.9

Factory Options

3-Speed Automatic
Power Steering
AM Radio

Mods

none

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