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Another 1977 Pinto


alwaysFlOoReD

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I was stuck trying to remove the ”duraspark box?”. There was 2 teck screws holding it onto the inner fender. Galvanic corrosion occured and when I tried to remove the screws the heads twisted off. I've been spraying it with catalyst type lube for the last 4 days. Finally after removing a plastic inner fender I was able to hammer at the screw points from the back side of the fender, and that shocked the corrosion enough to be able to unscrew one screw by screwing it the rest of the way thru the hole. The other screw popped out with a hammer and prybar, leaving a bigger hole in the fender. That's ok, I want to move the box up and inch or 2 to make easier access to the connectors.
 

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Oh man... I wish I had 8 letters to work with for my vanity plate lol.
Just drop the “E.” Still the same message.
 

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Motorcraft still sells Duraspark modules if you need one but a little hammering shouldn't bother the one you have. In the late 70's, Ford's diag procdure for intermittent module failures included tapping the module with a hammer, being careful not to hit it hard enough to distort the housing.
 

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:woot: i knew you would at least lolz



happy Christmas..
 

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I like how you drew the plans right beside it on the floor, and some on top too! :D
 

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Have not done a thing to the pinto in months. But did find the following...
 

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Just read your thread and looking forward to see how things go. My first car was a 74 Pinto. Really enjoyed driving it. I still have it and in a few years I plan on restoring it. I have about 2 years until I can retire and want get after it then.
 

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So I was stymied at the alternator wiring last time I was looking at it. I couldn't figure out why the plug at the alternator wasn't matching with any plugs in the wiring harness. Today I took another look. It seems when I put in the new harness pulled from a 2.3 engine car, I didn't look close enough. Best guess is the 2.3 engine has the alternator on the drivers side compared to the 2.8 on the passenger side, and I didn't have a 2.3 engine with an alternator to compare to the 2.8 in the car. So now I may have to reroute the wiring harness, or extend the wires from the alternator plug to reach to the plug on the drivers side. Which is what I think will be easiest... Going to look a little closer after supper.
 

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Yes, old 2.3L engines had the alternator on the drivers side above the power steering pump
 

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I'm having problems finding the connector ends I need. Anyone have a source? I've tried a couple local parts places and rock auto and eBay. Its the end of the short alternator harness. I already have a new alternator end. I want to build a short extension harness that will use a female and male end like pictured so I don't molest the original harness.
 

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How about a wrecking yard?
 

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Mid 70's stuff is long gone.
 

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