New Sumitomo HTR 200 tires for the 1974 Pinto

[ Post carried over from old web site ]
…alot has happened since 2003 – the Red Wagon has been sitting since being hit by one of our resident deers. I have in the mean time acquired a new addition to the Pinto family – a 1974 Light Grabber Blue 2000cc Runabout with a documented 27,000 miles. It had been sitting in a neighbors garage since 1989. I was lucky enough to know the owners daughter who was selling off her mother’s estate. $500 later and a trip to the notary and I was the new proud owner. I have a long history with the Ford Pinto but that’s a subject for a different post.

That was in the summer of 2004. I haven’t had to do too much to it other than the usual – drain the gas tank, change the oil, all belts including the timing belt, new alternator, battery, coolant, brakes, brake master cylinder, ball joints, shocks and my most recent acquisition Sumitomo HTR 200 205/60HR13 tires from The Tire Rack. Great prices and shipped same day with delivery in 2. The tires are summer tires mounted on stock 6″ rims and the Pinto really sticks to the road. This will be my good weather driver – Pintos’ and snow don’t really mix well but there is the occasional dry day during winter so if you’re in the Pocono Mountains and you see this car give a wave…
1974 Pinto

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