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Old 12-21-2017, 09:34 AM
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The name of the plastic one--Fin Alignment Guide--if it had been used as an acronym, would have been charmingly un-PC (although British and Australian folks often use that term for kindling sticks and cigarettes, even today). :-) I have an unopened one in a desk drawer next to me; maybe one day it will be collectible, as an "Edsel" product from Estes? :-)

The Edsel was a decently functional car, but overpriced and ugly. The F.A.G. looked decent, but a blindfolded Michael J. Fox could put fins on more accurately than someone using that thing! You're giving the Edsel a bad name!
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:02 PM
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Edsels were heavy underpowered turds even when equipped with the 365hp Ford 462 MEL engine. The engine alone weighed almost 1100lbs.
Fugly ta boot.
I have a 2nd cousin that actually collects Edsels; I razz him about that at every family reunion.
I will say this, at least any Edsel is better than any Desoto.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:32 PM
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Edsels were heavy underpowered turds even when equipped with the 365hp Ford 462 MEL engine. The engine alone weighed almost 1100lbs.
Fugly ta boot.
I have a 2nd cousin that actually collects Edsels; I razz him about that at every family reunion.
I will say this, at least any Edsel is better than any Desoto.

Yep, but the Edsel is still better than the F.A.G. Heck, even a Corvair or a Pinto is better than the F.A.G.


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Old 12-21-2017, 07:07 PM
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Had an uncle that religiously drove Pinto hatchback coupes and wagons.
THAT car was the biggest POS ever produced by Ford.
A US Mail truck or SWAT team step-van has better performance.
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Had an uncle that religiously drove Pinto hatchback coupes and wagons.
THAT car was the biggest POS ever produced by Ford.
A US Mail truck or SWAT team step-van has better performance.

The Pinto had explosive performance!
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:27 PM
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Pintos make good barbeque pits...

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Old 12-24-2017, 02:21 PM
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Yeah, that's about all the Pinto is good for.
Ford actually offered a 302-2bbl V8 in the Pinto for it's last like 3years produced. It was a 150hp turd-motor, but still way better than the 2.0, 2.3, or 2.8. At least you could build that core up to 300 hp with just cam, intake, carb, headers without any head work.
A buddy had a hatchback version that he dropped a 375hp 351W V8 into.
That short wheelbase was good for nothing but a smoke-show....it would not hook up even with street cheater slicks. He had to convert it to a ladder-bar rear suspension to get it to hook.
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Ah, yes. The 1972 Ford Pinto sedan. Brings back memories. That was one smokin' hot car, especially if it got rear ended.
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Thereís actually a Pinto for sale across the street from my job at a used car lot. Itís got the fake spare tire hump on the hatch. Actually looks like itís in decent shape.
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