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  Ford Pinto For Sale -- Mabank Texas Website Hosting Services - Mabank.Net
Ford lost several million dollars and gained a reputation for manufacturing "the barbecue that seats four." The cynical way of calculating costs of settlements against the costs of a recall is thematized in the novel Fight Club and its movie adaption.
It was used in many European Ford cars and was exported to the United States to be used in the Ford Pinto, a successful compact car of the 1970s, hence the name which is used most often for the unit.
The Ford Pinto used the OHC version, a 2.3 L (2302 cm³) unit introduced in 1973 which has a 96.0 mm (3.78 in) bore and 79.5 mm (3.13 in) stroke.
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 The Ford Pinto
If a Pinto was struck from behind at higher speed say, at 40 mph chances are very good that its doors would jam shut and its trapped passengers inside would burn to death.
This means that Ford’s 1:1 death to injury ratio is inaccurate and the costs for Ford’s settlements would have been much closer to the cost of implementing a solution to the problem.
Ford had many opportunities to limit the damage done by the faulty design of the Pinto.
www.fordpinto.com /blowup.htm   (1568 words)

  
  Why the Pinto Jury Felt Ford Deserved   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ford's own records, obtained by the plaintiffs' attorneys in discovery proceedings, indicated that the company could have given the gas tank extra protection with metal and plastic for about $10 to $15 a car, but declined to do so for cost and weight saving reasons.
Ford's trial argument was that the Pinto was hit at 50 miles an hour, and that, at that speed, the fuel-system design of any subcompact car, including the Pinto, could not have withstood the impact.
Ford says that it has lost three other Pinto fuel-tank-fire cases in recent years--the largest, a $3 million 1976 award in Florida that is being appealed--but that the Grimshaw case is the first in which punitive damages have been levied.
www.eberly.iup.edu /mtroxell/Pinto_Case.htm   (1339 words)

  
 Ford Pinto
Through the production run of the model, it became a focus of a major scandal when it was discovered that the car's design allowed its fuel tank to be easily damaged in the event of a rear end collision which often resulted in deadly fires and explosions.
Furthermore, it was discovered that Ford was aware of this design flaw, but they refused to pay the minimal expense of a redesign.
The Ford Crown Victoria[?] model is under investigation for similar fuel tank explosion problem.
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 Ford Pinto disaster
The Ford Pinto, one of the best-selling cars of the 1970s, had a defective gas tank with an unfortunate tendency to burst into flames in rear-end collisions.
According to Ford's engineers, it would cost $11* per car, or $137 million per year for the industry as a whole, to meet the rollover standard, while avoiding an estimated 180 deaths per year, along with an equal number of serious burn injuries and a few thousand wrecked cars.
Despite Ford's lobbying, the gas-tank safety regulation was adopted.
www.stayfreemagazine.org /archives/23/ford_pinto.html   (267 words)

  
 FORD PINTO PAGE
The Ford Pinto was the new sub compact offering, built in 1971 to compete with the imports and domestic subcompacts.
In 1973 the Pinto exterior remained the same as the 1972 model year with exception of front and rear bumpers.
The Pinto Stallion appearance package was produced to target younger drivers, along with the MPG for the budget minded.
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 Ford Pinto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ford Pinto was an American subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, first introduced in 1971, and built through the 1980 model year best remembered for its safety problems.
The Pinto was replaced by the Escort for the 1981 model year.
Ford was allegedly aware of this design flaw but refused to pay what was characterized as the minimal expense of a redesign.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Pinto   (1993 words)

  
 Ford Pinto Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pinto engine was available in displacements of 1.3 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L and 2.0 L. Due to emission requirements it was phased out towards the end of the 1980s to be replaced by the CVH engine and DOHC engine, the latter being a twin-cam development of the Pinto unit.
Ford Cortina Mk III and IV The 2.0 L (1993 cm³) EAO was used in many vehicles from the early 1970s.
The Ford Pinto used the OHC version, a 2.3 L (2302 cm³) unit introduced in 1974 which has a 96 mm bore and 79.5 mm stroke.
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 Cars - Ford Pinto
The problem was that the vehicle lacked a true rear bumper as well as any reinforcing structure between the rear panel and the tank, and in certain collisions, the tank would be thrust forward into the differential, which had a number of protruding bolts that could puncture the tank.
Furthermore, it was alleged that Ford was aware of this design flaw, but they refused to pay the minimal expense of a redesign.
This discovery of Ford's apparent gross disregard for human lives in favor of profits led to major lawsuits, inconclusive criminal charges, and a costly recall of all affected Pintos.
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 Ford Pinto engine - ClassicFords   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 16-valve version of the Ford DOHC unit is still used on the Ford Transit.
The Ford Pinto used the OHC version, a 2.3 L (2302 cm³) unit introduced in 1974 which has a 96.0 mm (3.78 in) bore and 79.5 mm (3.13 in) stroke.
This was made practical by the introduction of Ford's EECIV port fuel injection system and 1984's 2.3 Liter Turbo was the first production implementation of that advance in technology, which paved the way for across the board use in all Ford passenger car and light truck engines.
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 Ford Pinto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Ford engineer, who doesn't want his name used, comments: "This company is run by salesmen, not engineers; so the priority is styling, not safety." He goes on to tell a story about gas-tank safety at Ford: Lou Tubben is one of the most popular engineers at Ford.
One of the tools that Ford used to argue for the delay was a "cost-benefit analysis" of altering the fuel tanks.
Though Ford was acquitted of reckless homicide in March 1980, the Pinto's reputation had plummeted disastrously; Ford ceased production of the car five months after the trial.
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 The Story Behind Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto was available as a 2 door coupe, a 2 door station wagon and a 3 door hatchback.
The Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon was manufactured between 1977 and 1980 and was designed to look like a little conversion van complete with a round bubble window at the side panels.
It was argued that the car was as fire-prone as most cars of the period and the document showing Ford’s disregard for human lives actually referred to the auto industry in general and not specifically to the Ford Pinto.
www.car-lots.net /ford-pinto.htm   (794 words)

  
 Pinto Madness
Ford knows the Pinto is a firetrap, yet it has paid out millions to settle damage suits out of court, and it is prepared to spend millions more lobbying against safety standards.
If you gave that Pinto a really good whack—say, at 40 mph—chances are excellent that its doors would jam and you would have to stand by and watch its trapped passengers burn to death.
Ford was overselling all the competition with this car and it had to be stopped at all costs.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/1977/09/dowie.html   (3204 words)

  
 Ford Pinto Summary
Events in the 1970s related to the Ford Pinto automobile illustrate some of the ethical issues related to technology and safety.
The Ford Pinto was an American subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, first introduced in 1971, and built through the 1980 model year.
Like many Ford cars, it had a "twin": in the Pinto's case, the Mercury Bobcat, introduced in Canada in...
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 Ford Pinto Parts @ Car Parts Wholesale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ford is one of the most influential names in the automotive industry.
Like many Ford cars, the Ford Pinto had a twin, the Mercury Bobcat Ford Pinto was the compact car produced in 1971 and lasted until the 1980 model year.
Ford Pinto cars had a unibody construction, which is predominant to cars during its time.
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 Ford Pinto — Buildup Tech — Pony-Stock Racing — Circle Track Magazine
The early-model Pinto was made from 1970 through 1973; the later model was made from 1974 through 1980.
The '78-'79 Ford Fairmont bumpers (both front and rear) are the same width as Pinto bumpers, but they are made of aluminum, making them lighter and much more desirable.
This Ford Fairmont bumper is made of lightweight aluminum and fits the Pinto's frontal shape well.
www.circletrack.com /techarticles/ford_pinto_buildup_tech/index.html   (2670 words)

  
 Ford Pinto World Headquarters
3) Understand the Ford Motor Company's shortfalls with respect to the Pinto and in no way diminish the importance, the tragedies and the lessons of history and its impact on the present.
1972 Ford PInto 600 bucks bang for your buck RUNABOUT
The Ford pinto 1972 smog exempt in CA salvaged tittle due to purchasing it out of a junk-yard.
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 ford pinto for sale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Newmark's Door: The Pinto myth
The Pinto's safety, as measured by occupant fatalities per million cars in operation during 1975 and 1976, was comparable to other subcompact cars, such as the AMC Gremllin, Chevy Vega, Datsun 1200, Toyota Corolla, and VW Beetle.
Posted by: Kyle at Jul 11, 2005 6:53:40 PM "The Pinto's safety, as measured by occupant fatalities per million cars in operation during 1975 and 1976, was comparable to other subcompact cars, such as the AMC Gremllin, Chevy Vega, Datsun 1200, Toyota Corolla, and VW Beetle.
The early Ford Mustang has a gas tank in the exact same place as the Pinto's, and is well known in enthusiast circles to be a fire risk.
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 Media.Ford.com: Out for a decade
There were several reasons: economic recession and budget cuts; the bottom-line reality of a sky’s-the-limit racing operation for most of 10 years; and a looming fuel crisis from an OPEC oil embargo.
While many Ford teams in NASCAR Winston Cup switched to other manufacturers, teams such as the Wood Brothers, Bud Moore, Junie Donlavey, Elmo Langley and a few others stuck with Ford and Mercury cars, and kept on winning their fair share.
Before its withdrawal in 1970, Ford had been promoting the Bronco in this type of racing, and in 1968 Stroppe had teamed with Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indy 500 winner and a USAC National Champion in both sprint cars and stock cars.
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 Ford Pinto - Reader's Cars - FordMuscle
The Pinto was introduced in 1971 as competition for import and domestic subcompacts.
Those efforts were needed for the changes made on other Ford cars to meet new government regulations and fuel economy standards.
Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.
www.fordmuscle.com /readerscars/viewcars.php?id=17   (211 words)

  
 » Microsoft paints their Pinto » fordmuscle.com
I believe but cannot prove it, that the Pinto made people fart… Just kidding, the Pinto according to my recallection had a problem with the way the fuel tank was mounted, causing a major problem during a rear end collision.
Ford needs to make some bold moves again their is too much competition now they need to distance themselves in a positive manner and make good cars again and seize the market away from the mostly oriental car makers if that can be done.
Ford needs to bring back the Pinto name… except make it a real rice boy car, or maybe something like a Focus package that has all the wings, ground effects, neon lights, etc… that they’ll all go swarming to the dealerships to get.
www.fordmuscle.com /blog/microsoft-paints-their-pinto/112129   (650 words)

  
 The Exploding Ford Pinto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ford Mustang was his brain-child, and its tremendous success made him yearn for a repeat performance.
Iacocca's specifications for the design of the car were uncompromising: "The Pinto was not to weigh an ounce over 2,000 pounds and not cost a cent over $2,000." During design and production, however, crash tests revealed a serious defect in the gas tank.
Of course, the public eventually learned that the Pinto had a tendency to explode in rear-end collisions, and victims and their families sued the company.
www.huppi.com /kangaroo/Pinto.htm   (484 words)

  
 1979 Ford Pinto - Featured Vehicles - Car Craft Magazine
Sharp Pinto spotters will know this is a three-door Runabout with the optional ’77-and-up all-glass third door and 47 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
Pinto station wagons may have greater capacity, but their massive lift gates and limited angle of attack make loading a hassle.
The Pinto’s rugged leaf-spring rear suspension and 13-inch Pep Boys radials laughed a hearty guffaw at this insultingly puny load.
www.carcraft.com /featuredvehicles/1979_ford_pinto   (330 words)

  
 Ford Pinto - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
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In all seriousness, though, my mom, who drove a Pinto from 76-78, had always praised how well it drove and how easy it was to maintain.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/showthread.php?t=20166   (329 words)

  
 The Ford Pinto Page
The Pinto has had its critics over the years, but now that Pintos have been gone since 1980, they are becoming classics.
Now, it is time for some limelight for the Pinto, many of which are over 25 years old, the standard age for becoming classic.
Pintos are really useful little cars, especially the hatchback models.
www.bob2000.com /pinto.htm   (1506 words)

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