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Wasn't it already unsafe just by being a Pinto?

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
29,652
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Portland, OR
My '66 had saddle tanks AND a cab mounted tank when I first bought it. When I am done, it will have a Pinto style rear mounted tank. :panic:
 

buildyourown

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2004
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0
South Seattle
I like that he bothered to spend the money on proper fuel line and clamps and then proceeded to slam the hood on the hose and wire the pump up with wire nuts. Seem legit.
 

skunkty14

Monkey
May 29, 2007
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I heard that the GM trucks with "saddle bags" gas tanks were much more of a hazard and involved in far more fires than the Pinto.

Edit:
Found this:

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2010/03/gm-ck-exploding-pickup

And this:

http://www.autosafety.org/history-gm-side-saddle-gas-tank-defect

The number is 20 times as many deaths as the Pinto.



And here comes Woodsguy to ruin another thread with his Debbie Downer, super-serious mode!
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to CrabJoe StretchPants again.
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