We all seem to like to work on cars. We all love the Talladega and Spoiler cars but some of us just love cars and our interests sometimes even venture into other brands. However, for most of us we stay true to the Blue when taking on a new project. Many of you know Rick Stanton who has the beautiful and very fast Boss 429 powered Benny Parson tribute Talladega that was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine a few years back. Rick just sent me an update on his little grocery getter Pinto. Oh, his grocery store must only be a quarter mile down the street!
Since you know Rick and know his skill set by what he accomplished with the Talladega you know what this little Pinto must be like. If you want to read more on Rick’s Talladega, Click Here.
Rick sent along the following information and photos of what has to be a wild ride.
The car is a 1971 Pinto that is now a little more of a Stallion! The heart of this hoof beat is a very nasty 782 HP Cleveland that we also did a piece on a while back; Check it out by Clicking Here. Here are some pictures of what the Cleveland looks like as it’s being installed into Rick’s beautiful but far from original 1971 Pinto.
The Cleveland is mounted 4 1/2 ” farther back then the 302 that was in there before the heart transplant. That required the drive shaft to be shortened 4 1/2″.
The car with driver weighs in at 2750 lbs. That Rick predicts will translate into 8.75 E.T. @ 154 MPH. We will be waiting for the actual time slip! If I know Rick, come hell or high water he will keep tweaking until he gets there if not on the first pass!.
The car will still look like the picture provided here but will have a Snorkel Hood like the Vega in the back ground.
Rick, keep us uptodate on your progress and let us know what else is in the garage.