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August 18, 2014, 12:34:24 AM
can anyone get me headed in the right direction. I have a 1977 wagon2.3LTR What are my options for A/C aftermarket. Also turbo. Is it a doable thing??

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August 18, 2014, 12:25:52 AM
I'm selling my Pinto! Just completed major overhaul from radiator to rear diff! Check it out! :)  ;D

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So far, so good... bumpers are still on the car! ;D

dga57

August 17, 2014, 02:52:34 AM
Could be... I hadn't thought of that! :o
 

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August 17, 2014, 02:41:55 AM
Dwayne, he was just checking to see if you were home before stealing your small bumpers.  ;D
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August 16, 2014, 04:53:33 PM
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dga57

August 16, 2014, 03:04:50 PM
If you were doing a concours restoration then, yes it would deduct points in a judging situation.  Since Pintos rarely fall into that category, I think you can safely swap a Bobcat grille in if you like it better.  
After all, it IS your car. :)

CRAIGGARRETT1

August 16, 2014, 09:49:27 AM
Does the grille swap from a bobcat to a pinto take away any points for looks on the pinto ? I'm trying to give it a good look .
 

Cookieboystoys

August 16, 2014, 07:19:58 AM
craiggarrett1 - perfect fit and swap 79/80 bobcat grill on a 79/80 Pinto.

CRAIGGARRETT1

August 15, 2014, 08:53:58 PM
does anyone know if a bobcat grille 1979-1980 fit the same year pinto ?

monster4411

August 14, 2014, 10:35:34 PM
looking for floor pans for a 76 pinto. help me out. message me on facebook if you have one. name is Zachery Hathorn ;D
 

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August 14, 2014, 09:09:55 PM
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Offline volksnut

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V8 swap in Mustang II
« on: September 11, 2007, 04:51:34 PM »
same as Pinto right? I have a chance to buy a 302 4 speed from a 83 Mustang, and wanted to install it into my daughters 74 Mustang II (it had a 2.8 v6 but she blew it up) I know the best way is to find V8 II mounts, manifolds, front sump oil pan etc.  Anyone try to install without these parts, I'm a good fabricator so that's not a problem....how about trans etc....see any problems I don't know about...thanks for helping a brother out


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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 06:00:24 PM »
This may very well be just like the Pinto since the 74 Mustang II was unique.  It went through a redesign in 75 when they made the 302 an available option.  You may have issues with the radiator fitment, but I am not completely certain.  Good luck!
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You will most likely need the small flywheel and bellhousing specific to the Mustang II.  Either that or some tunnel surgery.
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You wish you were working on your car?  MINE were 2000 miles away! Mine are now for sale and the AZ originals are rust-free.

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 06:03:57 PM »
same as Pinto right? I have a chance to buy a 302 4 speed from a 83 Mustang, and wanted to install it into my daughters 74 Mustang II (it had a 2.8 v6 but she blew it up) I know the best way is to find V8 II mounts, manifolds, front sump oil pan etc.  Anyone try to install without these parts, I'm a good fabricator so that's not a problem....how about trans etc....see any problems I don't know about...thanks for helping a brother out

I have a freind who just parted out a Mustang II. He may still have the Rad and motor mounts. Do you want me inquire abiut them?

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 06:25:45 PM »
sure only if it's the V8 version, I have a rebuilt V6 radiator....th ink it will supply enough cooling, if it's an issue with clearance between fan and radiator, how about electric fans instead?  Yeah I heard about the bellhousing issue :-\

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 09:39:08 PM »
Alright volksnut I'll try to contact with Lew tomorrow.

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 04:34:27 PM »
Alright volksnut I'll try to contact with Lew tomorrow.

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I called Lew today and he got rid of the Motor Mounts and Rad!
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