Someone told me that putting mustang II front suspension on the pinto made it better. is that true? If it is what years/motor mustang II should i use?
Mustang II and 1974-80 Pinto share the same componets except the strut rod on the Mii has a different angle. From Pintony
Plus: the anti-sway bars are different, and the springs MIGHT be different as well.Bill
I have a mustang II sway bar on my car, it bolted right on. Granted, mine is from a v8 car, but I needed that because it contours around the oil pan on my 302
so the only two things that you would actually want from a mustang II are the sway bars and V8 springs?
Great thread everyone. I have a little different question. The Electric Crazyhorse Pinto dragster has rear springs that are 2" taller and a lot stiffer to take the weight of the 850 lbs of batteries. It hops the rear end up 3" higher than the sagging stock springs that were on it. When I had the smaller BFG Drag Radials that were only 24" tall the car only seemed slightly nose down. Under high power starts on the street where I might not be headed exactly straight I would notice a very slight stumble one direction but never when coming off the power hard. Now with the 10" wide Hoosiers that are 28" tall the thing will just about jerk me off the road when accelerating and jerk me into oncoming traffic if I let off hard. On the drag strip it does not pull either way on the launch at all. But during the shift and even worse when I let off at the end of the track it jerks something fierce. I don't want to take it to the shop where they will give me a stock alignment. What extra adjustments to the front end are recommended for a Pinto dragster thats jacked up in the rear? The rear end is a 9" running a Detroit Locker and CalTracs bars....