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1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« on: February 08, 2015, 12:52:53 PM »
Has anybody done a swap or doing a swap now or in the near future? If you are what are you
or anybody using for mounts can not find 77 mustang II mounts is their any thing else to use
Also what diff is best to use can not find any granadas in this area long gone any other diff
that anybody is using.  Thanks Bob

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 12:54:50 PM »
Has anybody done a swap or doing a swap now or in the near future? If you are what are you
or anybody using for mounts can not find 77 mustang II mounts is their any thing else to use
Also what diff is best to use can not find any granadas in this area long gone any other diff
that anybody is using.  Thanks Bob

I have frame mounts, but you can get the motor mounts redone and like new from Phil. I get a lot of parts for my King Cobra from him.

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 01:10:08 PM »
That's my problem I have no mounts to get repaired
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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 02:02:11 PM »
I have the drivers side V8 mount for the V8 conversion. The passenger side doesn't change. I also have used motor mounts. It would be very helpful for your project if using a C4 that you had the Bellhousing & converter from a V8 Mustang II. Keith

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 04:36:51 PM »
Phil will rebuild them in rubber or poly. If you have one, you can buy the other from him finished also. He also has raw ones.
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 05:48:29 PM »
From Phil:

198.00 set including lifetime warrantee avib In poly or oem rubber as originals.
ups 19.00
A core fee of 95.00 75-78 302 model only if old must II mounts are not avib for exchange,
Phil
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I got mine from him for the King.

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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 05:53:45 PM »
Thanks for all the info, Keith how much do you want for the used mounts? Will they need to be
repaired or are they useable? How much for drivers side mount?
Thanks Bob

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 06:28:36 PM »
Personally, I would not use the Mll mounts.
So much so, I gave a pair away.
They move the engine over (if I remember right) 1 3/4".
Way too much for a V8.
You'll end up with odd angles to deal with, and exhaust problems on one side.

Not hard to make new ones......

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 07:08:28 PM »
Thanks for all the info, Keith how much do you want for the used mounts? Will they need to be
repaired or are they useable? How much for drivers side mount?
Thanks Bob

You can have my frame mounts, just for the cost of shipping if you want them :)

I'm going to start playing it forward. Dave gave me a lot of parts, so when I finish mine I can give those out also!
Vehicles:

- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 05:34:56 PM »
I forgot, you'll also need the Mustang II V8 oil pan, exhaust manifolds (or Headers, not recommended) and the metal separator plate between the engine and transmission (C4).

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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 08:45:51 PM »
I put a 351W in mine and had the same problem finding mounts and went with Prothane early mustang mounts and fabricated towers to bolt to the stock holes from 1/8" plate. It worked out fantastic and you could do the same thing with stock early mustang mounts for a lot less $$. I set the engine where I needed it for the Hooker headers and built the towers. I also used a standard front sump pan and lowered the rack by slotting the mount holes down and then welding up the upper half and gained about a 1/4" or so. Just have to be sure not to go too low or the boss on the rack will have interference with the lip on the cross member. It solved the oil pan bending for clearance. 
1979 Pinto Pro Street. 351w, dual 4s, T5, 4 link ,9", Detroit, 4.30, 31x18.50 MT pro
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Re: 1977 pinto v8 engine swap
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 08:51:41 PM »
Here are a couple more pics of the mounts.
1979 Pinto Pro Street. 351w, dual 4s, T5, 4 link ,9", Detroit, 4.30, 31x18.50 MT pro
2013 Ram 4x4
2005 F550 4x4
2016 Polaris General 1000
4300 John Deere 4x4