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Offline ddewey78

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fuel injected 2.3 swap
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:52:29 PM »
so i happened across a free 88 mustang with a 2.3. the current  2.0  just started knocking, sooo... the idea of an injected motor sounds great. Has anyone done this swap? any idea how much of a nightmare the wiring could be?

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Re: fuel injected 2.3 swap
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 12:19:25 PM »
I picked up a cheap 87 Stang 2.3/T5 2 years ago to do the same swap. I still haven't found the time to touch it but it looks simple to do since the engine harness & computer really isn't that integrated into the body harness. There are a couple people who pulled it off & I've seen the threads on here.
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Re: fuel injected 2.3 swap
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 07:02:23 PM »
What year is your pinto? Currently a 2.0, I'll guess 71-74. If its a 71-73, then you're looking at some mods to install mounts and will probably need an electric fan in front of radiator due to clearance(2.3 is longer than 2.0 EAO).
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