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My '79 Pony Needs a Intake/Carb Update. Help.
« on: May 18, 2015, 09:16:54 AM »
I picked up a 1-owner Pony this past weekend and did lots of general maintenance on her. Alabama is not a smog State, so the smog pump is gone. Got her finished Sunday and seems the alternator is also shot... would not keep my brand new battery charged :(

The factory 2-barrel is shot... the little linkage on the butterfly valve is non functional and it is jus generally shot from sitting for years w/o running.

I want to replace the intake and carb, but nothing high-performance since I am gonna drop in a turbo or V8 at some point soon.

I jus want a setup that does not use 30 yards of vacuum tubes like the '79 does. I guess I need a pre-smog era intake carb but this is my first Pinto... so I am not up to snuff on what to look for. Any help is greatly accepted. Need to get her up and running :)

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Re: My '79 Pony Needs a Intake/Carb Update. Help.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 11:48:42 AM »
Are '71-'74 2.0 single side draft carb intakes worth fooling with? Looking for a 2.0 so I can use a decent Weber carb or other early 2bbl carb w/o all the pollution crapola.

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Re: My '79 Pony Needs a Intake/Carb Update. Help.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 12:22:47 PM »
ARE you putting it on a 2.0?

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Re: My '79 Pony Needs a Intake/Carb Update. Help.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 02:56:57 PM »
Different engine, the intakes do not fit.

Unless the car is a California car with feedback carb the carb can be rigged exactly like an earlier one. The carb IS a Weber, just after Holley and Motorcraft got through with it. You're not smart enough to turbo or V-8 if you cannot figure out how to rig to drop the vacuum lines. No insult intended at all but the truth of it.

If no hi-perf parts then you are limited to the stock intake. You have a 2.3 motor in that car and a better motor than 2.0 in my view. Of course I will get some flak on that.

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Re: My '79 Pony Needs a Intake/Carb Update. Help.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 06:19:24 PM »
Found what I needed on the Ranger Station. Thanks for the replies and the concern of my skills level :)