10 Guests, 0 Users

Author Topic: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...  (Read 2525 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 76hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • FeedBack: +13/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User
New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« on: October 21, 2014, 11:44:10 PM »
Great forum guys. I have been able to find most everything I wanted know, and then some. I've owned me a few pintos over the years, but this one is the coolest one I've had. 76 half hatch, 78 m2 swap all the way back. Big cam, holley 500, long header with 2.5" exhaust. Bored block, ported and shaved head, 10-1 compression. Super fun car.

I'm popping out of reverse. All other gears strong and smooth. Anyone have this issue on the 78 m2 4speed trans?

Also want to hook the heater core back up. Most of it is obvious, but where does the heater hose, that isn't pump or firewall, go?

Also would like to hook up with other pinto crazies in the portland oregon area.

Thanks again for the forum and the plethora of knowledge.
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

Offline mightyss1

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 56
  • FeedBack: +8/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 4
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Linux User Mobile User Windows User
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 01:28:59 PM »
cant answer your questions...bu t i saw ur car on craigslist very cool, especially the wheel...i wanted it. ended up getting a 79 w/302....

Offline 76hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • FeedBack: +13/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 03:10:47 PM »
It's a small world. I actually know who originally built it, well did the swap. It was a wreck when he got it. I traded a little truck straight across for it, and am so stoked to end up with this car after all these years.
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

Offline Pinto5.0

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
  • FeedBack: +77/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 80 hatch, 76 Wagon, 72 & 73 Sedans, 71 half hatch

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 06:01:47 PM »
Popping out of reverse could be the shifter or the gear in the trans.

The 2nd heater connection could be on the intake but some Fords went to the radiator.
'73 Sedan (I'll get to it)
'76 Wagon driver
'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
'72 sedan 5.0/T5~Lemon Squeeze

Offline 76hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • FeedBack: +13/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 09:07:06 PM »
Popping out of reverse could be the shifter or the gear in the trans.

The 2nd heater connection could be on the intake but some Fords went to the radiator.

I thought it would connect there, I can sort of see that in some of the pics here. I see a few plugged/deleted options back there, but honestly they all seem like it would just open to the manifold, not a water passage. Anyone got a pic of the 2.3 with the heater connected?
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

Offline dick1172762

  • Vintage Pinto Racer
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2623
  • FeedBack: +362/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm a llama!

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 10:54:49 PM »
There is 4 (3/8 NPT) plugs on the ERG adapter that bolts onto the stock intake manifold. All 4 are wet fittings and all will work but the 2 facing the firewall are the best bet. Remove the adapter first as all of them are full of crud from 30 plus years of swamp water in the block and radiator. They are so stopped up that most of the time no water will come out after the pipe plugs are removed. Break the pipe fittings loose before you remove the adapter.
Its better to be a has-been, than a never was.

Offline 76hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • FeedBack: +13/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 12:43:41 AM »
There is 4 (3/8 NPT) plugs on the ERG adapter that bolts onto the stock intake manifold. All 4 are wet fittings and all will work but the 2 facing the firewall are the best bet. Remove the adapter first as all of them are full of crud from 30 plus years of swamp water in the block and radiator. They are so stopped up that most of the time no water will come out after the pipe plugs are removed. Break the pipe fittings loose before you remove the adapter.

Thanks. I'll pull a few of the fitting plugs form the manifold and see what works. It's had just about every creature comfort deleted. No core, hoses, or fittings left. It's all simple enough, I just have so many deleted fitting holes, I wasn't sure which one had been the heater return. Thanks again.

As for my transmission issue, I think I'm just going to have to drop it and tear into it. Damn internal linkages!
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

Offline Pinto5.0

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
  • FeedBack: +77/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 80 hatch, 76 Wagon, 72 & 73 Sedans, 71 half hatch

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 09:34:30 AM »
Don't forget that one side to the heater has to be flow & the other side return. 2 pressure sides & you will have little heat if any.
'73 Sedan (I'll get to it)
'76 Wagon driver
'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
'72 sedan 5.0/T5~Lemon Squeeze

Offline 76hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • FeedBack: +13/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 10:51:53 PM »
Pretty rainy here today, but I managed to get my new heater core in. Pressure washed the housing and used new seal foam. Went thru the blower motor and I also fabbed up some metal pipes to run thru the engine area. I look forward to defrosting tomorrow!
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

Offline amc49

  • PCCA VIP
  • Pinto Master
  • ***
  • Posts: 1256
  • FeedBack: +242/-1
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 4
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2014, 07:37:37 AM »
Water under pressure comes out intake, suction at the water pump entry fitting.

Offline 76hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • FeedBack: +13/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User
Re: New member with 76 half hatch, got questions...
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2014, 10:13:59 AM »
Water under pressure comes out intake, suction at the water pump entry fitting.

Thank you sir.
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.