Current Classifieds

Front Body parts needed
Date: 02/09/2018 06:09 pm
Wanted 2.3 engine mount brackets and mounts
Date: 02/14/2018 01:34 am
Oil pan front sump style
Date: 01/10/2017 09:19 am
Date: 04/15/2020 01:42 pm
Need right door for pinto or bobcat 1977 to 1980 station wagon
Date: 08/03/2018 09:19 am
1972-1980 Pinto/Bobcat Wagon Drivers Side Tail Light OEM

Date: 04/20/2017 10:10 am
72 Runabout Sprint Edition

Date: 04/25/2018 02:51 pm
Need '75 Pinto wagon front seat belt assembly housing
Date: 10/03/2018 10:46 pm
77-78 front grill
Date: 04/07/2017 12:35 am
1979 Ford Pinto for Sale - price reduction

Date: 01/23/2023 02:22 pm
WTB: Ford Type 9 5spd Transmission
Date: 03/18/2020 01:30 am
Need Mustang II Manual Transmission Mount
Date: 04/21/2017 02:03 pm

Author Topic: Pinto engine trans question  (Read 1151 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline sedandelivery

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 460
  • FeedBack: +30/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Poll Voter Fifth year Anniversary Windows User
Pinto engine trans question
« on: September 11, 2012, 07:08:41 PM »
I have a low mileage Pinto with an excellent engine with only 39000 miles. The body of the car is totally shot. I had the engine running yesterday, very sweet. Anyway I am contemplating removing said engine and trans from the car for reuse at a later time. Does the trans fluid have to be drained to remove the engine/trans assy? Any shortcuts others have used to remove engines in the past? The car is a 1980 2.3l, C-3 trans. How can you store an engine/trans. I would leave it in the car but I am needing the room.

Offline r4pinto

  • Pinto PooBAH
  • ******
  • Posts: 3854
  • FeedBack: +108/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • All hail Ford Pinto!!!!

  • Total Badges: 9
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Linux User Mobile User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto engine trans question
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 07:25:13 PM »
If you have a plug you can place in the tailshaft then you should be ok without draining the fluid. When you store the engine make sure all the ports are sealed up so that moisture & dirt doesn't get in & rust it. It's not required but I think it's a good idea. If you unbolt the transmission from the rear mount & the engine from the front mounts you should be able to pull it as a unit.
Matt Manter
1977 Pinto sedan- Named Harold II after the first Pinto(Harold) owned by my mom. R.I.P mom- 1980 parts provider & money machine for anything that won't fit the 80
1980 Pinto Runabout- work in progress


  • Guest
Re: Pinto engine trans question
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 08:24:21 PM »
You could also remove the yoke from the driveline and use it to plug the transmission. Just secure it real good so it doesn't get pulled out.