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Simple Question engine swap
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:41:30 PM »
Has anyone swapped an Eco boost 2.3 liter 4 Cly into an early model Pinto. Aside from motor mounts does the oil pan clear the cross member

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Re: Simple Question engine swap
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 12:26:35 PM »
someone was going to do this , he has a facebook page on the progress , one plus he has a working electric power stearing set up , great idea ,, the name of his page is  , Project Milk Run ,
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Re: Simple Question engine swap
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 11:47:52 PM »
Having had a 2.3 Ecoboost in a 2015 Mustang for a couple of years, I will say that would be a heck of a power plant for a Pinto.  Good luck!


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Re: Simple Question engine swap
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 01:09:43 PM »
The ECUs for them are so highly integrated into the original car's electronic systems that you'll need the standalone control pack from Ford Racing. Luckily they're quite affordable at just $2,000. [/sarcasm] They are also drive-by-wire and the rest of the driveline, brakes, and tires will need attention with ~300ft-lbs on tap. Just something to think about.
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