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Will a 75 V6 fit in a 72 wagon...??
« on: July 23, 2017, 03:17:26 PM »
Trying to find the parts for a 2.0 rebuild...
What I'm trying to build is a nice strong 2.0, I've done this before, many years ago with no problems but in 2017 seems that NO 2.0 parts are around.  So if I got a 1975 V6 wagon and pulled the 6 out would it fit in my 72 wagon? ??
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Re: Will a 75 V6 fit in a 72 wagon...??
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 06:18:18 PM »
Really quite interesting, I can build a 427 Ford sideoiler Stroker for less than a 2.0 pinto....!! Speaking about the bottom end...crank rods pistons

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Re: Will a 75 V6 fit in a 72 wagon...??
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 07:34:27 AM »
Should fit , but likely have to move or make frame mounts.

If you are going that far, I'd think about finding a newer (07 - 11) Ford Ranger with the 4LT & do that swap.......

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Re: Will a 75 V6 fit in a 72 wagon...??
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 11:09:35 AM »
Any thing will fit if you have the money and drive. I have seen 460 Ford engines in Pintos, so yours should be a snap. Just don't cut the car up for the swap.
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Re: Will a 75 V6 fit in a 72 wagon...??
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 11:47:29 AM »
Like many have stated, anything can fit in a pinto. The question is, should it be put in a Pinto. Though building a 2.0 is more pricy than other more common engines, I would stick with it. All other options will have hidden catastrophic costs. Installing a V8 for example, can require engineering changes like header routing, front suspension replacement any my personal favorite, the installation of motor mounts. I am getting off topic as you asked if a 2.8 will fit. The answer is no, not at all. Thought the engine bay is about the same as a 75 and later pinto, there are so many differences that the 2.8 installation with be both expensive to do correctly and pointless as the 2.8 costs a fortune to build and will not have the power output you are looking for. I own three of them and I think they are the best motor that was ever installed in the Pinto but these are German motors and do not respond to the upgrades that Americans are used to. They are nearly as heavy as a V8 with none of the low end power benefits, you will need custom motor mounts, they are long like a V8 and will need a meaty radiator, they are tall and it is hard to get a stick in one. I have seen many 2.8 installations in early cars and I have to say that I donít know why anyone would do it. It will cost way more to install the 2.8 than it will to build the 2.0. People will disagree with me but I have built 14 2.8ís to stock and euro spec and the three that I own (rated at 158, 122 rwhp and stock) have been sensational. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but in the 20 years I have owned my V6ís, I have learned a lot about them.
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Re: Will a 75 V6 fit in a 72 wagon...??
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Try  http://www.pegasusautoracing.com  for 2.0L parts. Look under engine parts.
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