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88 Turbo coupe going in a 79
« on: October 20, 2013, 06:34:24 PM »
Putting a 88 Tbird turbo coupe motor (That was in a ranger) in a 79 to race in the 24 hours of lemons and have a couple of questions

The donor motor has a ranger aluminum oil pan and 5 speed (Mazda), anybody tried to stuff this combo in a pinto?? It looks like it will be pretty tight and the pan is rear sump versus front.

What do you do for fuel lines?? It has some of the plastic lines from the T bird near the engine.

we have the 8.8 from the same year T Bird, looks just a bit (~2") wider. This is a track only car so we can massage the quarters within reason.

We have stripped the car down and working on the roll cage etc.

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Appreciate the help

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Re: 88 Turbo coupe going in a 79
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 10:21:35 PM »
you need a pinto pan and pickup and dipstick...., the rear will work if you want to use it.... I swapped out the axles for a set from a stang and used the stang drum brakes.... it narrowed the rear 1.5 inches.... as long as you get the spring pads welded on at the same pinion angle as the pinto rear was youre good.... that's what I did.
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Re: 88 Turbo coupe going in a 79
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 10:45:41 PM »
I used the '88 Turbo Coupe lines.  From the external pump (Ford F-150) I ran the factory line. I had to cut it in at least one spot.  They sell a special barbed repair connector where I did the cut.  Basically you put the plastic line in hot water then with all your might force it over the connector.  You would think without clamps it would leak or blow apart but 4 years later so far so good.

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Re: 88 Turbo coupe going in a 79
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 10:53:30 PM »
I used the '88 Turbo Coupe lines.  From the external pump (Ford F-150) I ran the factory line. I had to cut it in at least one spot.  They sell a special barbed repair connector where I did the cut.  Basically you put the plastic line in hot water then with all your might force it over the connector.  You would think without clamps it would leak or blow apart but 4 years later so far so good.

Tom

What year F150 pump? That would solve another issue!!

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Re: 88 Turbo coupe going in a 79
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 10:40:58 AM »
Sorry I don't exactly know.  I got it at U-Pick Parts for $11.  Given the age of the cars/trucks there I'd say late 80's.   It is about 2" in diameter and about 8" long.  It sits in a stamped steel housing that is insulated to prevent vibration. Here is a picture.  The reddish stuff is battery terminal seal to prevent corrosion for the pump ground.


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Re: 88 Turbo coupe going in a 79
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 09:33:52 PM »
I used the '88 Turbo Coupe lines.  From the external pump (Ford F-150) I ran the factory line. I had to cut it in at least one spot.  They sell a special barbed repair connector where I did the cut.  Basically you put the plastic line in hot water then with all your might force it over the connector.  You would think without clamps it would leak or blow apart but 4 years later so far so good.

Tom
They definitely work but god do they zoop to put on. I had to do one in my Ranger when I snapped a line replacing my fuel filter, it cooled halfway through and I had to keep splashing hot water on and trying to force it further.

Use really hot water and push it on as quick as you can.
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