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Author Topic: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150  (Read 3929 times)

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Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« on: June 22, 2010, 01:18:35 PM »
It's near Vancouver B.C.(you pick up) I bought it from a guy that got it for his dune buggy. He said it's low K and ran great !He just found a rebuilt vw so had no use for it .I bought it for my 1973 wagon but it won't work for me.Going to stay 2.0. Thanks.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 01:25:14 PM »
I will trade for a 2.0 ..Thanks .

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 01:37:53 PM »
It's a bummer you're not nearby... I would buy it for Wildfire.
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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 01:51:55 PM »
Ya ,It's getting really hard to find a good one out here.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 08:28:52 PM »
what year of block is it ?What`s the numbers on the block?
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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 12:42:33 PM »
Hey I'll check the numbers tonight and post them as soon as I can.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 01:08:10 PM »
The 2.3 is on a stand and I can't find any numbers on it . It has the cat on the manifold if that helps.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 06:25:52 PM »
any idea what year it was removed from
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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 09:08:32 AM »
still have , any pics, i live in lacey washington

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 11:50:13 AM »
Has it gotten to the point that a late 70's 2.3 is getting so rare that an 8 year old post is revived?  Nothing against the guy asking, it seems he has a need, just wondering.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2018, 06:15:08 PM »
Has it gotten to the point that a late 70's 2.3 is getting so rare that an 8 year old post is revived?  Nothing against the guy asking, it seems he has a need, just wondering.

tombfxnt is a brand new member; that was his first post.  I'm guessing he did a search, that old post popped up, he was excited to see it and posted a reply without ever noticing the date.  Frankly, I saw the post this morning and I didn't notice the date either, although I guess if I were in the market for an engine I might have paid more attention.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2018, 10:58:32 AM »
tombffxnt, the last Pinto was built 38 years ago in 1980, the first 2.3 in 1974, 44 years ago. Finding an engine, especially a decent one will not be that easy. That said the greater 2.3 engine was built until 2001 but there were many changes and not everything is adaptable.

I do not deal with a regular wrecking yards. But I have experience with hundreds of trips to self serve yards. I haven't seen a Pinto in about 3 years and those I have found were "well worn."  If you need an engine you might consider rebuilding the one you have, or adapting a later 2.3. But all that will be predicated on the desire to keep the car stock, modify it, your skills and your budget. all the best in your search.

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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2018, 08:36:46 PM »
I have a 2.3 for sale 39000 miles from  either 79 or 80 Pinto can't remember. Garage kept since removal, but price must be worth my while to crate it for shipping.
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Re: Late 1970s 2.3 pinto engine complete $150
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2018, 11:31:19 PM »
Where are you located?