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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2014, 11:27:14 PM »
Trans Dapt makes a very nice universal crossmember with small block mounts for about 150 bucks total for both.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2014, 09:38:25 AM »
Thanks an yea it would be a DD.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2014, 01:48:19 PM »

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2014, 01:53:34 PM »

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2014, 02:22:10 PM »
So this should work then ( http://www.jegs.com/i/Proform/778/66187/10002/-1 ) an its going on a 87 mustang motor.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2014, 03:03:31 PM »
that looks better ;)
 
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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2014, 05:17:37 PM »
Well i'm starting my swap as soon as I get my new floor pans put in which will be a while :-\ But I already have a lot of the stuff I need like the motor and trans mount which are on the way now. My only problem is im trying to keep my sway bar without having to cut the oil pan due to the fact I do not know how to weld yet. So any info on a oil pan I can use would be amazing. thanks in advance

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2014, 10:51:12 PM »
Well i'm starting my swap as soon as I get my new floor pans put in which will be a while :-\ But I already have a lot of the stuff I need like the motor and trans mount which are on the way now. My only problem is im trying to keep my sway bar without having to cut the oil pan due to the fact I do not know how to weld yet. So any info on a oil pan I can use would be amazing. thanks in advance

Honestly...I wouldn't bother trying to save the sway bar.  Let's face it...V8 Pintos aren't exactly going to tear up an autocross course...3/4 of the engine is in front of the axle centerline.  V8 Pintos are for scaring yourself at the dragstrip and beating wholesale butt stoplight to stoplight on the street....and neither of those activities require a sway bar.  And the oil pan mods to make one fit...particul arly if you're not an ace welder are a can-o-worms you'll want to avoid opening.
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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2014, 05:05:25 AM »
I'll look up the part number for the Milodon pan needed for a V8 swap later.... needed for clearing the rack.

Found it:

http://www.milodon.com/oil-pans/street-oil-pans-ford73.asp

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2014, 02:39:20 PM »
Does anyone have pictures of the efi harness and main harness after everything was put in the car?

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2014, 04:17:17 PM »
ok so I got a 1978 mustang ghia ii 302 motor an 4 speed and a 1987 mustang 5.0 h.0 motor should be set. came with almost perfect motor mounts and the motor has been rebuild. is there any other stuff I should need to take the efi motor an put it in the pinto.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2014, 02:10:17 PM »
This thread has helped a lot with my 302 Pinto swap. I actually found and bought a set of new Hooker 6161 V8 Swap headers and they have the directions. I tried posting them on this thread but the files are too large. If any one needs the directions I would be happy to email them.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2015, 03:28:22 PM »
So, where the steel motor mounts are concerned regarding a V-8 swap can you use the V-6 ones or strictly the 4 cyl ones?

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2017, 10:11:23 PM »
So, I am curious about the Fox Mustang headers flipped forward. I see the car has a 351W. Does anyone know if the headers will fit with a 302 without modifications to the fender wells? It looks like they might. Thanks.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2017, 05:12:47 PM »
I guess either nobody knows or wants to share their info. I guess I will find out for myself when I do the install....... and keep it to myself.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2017, 10:10:35 AM »
I've only seen one person on our site that ran the headers forward and you already know about that one. Your on your own about this and if you keep the answer to your self, so be it. Members on here try to help out other members, but if we members do not know what your asking for, what would you expect us to tell you. Rudeness on here will never help you find answers to any question. Sorry but that's the way it is.
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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2017, 04:15:32 PM »
40 years ago I had a friend that ran a 289 in a Pinto. He ran stock cast manifolds forwards (and possibly upwards ???). I think he then ran the the pipe under the cross member. I'll check and see if he remembers.

UPDATE: My friend responded that he had Herbert Meek headers (so I was wrong about them being cast..., maybe very early on they were). He said they went forward, then back under the cross member (which he felt was a real problem). He also referenced this sites member "Reeves1" at the Boss 302 Registry site http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=72785.0 with some header image (they may be redundant here) see reply #9 for the Meek Headers.

As to "keeping it to myself" I agree with Dick.  It comes across as rather assumptive to think people know the desired information and are deliberately keeping it from you.  This site has very low activity. V-8 Pinto's are a very small number of those here and forward mounted exhaust is pretty much a near zero experience.  To deliberately withhold information based on assumption has the appearance as retaliatory and goes against your own desire for an answer (should anyone actually be able to provide it).   It would be in the best interest of the greater Pinto Community to reconsider your position.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2017, 10:48:34 AM »
Looks like this guy really does not like us. On March 20 /2017 he posted the following ( Then I will build my pig myself, my way and share nothing here. Thanks and adios ) Every question he is asked can be found by doing a search on here. I guess he didn't like the answers.
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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2017, 04:14:12 PM »
And, what a contrast to those who freely give here.  Recently there was a similar issue - Someone seemed a bit bothered, as if where was the dedicated, carry everything "Pinto Parts Store"?  About the closest we ever had to that was the late Fred Morgan digging parts out of his stockpile of cars.  Great guy. We swapped early for late pedals at Knotts on nothing more than each of our trusted words to show up at the event.

The other thing is this is a pretty mellow site.  I'm on some car forums that can become quite the "Bickerfest."  I've seen people here disagree, but still be civil.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2017, 07:50:28 PM »
I guess either nobody knows or wants to share their info. I guess I will find out for myself when I do the install....... and keep it to myself.


Weird post...... you under some kind of stress ?

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2017, 08:04:42 PM »


The other thing is this is a pretty mellow site.  I'm on some car forums that can become quite the "Bickerfest."  I've seen people here disagree, but still be civil.

I agree 100%.  I take a lot of pride in being a small part of a car site that functions as peaceably as this one.  I've belonged to a few that were just awful.  The worst one I ever joined was the RROC, where the incessant bickering finally led me to sell my Rolls-Royce and cancel my membership; it just wasn't worth the stress.  To add insult to injury, I paid in excess of $100 per year just to belong!  I am glad to be out of it and those folks can fight one another to the death for all I care.

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Re: V8 conversion basics for '74 & up Pinto
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2017, 03:53:29 PM »
As for the question about the headers routed forward, who would want to run the exhaust pipes under the cross member? Every Pinto I have owned (16) had scrape marks all across the bottom of the cross member. Many times the pan too. And you want to run your exhaust under the cross member? Why not run the exhaust straight  up like a derby car. And think how cool that would be on a cruse night.
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