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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2020, 08:28:45 PM »
Trying To Decide To Either Build Up The 2.0 Or Go With A 2.8 V6
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2020, 09:26:49 AM »
l vote 2.0. With a little tuning they are great engines and respond well to slight mods. The 2.8 had a noisy valvetrain, prone to overheating and cracking heads. As far as power to weight ratio they were turds.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2020, 10:48:35 AM »
Thanks For The Info On the 2.8
Looking Into Performance Crank And Cam Shafts And Oversized Pistons.
And A 5 Speed Transmission.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2020, 07:44:32 AM »
l have some performance parts listed in the classifieds. l might have a lightweight crank, can't really remember what's in that engine lol!!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2020, 01:36:58 PM »
Think I'll Get A Cheap Block And Disassemble, Need To Learn About This Engine Anyway.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2020, 04:00:17 PM »
The 2.8 engine was not a bad engine , (if you keep the valves adjusted it was quite) have one in mne , redone mine years ago with a 2.9 crank and TBI fuel injection , if I had to do it all over again I would have used the 2.9 or even the 4.0 , but I wanted to keep it stock looking and keep the power stearing and must have aircond , still happy with it even though every 15K I have to adjust the valves ,  I still have a V-6 pinto cruse wagon that I am still trying to figure out what to stuff in it , got a 4.0 which I did a fitment and would work with no body cutting ,only they have not made that engine in almost twenty years , along with the 2.3 . 2.0 , 2.9 and over 25 for the 2.8 , next one I am going to see if it will fit is the 3.7 V-6 out of a 2015 mustang  , it was 300 HP and gave 30MPG in the car , fount they make a belhousing to fit the C4 trans to it , looking to that one , last if I could find a wrecked P100D Tesla and swap the drivetrain I would have a high 9 second 4WD Pinto Wagon with fake tailpipes sticking out the back to confuse everyone , but I only have one thing to say , please do not cut on the car and waste it ,seen many that were and later forgotten , hope this give you some ideas , good luck in your engine choice
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #36 on: Today at 01:00:04 PM »
Thanks For The Input Guys,
Gonna Take My Time To Decide On What Engine I'll Go For.
Gonna Work On The Body For Now!
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