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1979 Pinto LSX
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:39:10 PM »
Well i decided its time to buy a toy/project. Didnt know exactly what kind of vehicle i wanted at first, just new it was gettin an ls swap. Then came across this pinto. CLEAN*** This thing is pretty clean for a 1979. Theres a few dents and scrathes (nothing major) and other than that its rust free with amazing interior. Picked it up for a good price so i cant complain one bit!

how it was when i bought it ^

^out with the old

^in with the new.  8.8 with 3:73's & posi out of turbo t-bird

^postitioning of new 8.8

^ welding leaf pads in place


^sittin just a tit wider

^Powerplant, 5.3 lsx with a fresh coat

^ BTR Valve springs to back up the HUGE camshaft

stock springs vs btr springs

droppin in the 5.3

suspending by 2x4.

HOOD CLEAR MUCH? nope


This is a budget build. Parts and power will be better as time moves on. Hoping for a low 10 second car with spray.  MUCH MORE BUILD PICS AND PARTS PICS TO COME.

DONT HATE, JUST APPRECIATE  ;D

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Re: 1979 Pinto LSX
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 06:12:14 PM »
SWEEEET!!! I love it. The pony's on the door are cool. I can't wait to see more of this build.
Go Ford, Go Fast Or Go Home!

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Re: 1979 Pinto LSX
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 10:57:36 AM »
I like,some wont but its all about
going fast to me.

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Re: 1979 Pinto LSX
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 11:04:35 AM »
I like it.  8)
'73 Sedan (I'll get to it)
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'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
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Re: 1979 Pinto LSX
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:30:37 PM »
Yes if i had the money i would do all ford parts. But for the money you just cant beat it. I paid 400 for my 5.3 engine with all components.  40 bucks for my th350 and 100 for rebuild kit and 40 for shift kit. 150 for wiring harness, ecu, and fuseblock... By time its all said and done ill have spent less than 4000.00 including all parts and the car itself. Just getting the car done is the hard part.  More fabrication than i wanted to do but im already balls deep so there is no turning back....

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Re: 1979 Pinto LSX
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 11:57:05 AM »

New UPR Bumpsteer Kit for 79-93 Mustang.  FITS LIKE IT SHOULD  ;D
Front End geometry can now be corrected for the lowered steering rack