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Owner: firepinto
Warhorse: 1979 Ford Pinto
Displacement: 2.3 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2346 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Description: This Pinto was a former automatic transmission car, that got swapped with a 1980 engine and 4 speed transmission. The stock axle ratio for an automatic trans car is 3.08:1, which is a lower ratio than the manual trans cars. Switching to the Granada axle with 2.47:1 ratio will help. The body exterior has all the normal rusted out places, and the floor has major problems. Nothing a welder and some sheet metal can't fix.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: - Trimmed stock air cleaner housing to be an "open element" style air filter.

- "extra" hoses delete

- Flex fan from 79 Mustang 2.8L

- rear seat delete

- carpet delete

These are not really eco mods, but are mostly in prep for the v8 swap:

- Eastwood Triflow radiator.

- Speedway motors 5 lug hubs, 11" front rotor and brake calipers.

- Repurposed old chrome 73 Mustang 14" 5 lug wheels for front.

Planned Mods: - New exhaust system. Rear portion is 3" diameter including Summit Racing glasspack, Flowmaster Super 44. Front portion is 2.125"/1.75" adapted to the 3" at a V band clamp. Once V8 is installed, a new Y pipe replaces the 1.75" pipe.

- Rear 5 lug axle swap. Granada 8"? Also the other pair of 5 lug mustang wheels.

- Wide band o2 sensor and guage, and Vacuum gauge.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 22 mpg(US)
EPA highway 32 mpg(US)
EPA combined 25 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 0 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 0 mpg(US)
90 days No data entered

(Created: 2022-05-02 11:19:04 / Modified: 2022-05-18 16:23:10)

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