Started on May 27 by Fastbak390

1971 Ford Pinto 2.0 Turbo


My 71 Pinto trunk. I bought it off of ebay, after the car had been off the road and sitting for 15 years. It was originally a 1600/4spd car, but it now has a 71 2.0/5spd with a draw through turbo setup (the kit was installed by the PO). I gathered parts for a year before I put it all together and mechanically restored it in 3 months on an extremely tight budget. It now has… —Engine: -Freshly rebuilt 2.0 -Crane turbo cam -Water-cooled Garrett T3 from a Thunderbird Turbocoupe -Vintage AK Miller manifold -Weber 32/36 DGV carb -Ross Racing 8.0:1 pistons -MSD 6AL and Boost Timing Master —Drivetrain: -T5 trans from a Turbocoupe -Shortened driveshaft -8” rear-end from a Mustang II —Suspension/Brakes: -Wilwood 4 Piston brakes in front (bought used) -Extra large Mustang II rear drum brakes (converted to 5-Lug to match fronts, actual drums from mid-90s Ranger ) -7/8” Addco Front Sway Bar -Koni Full Adjustable “Special D” shocks -15” Crown Victoria wheels -225/50/R15 Nitto rubber —Extras: -Junkyard special doors from a Pinto Stallion (Sport mirrors, impact beams, and rust free!) -Mustang II center console -Stewart Warner Gauges -Vintage Sun Super Tach II and Ford Motorsport Boost Gauge -Shift boot from a Maserati Bi-Turbo -Pop-out Windows —Soon to come: -Water/Methanol Injection -Original “Rallye” Pinto Gauges -Exterior Sport Decor trim around rear tail-lights (with inner black-out)

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Feb. 22
The painting begins, and MSD is in!

I have now begun prepping the car for Rustoleum “Army Green.” The pic shows a …

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