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leftover
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From: sw corner of never-never land
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 08-23-2002 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for leftover   Click Here to Email leftover     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have my '74 Mustang II coupe, red with white interior and vinyl roof, 2.3L with the C4 trans. What am I going to do? Too many thoughts not enough time or money but getting there. Need some suggestions.

Yes I still have the 64 fairlane, the 67 ranchero, 2-69 E350's, and a cople of 302', c4's, an aod from behind a 302, a 351, a 2.3L out of a truck, the computer wiring harness and all the injection and sensors from a 91 mustng 2.3.

HELP, too much to get a clear head to know where to go.

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 08-23-2002 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you want to drop in a V8, or be different and hop up the 2.3L?

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MooseII78
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From: LA
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 08-27-2002 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well 74 is not the best year of the M2 to do a v8 swap in. can be done but is a pain and it sounds like you have enough projects going on around there anyway. how bout a 2.3 turbo? stick a 5 speed behind it and hang on.

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jnjrausch
Gearhead

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From: silverdale,wa,usa
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-28-2002 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jnjrausch   Click Here to Email jnjrausch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stay 2.3 Fuel injected etc. or a late model 6.

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85 f150 4x4 riding high
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Pepse
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From: Chetek, WI, US
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 12-15-2002 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pepse   Click Here to Email Pepse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leftover, since it is said that a V-8 swap on a '74 would be a pain, then go with a 2.3L Turbo. From my long time spent on the Ford Capri page I know that a few have installed the 2.3L Turbo. The best donor car is the Merkur XR4Ti. The T-Bird/Cougar Turbo's are more a pain because of the wiring harness. Merkurs are simpler. Some have used the Ranger/Bronco II 2.9L V-6.

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