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Old 04-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Thumbs up April TOTM Winner - Steve's 1975 Turbo Pinto

Congrats to Steve(AirBender) for winning April's TOTM. I know it's not a truck but it's one badass turbo Ford!

1975 Ford pinto sedan.....
2.3 turbo block 30 over
weisco flat-top forged pistons and total seal rings
billet h-beam rods
balanced crank
bobs log header
precision 6265 turbo
3" exhaust with bullit muffler
canfield v8 adapter kit
spec stage 3+ clutch kit (v8)
t5 tranny
aluminum driveshaft
8.8 rear with cobra center section with kevlar clutch kit and 3;55 gears
big valve ported head by FASTR performance
ms2 assembled and tuned by FASTR performance
133lb injectors
billit fuel rail
255 pump
short thow shifter
subframe connectors
slapper bars
npr innercooler
hksssqv bov
fuel cell

story behind it:

i got invited to a turboford meet in charlston about 8 years ago.... one fo the guys there had a yellow pinto turbo and was giving out rides.... i jumped in and it was on!!!!!! he dumped the clutch.... i saw sky.... road....sky..... road...... sky....... you get the picture..... i had to have one....
got home and started scouring the local adds... found 2 for sale a mile from my house..... bought both of them for 95 bucks.....haha....
picked out which one i wanted to build and got started... i had this one done and on the road for 500 bucks.... the day i got it done was the day of the next turbo meet..... i fired it up, drove around the block once for a test and loaded up my clothes and drove it 3 hours to the meet...... wooo hooo.....what a blast....
over the next couple years my addiction for boost increased and the car was transformed...its not done yet but im happy with where its at for now.....heres a few pics of how it changed...

the day i got it

finished the initial swap to turbo2.3

fuel cell install and new trunk pan

the car and man (Curtis) that was the inspiration for my build...

the new motor with v8 kit ready to drop in

sam the man(FASTR) doin his thang....

little shot of it rollin at a turbo meet

oops!!!!! my foot slipped off the clutch.....
-'97 Turbo Ranger
WH1C turbo, custom twin scroll manifold, Bo-Port 1.9 cam, 80lbs siemens injectors, LS6 valve springs, KB .020 over pistons, crower rods, TurboXS RFL BOV, 255 walbro, 5/9 drop, Explorer L/S diff, spec3+ clutch. 9:1 CR. megasquirt 2, Water/Meth inj, Stock exhaust line with 3'' E-Cutout, Hurst shifter

-'99 Daily 400$ truck, AKA Shitbox
94 engine OBD2, TC internals, 80 mm 5.4 maf, TD04 Volvo turbo, 32 lbs volvo injectors, rx7 t2 IC, all ABS 2'' piping, sniper tuned, Explorer L/S diff
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #2
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congrats man!
1994 Ford Ranger n/a cammed 100%
apexi s afc ver1/lc-1 wideband/cam: crane stage 2 /port n polish intake and head.
1994 Ford Ranger turbin build
MS2/lc-1 wideband/delta cam/port&polish intake and head./T3/TC internals
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:33 AM   #3
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Dude the history behind this thing is awesome... I'm in love with your Pinto. Such a small car, so much ballz...
Tim IRONMAN "The bowler" Eagle Scout

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1984 Porsche 944 N/A (totaled by 93 year old menace/ 100% her fault)

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That's cause HP is an extension of your dick. Some people only worry about the size, while others only worry about how to use it....

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She could fart on my face.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:01 AM   #4
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You would love something with balls... Too good to pass up!!!

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ryan View Post
you would love something with balls...
95 Ranger Saphire Blue/Goldenrod Yellow:
The project that wont quit
95 Ranger 4x4 Black - 2.3 Lima Turbo, flip flanges, AC, 3" DP, Lightning MAF... the usual.... Tuned with SCT Gone but I wish it wasnt
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:53 AM   #7
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steve your photographer is awesome man!!!!! lol i do know that car is a cool story and has a very greatful owner. glad to say i have had my hands on that beast and ready to see it go down the track soon. congrats steve and keep up the hard work. next time ease off the clutch lol
89 Ranger 85 turbocoupe longblock hybrid t3/t4 63 trim turbo 8.8 rearend with 3.73 gears and great guys to help with my project thanks to Sam and Steve.
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nice guy super helpful, and one hell of a rad car. congrats!!!
HEY YA'LL , my v-tec just kicked in!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:20 PM   #9
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Default '75 Pinto

Awesome build! Congratulations on a sweet little car!

I am going tomorrow to pick up a '75 myself. I have a Disi motor I am building for a '77 Pinto. Just sold it to buy the '75. It is in pristine condition! Can't wait.
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