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Tym

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In my search for the unicorn late '70's v6 Pinto for the Duraspark converion, I'm wondering if I find one should I not go ahead and buy the entire engine if reasonably priced. Question is, why are the Pinto's rated at like 90hp while the B-II 2.8L is rated at 115hp. Must be something different. Anyone know the differences before I buy and store a boat anchor?

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Don't know what the differences are but they are going to be minor, that is only 25 hp. Don't forget the Mustang II used the 2.8 with a carb also.
 

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Don't know what the differences are but they are going to be minor, that is only 25 hp. Don't forget the Mustang II used the 2.8 with a carb also.
I dont know the difference either, but that is a 28% difference. I'm sure that will be felt.
 

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I dont know the difference either, but that is a 28% difference. I'm sure that will be felt.
I am sure it would be felt, but it is most likely a minor change in compression ratio and or camshaft. I don't think they were under the strict emissions regulations like we were at that time over here.
 

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Look up four eyed pride forum and do some searching. The early fox body guys know a lot about that vintage 2.8.

I believe there are some changes to the heads between a pinto vs later ranger/bronco 2 2.8.
 

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