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How much $ are ford pinto 2.3L engine adapters for the vw transaxle, if they even have them
looking for a new engine for baja, possibly a pinto powerplant
What modifacations whould i have to do to the pan, bumpers,etc... to fit a pinto in there
Or corvair engines?


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Try Kenedy or Essenies(sp?) For the adapters. Or check Craig's list.

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i need a link
remember i live in nothern mich., theres never parts on the web


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Your car an IRS, if not then ur gonna need to up grade, Bus tranny 3 rib or 6 rib.
If it is IRS type 1, then ur gonna need to up grade, Bus TYPE 2 tranny, 3 rib or 6 rib.
Brake up grade, your gonna have to stop it.
A little BFH (AZBAJA) work to get the engine to fit.
Throddle cable mods.
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It depends on how you drive. We have run a n/a 2.3 against a bug tranny and it worked okay. Of course we had to drive a bit smart and not try to do wheelies.

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I'be been running a bug IRS in my baja too, but I do have a super diff and heavy duty side plates and a light presure (2200lb) plate that acts like a fuse. We found out on the dyno that it starts to slip at 88 HP it could be a good or bad thing but I would rather burn up a clutch than bust a transaxle. It will still out pull a VW motor up a hill etc. but it's no rocket ship my buddys old 1600 was quicker just did not have the torque to clib nd turn larger tires.


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dont forget radiator placement...
the adaptor will run you about 350, 400 bucks. keep watching craigslist, even in your area there's rails around...


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nevermind i'll stick w/ vw


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1FASTHOE wrote:
dont forget radiator placement...
the adaptor will run you about 350, 400 bucks. keep watching craigslist, even in your area there's rails around...

DOH! Can't believe I forgot the cooling part. LOL

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joxracing wrote:
nevermind i'll stick w/ vw


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im 14 i aint pumpin that much cash into my baja, besides my whole pan is like rusted

lucky im builden a full cage welded into the new 1/2" steel floor boards:0


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1/2" steel floor boards? That is some heavy stuff right there.


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shit did i say half, i meant quarter


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1/4" steel floor boards? That is some heavy stuff right there.

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