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    For those that remember PRT's RWD project, part of it will live on. I bought all the Duratec RWD conversion parts from him. I'm putting a 98 3.0L in a 73 Pinto, running on a 98 CSVT harness and ECM. Stock motor at first and boosted later.

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    73 pinto = awesome. Pics?
    99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid, Spec flywheel, MSDS, CAI, 17" Konig Tantrums, Optimized TB & Y, Baer BBK, Bassani cat-back w/ magnaflow res, Koni's w/ H&R

    '06 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MTX- Stock

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    • #3
      Not much of a looker yet.

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      • #4
        Huh, I never thought of it but the Pinto and the Contour have more in common that we would all want to admit.
        2k SVTC - Black / Praire Tan, blu_fuz ported 3.0L, 58k motor, 118k chassis

        http://www.contour.org/ceg-vb/attach...chmentid=16333

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        • #5
          I guess the official progression is Pinto>Escort>Focus, but the Focus and Contour have shared parts so it's close enough. I'm a big fan of the Duratec V6 platform and it's power/weight/displacement ratios blow away the typical small block Ford, stock for stock.

          According to my calculations it should be roughly as fast as a late 90s Cobra, before I do any power adders.

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          • #6
            I haven't seen a porthole Pinto wagon in some time, that one's in nice shape. The Mustang SVO/Thunderbird Turbo Coupe guys I hang out with at turboford.org like to put Lima 2.3L SOHC turbo engines into Pintos, and the few I've ridden in are stupid fast. The nice thing about your project is the body is already a RWD platform, I'll be interested to see how you fab that Cobra IRS into it. You going to start a build thread?
            I collect Ford's Red-headed step children.
            1985 SVO Mustang (turbocharged track rat)
            1989 Taurus SHO (supercharged track rat)
            1999 SVT Contour (Sedanus-Grocerygetter-Rapidus)
            2008 Mercury Milan Premier (Comfy boat)

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            • #7
              I didn't see this post before. Sad to see it leave PRTs project list, but at least it is being used. Good luck.
              *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
              28 Contour / Mystiques and counting......

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              • #8
                Originally posted by damarble View Post
                For those that remember PRT's RWD project, part of it will live on. I bought all the Duratec RWD conversion parts from him. I'm putting a 98 3.0L in a 73 Pinto, running on a 98 CSVT harness and ECM. Stock motor at first and boosted later.
                Couple things to note: The SVT Contour ran 19lb fuel injectors, the 3L you have (should) have 24lb injectors. You will either need to swap to 19s or tune for the 24s. Also the tune in the SVT ECM is optimized for the SVT specific cam shafts which I would also recommend swapping in after removing the water pump drive you don't need. I have the injectors and cams if you are in need.

                Originally posted by blu_fuz View Post
                I didn't see this post before. Sad to see it leave PRTs project list, but at least it is being used. Good luck.
                Only sold off the V6 parts I don't need since going V8.
                99 SVT "BLKOUT2" - PRT street driven track #&$% - 13.904 at 102.58 | 98 SVT - PRT RWD conversion project car
                00 ROUSH Cougar - SOLD | 02 SVTF - New toy and R&D car. Future RWD?

                Owner/operator PRT www.prtautosport.com
                Follow development of CDW-27 performance parts: http://www.facebook.com/PRTautosport

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pole120 View Post

                  Couple things to note: The SVT Contour ran 19lb fuel injectors, the 3L you have (should) have 24lb injectors. You will either need to swap to 19s or tune for the 24s. Also the tune in the SVT ECM is optimized for the SVT specific cam shafts which I would also recommend swapping in after removing the water pump drive you don't need. I have the injectors and cams if you are in need..
                  Thanks Josh. I have a complete CSVT here with a rod knock so I can scavenge what is needed for the best combo.

                  Originally posted by gmorrell View Post
                  I haven't seen a porthole Pinto wagon in some time, that one's in nice shape. The Mustang SVO/Thunderbird Turbo Coupe guys I hang out with at turboford.org like to put Lima 2.3L SOHC turbo engines into Pintos, and the few I've ridden in are stupid fast. The nice thing about your project is the body is already a RWD platform, I'll be interested to see how you fab that Cobra IRS into it. You going to start a build thread?
                  I don't know about a build thread yet. Probably just small updates. My most successful engine swap was also the only one I never did a build thread on so I don't want to jinx it. I actually wasn't going to do a Cobra IRS but now that sounds pretty awesome. I was leaning more towards ditching the stock 6.75 and going with a 9" or a Fox 8.8 along with coil conversion.

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                  • #10
                    Oh ahhhhhh, V8 - good reason to sell the parts then!
                    *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
                    28 Contour / Mystiques and counting......

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