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  • #232509
    Guests
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    #238093
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     Hi and welcome to the forum. That is a good looking TD replica. It seems that most of our new members all have red front engine cars, not that that is not a good thing.It just makes me want a front engine car myself.SmileEnjoy your new toy and keep us informed of your adventures.

    #238094
    Rich Bellefeuille
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    @richbelfay

    Hi,

    Congrats on your new purchase. It’s a beauty! What’s under the hood? Need more Photos. Need more stats.

    Also, Where are you? Looks like somewhere warm where you can actually drive that baby! I’m Jealous!!

    Rich

    #238095
    Guests
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    @guests

    Thanks:

    It has a ford Pinto under it’s skin (with a Automatic Transmission) which is how I sold the wife on buying it.

    I am currently in NY, but the car is in Florida at my home there.

    The engine is running a bit rough, but I think it just needs the carb cleaned and a tune up.  The car has only 3K miles and was sitting, while the former owner’s wife decided if she wanted it.

     

     

     

    #238096
    Geoffrey
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    @geoff104

    Nice Ride!!! Which kit is it? looks real nice, enjoy the bliss of sunday driving in a beautiful TD!

    #238097
    Rob Baker
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    @robbaker

    Looks like a dupe of mine right down to the wheels.  Mine is based on a 1974 Mustang 2.3 which is probably the same as the pinto drive train.  I’m going thru it now fixing some oil leaks and this weekend a new flywheel, I hope.  Should have it registered in the spring.  Thinking of swapping out the points distributor for an electronic one.

    #238098
    Mark Hendrickson
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    @pink-mg

    Nice car!!! Welcome to the FORUM

    Correct Rob, the Ford Mustang II, Ford Pinto and Mercury Bobcat, as well as some Merkur XR4Ti, all had the same basic platform (Unibody floor) and drivetrains.

    The first Pinto’s were 1.6L OHV I4’s in 1970. In 1971-72, they upgraded to the 2.0L OHC, both European Ford in origin. In late 1973, the American made (Lima, Ohio) 2.3L OHC I4 was introduced.

    Although the European based 2.8L OHV V6 was available in the Pinto, Mustang II and Bobacat, most were the 2.3L Lima OHC I4, the V6 appearing in mostly station wagon variants of these cars and the Mustang II. The Mustang II was later available as the 2+2 Cobra with a 5.0L OHV V8, but had a slighly different platform to accomodate the larger transmission and exhaust routing requirements.

    The 4 cylinder variants of these cars came with a tiny 7″ rear. However, the V6 powered cars, most all station wagons and the rare Mustang II Cobra’s came with the Ford 8″ rear, sometimes called the Baby 9″. 

    Our Ford based TD kits share the drivetrain, supsension and steering from the afore mentioned donor cars. However, due to the fact that they were all Unibody cars, our TD’s foundation is an actual “perimeter” style mild steel frame, usually made by the kit manufacturer, to accept the Ford donor components .

    Pink MG39827.4544212963

    #238099
    Guests
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    @guests

    It’s a British Coach Works Replicar and was manufacturered in their plant in PA in 1982.

    I can’t wait to get back to Florida (it’s cold in NY), to clean up the fuel system and tune it up. 

    #238100
    Bill Hursh
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    @bill-hursh

    Where are you in NY? Iam from Wolcott. Located inbetween Syracuse and Rochester, near the lake. I have a Chevy front engine TD that is also red. Your right it’s cold everywhere in NY!!

    #238101
    Guests
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    @guests

    I’m, in the Hudson Valley just south of West Point (USMA) and North of NYC.

    Mine has a Mustang Chassis and Ford 2.3L engine.  Once I start to snowbird I will get to enjoy it on a frequent basis.

     

    #238102
    Rich Bellefeuille
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    @richbelfay

    Hi Mel

    Just curious, why did you join again as “LUVMYTD” ?

    Rich

    #238103
    Mel Zeiger
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    @luvmytd

    because my car is a cmc not a bcw and I didn’t want to cause confusion

    #238104
    Mark Hendrickson
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    @pink-mg

    Mel,

    I have to contact Frankie to delete the 52TDbyBCW user name. Paul and I can’t do it.

    Thanks,

    Mark H.

    #238105
    Mel Zeiger
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    @luvmytd

    Mark

    Thanks

    #238106
    Rich Bellefeuille
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    @richbelfay

    Mel,

    Cool, I thought it looked a lot like mine. Let me know if I can provide any info. Mine’s a 1988 with a Ford V6.

    Rich

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