January 12, 2009 at 10:15 am #232509January 12, 2009 at 11:09 am #238093Larry MurphyParticipant
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.Enjoy your new toy and keep us informed of your adventures.January 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm #238094
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!!
RichJanuary 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm #238095
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.January 13, 2009 at 2:35 am #238096GeoffreyParticipant
Nice Ride!!! Which kit is it? looks real nice, enjoy the bliss of sunday driving in a beautiful TD!January 13, 2009 at 9:19 am #238097Rob BakerParticipant
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.January 14, 2009 at 10:53 am #238098Mark HendricksonParticipant
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 MG39827.4544212963January 14, 2009 at 4:53 pm #238099
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.January 25, 2009 at 11:33 am #238100Bill HurshParticipant
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!!January 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm #238101
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.January 31, 2009 at 3:47 pm #238102
Just curious, why did you join again as “LUVMYTD” ?
RichFebruary 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm #238103Mel ZeigerParticipant
because my car is a cmc not a bcw and I didn’t want to cause confusionFebruary 2, 2009 at 10:38 am #238104Mark HendricksonParticipant
I have to contact Frankie to delete the 52TDbyBCW user name. Paul and I can’t do it.
Mark H.February 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm #238105Mel ZeigerParticipant
ThanksFebruary 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm #238106
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.
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