Project RobKat

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  • 1976 Mercury Bobcat. Swapping in a 1999 5.0 Explorer GT40P engine with custom ground Oregon hydraulic roller cam.

    World Class T-5 five speed transmission. 8" Mustang II rear axle with 3.40 gears.

    This project is two fold for me. I was attacked by a bobcat when I was 8 years old and lost my left eye.

    I also did a V8 conversion on an early Pinto when I was a kid and did a pretty butchered up job on it. So I kinda want to both redeem myself and at the same time "beat the bobcat".

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  1. Princess Valiant
    "very cool car and project"
    watching this one :)
    Biff and RustyRatRod like this.

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  1. missing linc
    This looks like it should be an interesting toy when done. In high school there was a kid who had a sbf Pinto, was a bit of a butchered job IIRC, but still a cool car. Also had a classmate in auto shop build a sbc powered Vega in class. He was well ahead of the rest of us in terms of skills, built his own frame too.
    Like the backstory too.
      RustyRatRod likes this.
  2. I8NEMO
    That's a great story, cool car and a ballsy challenge. Maybe we're kindred spirits, I swapped in a 350, muncie 4spd and a 9" in my 73 fj40 when I was a kid. Have a super 2020 Rusty
      Garrett Ellison likes this.
  3. Hellrats
    Looks like someone might be chasing that cat's tail :)
      Garrett Ellison likes this.
    1. RustyRatRod
      Well, counting my F250, Gladys, I have four projects. I am chasing each one a little at a time. LOL
      RustyRatRod, Aug 14, 2019
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  4. Garrett Ellison
    Is that piston at zero or actually at a little bit of positive deck height? That is one good looking engine build, sir!
    1. RustyRatRod
      It's zero.
      RustyRatRod, Aug 14, 2019
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  5. JeffisOld
    Pretty Cool!

    I like it sir!

    Keep us posted!
  6. Abodybomber
    Cool story, Rob..Go tear it up,in a good way... Automatic V6 car originally?, If so,that 8" should be a 3:42 pumpkin....
    1. RustyRatRod
      I miss you buddy!
      RustyRatRod, Aug 16, 2019
  7. Eddie348
    Cant wait to see you take that Bobcat out.
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