Bobcat aka Pinto

  • Location: Calhan, Colorado, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Bobcat
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 500
  • VIN: 8r20y501314
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 2.3
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1978 Mercury Bobcat Description

Description:I have a nice 78 Bobcat hatchbackSURVIVOR!It is white in color with very nice red interior. The 2.3L was rebuilt in summer 2017 with a Ranger head. The 4 spd stick shift is a little lose, but it is very driveable as is. I have a part that goes inside the transmission to fix it; however, it looks like someone before me put jb weld on the round plastic piece that sits over the hole where the stick shift goes through; it doesn't screw off. Also, it has refurbished Upper and Lower Control Arms with new bushings, coils, and a fresh alignment. I also have a 8 inch rear end with 3.0 gears that will be going on the car, and taking off the 6.75 rear end with 3.18 gears. It will also get new leaf springs, and shocks. New heater core and hoses, new radiator and hoses, new air pump and air pump check valve.
It has some rust under the doors, but it cannot be seen from standing beside the car. You have to get down to look under the doors. All the other rust on the car is surface rust that can be sanded down.
The carb probably needs to be jetted for higher altitude. It takes a couple of cranks on a cold start. But once started, it runs like a champ. You should not have that issue since you might be at a lower altitude. I bought the carb at Pep Boys, and it was supposed to be a high altitude carb.
The car has a stereo/cassette player that works, and speakers on the door. They are Kraco brand. Car also has a new spare tire. And The car is not pictured with the refurbished wheels that are off a Mustang II.
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