1978 options

New body & interior look
New split-cushion “bucket” style rear seats
New options included white-painted forged aluminum wheels and accent stripe treatment in 4 color combos.
New interior colors blue, jade, tangerine.
Seven body colors available as well as vinyl roofs in jade and chamois.
2.3L remained base.
V6 received new light weight plastic fan
Optional rack&pinion steering added a new variable-ratio system similar to Fairmont/Zephr.

A sports Rallye Pkg incuded: tach,sport steering wheel, front stabilizer bar, heavy-duty suspension, and 3.18:1 axle ratio gears.
The Rallye Appearance package contained dual racing mirrors, black front spoiler, gold accent stripes, and blacked-out exterior moldings.

CRUISING WAGON option returned w/ front spoiler, graphic multi-color paint striping, cargo area carpeting, styled steel wheels, dual sport mirrors, and steel side panels w/ round tinted porthole windows near the rear.

At mid-year a PANEL DELIVERY PINTO was added, with full-length flat cargo floor and metal side panels. Most regular production options were available on the PANEL Pinto (PLUS rear-window security screen).

140 cid
Cast iron block & head
Bore/Stroke: 3.78 x 3.13
9.0:1 comp.
Brake HP: 88 @ 4800 rpm
TQ: 118 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
5 main bearings
Hydralic valve lifters
Carb: 2bbl MOTORCRAFT 5200
VIN Code: “Y”

Wheelbase: 94.5” / Wagon 94.8”
Overall Length: 169.3” / wagon 179.1”
Height: 50.6” / wagon 52.1”
Width: 69.4” / wagon 69.7”
Front tread: 55”
Rear Tread: 55.8”
Standard tires: A78 x 13

Front Suspension:
Coil springs with short/long control arms, lower leading arms, and anti-sway bar on wagons.
Rear suspension:
Rigid-axle w/ semi-elliptic leaf springs

Fuel tank: 13 gal (Wagon 14)

V6 ($273)
170.8 cid
60degree overhead valve
cast iron block& head
Bore/Stroke: 3.66 x 2.70
Comp: 8.7:1
Brake HP: 90 @ 4200 rpm
TQ: 143 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm
4 main bearings
SOLID valve lifters
Carb: 2bbl MOTORCRAFT 2150
VIN Code: “Z”

SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic ($281)
Optional axle ratio ($13)
Power brakes ($64)
Power steering ($131)
California emission system ($69)
High altitude option ($0) (Yes, No Charge)

Cruising Wagon option including bodyside tape strip ($365 - $401)
Cruising Wagon Special paint/tape treatment ($59)
Sports Rallye pkg ($76 - $96)
Exterior Decor Group ($30 - $40)
Interior Decor Group ($149 - $181)
Interior Accent Group ($28 - $40)
Convenience light group ($81 - $143)
Deluxe bumper group ($70)
Protection group ($83 - $135)
A/C ($459)
Rear defroster, electric ($77)
Tinted glass ($53)
Tinted windshield ONLY ($25)
Cigar lighter ($5)
Trunk light ($5)
Driver’s Sport Mirror ($16)
Dual sport mirrors ($49)
Day/Night mirror ($7)
AM radio ($65)
AM radio w/ digital clock ($47 - $119)
AM radio w/ stereo tape player ($119 - $192)
AM/FM radio ($48 - $120)
AM/FM Stereo radio ($89 - $161)
Flip-up open air roof ($167)
Half vinyl roof ($125)
All-glass 3rd door ($25)
Metallic glow paint ($40)
2 tone paint/tape treatment ($40 - $49)
Black narrow vinyl-insert bodyside moldings ($39)
Bumper gards ($37)
Roof luggage rack ($59)
Rocker panel moldings ($22)
Lower bodyside protection ($30)
4-way drivers seat ($33)
Load floor carpet ($23)
Cargo area cover ($25)
Wire wheel covers ($90)
Forged aluminum wheels ($173 - $252)
Forged aluminum wheels WHITE ($187 - $265)
Styled steel wheels ($78)
A78 x 13 WSW
A70 x 13 RWL
B78 x 13 BSW/WSW
BR78 x 13 BSW/WSW

From owners manual

Safety Equipment
Childs Safety Seat - Tot Guard
Infant Carrier
Battery Jumper Cables
Fire Extinguisher
Emergency Reflector Kits

Visibility Equipment
Dual Racing Mirrors
Day/Night Mirror
Rear Window Defogger

Comfort and Convenience Equipment
AM Radio
AM/FM Monaural Radio
AM/FM Stereo Radio
AM Stereo/Tape Radio
Air Conditioning
Vanity Mirror
Engine Heater
Power Brakes
Remote Control Electric Trunk Lid Release

Travel Equipment
Roof Luggage Rack
Cover - Roof Luggage Rack
Transmission Oil Cooler
- Economy and High Capacity
Coolant Recovery System
Air Deflector - Station Wagon Rear Window
Premium Heavy Duty Battery - Gold
Deluxe Station Wagon Luggage Rack
Universal Speed Control

Protection and Appearance Equipment
Wheel Covers
Bodyside Mouldings
Floor Mats
Carpet Insert Mats
License Plate Frames
Wheel Splash Guards
Door Edge Guards
Chemicals and Paints
Hood Ornament
Super SealTM Anti-Corrosion Treatment

Other Optional Equipment
Cigar Lighter
Remote Mirrors
Alternator Gauge*
Temperature Gauge*
“Headlights On” Warning Buzzer
Interval Windshield Wipers
Map Light
Rear Seat Ash Tray
Flip-Open Rear Quarter Windows
4-Way Drivers Bucket Seat
Deluxe Seat Belts
Removable Flip Up Moon Roof
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering

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