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  1. Snapper

    Dip stick and tube

    Dipsticks are matched to the tube if you fit matched dipstick and tube you’ll be fine The dipstick measures a level not a volume so if your current engine has oil in the sump that was correct before the old dipstick and tube were removed it should be ok now. i did a thread on a kitcar site showing the different Pinto dipsticks and tubes short dipstick has a short tube, long dipstick has the long tube Pinto dipstick Critical measurement is from bottom of dipstick tube to minimum mark Short tube 24.8cm Min mark to tube 14.7 Max mark to tube 12.5 Long tube 31.3 Min mark to tube 14.5 Max mark to tube 12.2
  2. Kit car builders rarely use a heater so on the Pinto we just run silicon pipe from carb or inlet manifold to water pump. the water flow is required for engine warm up and some hot/cold spots can form without it. i also put a T piece bleed cap in the pipe to aid easy system air bleed.
  3. Kit car builders rarely use a heater so on the Pinto we just run silicon pipe from carb or inlet manifold to water pump. the water flow is required for engine warm up and some hot/cold spots can form without it. i also put a T piece bleed cap in the pipe to aid easy system air bleed.
  4. Snapper

    RAF Fly past for Donald Trump

    Well the joy that is the current POTUS is certainly enriching the UK’s special relationship like never before. mind you making the Queen wait which she has never been made to do by the previous 12 presidents (she did not meet Lyndon B Johnson) has somewhat dimmed our view of you current democratically elected President.... Or was he, he rather like Putin does he not?
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    Escort duratec

    What ECU and software did you use?
  6. My recipe for a fast Pinto does not include boring out to 93, I would spend on forged piston and Cosworth rods as the basis for a strong engine that can be upgraded again and again with just heads and cams. my budget engine is an injection Pinto with injection rods and injection head with an FR32 cam and bike carbs 135 ish bhp
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    Pinto head

    42 inlet 36 exhaust are standard. your head looks like an injection variant that has had inlet ports enlarged which is generally not required. if exhaust valves are 40mm which I doubt as 38mm are the biggest you can squeeze in then it may have been turbo’d i would need photo’s of ports and chambers, can’t tell anything from casting numbers
  8. Snapper

    Pinto - The Resurrection

    Don’t you have to narrow and offset grind the crank journals?
  9. Snapper

    1.6 Pinto

    The best performance upgrade for a 1.6 Pinto is to replace it with a 2.0L however if thoughts of this are years away then one cheap way for a little more oomph is to fit a Pinto 2.0l cam to the 1.6, a secondhand cam in good condition should be the price of a few pints of best bitter
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    crank case ventilation breather

    I think 6 degrees may be to little advance, I’d go for 8 first and if no pinking you can try a bit more as it’s an XR2 engine. i don’t know if the cam has a bit more duration and lift from standard but suspect it’s no more than a twin choke carb and a 4 branch exhaust which was Fords standard way of doing a GT engine for years.
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    crank case ventilation breather

    That catch tank has 2 inputs and a filter breather. tank should be fitted with filter higher than rocker cover but of course your limited by bonnet. 1 inlet from crankcase the other from a sealed filler cap with takeoff
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    Pinto - The Resurrection

    I always put rtv in the rear main cap face (very thin smear) then torque the cap down. I also put some extra on the block outer face. its incredible how many places oil can find its way out of a Pinto
  13. Snapper

    Fuel Mixture

    You can only do a guesstimate without a lambda fitted. A rolling road will cost about £200 have you cleaned the air filter recently, what are you using for air filter? Could a new element help
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    Pinto clutch

    Flywheel drilled for a Pinto clutch then use a fast road AP clutch. Check the torque capabilities i think your trying to find a solution based on the Flywheel you have bolted to the 170bhp Zetec donor engine, I think the standard clutch would have taken the extra bhp if not an unrated clutch cover would have.
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    Pinto clutch

    The standard clutch on a Pinto will take over 130bhp for ever, I run a good quality but not to expensive organic on a 170bhp engine without problems so far. The 200bhp Duratec engine is good with a standard Mondeo clutch but I have bought an ARP fast road kit with organic friction plate. i would never consider a paddle clutch for the road it can properly ruin your driving experience and make you look a knob when your Erving the nuts off the car and kangarooing down the road in a slow moving cue. just my personal perspective
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