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Fozzy48 last won the day on February 15

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    Deerstalking, shooting and being an RS2000 owner.

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  1. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    Cheers for the replies guys. I'm gonna get some tests done as soon as I get chance. Fozzy
  2. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    This is what I can't understand. Why would i not know when driving it that it lacks compression=lacks power. fozzy
  3. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    Here are the PSI's from the compression test last week. Still think he's talking the round ones about the fuel pipe. fozzy
  4. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    The more I'm talking to people, the more I'm starting to understand that things like different cams can have an effect on compression, even if the timing is slightly out. I'm hoping it's' something simple like the timing or its been shimmed up too much therefore not closing the valves properly. Cheers. Fozzy
  5. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    I was talking to my mate other day about it and we agree like you and others have said to do more checks first which I do plan on. It' gonna be into April that I get chance now as we should be moving house soon and I'll have me own garage. Cheers. Fozzy
  6. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    Thanks for that mate. It's certainly looks like I'm well on the low side. Mine has an RL21 Kent cam and big valve head, so not sure how that would really affect my compression. Fozzy
  7. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    Yes mate, ofcourse I'll do all the compression tests before taking it apart. As it happens the engine will be coming out once I get moved to our new house. But not until I've checked it over as you say. Cheers. Fozzy
  8. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    Well it seems it MAY be on the low side of compression if the readings are correct, but I'm gonna have to do some more checks on it. If I have to strip the engine then so be it. To a certain extent I feel like I was fobbed off, especially the fuel pipe issue. But, if they can't tune it because of compression issues then I'll have to accept it and deal with it. Cheers. Fozzy
  9. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    Thanks for the replies. I took the car for rolling roading yesterday. I was there for 1.5 hours with them telling me they would do some tests and checks first to make sure they weren't wasting theirs and my time and money. We left it there and came back 1.5 hrs later to be told there was a few issues. The main one being low compression. He's going to email me the data but readings were ranging from around 90psi to 105. I said should they be closer to 130 psi and he said nearer 170. So basically I came away £72 lighter and absolutely nothing done at all. He was saying that the fuel pipe from the pump was 8mm and somewhere changed to 6mm into the carbs. So that was stopping at least balancing the carbs up. I have to say I'm pretty annoyed. The pipes from the pump look the same size as that going into the carbs. It seems to me they couldn't be bothered to do anything on it. So based on him saying it's low on compression by close to 50%, why does my car not feel like that I drove it back up the motorway and apart from it not quite running as responsive as it should it certainly didn't feel like it was low on compression. I took it to noble motorsports that I've used before, albeit 15-20 years ago. Fozzy
  10. 2.1 Pinto compression expectations

    So there's nobody on this forum that can tell me what compression I should be expecting from my 2.1 pinto. ? Fozzy
  11. What compression should I be looking at from my 2.1 pinto engine.? Cheers. Fozzy
  12. Well done on the purchase buddy. Before I bought mine last year, I hadn't driven one for about 22 years myself and the one thing I noticed was just how small they are. ATB. Fozzy
  13. Mk1 escort

    Aah right, that'll explain it then mate. Cheers. Fozzy
  14. Mk1 escort

    This mk1 has been for sale on evil bay for quite a while now. On the face of it, it seems to be from a genuine seller. And it seems to be at what I would class as a reasonable price. So am I missing something.? I have no connection with it. It seems to offer good value for anyone wanting a mk1 escort. Or is it too good to be true.? Just interested in your thoughts. Fozzy https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1975-MK1-FORD-ESCORT-DELUXE-RESTORED-MUST-BE-SEEN/183065140800?hash=item2a9f885e40:g:xgAAAOSwY7tafbBt
  15. Help needed AVO MEXICO

    I use one and have been having doubts about it holding moisture. I keep it on there to stop any crap dropping onto the car from the roof of the garage at my outlaws. Last time I left it I was tempted to just lay it over instead of tucking it underneath. Fozzy