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so after all the zetec talk and cols escapades with the redtop, lets see some propper pinto's and for the new people that dont understand old simple engines, ya dont just stick a massive snail on the side and plug it in to a computor. to tune these you need money, knowledge and to actually get your hands dirty!post-16579-0-89185300-1499362499_thumb.jpg the mighty harris 2.2 pinto, nuff said!

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my ingredients for a 190+ hp pinto full race Jeff Harris head, weber 48's, Tony Law manifold, inlet manifold taperd from carb size to cylinder head. post-16579-0-44746800-1499363404_thumb.jpgpost-16579-0-00184200-1499363471_thumb.jpgpost-16579-0-88847400-1499363585_thumb.jpgpost-16579-0-64179800-1499363346_thumb.jpg

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What cam you using ? 2.1 or 2.2 ?

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What cam you using ? 2.1 or 2.2 ?

mine will be 2.1, 93mm accralites. still on the list. got a low mileage 205 bottom end that came out of an auto. yb rods. not sure on the cam spec as i bought the head second hand but only done around 500 mile. rang james the other day for the cam details as they ground the numbers off the back, secrecy an all that! but if its not what im after then a HT1 will go in.

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Are you using the YB rods cos of the height from gugeon pin higher on accralites so saves taking to much off the piston ?

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well as theyre stronger is the main reason, but yeah the rods are 1.5mm longer on the centers than the pinto, so shouldnt need to deck the block as with the v6 pistons on pinto rods. 

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Why the twin cam conversion never took off I will never know. They do look well.

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Why the twin cam conversion never took off I will never know. They do look well.

its the warrior, and when my numbers come up i'd buy that over a millington anyday!

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I bet my hands get just as grubby with my racing snail as you with your popping and spitting carbs! Hehe

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There was a terracotta rs2 with a warrior in on the midland wales, oooooh very nice indeed!

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I heard about those Warrior conversions many years ago. If I remember it was price limited their success. Are they still around? Never heard any first hand accounts from owners as they were pretty scarce?

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still going, think conaught engines can get there hands on them.

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I heard about those Warrior conversions many years ago. If I remember it was price limited their success. Are they still around? Never heard any first hand accounts from owners as they were pretty scarce?

Piper also did one but I think that was an 8 valve version. True you don't see many about, the theory behind both conversions is good but there must have been a reason why they didn't catch on. Possibly the price of them may have been a major factor.

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never saw the point in the 8v piper. but the warrior, formally holbay and and one of the best ford tuning companys ever, was and still is very expensive. but they make great torque and power, and can be used in historic racing.

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never saw the point in the 8v piper. but the warrior, formally holbay and and one of the best ford tuning companys ever, was and still is very expensive. but they make great torque and power, and can be used in historic racing.

The idea of the piper one was to get over the valve train geometry problems, which still today causes problems. Plus the oil lube problems that the early pinto suffered with.

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The idea of the piper one was to get over the valve train geometry problems, which still today causes problems. Plus the oil lube problems that the early pinto suffered with.

but cost a lot of money to buy and didnt make any real power. bit like the twincan sierra engine that was 8v.

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There was a terracotta rs2 with a warrior in on the midland wales, oooooh very nice indeed!

still about?

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you do realise this is the 21st century dont you? not 1971

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maybe so, but put andy harris's mk1 escort against anything new and there wont be much that gets past it! pinto power all the way.

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Taking block and crank to machine shop week Friday to progress this project to a 2.1

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im sure it'll make a good un! still got my machineing work to do yet.

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bang on, dont see many warriors. i go up pickering to watch the historic rallying, sometimes the odd warrior in there, mostly BDAs and pintos though.

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Fair play to him too, he was giving it a bit, no pampered pooch there!

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