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  1. Snapper

    Any advantage to Alloy Diff Housings?

    Tins of Slimfast and you’ll save 5Kg for little money and feel better at the same time. weight saving on a heavy car needs to be everywhere not just 1 bit, alloy hubs, alloy engine etc. etc. etc.
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    Exhaust Floor Heat Shield

    On my Lotus 7 replica the 4 Branch manifokd wraps round the drivers footwell. I glued glass heatmat to the outside of the engine bay bulkhead and inside the footwell . for your application andbif you have space a simple ally sheet heat shield with an air gap between the exhaust pipe and pipe tunnel will help reflect heat, glueing silvered heat mat to the tunnel helps with transmitted heat and another layer of heat mat under the carpet should reduce conducted heat. its never one solution
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    Rx8 6speed box

    V6 Type 9 is stronger and has better ratios longer 1st 2nd and 3rd standard 1:1 4th and slightly longer 5th just need a 30mm spacer and an in-line bellhousing
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    Pinto - The Resurrection

    Twin rollers also sap quite a bit
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    Unleaded 2.0 pinto cylinder head id

    R,L or P stamped on the head back end on the exhaust manifold face 2.0L 48cc combustion chamber 1.6L 38cc combustion chamber putting a 1.6 Head on a 2.0L block makes the combustion ratio far to high and a skimmed 2.0L injection head is a much better base to work with
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    Cylinder head dry build ST170

    I would think you were told to do a dummy build not a dry build but that’s just semantics. i would do a dummy build with an old gasket to check for valve to piston contact. If your using original springs then the cams won’t have much more lift than standard and measuring spring binding can be difficult with bucket lifters but you can measure lift with the standard cams and then the new cams. i would always use oil when fitting components when I building an engine
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    5 speed gearbox

    The only real options available are the Type 9 and MT75 Ford boxes both have different input and output size and spline count meaning you wil need a new clutch plate and shorten the propshaft with a new nose to fit the gearbox
  8. There is a thread on LocostBuilders builders on how to use the OEM ECU for a Zetec instal its an extensive thread with forensic deconstruction of wiring and it is just that, no opening the box just rewire
  9. Snapper

    pinto rs2000 head colour

    RL of FR ? there is a massive difference between FR (fast road) or RL (Rally) The FR32 is a very good road cam once set up properly The RL32 is very peaky only really pulling from 4,000rpm
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    pinto rs2000 head colour

    I run an RL31 essentially a slightly newer version of the RL21 tuning the carbs helps but it’s mostly the ignition curve once the carbs are setup well. difficult to setup a dizzy but an acuspark has switchable curves and a Megajolt gives the ability to map the curve even better just my opinion after having experience of both
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    Bias pedal box

    As stated there is no point running a bias pedal box and servoing the front, you are completely defeating the idea of a bias box as you would have to run a much smaller bore master to the rear to have any chance of controlling bias. i like the idea of the Cosworth solution tgebotger option not looked at is an inline bias valve however in practice this only limits the rear bias, useful in lighter cars with rear discs
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    pinto rs2000 head colour

    The original RS2000 is fundamentally no different to a standard Pinto the only difference was a better exhaust manifold and a twin choke carb Ford would be unlikely to paint the basic Pinto a different colour just for the RS2000 if the head is a different colour to the block then it is most likely it has been added later, there is not an easy way to check for big valves without taking the head off. i have a fibre optic scope with mirror attachment that I got from Lidl that could go down a plug hole
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    pinto rs2000 head colour

    If it has a different cam in it there will be letters and numbers stamped in the back end of the cam just pull the rocker cover off and have a look if you are lucky enough to have a big valve head it would definitely have a better aftermarket cam in it
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    catch tank fumes

    Most catch tanks are just cheap boxes some don’t even have a breather filter. the best ones have baffles in the tank separating the crankcase and rocker cover inputs and also have wire wool to catch the oil fog allowing it to separate out most of the oil befor venting any pressure via the breather filter to the atmosphere
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    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