Mk1 Escort 45's fitted, Pinto engine
Fitted the 45's and tuned up best we could, will prob book in for a final tweak at seditas soon...certainly makes a hell of a difference and pulls strong under load :)
Sligo Rally 2011.wmv
Footage and Incar from sligo stages 2011, problem with sound on incar hence music over it,
190 bhp 2.0 pinto on carbs
2.2 Ford SOHC pinto Engine with open pipes - Mk1/Mk2 RS2000 Escort/Cortina Kitcar
2.2ltr ford sohc 'pinto' engine
offset ground crank, diesel rods, cologne v6 cast alloy pistons, teflon buttons, Burton power rings, stainless steel one-piece inlet & ex., valves (44.5 & 38mm respectively - wasted stems and inlet seat further narrowed).
Epoxy resin used to improve shape of inlet port - 'Apple port' as per David Vizzard book specs.
2x Twin 45mm Dellorto DHLAs with (If I remember correctly) 38mm Chokes.
Infact, the specs I followed are available in Des Hammill's book 'How To Power Tune Ford SOHC 'PINTO' Engines. He gives several examples of motors including 2-3 set-ups for Pinto engines including 2100cc which is the one I used. It got the results you see above.
Cylinder Head work has been elaborate and very time consuming (Valve guides have been ground flush with the roof on both inlet and Exhaust ports).
Exhaust ports enlarged throughout. -
Both in. & ex. throts have neen 'throated' and then blended in upstream with the rest of the port.
Heavy duty bearings all around including camshaft.
Standard ford factory camshaft & springs used during this video.
Standard points type distributor etc etc..
Mechanical Compression approx 10.8:1 (I used 100octane shell V-power petrol for my runs).
Standard flywheel had all the available mass machined off to give the lightest possible unit whilst retaining the most of the strength. It has five steel dowel + 6x ARP bolts fastening it to the crank.
Crank was machined at halesowen engines (Don't think they do it anymore as old man retired) then heat treated at laystall crankshafts in Wolverhampton (different trading name now I think) and also polished at laystall crankshafts.
Diesel rods have seen some machining to get them to fit the crankshaft (Rods are thicker and longer + a little hevier when standard).
Rods fitted with ARP YB cosworth rod bolts (No nuts).
I spent the best part of 7 years building this engine.
It has been a financial disaster and I would not do it again.
Saying that however, the value of building and running the engine successfully will most likely reveal itself as the years go by.
I'm pleased you like the video and wish you great results with your project!
(Dedicated to my uncle).
2005-2013 Stourbridge (UK)
Zakspeed Escort (Hans Heyer,Gary Wilkinson)
Gary Wilkinson's 280hp Zakspeed mk2 escort,
1 of 5 built and the only one remaining. (Hans heyer)
Scrubbing in new tyres at PowerbuiltTools Raceway,
Testing setup etc.
(Christchurch NZ, 10/01/12)
13B turbo rotary Ford Escort MkII - FAST!
Bill Nabhan piloting this Ford Escort to a personal best pass. The car is backed by a Liberty 5-speed transmission and 9in rear end through 28x9in slicks.
Fusch's APSA Pro Street Shootout at Calder Park, Melbourne.