How to set the cam Timing on a ford pinto Engine
A quick lesson on how to set the cam Timing on a ford Pinto Engine
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Pinto on R1 Bike Carbs
Just got a new manifold from Bogg Bros. It is a work of art! The carbs
are 40mm off a '98 Yamaha YZF R1.
It was a little lean and was spitting back out of the inlets but I went one
size up in the idle jets and now it is very well behaved.
2.2 Ford SOHC pinto Engine with open pipes - Mk1/Mk2 RS2000 Escort/Cortina Kitcar
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Bolt & Washer Sets:
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
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
(Dedicated to my uncle).
2005-2013 Stourbridge (UK)
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Ford Escort MK1 GP4 Steel Pinto built by Bob Dowen Rally Services
Slideshow of MK1 Ford Escort GP4, left-hand drive prepared for MR. Hajo
Ratjen of Germany. We picked up the donor car from Gent in Belgium.
Stripped car to bare shell. Fabricated, welded to GP4 standard. It is
dry-sumped has Goodrich fittings, Vulcan 2.0 steel pinto engine. Safety
Device roll-cage. Historic spec. Every fitted is brand new with no expense
1971 ford 2.0 pinto engine
1971 ford pinto 4cyl overhead cam engine, has around 50K miles, I dug it
out of my dads shop while cleaning, it had been sitting for around 12
years. We poured fresh fuel in and cleaned the points, and after a few
failed attempts caused by faulty starter solenoids, we jumped the cables
and she just fired right up =P sold it to an 86 year old man for a 1927
model A to sit in parades. His original engine 27 will cruise 70 MPH all
day long, but is hard to drive at low speeds, it overheats and has ancient
controls, whereas the 2.0 automatic will sit in traffic all day... He was
going to put this in his, but decided to build a new one since that is an
original. I want to be like that at 86 lol
Classic Ford magazine's 2.1 Ford Pinto engine build on HT Racing's dyno
Here's Classic Ford magazine's Project 2.1 Pinto being set-up and run-in on
the HT Racing Dyno by
HT's Aaron Tucker and Vulcan Engineering's Steve Curson. The engine went on
to make a corrected 161.7 bhp. For the full build-up, see the August,
September and Summer 2009 issues of Classic Ford.
Buy the mag:
Headquake's RC - #94 (1/5scale MK1 Escort Rally car) March14 2012
Been working on this guy for a couple months. Its a 1/5 scale 1970 Mk1 Ford
Escort RS1600 rally car. Finished it up just in time for the roads to dry
out after the winter. This is some video i took during its first ride.
Works really good and i didn't roll it. Yey. :)
Chassis is a stretched out Traxxas Slayer converted to electric with a
brushless Mamba monster 2200 set up on 4 cell lipo. Modified SC tires and
rims. Spektrum radio and hitec servo. Hand carved and painted wooden body
with interior, rollcage and driver.
See the build thread at the scalebuildersguild and scale4x4 forums.
Building Mk2 Escort rally cars
Past Wyedean Rally winner Dave Jenkins talks about the Mk2 Ford Escort,
made from 1975 to 1980, and its enduring legacy in rallying.
The video coincides with the first Escort Dave Jenkins Motorsport has
built, which took a humble one-time economy car and turned it into a
performance machine with a price tag of more than £100,000.
Filmed and edited by Nial Anderson.
best driver of the world
probably one of the best drivers in the world. A Ford Escort rs2000 mk2
driving at the hillclimb in ireland. the driver is Simon Mc Kinley. He
drives a 301Hp powered 2.4l Pinto engine with 16V cylindre head (warrior
head) and only 780kg car weight.
The car is so damn fast that it can compete against formula cars at