Tuned 2.1l Ford Pinto SOHC in anger...
Short clip of a tuned Ford Pinto SOHC engine - bored to 2.1litres, Big Valve head, ported and polished, match inlet, twin Dellorto DHLA45 carbs, electronic ignition and a custom Exhaust manifold. This engine made 170bhp on the rollers at Redline Tuning in Iver, and snapped the propshaft universal joint like a carrot during a test run - Happy days :).
Classic Ford's 250 bhp 2-litre Zetec on the dyno
Here's Classic Ford Art Editor Rob's 2-litre Zetec being run up on Ric Wood Racing's Dyno. The engine runs a Silver Top bottom end and Black Top head, custom-grind Piper cams, and Jenvey 45 mm throttle bodies. Once installed in the car, the engine went on to make 251 bhp at 8775 rpm and 211 lb.ft of torque at 5895 rpm. Read the full feature on the build of this engine in the July 2013 issue of the magazine.
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. Cheers, Matt