[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Rover/ Pinto
fmcardle at suffolk.lib.ny.us
Sat Dec 8 22:46:06 GMT 2007
Hi Rover people, Just noticed the chat re: Pinto/Ford 2L and 2.3L engines.
First they are free running engines not interference valve train.
I just finished a 2.3 Mustang SVO motor for a customer which is a very
highly tuned version putting out approx 300HP from the factory useing a
high pressure turbo. The one we have put together is putting out a bit
over 420 on the engine dyno and over 350 at the wheels. I learned alot
about this motor doing this engine and yes it is a great one. Very robust
and tunable. 2 problems to overcome and all else will work out, 1st put an
aux oiler on the top to keep the cam lobes wet with oil or as we did
convert to a roller cam and lifters.Factory did this on later motors.
2nd Valve stem seals after 100K miles will break down and little rubber
parts will drop into the oil pan and clog the oil pump inlet. Change to
viton type seals and all is well.
All cast iron engine and can take lots of abuse and still keep going
The racing class based on this motor was the Formula 2000. Cosworth I
believe also developed a twin cam head for the basic block but I'm not
Nice motor but I still like the P6 4 cylinder engines better. I would bet
with developement the P6 4 cyls would have been just as tunable. Porting
was beautiful on the TC engine and the bottom end was very strong and well
designed for rigidity.
Just my 2 cents!!
On Sat, 8 Dec 2007, Vern Klukas wrote:
> Look for a books by David Vizard on tuning the ford SOHC 2 litre engine (aka
> pinto). The engine is very stout and, in some forms, had been tuning out 300+
> Vern Klukas I'm a little . . .
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