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will_08 5th June 2010 07:59 PM

1.6 Pinto?
My sierra donor has a 1.6 pinto in it, 44K miles full service history.

Im thinking about getting it through the SVA with this in it then maybe going from there. but would it be a waste of time?

someone told me the 1.6 is pretty gutless?

All advice appreciated

Cheers Will

Davey 5th June 2010 08:30 PM

1.6 pinto dragged a 1200KGs(?) Sierra around quite respectably so if you put that same motor into a 500 KGs car its going to be interesting/entertaining;) .

Get your IVA with that motor and if you feel you need more grunt you can either tune that unit or go for an alternative, 2.0 litre Pinto, 2.0 litre twin cam, 1.6,1.8 or 2.0 Zetec or even go really mental and chuck a V motor in:D !


dogwood 6th June 2010 08:49 AM

AshG is running a 1600 Pinto.
I've been out it..
Gutless it aint.....:eek:

AshG 6th June 2010 08:59 AM

I have got a 1600pinto in mine and as dave said its not gutless. it lacks grunt at the upper end of the speedo but if you keep it revving hard it is entertaining enough. at the end of the day its never going to be poo yourself scary fast but its still quicker up to 60 than things like civic type r's, audi 1.8t's

will_08 6th June 2010 12:47 PM

Thanks for all the replies, think i will stick with the 1600 use it as a learning curve then go from there. Really wouldnt like to toss the old boy away, its been really well looked after.

Cheers Will

twinturbo 6th June 2010 04:03 PM

Good engine to cut your teeth on, and by the sounds of it. All it will need is a service and a new belt.


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