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Old 24th October 2011, 05:03 PM
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Smile 2 Litre Pinto Tuning ?

Although this question is kinda off topic, I thought I would post it here as it is relevant to anyone making use of the 2 litre Pinto engine.

As some of you will know, after a tip off from Mike ( TSM Locost ) Junior managed to find his dream daily driver recently, namely a Sierra Sapphire.

The only downside from Juniors point of view was that this Sierra is fitted with a 1.6 litre Pinto engine & he is finding it a wee bit sluggish

I have managed to get hold of a 205 block, 2 litre Pinto engine .... Don't laugh, I thought about many engine options but to make life easy for me, pinto it is as it should be more or less plug n play.

To that end, what basic tuning options are there for this engine !!??

Kinda thinking, Kent FR32 fast road cam, better exhaust system & maybe upgrading the Webber twin choke carb.

The engine came with a Webber Twin choke but I have no idea what model carb it is
All I can find is a tag with: 72 HF KA & A 2C29 stamped on it.

I know I could go down the bike carb & Jolt route but would much prefer a simple plug n play engine swap for the time being

Any advice would be most welcome
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Old 24th October 2011, 05:22 PM
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This might give you some guidance Ronnie - but not cheap

http://www.burtonpower.com/tuning-gu...ing-guide.html
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Old 24th October 2011, 05:26 PM
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I would forget the webber and go down the Bike carb route

You should be able to use the 1.6 ignition system ( it's a basic electonic setup )

You can spend a fortune tuning a pinto... I would do the bike carbs and if you can find a seconf hand 4 branch then do that.

Then keep an eye out for somethign a bit more powerful.

One guy on the sierra forum has just had his 2.3 16V Bike carbed engine dynoed at over 170BHP ( NAT ASP ) which aint bad , and there's more to come from it. Look arround arround and these engines turn up cheep.

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Old 24th October 2011, 05:57 PM
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Cheers Andy & Rob

I did have a wee read of the Burton Pinto tuning guide & to be honest, it kinda lost me by the time I got part way through it.

Yes, you are both definitely right about the cost of tuning parts, one money pit I don't really want to go to.
Don't mind paying out for another Cam if I am going to gain a worthwhile power increase.

You have me thinking Rob, I have a set of Suzuki GXR600 carbs here, didn't know that it might be possible to use them & keep the existing Pinto sparks.

I have a Megajolt unit here but don't want the hassle of rigging it all up at this moment in time.

As you say, there far far better engine options available.

Heck, the spare 1.8 115 ps Zetec engine I have here would give the Sierra a bit of a boost ( Just don't have the energy to do the conversion at the moment )

Thanks for the input chaps.
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Best option for smiles per quid spent is fit a bike engine, but the Haynes is a bit big and lardy really.
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Bike engine in a Sierra would be BAD

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Sierra's unless XR4's are bad anyway and not a patch on a Capri or MK1 or MK11 Escort
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Hi Bonzo

There's a 4 page spread in CKC this month on bike carbs and mentions pinto's
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http://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/2011...to-bike-carbs/

http://www.totalvauxhall.co.uk/files....tech60697.pdf
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Old 24th October 2011, 07:34 PM
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Cheers Mike

will get the good lady wife to pick a copy up when she goes shopping.

Rob

Forgot to mention that Junior is lurking about on the Sierra Forum.
Being as he is a shy little flower I doubt that he has introduced himself yet
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