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by Martincapri
Wed May 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

Have a look at the gaskets and if they look new or have been painted over with the rest of the engine you might be better leaving the block/head/sump assy in one bit . maybe take the cam cover off to view the condition / age of the cam and followers ( and to verify oil supply at the spray bar when ...
by Martincapri
Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

If the "reconditioned" one is for true , and hasn't been run it will be stiff to turn. Take the plugs out and have a butchers thru the plug hole while Robin turns the engine over . If the cylinder walls look freshly honed you may be on a winner. Id take the time to prime the oil system re...
by Martincapri
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

I did look into putting a black top zetec in it as I have one in the shed but was put off by what I would have to buy to convert it. If I was restoring a capri and didn't have an engine I would probably go down the zetec route.
Pinto for now I think lol. Thanks for the information.
by Martincapri
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1842

Re: Radiator

Great thanks for the reply danny. I'll get one ordered and let you know how I get on.
by Martincapri
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1842

Re: Radiator

Hi all. Im thinking of getting one of the aluminium radiator from ebay at £134, got to be a cheaper option than recoreing my old one. Just wondering if you did get one in the end. If so what is it like?
Thanks in advance.
by Martincapri
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

If only they were all as simple as a pinto. Thanks for the information guys much appreciated.
by Martincapri
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

The transit engine would be a good Base for lary rebuild but I would just like a good reliable pinto. I'm on a bit of a budget with the engine so the 2.0 will be the best I think. Is it right that the 2.0 on a standard cam the valves won't hit the pistons if the cam belt snaps?
by Martincapri
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: Pinto engine change recomdations?

So the transit lump is completely different. I was thinking it might just have a different cam. Thanks for the information much appreciated. I'll get the capri lump on a stand and check it out. If it was rebuilt before I got it that might explain the tightness.
by Martincapri
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pinto engine change recomdations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Pinto engine change recomdations?

Hi everyone. I currently have a 1.6 pinto in my laser. I want to replace it with a 2.0. I have several engines to choose from. One 2.0 block originally from a capri that had apparently been reconditioned but doesn't turn over freely. Another 205 block from a transit with apparently really low mileag...