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I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby STOCK...tm » Fri May 08, 2009 3:18 am

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A work in progress shot. Comments?
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby STEVE SB » Fri May 08, 2009 5:31 am

You are such an artist that looks fantastic

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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby -JC- » Fri May 08, 2009 7:47 am

Did you polish the crankshaft too? That's excessive perfectionism, looks awesome!
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby seatofmepants » Fri May 08, 2009 10:07 am

thats the greatest thing ive ever seen!!

any info on how you got it looking like that would be amazin.
especialy that blue, wats the name o that paint.
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby capri_sam » Fri May 08, 2009 10:09 am

Work of art :)
Total number of friends who have so far managed to open the passenger door first time: 1.
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby Supercharged Nat » Fri May 08, 2009 10:42 am

not very shiney is it ? :lol:

so whats in store for it Stock? I didnt think you played about with boat anchors?

Looks smart though, fancy doing that to mine?
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 08, 2009 10:45 am

Cuh, it's OK, could have done it myself with an oily rag.

Quite stunning. How come the choke plates are also silver?
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couple more piccies

Postby STOCK...tm » Fri May 08, 2009 3:09 pm

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Its still very much work in progress
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bit of a long story.....

Postby STOCK...tm » Fri May 08, 2009 11:59 pm

I got made redundant earlier this year and to generate a bit of income started selling off old parts that i had left over from years ago... one item was a pinto head that had been modified a touch by me years ago... it looked like a rusty bit of scrap ....been on the scrap pile a couple of times but was saved at the last minute, I gave it a clean up and fitted some new cam bearings i had kicking around, and stuck it on ebay...... it didnt sell..so listed it again... still didnt sell......so i decided to find bottom end so i could build up a complete motor....

The block (and head that came with it) were said to of been removed from an RS2000 in about 1985 , I bunged it in the back of the car and waited til i got home to give it the once over... i paid 21 quid for it..... and as I loaded the head into the car that its casting date was 1988.... so there was the possibility of it been unleaded .

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This is the ebay photo as it was when I picked it up.

The carb on it isnt the one for it, I have a nice 38DGAS for it... that will get the same treatment.
On a serious note... If anybody wants any work doing, engine work, carb repairs I am thinking of doing it as a business.
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby Conor » Sat May 09, 2009 10:56 am

STOCK...tm wrote: A work in progress shot. Comments?


Yeah. You and my wife both need to get a life. :xd:

She's as mental as you. The laquer on her alloys had gone to crap over winter resulting in corrosion all round the band bit. Took her under 2 hours per rim to sand it off and polish them back up to a mirror shine with nothing more than sandpaper, a few mops, a £10 leccy drill and some Meguires metal polish. Cow.

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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby rich_jc » Sat May 09, 2009 4:00 pm

Show off! Looking good though, I'd be too scared to let oil anywhere near that.

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A little bit of progress today...

Postby STOCK...tm » Sat May 09, 2009 11:49 pm

I got a bit more done today.... Im missing a few things too... I need a dip stick and would prefer a capri thermostat housing..... typical i sold one a few months back which was mint :roll:
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby nigecapri » Sun May 10, 2009 9:12 am

I've got a genuine 2.0S dipstick sat in the old block under some carpet behind the shed & probably a stat housing in the garage loft.
I can get them as far as Hull (the Nippon Goshei plant at Saltend where Caedes works)

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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby CAEDES » Sun May 10, 2009 9:30 am

nigecapri wrote:I can get them as far as Hull (the Nippon Goshei plant at Saltend where Caedes works)


That is true....and I'm sure I can get them to move around a bit from there.


STOCK, how do you get things so shiny? It looks absoultely QUALITY!

Plus, what is that blue? It reminds me of an old Land Rover colour.

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Im not far from Hull.....

Postby STOCK...tm » Sun May 10, 2009 10:33 pm

Live in a village near Goole, so that would be great.... Just out of intrest whats the old block like? And do you want rid? Im intrested in any unwanted pinto stuff....except electronic ingnition :shock:

I done a few carbs too.... some had been in bits and kicking around for years....
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The paint is a metalflake blue, it still wants a coat of laquer yet.
All the shiny parts still want final polish too
Ive been doing this kind of thing since i first started messing with engines...
so about 25 years
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby -JC- » Mon May 11, 2009 2:23 pm

Is the carb painted, polished or chromed? Looks good either way!
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby STOCK...tm » Mon May 11, 2009 5:59 pm

-JC- wrote:Is the carb painted, polished or chromed? Looks good either way!

The carb is polished.... the one in the photo was for a 1600 'kent' engine... it was made in 1969 so 40 years old..... thought it deserved a clean up..... guess i got carried away!
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby nigecapri » Mon May 11, 2009 7:41 pm

The block was the original from the Black 2.0S with about 95k on it but my mate's misses had run it low on oil & water and it's got a score up #3 bore, didn't sound ropey though. I fettled the head when I got it but she still smoked too much for an MOT so
I bolted in the old one from the Silver Laser.
The original bottom end is waiting for the next scrap weigh-in - maybe before xmas. Couple of old pre u/l heads in the loft that I doubt I'll get round to using.
I now have a spare 2.0S engine from one I chopped up last year so t'other bits are surplus to req.

I don't think Tom will want an old mill in the back of his new Focus though :)

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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby STOCK...tm » Mon May 11, 2009 7:48 pm

so where abouts are you? I could maybe have a ride out....
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Re: I decided to freshen up a pinto....

Postby haydn_gnarlerboy » Mon May 11, 2009 11:37 pm

fooking ell stock! Not suprised mind you...always the perfectionist.....
Sory tpo hear about the job...I've got that bottom end from the engine you originally fitted the head to back in the day...it's cack though....the bottom end pistons have been 'sawed' off and so have the rods but I think they were good quality (forged) before...