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My 2.0S

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:35 pm

..figured it was time for some new pictures. 150bhp, 170nm pinto on twin webers, 3.77:1 open diff, head skim -40thou, with a Newman Cams PH4.5 284 474 rally cam, drives nice through town at low revs despite what the literature suggested, can't recommend that cam enough. Bestek electronic ignition with rally distributor. PLR exhaust and manifold. Axle location kit, 190lb front springs -1". Adjustable shocks all round. 14" Dragslots. No engine pics as my carbs look like shit after my Pipercross air filters burst into flames after a spit back. Pictures taken at an abandoned hospital.

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I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: My 2.0S

Post by zeus » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:03 pm

He looks dangerous, strong, tough, I like him, maybe some bodywork.
Enjoy it

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Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:07 am

Yeah it's lots of fun.

Yeah you can really see the fact its got patterned wings on in some of those pics, but if you straighten them up in one plane, it opens up huge gaps or doesn't sit level in others, bloody annoying :lol: still, makes the other motorists faces that much more amusing when you go flying past them when it looks so beat up 👍
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Post by Not_Anumber » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:31 pm

It looks great, understated but with definite purpose. How does your fuel consumption compare with standard ?

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Post by Major_Tom » Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:47 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:31 pm
It looks great, understated but with definite purpose. How does your fuel consumption compare with standard ?
Not great conomy the way I drive it, I am actually calculating it at the mo with a full tank so will let you know 👍
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:52 am

Looks mean and nasty (in a good way).
I expect you enjoy wiping the smiles off the faces off boy racers in their Corsas !

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Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:52 am
Looks mean and nasty (in a good way).
I expect you enjoy wiping the smiles off the faces off boy racers in their Corsas !

Andrew.
And the Type Rs, the ST170s, the Golfs and the 325is 8-)

They're all just too heavy these days. Kept up with a police 5 series the other day. Cop loved it :lol:
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Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:12 am

Not_Anumber wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:31 pm
It looks great, understated but with definite purpose. How does your fuel consumption compare with standard ?
I got 195 miles out of a tank, so not great :lol: it does get thrashed though. It's going on the rollers in a fortnight so we'll see if that makes any difference!
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Post by Noel » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:06 pm

Sorry to geek out, but how much does this weigh?
A trip on the weighbridge would be as interesting as the rollers.
As noted its the lardness of modern hatches that allows you to embarrass them with a relatively modest headline power output.

I had a new Mini Cooper until last year, and that had a kerb weight of 1230kg. The "heavy" Capri 2.8 with its iron block V6 still comes in under 1200kg I believe, which is a hilarious comparison.
Now I know which one is probably safer in a side impact, but even so it speaks a lot about the priorities and compromises made in car engineering lately.

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Post by D366Y » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:53 pm

From memory I think the Haynes lists a standard pinto engine at about 1050-1100kg?

With Tom's lack of seats, and a holey floor I'd guess even less :lol:
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Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:55 pm

I have rear seats now! But a few other missing bits, like all the soundproofing and carpets and a load of interior and exterior trim.

About a ton I reckon, maybe less. As you say Noel it'd be great to get it on a weighbridge, missed my chance when Essex police were pulling over all the shabby looking vehicles they could find... they had corralled a bunch of them into a little compound with a load of VOSA inspectors and a weighbridge in it, but forgot to ask because it turned into comedy.

First thing I did was open the bonnet, the cops loved it and got talking to them. Then Julie Ann jumped into one of their squad cars, got a great photo of that somewhere, the police were pissing themselves.
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Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:38 pm

Here we are :wub:

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:41 pm

D366Y wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:53 pm
From memory I think the Haynes lists a standard pinto engine at about 1050-1100kg?
Blimey, that's a heavy engine ! :)

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Post by pbar » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:44 pm

Who decided to choose that Godawful yellow/green and blue colour for police cars. Red is the colour or danger and warning and they sure looked great back in the day in that colour. No criminal is scared of yellow/green and blue!

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Re: My 2.0S

Post by D366Y » Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:55 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:41 pm
D366Y wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:53 pm
From memory I think the Haynes lists a standard pinto engine at about 1050-1100kg?
Blimey, that's a heavy engine ! :)

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It's why capri's with them in are so slow!! :lol:
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:37 pm

D366Y wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:55 am
It's why capri's with them in are so slow!! :lol:
I hope a certain person doesn't hear you say that..... :D

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Post by Major_Tom » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:41 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:37 pm
D366Y wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:55 am
It's why capri's with them in are so slow!! :lol:
I hope a certain person doesn't hear you say that..... :D

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It's okay, we're safe here in the fuhrerbunker.
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