Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Cosmicbike » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:04 am

340truck wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Two people can easily lift a pinto....rope around it as if you're using a hoist, fence post or similar through the rope and one person either end of the post.

And fit the 2.0...the specs given for the 1600 are accurate with those simple mods....ask Dan about the one I built for him....but as far as you can go with it. Lairy cams are risky, not much valve clearance if you mess about with lift and duration. Whereas the 2...well, no stopping really. Only the depth of your pocket restricts the power available.
We managed it OK in the end. I took the head off and then we just dropped it onto the engine stand. Managed to create space to store it, the car will need to move to enable any work, the joys of a single garage.

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Cosmicbike » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:37 pm

Can anybody advise a source for a flywheel? I'm not sure what the standard size is, though I think it's 215mm (8.5" in old money)? Not sure if I should go for a 2nd hand cast or fork out for a steel one which all seem to be lightened?

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by D366Y » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:59 pm

I have an original 2.0L one going spare if you decide to stick with it - not sure of the measurement but I can check when I get back tomorrow evening

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Cosmicbike » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:32 am

D366Y wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:59 pm
I have an original 2.0L one going spare if you decide to stick with it - not sure of the measurement but I can check when I get back tomorrow evening

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Thanks Danny I'd appreciate that

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Cosmicbike » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 pm

Thanks for the flywheel Danny, now settling in under the rest of the bits waiting for some spare time.

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by D366Y » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:06 am

Cosmicbike wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Thanks for the flywheel Danny, now settling in under the rest of the bits waiting for some spare time.
No worries, just make sure you keep us updated with the work over winter! :)

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by nigecapri » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:17 pm

The 2.0 Weber carb will be o.k. but if you decide you would like more GO then don't bother with twin 40's, just get a set of bike carbs & suitable manifold. Superb modification for a Pinto, rev forever (100 in 3rd) and silky smooth at a very low tick over - Phil from MK CapriCare saw mine & couldn't believe how slow it was ticking over without stalling.

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Whats the ecconomy like with bike carbs ? Im thinking about them for a different old car project I have on the go

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Cosmicbike » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 pm

One step at a time, I'll start with the Webber and go from there. I still have a hankering for a V8.....

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by nigecapri » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:53 pm

The Weber will be fine with a K&N or similar & full flow exhaust on a 4-branch.
Bike carbs are good on fuel *see disclaimer, my 2.0 will do 36.5mpg at a steady 70mph. * disclaimer: WOT with the supercharger on through bike carbs does not offer good fuel economy, it's not supposed to...

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:11 am

Cosmicbike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 pm
. I still have a hankering for a V8.....
I have a rover v8 going in mine , weighs less than the pinto engine , and not so stupidly powerful that I have to worry about the diff /gearbox ect ( probly a lsd ). Happy to share ideas :D
you know it was a goodie when the end is stickin up out of the water

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Major_Tom » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:46 pm

pbar wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:18 am
Messing around with cars gives me aches in muscles which don't even react to a week long workout in a gym!

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You cant see the other blokes helping him out, just out of shot to the left, a couple of guys are holding onto that top hose and taking the majority of the weight.
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Cosmicbike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:50 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:11 am
Cosmicbike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 pm
. I still have a hankering for a V8.....
I have a rover v8 going in mine , weighs less than the pinto engine , and not so stupidly powerful that I have to worry about the diff /gearbox ect ( probly a lsd ). Happy to share ideas :D
Funny, I was thinking 3.5 Rover V8, it's light and not too torquey. I'm sure the diff and rear axle would be OK, not sure about the standard gearbox though which started me looking at Tremec T5 and LT boxes. I reckon I should probably get the shell sorted first though!

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Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:26 pm

Toyota w56 w57 5 speeds are cheap enough and bullet proof behind a rv8 , with a land cruiser clutch plate. Googling them will show various internal and overdrive ratios
you know it was a goodie when the end is stickin up out of the water

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