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1972 Pinto 2.3T
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LOL.....I figured I could shake SOMEONE  outta the trees with that comment!   Big Grin
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#52

I know. I see several hundred people viewing TF but only a couple of members sometimes. Do people not want to sign up or is it just a bunch of "bots"?
88 TC: 2.9L tall deck, SVO head, boport header, sheet metal intake, BWS300SXE turbo, AWIC. C4 trans. E85
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#53

I  have just been reading  myself.  my car is not running well i think i will have to pull the head. i may start this weekend . i was driveing and a cylinder whent died. i did a comp. and all are about 170/175 psi.  i have a new fuel pump/new inj. new old working dizzy new coil new plug wires . but after puting in a new plug on #3 cylinder it will run good 15 lbs. boost for about 5 miles and the plug is fouled. i even took out the PIMP and put the stock ECM and vam same thing. so not ecm or pimp. i have no blowby.with oil cap off. i took off pvc line. same. i am think a bad lifter. or head gasket . but i have to pull my motor mounts and lower the motor to get the v/c off just to look . maybe i broke a ring  if i need a new piston SHANNON said may not be easy but if i have to wait ihave to wait. after i get v/c off i may find just a broken valve spring or bad valve seal or the top loose or broke on a lifter.       so that is what i will be doing.                                                                                                  THANKS                 LANDY
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#54

(04-08-2021, 02:46 AM)firewheel56 Wrote:  .....after putting in a new plug on #3 cylinder it will run good 15 lbs boost for about 5 miles and the plug is fouled.  
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What kinda "fouling", Landy? An oil-fouled plug would look different than one that's gas-fouled. Maybe try swapping a different injector in that cyl? Oil rings don't usually break/fail, AND - if it were a broken compression ring - it's unlikely that you could have pumped 175 psi in that cyl. OTOH, a broken v/spring will sometimes allow good compression at cranking speed, while being too weak to prevent valve float (leakage) at operating rpm. BUT.......putting in a new plug wouldn't temporarily cure a broken spring, lol.  <shrug>  GOOD LUCK!  👍 
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#55

I know it's often pretty quiet around here, but I figure this build thread is at least getting added to the archive in some way that social media lacks. Cool

Not much to post about the Pinto right now other than it's all torn apart and nothing is going smoothly. I forgot how tight everything fits in the car because all the engine wrenching I did was with it on a stand and then I stuck the engine & trans in together.

The 3G alternator and A/C mount had to come out before the turbo+manifold could, then it couldn't go back because now there's a bigger turbo there. Fortunately I have a 2.3 Pinto low-mount set. Unfortunately the 3G won't fit in the lower bracket unless I swing the alternator out pretty far....which can't be done because there's a battery in the way. The Pinto brackets also change pulley alignment and only allow for one belt with my setup and that's not enough for a 130A 3G. What I've had to do is take three regular 1G alternators I had shelved to make one good one and then convert back to an external voltage regulator for the time being. Dodgy  My hope is to have it back together and running this weekend even if I don't get an intercooler installed.
'72 Pinto Runabout-2.3T/T5/MS-II.
I'll show those guys who's in top place, I'll really give'em a hotrod race.
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#56

well RAY i pulled the top intake and on #3 runner there was a puddle of oil in there so the PVC valve must be bad . i will clean the intake .i am going to plug the line going in to the intake so no oil can get into there and run it i will be able to tell in 5 miles if that was it. and get a PVC valve for a turbo engine. when i put my bore scope in i never saw it. but i did with a flashlight.
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