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1972 Pinto 2.3T
#51

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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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#57

I've been working on the car, just not updating everything here as it's done. I removed the hood latch, cut-down the grille/hood latch/front apron support to clear the/an intercooler, put the ugly spare hood on and installed hood pins, spaced the grille out by an inch like a '74-76 car, and haven't taken pictures of any of that. Yet.

I took a deep breath and cut the tanks off a Spearco bar & plate intercooler and drew some templates for a new "back door" tank design that will make plumbing less difficult.

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And I probably would have had most of it welded as of this writing, but the TIG welder's cooling fan bearings packed up and it was a three-hour venture getting it apart and fixed. (it's a 700lb transformer machine) After the intercooler gets welded, next is plumbing it, relocating the battery, installing bigger injectors, and...I dunno, maybe a muffler?
'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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#58

(04-10-2021, 12:27 AM)65ShelbyClone Wrote:   Fortunately I have a 2.3 Pinto low-mount (alt-brkt) set. Unfortunately the 3G won't fit in the lower bracket unless I swing the alternator out pretty far.  The Pinto brackets also change pulley alignment.......
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Well......THAT sucks! I was planning on using my Pinto low-mnt brkts with a 3G after converting to EPAS (Nissan, Saturn Vue, etc.) and ditching the P/S pump. Aren't there two different sizes of 3G alternators? I seem to recall a smaller size being used in some of the FWD cars (Taurus/Sable, etc., &/or (V-6 Mustangs). Or......am I confusing the smaller size with a "6G"? DUNNO!  <shrug>
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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#59

There is a small-case 3G and it might have a better chance of fitting properly, but I don't have one to look at. Both sizes have a boss in the same place for one of the case bolts.

This is the part of a large-case 3G that was hitting the (iron) lower bracket I have:
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'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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#60

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Hmmm........Scroll thru THIS site and see if you think any of 'em might work (I don't see any).  Rod Kiser (Wes's dad) recently bought my last Pinto low-mount alt bracket and he was planning to use it for mounting a 1-wire GM alternator. You might PM him to see how it worked out (??). Otherwise, there's really nothing wrong with the OEM 1-G alternator, unless you've got some kinda whatup/gee-whiz stereo that draws a lot of amperage. If you wanna convert yours to "onboard" voltage regulation, check out the following video: LINK  

Also, Speedway ( LINK ) offers a 110A "One-Wire" 1G-style alternator for $110 ~ AND = LINK.  <shrug>
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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