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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:59 PM
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does the pinto adapter work with the 2.3 turbo from the turbo coupe and mustang?

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Post Post subject: Re: pinto adapter
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yes, all Ford 2.3OHC engines are the same bell patern as far as I know. You might need to move some pips but it should bolt up.


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Post Post subject: Re: pinto adapter
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Ok finally something I can answer. Yes all of the old iron sohc 2.0/2.3/2.5 engines use the same bellhousing bolt pattern. The older 2.0 sohc use the same bolt pattern also but use a different size locating dowel (they make a steped dowel so you can switch them around though. The later aluminum 2.0 and 2.3 dohc engine use a different belhousing. If you need any info on building up your 2.3t let me know I have built many. My last 2.3t was in an 83 turbocoupe and had stock 100,000 bottom end and few aftermarket parts and in a 3470lb car ran 13.2 at 103mph on street tires and a slipping clutch also had stock t-3 turbo. Check out turboford.org. I am sctur601 overthere.

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what kinda hp and torque do these engines make ? non turbo

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^^^^^ more than a bug and thats all you need to know, LOL

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I might have scored a adapter for $150, hopefully.

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If you get it mke sure it comes with the vw/2.3 flywheel. its expensive to buy one seperate.

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it comes with the adapter, flywheel, and the clutch and pressure plate. he said he also has a mallory distributer for a pinto engine and a complete motor but it is apart.

anyone interested in the distributer?

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I got the adapter, it looks good. it is a Pinto Beans adapter. it has a 6 puck and hd pressure plate. I cant find a poundage on the kep pressure plate though??

it was only $150 for it all, but the $206 speeding ticket bumped the price up. oh well looks like I gotta sell some turbos to make up the difference.

the guy works at a machine shop and has a iron head(no cracks) and a mallory dizzy with coil. $100 for the extra parts. if anyone wants them pm me or comment here.

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use a 2200lb presure plate at the most and get a normal VW spring type disc.


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well I won another adapter on evil bay. I got this one for $75 shipped to my door. It is for a pinto engine it looks like also. The guy did not know what type of engine it fit. SCORE

I will post pics of both setups when I get the second.

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here are the two adapters side by side. it is definatly a pinto adapter. it is a homemade unit that has been turned down on a lathe. this is one heavy mofo. it was $75 to my door. I gotta see if kennedy sells the bolts for the adaper unless you guys know a place to get the long starter bolt. now I gotta start looking for engines. I wanna run EFI later style engines if po$$ible. let me know what ya think.


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Forget the ford,go with a subaru,I have a 2.0,potr injected,turbo in my 65,can't beat it.

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you got pics cactus, of the install ?

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