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1971 Pinto Engine and Header Questions...
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:53:54 PM »
Hey, I have a 1971 Pinto with a 2300 stock engine in need of headers.  Summit Racing says they have headers for a 2300 cc 1974 model.  My question is this - are there any differences in the engines from 1971 and 1974 and would the header from the  1974 work on my 1971?


I'm pretty much mechanically UN-inclined so any help you can give would be appreciated.


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Re: 1971 Pinto Engine and Header Questions...
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 08:20:53 PM »
In 1971 Ford offered only two engines 1600cc and 2000cc.
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Re: 1971 Pinto Engine and Header Questions...
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 09:55:22 PM »
Only 2 choices in 71 like 72Wagon said. Easy to tell the 2 apart. The 1600 has the carb on the passenger side of the engine and the 2000 is on the drivers side.

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Re: 1971 Pinto Engine and Header Questions...
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 12:56:07 PM »
No one in the states make a direct fit header for the 2000cc engine, you might find a used one, or you can get one that works
with a new passenger side motor mount.
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Re: 1971 Pinto Engine and Header Questions...
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 08:20:47 PM »
Ok, so I figured out that it's a 2000 cc in my 1971 Pinto.  Thanks for the clarification from you all.  So, as far as a new set of headers, I'm out of luck?  No other Pinto header will fit it?


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Re: 1971 Pinto Engine and Header Questions...
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 08:25:36 PM »
And, since I'm here and trying to figure this whole thing out, does anyone on this forum manufacture the custom motor mounts?

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