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2.0 TURBO
« on: October 16, 2014, 11:24:06 AM »
READ ABOUT A GUY WHO RACED A 2.0 TURBO PINTO PUSHING 500 HORSEPOWER.THI S WAS BACK IN THE 70'S I BELIEVE GUY THEY CALLED GEORGE "OHIO" Montgomery anybody ever heard of him?id sure love to know what he did to his motor.his car is supposed to be in California in a private collection

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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 11:53:10 AM »
The best I recall Ohio George ran more of a Funny Car type - Turbo, Boss 429. Perhaps it is Buddy Ingersoll you are thinking of. He ran a Turbo 4 cylinder Pinto.

http://www.jrthompson.net/ohiogeorgemontgomery.html (scroll down for the Mustang)

http://pintopage.fordpinto.com/buddy.htm

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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 12:58:10 PM »
ohio ran the boss 429 before the turbo pinto.go to Georgesspeedsh op.com an it shows you every car he ran.the 74 pinto being one of them

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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 01:43:33 PM »
Hot Rod magazine ran a two part story on Montgomery's 2.0 AA/MC in Oct. and Nov. of 1976.  Maybe a library would have the back issues.  My photo copies of the articles are only partially readable.  I can scan them and email them if desired.  What I find impressive is they did this without intercoolers (not NHRA allowed, I believe).
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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 02:01:34 PM »
Thank you for the correction.  Turbos did not interest me back in the 70's and this car somehow slipped by my knowing.  Here is a link to some pictures of the OG Pinto.  Interesting that Ingersoll ran a draw through while Montgomery ran a blow through.

http://rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=391390

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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 03:57:22 PM »
Very nice link.  Seems like the package evolved since the Hot Rod magazine articles which showed a draw through carb set up.  I see the class went from AA/MC to SS/AC also.
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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 07:06:23 PM »
A little side note here is the 33 Willys George won the 59 NHRA Nationals with was powered by a big block Caddy. The car had a recessed area on the deck lid for a spare tire and George always on step ahead made the spare out of concrete complete with a steel wheel. It was the full size of one of his slicks. Must have weighed a ton. How do I know this? I was there crewing on a Hemi powered 32 Ford A-Gaser. Long time ago, in a land far away.
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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2014, 07:19:12 PM »
Hearing stories like this makes me wish I lived back then

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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2014, 03:58:33 AM »
B.I. was my 'hero' back then. He & his little 2.0 were quite controversial back then..
the only substitute for cubic inches is BOOST!!!

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Re: 2.0 TURBO
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2014, 01:11:59 PM »
I remember watching him back in the day, that Pinto was a humpin' little car.