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Pinto Powered Trike
« on: February 08, 2014, 09:51:30 PM »
I am designing a trike motorcycle to be powered with the 2.0L pinto engine and use a C3 trans with a Pinto rear end to set up the trike for daily use.  I am in need of information like engine and trans dimensions for frame layout, and rear end information on brackets, locations, and gearing to aid me in the design.  This is to be a summer project for 2014, and any help will be greatly appreciated!   Owned a '75 Pinto and drove it nearly 250K and loved it, and decided to build a smaller trike then my usual V-8 jobs and sort of celebrate the old Pinto.

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Re: Pinto Powered Trike
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 10:54:08 PM »
Sounds great, but if you do build one, use a 2300 as all of the good 2000 stuff is gone. Unless you live across the pond in merry ole England.
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Re: Pinto Powered Trike
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 11:12:20 PM »
Sounds great, but if you do build one, use a 2300 as all of the good 2000 stuff is gone. Unless you live across the pond in merry ole England.

Yup- so true and SAD- I'm a 71-73 w/2000 guy and I'm seeing the end of parts availability. I'm having to order most stuff from Burton anymore..

Go with the 2300... Much more support available.

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Re: Pinto Powered Trike
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 12:43:15 AM »
3X, twenty more hp. in the basic choice and almost no change to the machine. A no-brainer. Actually, the increase in torque will be the big difference.