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2.0 performance intake?
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:38:57 PM »
 Hey all,  im 17 and im new to this forum. If im posting in the wrong spot my bad.. haha my girlfriend is a 73 pinto runabout and ive collected a header and a 2.3 ported and polished head with an rv cam that im about to put on her.. my question is wether or not my stock intake and carb will hold it back.. like will it perform well enough or will i havto change it..?

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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 08:37:42 AM »
2.3 head is different from an 2.0, the intake sides are different!! will need a 2.3 intake to use that head.
 
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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 03:39:08 PM »
Will need a 2.3 block to bolt that head to also. :)
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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 06:59:48 PM »
   Hmmmm. Why do you say that? Haha  my 84 ranger that the motor just blew up on has a 2.3 but my 2.0 headers been on it for awhile...? It bolted right up.. and i checked the bolt spacein with a tape and it looks like itll fit.. might havto drill a couple new holes?

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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 07:32:17 PM »
What they are trying to say is that 1973 model Pintos came with the 1.6L or the 2.0L 4 cylinder motors. The 2.3L 4 cylinder wasn't introduced until the 1974 model (the same 2.3L motor used in Rangers).

That being said, there are no 2.3L parts, aside from the air filter, that will interchange with pre-74 model Pinto motors. Not to sure how your 2.0 headers, that you have on the ranger, are mounted, but I'm sure we would all like to see! Perhaps they were advertised incorrectly? (Just a guess)

Unless your 73 Pinto's 2.0 was swapped out for a 2.3, you won't be able to use the 2.3 head on your 73. They are of completely different configuration.
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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 08:55:09 PM »
Well if i use the intake off of my 2.3 ranger... then thatll be ok right? The 2.3 head will still bolt to the 2.0 block... correct?

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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 09:38:17 PM »
2.3 liter head will not bolt onto the 2.0 block. they are completely different motors. the 2.3 head will only bolt onto the 2.3 liter block from oct of 73 when the 2.3 liter first came out being sold as 74 model year pinto..hope that helps.
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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 08:58:47 PM »
That being said, there are no 2.3L parts, aside from the air filter, that will interchange with pre-74 model Pinto motors.

 
Apparently the cam followers interchange but that seems to be the ONLY PARTS THAT DO.
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Re: 2.0 performance intake?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 09:29:21 PM »
The Ranger 2.0L is an underbored 2.3L. The Pinto 2.0L is unique to the Pinto, also called the 2.0L EAO. Parts do not interchange.
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