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Pinto Go Fast
« on: April 09, 2013, 08:55:38 PM »
In reference to my previous post I ask what more can I do to make my 2300 engine with a C-3 trans perform better, I am not racing?  I have taken all the smog stuff off, have a modified roller cam, exhaust headers and the mentioned Offenhauser intake manifold.  I do not want to go into the engine for all that stuff.  Any clues would be welcomed.

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Re: Pinto Go Fast
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 09:40:58 AM »
Option 1 pull the head and have it ported within a mm of its water jackets ( breathing is the biggest hurdle for these motors to make power). option 2 force feed it option 3 no replacement for displacement stuff in a 5.0.  you will see no gains without opening the motor up
Modest beginnings start with the single blow of a horn man..    Now when you get through with this thing every dickhead in the world is gonna wanna own it.   Do you know anything at all about the internal combustion engine?

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Re: Pinto Go Fast
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 02:41:11 PM »
My recipe for making serious non-turbo power is a '79 turbo longblock(9 to 1 forged pistons stock), D-port head shaved & ported with big valves, Esslinger solid cam(over .500 lift), long tube header, Esslinger intake with dual Weber 40 IDF downdraft carbs & a complete MSD ignition(billet dizzy, 6A box, coil & 8mm wires).
 
It's for my dunebuggy but in a few months I plan to stick it in my '80 hatch for a couple seasons on the street. I'm shooting for 225 HP but it's not going to be a great street driver with this combo. I got some great deals on some used parts for this build but I'm still in it close to $1500 bucks. Non-turbo power is expensive.
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