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Old 01-12-2013, 06:42 AM
mschiffel@comcast.ne mschiffel@comcast.ne is offline
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Years ago a friend of mine built a stout 2.0L Pinto OHC 4banger...Holley 390 CFM..Headers..Fully ported cylinder head...Mallory Unilite distributor...Fully balanced rotating assembly...and an 8LB flywheel...He put this engine into a 1972 Pinto Wagon w/3.55 gears....This car was no slouch...was very quick up through the gears and could hold its own with much larger V8 powered cars of the time like Z28 Camaros, 5.0L mustangs, etc....This was with a smaller displacement engine in a heavier vehicle than what you are planning to use..These little OHCs can be built to scream without any turbos or electronics....We estimated the output of this engine to be around 150-160 HP....and the cam was so radical that the idle speed was at 1200RPMs and very lumpy sounding...It sounded like a dragster!...Don't remember what cam...Its been 25 years or so....but you will like this OHC !!

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