The Ford SOHC Pinto and Sierra Cosworth DOHC Engines High-peformance Manual

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Oct 24, 2011 - Transportation
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 Expert practical advice from an experienced race engine builder on how to build a high-performance version of Ford's naturally aspirated 4-cylinder 1600, 1800 & 2000cc Pinto engine which has been used in Ford's most popular cars (Escort, Capri, Cortina & Sierra - Ford/Mercury Capri, Pinto, Bobcat in USA) over many years. Whether the reader wants a fast road car or to go racing, Des explains, without using technical jargon, just how to build a reliable high-power engine using as many stock parts as possible and without wasting money on parts and modifications that don't work.Also covers Cosworth versions of Pinto engines and fitting Cosworth heads to Pinto blocks. Does not cover 1300, E-Max 1600 or American-built 2300.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Camshaft pillars
13
Piston connecting rod weights
19
plates
29
Group 1type valves 18002000
50
Valve throat port modifications
56
Thinner head gasket
63
Competition engines
70
Measuring valve spring poundage
77
Lash caps
83
Exhaust systems 89 Standard cast iron exhaust
89
Engine balance
95
Ignition switch
101
Carburettors
107
oiling requirements
141
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About the author (2011)

 Des Hammill has a background in precision engineering and considers his ability to work very accurately a prime asset. Des has vast experience of building racing engines on a professional basis and really does know how to get the most out of a Weber or Dellorto carburetor. Having lived and worked in many countries around the world, Des currently lives in the UK.

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