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Pinto Engine

Postby SpyderMan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:13 pm

So the strip down of my Midtec Spyder is progressing well, although cold weather may delay me for a month or two! Question is does anyone know if the 2 ltr Pinto (205 block) has the same mounting points for engine mounts and also gearbox etc as the 1.6 version? I am in two minds as to rebuild the 1.6 or go for a 205 block and rebuild that instead. TIA

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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby greenwoo » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:39 pm

sorry can't help,hopefully Ric, Dick or some other bright spark may happen along...

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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby locost220 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:30 pm

Straight swap, spend your money and time on the 205.
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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby SpyderMan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:16 am

Thanks for the replies. 205 block it is.

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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby steve m » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:23 pm

I was going to add, that its a straight swop and don't waste time on the 1600 block, but beaten to it!

1600 pintos were not very good

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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby SpyderMan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:15 pm

Someone may know if this is true or not, but I was looking at getting a replacement Pinto for my Spyder and came across a site that mentioned that the Zetec series of engines has the same bolt pattern as the Pinto for connecting to the gearbox. Is this true, because if so it open ups the possibility of getting a 2.0l Zetec engine instead of a now quite rare 205 block Pinto. Just a thought.

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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby locost220 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Yes same bolt pattern, but be aware that you will need other bits to run the zetec that might cost as much and more than the 205.
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Re: Pinto Engine

Postby SpyderMan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:18 pm

Thanks for confirming and yes, been looking at what would be needed. Work to do to decide best way forward.


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