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Part 2 Building up the 2.3

 

I brought and am using a 2.3 16v from a galaxy as i could'nt get a scorpio one, same lump, same mounting points just a few differances. 1 being the dipstick is located in a differant spot, also the thermostat housing is located on the gearbox end of the head. so we redrilled the dipstick hole and blocked the other one and made a blanking plate for the head.

 

We striped all we did'nt need off the engine and removed the balancer shafts, we also swapped the cams out for some rs2k ones just cause we could lol, we then rebuilt it back up so we could then start to get ready to drop it in and make some engine mounts.

 

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Brought in the muscle to help out

 

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New coaster

 

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Balancer shafts removed, i should'nt but i think these look cool and may well turn them into some kind of statue lol

 

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Carl was very proud of his gasket

 

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When the balancer shafts are removed you need to make a fillet section for the block and sump

 

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Thats now got us up to fitting the engine in the car and fabricating the mounts.

 

Part 3 coming shortly

 

Cheers for following

 

Mike

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Part 3 Fitting the bugger

 

Full team of wheelie bin engineering assembled, Carl, Trigger (Docktrigger), Jono (Cortinaboy) And Andy (Andyclayton30) We cracked on getting the pinto out, while Carl cracked on making the mount plates from some templates and some free steel, once out we reassembled and man handled the new motor into position, fitted the flywheel and clutch, also remembered to put in a spigot bearing as well and the hoisted it in to position, once happy with angles and clearance Carl made the mounts permanent.

 

Perfect day for engine fitting

 

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Quick coffee break

 

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Andy and trigg trying to work out whats missing

 

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Cortinaboy pose's again

 

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And thats the end of that chapter lol

 

Part 4 coming soon

 

Cheers for folowing

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That's looking good, I can't wait to see it when it's done. I hope that my compression tester is working well.

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Impressive work man, will be great to see this in the summer.

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Great work, very interesting conversion. Is you toolbox and engine in the sitting room? you have my respect, excellent furniture :thumbup: Great to see all the help you have had also, I am interested in what improvement in performance and economy you will get, keep up the good work. :thumbup:

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Cheers Guy's,

 

power wise these motors with injection and balancer shafts should be about 145, I've been told that on carb without the balancer shafts with some jet tweaks about 170 but it's the tourqe that suits me it has a shed load, I'll get it rolling roaded and tuned so I can get it all dialled on :)

 

Next installation coming shortly still organizing photos.

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Nice to look back at the pictures mate, seems like ages ago now!

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Good pics Mike. That was the coldest day in the world ever! It does seem like ages ago now.

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Part 4 shiny new stuff

 

I decided early on to run carb for the time being to get up and running (also be a little differant) instead of injection, i probably will down the road go injection most likely using RS2K management but till then i'm running an IKE custom inlet manifold designed for using a 38 webber with an I4, this set up is very popular with our friends on the oval track and they have been really helpful with this side of my conversion, i Also brought a custom stripped down wiring loom ready to plug and play, once again this was purchased from a guy who builds them for racers and the work is really good, he put printed instructions in there for me which i thought was a nice touch and shows some pride.

 

Cooling was the next main issue as the I4 has its coolant pipes opposite sides to the pinto so we went with a London taxi rad and adapted the hose's, also as we had lost the stat housing as the galaxy one no longer fits on the back of the head and with going carb there isn't one like in the injection manifold so we used an inline stat that fits inside the top hose, it was a git to fit lol also had to fit an electric fan and fan switch.

 

The below pics are nice and shiny as they arrived as i've not had a chance to show all these fitted yet but bare with they will be in the next part :)

 

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The blanking plate we made to seal the galaxy stat hole

 

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And that concludes all this section and about as far as i can go at the mo, pictures get a little thin on the ground now as we were getting close to show season and the boys needed to get their own motors on the road so the remainder was mainly me and carl so pics weren't as important lol but i will take some ready for the next chapter, that is of course if you want to see what happens next??

 

Cheers for following

 

Mike

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Yep, Im hooked...keep those pics and info coming! :thumbup:

 

 

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Hi Mike

 

Nice one, looking good Love the motor in the Living room....lol... Thats my Boy,,, :icecream: I was (am)the same. Lots of work to do the swap and i must

say i can't wait to see the next installment. :thumbup: ..

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Yep, Im hooked...keep those pics and info coming! :thumbup:

 

 

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Cheers Mr Newt, :thumbup:

 

Hi Mike

 

Nice one, looking good Love the motor in the Living room....lol... Thats my Boy,,, :icecream: I was (am)the same. Lots of work to do the swap and i must

say i can't wait to see the next installment. :thumbup: ..

 

 

Cheers Dad, 2 engine in a year to be built in the dining room lol

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It could be worse. I currently have a couple of looms spread out on our sofa bed and a bunch of stuff in boxes all over the place, unlike you I never actually get as far as doing anything productive with all the oily rubbish sat everywhere as something else always crops up either wanting doing on the house or with work or mates which never seem to be a ten minute job either so the parts sit there making my wife even more furious lol god bless them cortina wives. :thumbup:

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