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What is this bit for on a Pinto?

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Does anyone know what these threads are used for on a Pinto?

 

pinto%20casting1.jpg

 

Similarly, AFAIK these aren't used for anything?

 

pinto%20casting2.jpg

 

 

I'm thinking about pressing them into service for supercharger mountings. :frank:

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i think the ones on the block are for a power steering pump and the ones on the head are for the lifting lug maybe

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It could be power steering - I'm not familiar with them.

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i think the ones on the head are for the lifting lug maybe

 

Yes I agree

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Power steering mounts on the other side on pintos and the lifting lugs mount to the manifold bolts/studs both sides?

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I tried searching on t'internet, I've found a couple of engines which are using the lower mounting for what I think is a dry sump oil pump.

 

http://www.philspeed.net/gallery/car20-g.JPG

 

http://www.wilcoxengines.co.uk/images/2008_0502corkill0009.JPG

 

I'm not sure whether this was done back in the day, or whether it's a modern thing though :headscratch:

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one on head is for smog pump sometimes alternator, one on block aircon pump.

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Both Dry sump engines old tech but still current and done right can increase the bhp significantly.

 

It would be good to use the block mounting and the head mounting holes to fit the Toyota SC and easier to route custom pipe work to and from the blower as you will not have a Distributor in the way.

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Are they all like that,or is it just the 205 block? I'll have to check mine

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one on head is for smog pump sometimes alternator, one on block aircon pump.

 

Thanks Craig :thumbup:

 

 

Both Dry sump engines old tech but still current and done right can increase the bhp significantly.

 

It would be good to use the block mounting and the head mounting holes to fit the Toyota SC and easier to route custom pipe work to and from the blower as you will not have a Distributor in the way.

 

Thanks Pete. That's what I'm thinking - make up some brackets a bit like the alternator bracket to use those holes. I'm going to tray something today with folded 1mm plate, then once I have a definite design, make it from welded 10mm plate.

 

Are they all like that,or is it just the 205 block? I'll have to check mine

 

I don't know, I've only ever had ex-Sierra 2 litre engines.

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On the block I've seen cosworth power steering pump bolted there . A lot smaller than the big bulky pinto one that replaces the alternator bracket .

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On the block I've seen cosworth power steering pump bolted there . A lot smaller than the big bulky pinto one that replaces the alternator bracket .

 

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Thanks Craig :thumbup:

 

 

 

 

Thanks Pete. That's what I'm thinking - make up some brackets a bit like the alternator bracket to use those holes. I'm going to tray something today with folded 1mm plate, then once I have a definite design, make it from welded 10mm plate.

 

 

 

I don't know, I've only ever had ex-Sierra 2 litre engines.

 

When you make the test bracket remember to add 5mm to any folds as the fold radius for 10mm thick plate will be different to your template and space it off by 5mm from any of the mounting points that touch the block or the head.

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