This text gives practical advice on how to power tune a high-performance version of Ford's 4-cylinder 1600, 1800 and 200cc Pinto engine which has been used in Ford's most popular cars (Escort, Capri, Cortina, Sierra) over many years.
This text gives practical advice on how to power tune a high-performance version of Ford's 4-cylinder 1600, 1800 and 200 cc Pinto engine which has been used in Ford's most popular cars (Escort, Capri, Cortina, Sierra) over many years. Whether the reader wants a fast road car or to go racing, Des Hammill explains, without using technical jargon, 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. The text also covers Cosworth versions of Pinto engines and fitting Cosworth heads to normal blocks. It does not cover 1300, E-Max 1600 or American built 2300.
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.
Stripdown; checking critical dimensions; choosing replacement parts; cleaning and detailing block; checking all parts; remachining; connecting rods; cranks and flywheels; balancing; cylinder head modifications; camshafts; rockers; valves and springs; exhaust systems; converting Cosworth head to take carburetors; piston to valve clearance; "double check" engine rebuilding technique; finding the true TDC; additional degree markings for cam and ignition timing; accurate cam timing; tuning.
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