mate, i started with mums 2.0l GL auto and it reved like it was gunna blow but never did. still got booked for undue noise and did good line locks. i then upgraded to a 250 xflow. i now have upgraded to a 302 boss in a TE ghia !!! go to whoa from humble beginnings !!!
i started off with a straight six and i'm not planning on going backwards. but my mate has a 4cyl and admittedly it can do an awesome foot-on. but i can mop the floor with him in a drag. 4cyl are good but i like the six or eight better.
I agree i would not ditch a 6cyl for the 4cyl, I am just saying that a good 2L with the OHC, will quite happily change gears at a 6,200 red line without problem, they were also a cross flow motor.
I had a rebuilt 2L cross flow, twin barrel webber carby, standard exhaust manifold, 2" exhaust, a crude but effective CAI setup, 3.9 diff, and 3 speed auto, it gave alot of cars a run, some V8's even, mainly due to power to weight ratio and being properly tuned.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
Does anyone know what's the most power you can get out of a Pinto?
I guess it depends on the money you spend on it but I was just wandering what is the most powerful 2l. that people here have seen or owned. There was one for sale in the Trader some time ago they claimed it had 200hp.
And dont forget the 2 litre would be lighter. Which would make the handling of the tc much better than what it is with the heavy 6 cylinder.
The 2.0 four, with the 3.9 diff, does the quarter in about the same time as the pre crossflow 6 cylinder with the 2.77 diff, so I have been told.
Anyone know the weights of the 2 litre and the pre crossflow in-line 6? It would be interesting to compare.
I know the crossflow 4.1 is 218kg or thereabouts so it would be interesting to see the weight of the precrossflow. Maybe a handling advantage could be gained if there was a significant weight difference.
The 2 litres also handle better than the cast iron 6's... All comes down to what you want the car for - Go fast in a straight line, compromising on the handleling, or sacrifice some go power for better cornering.
'67 Mustang V8 4sp... what fun to drive!
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