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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-03-03, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Question 1979 MkII RS2000

Ok.. so ive started my escort.. and im in love with the sound of the pinto!!

But i was just wondering what mods i could do to the car....

Now its hypohetical so any ideas will be appretiated... Also, Would a 4 Barrel carbie be a good idea?

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Re: 1979 MkII RS2000

i am biased, but forget the holley and go for a bigger weber, or two. dont know what the rules in victoria are about twin carbs, but if you can get away with it, do it. nothing sounds like a pinto with a pair of webers screaming.

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First thing I would do is get a competition shifter - Half the shift of the standard quick shift and with no plastic threads to strip! (obtained from Quickco Motorsport)

Then get a decent stereo, as the shifter is pretty noisy!!

What did you want the car for? Daily driver? Weekends? Track and road? or track only?

I'd go for a pair of side draft webbers with little trumpets and finer filters over a 4bbl carby. The induction roar is fantastic!!!

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mmmm... induction....

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Re: 1979 MkII RS2000

Well i had another thought. What about a 3.9l Range Rover V8? Ive got the V8, what else would i be looking at replacing as well?

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Noooooooo
dont put that heavy lump in an original RS(or any escort),you spoil the handeling of the car.

On the pinto go for rl34 cam,double valve springs,grp 1 valves,head work,2.8ltr v6 pistons in a 205 block and rods(2.1tlr),arp bolts,lightened fly,twin 45mm webers,a good set of extractors. Get that all dynoed and it will flog most trick cars on the road today.
(probly not the most user friendly as a daily driver though)

Oh and the roar, what can I say.

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stuff everything........... go the 460, its the only logical explanation

light car, big block = fast
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stuff everything........... go the 460, its the only logical explanation

light car, big block = fast
Sir Lefty, You are such a noble man.
But it seems you are a forgetful man. You left out the part about the twin superchargers.. Or is that implied?

Oh and i want this car for road use.. Nar the 3.9 is a bit of a joke i know. But my BestFriends boy friend keeps threating me, saying the escort is weak. So basically i need to spend enough money to beat him. Oh he has a stock 300ZX, or do i just not need to spend any money? :s6:

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There is always the twin cam cossie turbo - it will fit, and they have been getting some serious horsepower out of them!!

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Yeah, cos twin cam cossie engines are a dollar a dozen - I'll take two
ELXR6 has the go idea. What's more it won't cost you a motza (Well, 3 grand or so, but what's that in car terms? Nuthin!) either. I like the way you say "Head work"... that's like 2/3rds of the work :s1:

Just ripped the head of my Pinto, rebuild time I fear :(

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