The sickest Lima you've ever heard

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The sickest Lima you've ever heard

Post by EVIL_XR4 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:27 pm

Hey guys, long time no see...thought i'd stop in and post a video of a local guy's Pinto he's building. I posted pics of this a long time ago...it's an old 2.5 block stroked to a 2.7 with if i remember right something like an 80mm turbo...it's ridiculous, i can't even tell you half the specs but they're talking 800hp estimates.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pp6DhvtPk4

I've never in my life heard a 4 cylinder sound as nasty as that...if i didn't know better i'd think that was a V8.

Here's a couple pics off his progress thread...it started out as an '80 Pinto with 25k original miles.

Here's a quote from his thread:
Engine setup. Its a Ford "2.3" liter. Some might be familiar with Fords tall deck blocks. Thats what we have. Its a 2.7 liter in its current state, o-ringed, scat crank, crower billet rods, weisco pistons, all custom built to our specs. The head is an Essengler ARCA head, with their .620 lift turbo cam. Solid lifters, big valves, etc.

We decided to go with an external wet sump oiling system. The header is an equal length and equal degree of bending withing 0.25" and 15 degrees on every runner. The intake is a unit designed to be 2.5 times the engine displacement.
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We originally set for a 2500 lb weighty target, but from the way the cage spiraled out of control, to almost a tube frame back halfed car, we think it might be a bit over that, maybe 2700.

The hp we're expecting to hit is 800 hp to the wheels. The turbo pictured is a T70, which we're using as our "break-in" turbo, then we'll be stepping up to a larger turbo once we get the car mostly dialed in. I think the first year will be mostly a learning curve as far as getting the 4 link dialed in and the car launching straight. Then we can worry about putting more power down.
I'm not sure if you have to be a member or not to view the progress thread but here's a link with all the pics...it might be worth registering just to see it if you like this sort of build. The coolest part is that most of the car is owner fabricated.

http://www.stangbangerz.com/forums/show ... hp?t=34034

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:32 pm

Any idea if they built the engine from scratch themselves? Reason I ask, it looks a lot like the engine out of Don Nase's Ranger dragster.
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Post by EVIL_XR4 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:38 pm

Yeah the engine is actually the original engine out of the Pinto, stroked/bored etc etc. He built the intake and header from scratch.

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Post by Mike McCreight » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:50 pm

A Pinto with an factory 2.5 tall deck?
Dunno...
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Post by EVIL_XR4 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:40 am

I could swear that's right but i'll ask him and make sure...

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:19 am

EVIL_XR4 wrote:I could swear that's right but i'll ask him and make sure...
No need to ask him - it's impossible! The tall deck block didn't exist until the mid-80's.
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Post by coupelx » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:05 pm

Maybe i missed where he said it was a factory tallblock? Or are we ASSuming again?


Either way its impossible.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:17 pm

coupelx wrote:Maybe i missed where he said it was a factory tallblock? Or are we ASSuming again?
Well, there is no after-market tall deck block - I'm just going by what was quoted... :dunno
Engine setup. Its a Ford "2.3" liter. Some might be familiar with Fords tall deck blocks. Thats what we have.
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Post by coupelx » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:31 pm

I guess i consider ford's tall deck lima block aftermarket.


The OP said he thought it was the original engine out of the pinto but yet the owner says its a tall deck block.


It cannot be both so someone is wrong here. :lol:
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