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Old 12-14-2019, 01:11 AM   #41
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Has anyone put a model "A" engine in a Pinto.
I saw one back in the mid '70's. A Riley OHV A in a Pinto.
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:52 AM   #42
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I like little 4 cylinder engines,and kept a few around thinking I would build something with them someday.I had three 120 Mercruisers,a couple of Tempest fours,and one International Scout Comanche.(My favorite)After 30-40 years of storing them I peddled them off,I kept the Comanche engine until just a few days ago.It actually went back in a Scout.There a few variations of the 2300 in the Rangers,I have one that is a completely different engine,and the one I drive everyday is just a Pinto engine with an injected 8 plug head.It has a freeze plug in the hole where the distributer would have been in the Pinto.I pulled the engine to re gasket it,(oil leaks)and while I had it out I rolled new bearings in it.Same old Pinto bearings.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:04 PM   #43
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hello everyone ! , , , , looking for info on the idea of a pinto engine for a Model A .

Any possible leads as to who to talk to with past experiences and or where to get general info .


Any info is certainly appreciated . Live in the Houston metro area .



Many moons ago, Hudson Wagon Works (now defunct huckster body builder) published instructions for putting a Pinto engine in a Model A. If you can scare up a copy of the booklet, it should give everything you need, including templates for motor mounts, etc. IIRC, title is "Pinto Powered Model A" or some such.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:35 PM   #44
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Old 12-16-2019, 12:01 AM   #45
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I don't remember any of the details but this was about the fastest car in it's class in the UK at one time. I knew one of the people involved. It had a 2 cam head but I am thinking it was 4 valves. Maybe not.
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:05 AM   #46
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I have a 2.0L in my '28 now and drove it home with an A/T, ok on the freeway but super slow around town.....really needs a stick. I'm saving the 2.0L for another Hillman project.

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