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    WANTED..Pinto engine

    Iím looking for a high spec pinto engine
    Engine must be strong and in good condition
    Complete engine preferred
    Also type 9 gearbox wanted
    cash waiting for right bits

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    How high spec? how much are you looking to pay?

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    What you got
    Been offered a good spec 2.2
    Dave Brooks head
    Steel crank
    Tony law exhaust
    Was on a single 48 for rallying but comes with new twin 45’s

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    Might have a 92mm forged pistons, steel rods, wire ringed block, ultra BVH with 45.5mm inlets, Ht1e cam, twin 48's, SRD stainless manifold, H&H ignition etc, all work done by Vulcan with reciepts, 200hp, would be looking around £5k without carbs and manifold, £6k with, virtually brand new.

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    Ok thanks
    One I’ve been offered is all steel 2.2
    Dave Brooks head
    HT1e cam
    Omega pistons
    Hi torque starter
    AP clutch
    Tony law manifold and system
    Running 202bhp on a single 48
    Done 1 rally but coming with twin 45
    It also comes with s type 9
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    I’m thinking it’s s bargain now

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    202 bhp on a single 48 seems a lot of power. What are the bore and stroke sizes Tim? Brookes always does a good head although a strange cam coice if it's come out of a Road Rally car.

    If you believe it's a bargain then get it bought before some other bugger does! Good luck.

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    Brooks Pinto's are around £12k new. be very careful it is what the seller says it is, 202hp on a single doesnt sound right, maybe on twin 48's. Std practice is for the head to be off for inspection and the seller to rpovide a head gasket to refit. I have reciepts for £7500 for my build and photos of the entire build. How much is he asking for it?

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    with that much money at stake you need to be very careful. Brooks head does not mean he built the rest of the engine etc and can you prove the head is genuine etc. If you are spending big £ on a 200 bhp pinto get one built at least you know the history etc.

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    Brooks engines have a build number you can contact Dave with to check the spec etc, youre right there have been lots of Brooks heads for sale over the years, any decent used engine with have a build sheet, photos, reciepts and the head off for inspection , possibly sump off and big end caps removed also.

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    Sorry to intrude on this. Erik is your wire ringed block got a headgasket or original wills rings plus paper gasket. My wills ringed block blew the paper gasket so I ended up making some wire rings out of gas welding wire an put a headgasket back over that...

    Never seen a build price for a Brooks Pinto so I often wondered how much they were
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    Mine uses 0.6mm mig wire. Block is machined to 0.3mm so the wire protrudes 0.3mm above the block surface, the wire sits on the outside edge of the Reinz gasket fire ring, been building engines that way for years including turbos, works a treat, i have photos on here.

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    I’m trying to get details
    I think it’s only the head that Dave Brooks did
    From what I’ve been told it’s a 2.2 stroker engine
    Just confirmed it was 194bhp on the single

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    One of the first 2.2 stroker engines Brooks did was for Mike Pattisons 1987 Road rally car. The bore was a std 90.8 ish and the stroke was 84mm giving approx 2174cc. Apart from it having a German GP1 cam in they were the only things I could get out of him regarding specification. It had split 48 Webers on as well.

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    Still looking for an engine

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    Re: WANTED..Pinto engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Timsrs View Post
    Still looking for an engine
    Maybe ask Graham to build you a nice 2.2 Stroker. I don't know the costs, but you know you'd get a good engine.

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    WANTED..Pinto engine

    Quote Originally Posted by dt36 View Post
    Maybe ask Graham to build you a nice 2.2 Stroker. I don't know the costs, but you know you'd get a good engine.
    Exactly buying any highly strung engine is a gamble unless you know the seller and they can be trusted etc. Personally I would get one built. You have no guarantee an engine is good and there so many experts selling wonder power.

    If you buy a second hand engine account for some overhaul costs.


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