Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Question about the infamous pinto boat anchor engine , although the engine is not in a Dutton.
The 2.0 litre engine pinks link hell when gradually accelerating and given the noise you would think the engine is about to self destruct. The engine is 202 block pinto that has been uprated with head / cam work .
I have tinkered slightly with the timing slightly as the engine did run on and on when ignition turned off , and the only solution I can find to get rid of 95% of it is to use Premium grade petrol with a little octane booster. The engine is unleaded head but was told lead substitute helps ?
Anyone else solved this problem , great engine these pintos are mind buckets of torque and keeps up with modern day traffic (in my escort) when coupled to a 5 speed box
I hope this gets a result, I've spent a fair bit of time getting and rebuilding a Pinto engine, plus making it look pretty :-). Now I'm hearing horror story's, what have I fallen into? Now it seems I may have gearbox to prop shaft woes. :-))
thanks for that big vern i had become a little lost.....not hard...:-)