Friday, June 30, 2023

Re- building the Ford Pinto V6 2800 cc This was for my 76 Pinto But ended up in my 79.

 This rebuild took me a couple months I think. I was building this for my 76 but as it turns out I needed it for my 79 wagons. ( Im working on the wagon now.) I bought this engine from a guy who assured me that it was good.πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š I took the oil pan off the day I got it home and the oil pickup was full of blue silicone pieces. The lower timing gear ( the big one) had several missing teeth. You can see, in the first picture that the valves were shot as well.  BTW I just recently found all these pictures. I lost a couple Memory cards worth.

ford pinto v6 valve

I tried to show the inside of the water jacket in the front left corner. There were 3 YES Three oild freeze plugs in the water jacket. It took me 2 days to get them out. I had to wedge them in and bend them, then grab them with needle nose pliers

My new set of valves, they were about 40 bucks then and haven't changed in price much since.

The first time through with the hone. I was lucky the cylinders were in good shape. Considering the rest of the engine. 
Overall it came out well. It is not a high-horsepower engine. I think it's about 120 HP all in. I wanted the V6 because I am going to tow a small camper with it. 
Lucky for me I still had the Corvette to keep the manuals on. it was a good pinto parts holder.

I did a complete valve job and each cylinder held fluid over night .

The crank going in is the last picture I found for the assembly. 

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