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  Ford Pinto For Sale -- Mabank Texas Website Hosting Services - Mabank.Net
Ford lost several million dollars and gained a reputation for manufacturing "the barbecue that seats four." The cynical way of calculating costs of settlements against the costs of a recall is thematized in the novel Fight Club and its movie adaption.
The internal Ford codename for the unit was the T88-series engine.
The Ford Pinto used the OHC version, a 2.3 L (2302 cm³) unit introduced in 1973 which has a 96.0 mm (3.78 in) bore and 79.5 mm (3.13 in) stroke.
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 Ford Car Engine Parts @ car-engine-parts.com
Auto Parts Import online store offers import auto parts and domestic car and truck parts with an emphasis on engine, transmission, electric, service, tune-up/tuning and repair auto parts for most cars and trucks at discount price.
Most of our domestic and import car parts are original equipment manufacturer parts (OEM parts) and some aftermarket replacement parts.
If you order Ford parts from us and later you will find a price lower than ours on the Internet, for the same Warranty, Delivery, and Quality of our parts, we'll be happy to refund the difference plus 10%.
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The debate was heightened because the prosecutor of Elkart County, Indiana chose to prosecute Ford for reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.
Ford was not in violation of the law in any way and had to make the decision whether to incur a cost to fix the obvious problem internally.
The result of the Ford Pinto case indicate there is a belief held by most of the public that it is wrong for a corporation to make decisions which may sacrifice the lives of its customers in order to reduce the company's cost or increase its profits.
www.wfu.edu /~palmitar/Law&Valuation/Papers/1999/Leggett-pinto.html   (11300 words)

 Sports 2000 Pro Series Engine Information
Ford have stated that the cost of the basic engine will go down from the list price of £1700 as the development costs for the Duratec are removed from the total cost of the engine.
Once you have the full race engine then the cost of replacement engines is very low and will become one, if not the, cheapest race engines to run in motorsport that produces nearly 200 bhp in standard trim.
As developed by "Scholar Engines" the engine configuration is based around a standard engine with minor replacements of parts to enhance reliability and performance.
www.sports2000.co.uk /pro_series_engine.htm   (529 words)

 Rebuild pinto engine from Ford Capri
I was especially pleased with the sound of the engine which had settled down after a shaky start, and the noise from the rocker box was surprisingly smooth and mechanical rather than the metallic clattering heard before the rebuild.
The instructions for the cam shaft said that the engine should be run for a minimum of 5 minutes at over 1500rpm to allow the cam lobes to bed in.
At the end of this period the engine was nice and hot and most of the smoke had dispersed.
www.fordcaprilaser.co.uk /engine_rebuild.htm   (2054 words)

 Ford Pinto engine - Definition, explanation
The Ford Pinto engine is the unofficial but ubiquitous nickname for a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe.
It was used in many European Ford cars and was exported to the United States to be used in the Ford Pinto, a successful compact car of the 1970s, hence the name which is used most often for the unit.
The Pinto engine was available in displacements of 1.3 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L and 2.0 L. Due to emission requirements it was phased out towards the end of the 1980s to be replaced by the CVH engine and DOHC engine, the latter being a twin-cam development of the Pinto unit.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/f/fo/ford_pinto_engine.php   (882 words)

 Ford Granada - ClassicFords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In Europe, the Ford Granada was produced at both its German factory in Cologne and its British factory in Dagenham from between 1972 until 1976 when production switched entirely to Germany until it was discontinued in 1985.
Mechanically, the European Granada conformed to Ford convention, the initial range using the Ford Essex V4 unit in 2.0 L displacement, and the "Essex" V6 engine in 2.5 and 3.0 L capacities.
It was a development of the previous car, the main differences being the "Cologne" V6 engine in 2.3 L and 2.8 L forms replacing the older "Essex" unit, and the introduction of features such as air conditioning and fuel-injection.
wiki.classicfords.net /index.php/Ford_Granada   (1126 words)

The Ford Pinto was the new sub compact offering, built in 1971 to compete with the imports and domestic subcompacts.
A new engine was available, a 140 cubic inch (2.3 liter) inline SOHC four cylinder and the 1.6 liter was dropped.
The Pinto Stallion appearance package was produced to target younger drivers, along with the MPG for the budget minded.
www.angelfire.com /tx/ponypinto/home.html   (642 words)

 Ford Pinto at AllExperts
The Ford Pinto was an American subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, first introduced in 1971, and built through the 1980 model year.
Ford was allegedly aware of this design flaw but refused to pay what was characterized as the minimal expense of a redesign.
Internally, the stock 2 liter engine was fitted with an AK Miller turbocharger; a "Can-Am" suspension package with Koni dampers lowered the car and improved the handling; aluminum wheels with wider tires were fitted, as were Recaro seats, a revised dash with a new center console, full instrumentation, and a digital tachometer.
en.allexperts.com /e/f/fo/ford_pinto.htm   (1988 words)

 Ford Pinto engine - ClassicFords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The 16-valve version of the Ford DOHC unit is still used on the Ford Transit.
The Ford Pinto used the OHC version, a 2.3 L (2302 cm³) unit introduced in 1974 which has a 96.0 mm (3.78 in) bore and 79.5 mm (3.13 in) stroke.
This engine has also been known as the Lima engine, after the Lima Engine plant in Lima, Ohio, where it was first manufactured (it was also later manufactured in Brazil).
wiki.classicfords.net /index.php/Ford_Pinto_engine   (1008 words)

 Pinto Engine Conversion on The Jeep CJ3B Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The owner of Progressive Automotive estimated that the machine work that they had done on the cylinder head normally fetched between 185-200 horsepower, but with the addition of the turbocharger I should expect between 250-280 horsepower (the boost rate of the turbo is still unknown).
Bolting the engine and bellhousing to the T90 transmission was relatively simple.
The tabs were bolted to the engine, the Vega-mount was bolted to the frame, and then the motor-mounts were fitted and tack welded in place.
www.film.queensu.ca /CJ3B/Tech/PintoEngine.html   (741 words)

 The Story Behind Ford Pinto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Ford Pinto was available as a 2 door coupe, a 2 door station wagon and a 3 door hatchback.
The Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon was manufactured between 1977 and 1980 and was designed to look like a little conversion van complete with a round bubble window at the side panels.
It was argued that the car was as fire-prone as most cars of the period and the document showing Ford’s disregard for human lives actually referred to the auto industry in general and not specifically to the Ford Pinto.
www.car-lots.net /ford-pinto.htm   (794 words)

 Ford C4 and C6 Transmissions
Small bellhousing C4’s are in the small cars (Mustang, Granada, Pinto, Fairmont, etc.) with smaller engines like the 289, 302 and 351w but with most Ford parts there are always some exceptions to this rule.
Engine Factory provides the matching flexplate teeth size and dimension based upon your vehicle and Transmssion.
If you have trouble getting the bellhousing even with the engine block during installation or can’t turn the flywheel after bolting up, the converter may not be all the way in the pump.
www.fordcobraengines.com /Tranny_suggestions.htm   (749 words)

 Formula Ford Engines
Balancing of all moving parts of the engine is permitted provided that such balancing does not remove more material than is necessary to achieve such balance.
It is permitted to polish parts of the engine provided the contour of the part is not altered and can be recognized as the original part.
Gaskets made by manufacturers other than Ford may be used provided the head gasket, carb to inlet manifold, and inlet manifold to head gaskets are identical dimensions to the Ford standard parts.
www.euroformulaford.com /formula_ford_engines.htm   (1078 words)

 Ford Pinto Engine Information
Camshaft and Rocker Arm Caution On 1974-78 Ford (Pinto, Mustang, Bobcat and Capri) Engines It has been reported that possible defects in camshafts and rocker arms in certain Pinto, Mustang, Bobcat and Capri engines are causing excessive premature wear.
The scuffing is caused by cold weather and/or lack of proper lubrication maintenance, mainly failure to use engine oil of the correct viscosity for prevailing temperatures.
Valve Train Noise On 1972 Ford Pinto And Capri 200 cc Engines If valve train noise is encountered on vehicles with engine build dates of August 18, 1971, to August 22, 1971, verify that the valve clearance is within specification (.008 intake;.010 exhaust).
www.rebuiltautoengines.com /ford-pinto-articles.html   (805 words)

 Engine’s History - Top Speed
Two totally diferent engines were produced by Ford of Europe: one was the V4 engine used in the british Ford Essex and the second one the V4 engine of the german Ford Taunus.
It is the second most common engine configuration in modern cars after the inline-4; it shares with that engine a compactness very suited to the popular front wheel drive layout, and is becoming more popular as car weights increase.
A V12 engine is a V engine with 12 cylinders.
www.topspeed.com /cars/engine-s-history-ar11139-pa1.html   (1221 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market, first introduced in 1971, and built through the 1980 model year.
The Pinto would be later complemented by the imported, but even smaller front wheel drive Ford Fiesta, and formally replaced by the more modern Escort, patterned after the technically advanced front-drive Volkswagen Rabbit for the 1981 model year.
Though the cars were thoroughly forgotten for some time, the Pinto seems to be enjoyed success as an amateur-level vintage racing car, owing to its light weight, rear-wheel drive (RWD) layout, willing and durable Ford of Europe engines, and good car and parts availability.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ford_Pinto   (1338 words)

 Junk Car Museum > Bad Cars > Ford Pinto > History
Ford also needed a small car like the pinto to offset the high gas mileage of its other models.
The Pinto was so mundane yet so popular that it was described as "a car noboddy loved, but everybody bought." However, the honeymoon would soon end and Ford would learn the hard way about the Pintos many imperfections.
Ford introduced a four wheel drive version for 2002 that was designed to go off road as well as several other performance models.
www.junkcarmuseum.4t.com /badcarbios/fordpinto/history.html   (1561 words)

 Best FORD PINTO Deal And Extended Warranty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ford Pinto USA is a well respected brand due to its high standards of quality.
Ford has few competitors when it comes to building engines, and the Ford's are assured for smoothness and drive quality.
The Ford Pinto steering and suspension is accurate at low speeds, sharp without being dodgy as the pace increases and consistent in response, but a bit short of genuine feedback.
car.freesticky.com /ford-pinto.htm   (668 words)

 FORD PINTO Guide - Buy or Lease FORD PINTO Car
Ford Pinto USA is a well known brand and is proven for manufacturing the very best and nothing less than the best.
Ford has few peers when it comes to making engines, and the Ford's are well up to standard for smoothness.
The Ford Pinto steering is alert at low speeds, sharp without being nervous as the pace increases and consistent in response, but a bit short of genuine feedback.
www.test-driver.net /ford-pinto.htm   (1038 words)

 Ford Capri : Classic Car : Video : Pictures : Information : Specs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The continental model used the Ford Taunus V4 engine in 1.3, 1.5 and 1.7 L displacement, while the British versions were powered by the Ford Kent straight-4 in 1.3 and 1.6 L form.
The 2.6 L engine was detuned in September for the deluxe version 2600 GT, with 2550 cc and a double-barrel Solex carburettor.
The V4 and Kent engines were replaced by the Ford Pinto engine, and the previously UK-only 3000 GT joined the German lineup.
y2u.co.uk /Classic_Car/Cl_Ford_Capri_01.htm   (2097 words)

 ford pinto engine - Crunch Motor Salvage - ford pinto engine supplier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
We stock ford pinto engine, whatever ford pinto engine you are looking for, search our complete online stock list or give us a call.
Crunch Motor Salvage have been dedicated to supplying new and used ford pinto engine, for over 15 years All ford pinto engine are fully tested before being included in our inventory, however some parts may not be correct when fitting to your vehicle or be damaged in transit.
A 30 day guarentee applys to all ford pinto engine, faulty parts will be replaced or refunded which we will pay for the shipping and handling back to ourselves.
www.crunchmotorsalvage.com /sitemap/ford_pinto_engine.htm   (201 words)

 Capri Engines: Ford Capri Laser Page
The 2.0 engine is easily modified to any stage of tune, but using anything other than a fast road cam in the other engines can create rocker geometry problems.
This engine was then fitted to a number of German Ford models, but was not fitted in any Ford model produced for the UK market.
The V6 engine was introduced later in sizes of 1812cc, 1998cc, 2293cc, 2551cc and 2792cc.
www.fordcaprilaser.co.uk /capri_engines.htm   (1480 words)

 Ford pinto v8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
I removed the headers in a ford pinto v8 red pinto station it was.
Engine became available; to make swapping of the cars can ford pinto v8 last a long.
As of may this pinto was the number of the gas.
best-cars-directory.org /ford-pinto388/ford-pinto-v8.html   (230 words)

 Ford RS2000 'Pinto', John Wilcox Competition Engines.
When the 2.0 litre pinto engine first appeared in the RS 2000 Escort many of our customers chose it to compete with.
We first started building this engine as a group 1 rally engine and then later developing more powerful units with side draft Weber carbs, dry sump systems and in turn all steel engines for racing.
Since then we have continued to build the engines for formula ford, short oval racing and even long stroke 2.4 litre versions, still building this engine to date.
www.wilcoxengines.demon.co.uk /pinto.htm   (207 words)

The iconic status of the Ford Mustang can be attributed to several major factors, including its lasting hallmarks of great looks and performance combined with affordability – as well as it’s starring roles on the big screen.
In the early sixties, Ford and the other American automakers were "officially" out of racing, chafing under the self-imposed Automobile Manufacturers Association ban that had begun in 1957.
Ford Motor Company, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s second largest automaker, with approximately 335,000 employees in 200 markets on six continents.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=18000   (1558 words)

 Ford Pinto - Reader's Cars - FordMuscle
The Pinto was introduced in 1971 as competition for import and domestic subcompacts.
Those efforts were needed for the changes made on other Ford cars to meet new government regulations and fuel economy standards.
Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.
www.fordmuscle.com /readerscars/viewcars.php?id=17   (238 words)

 Lowell Frank / Model A Ford engines for Pietenpols
After complete disassembly of the engine, there was no sign of babbitt damage or wear throughout the entire engine.
and sets rather high on the engine, the wing fuel tank is a must, or a fuel pump would be required to get the fuel pressure.
If one wants a complete engine to compete engine to compete with auto and aircraft engines, at added cost, modifications to the block are required.
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