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Author Topic:   Which is better Ford 2.0 or 2.3
Oldman77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted December 28, 2001 12:46 PM
I have one complete 2.0 motor I got from a friend and about 4 - 2.3 motors laying around that I have collected.
The class I'm going to run is stock only with a maximum 2300cc. Minimum weight with driver is 2100pds. I have a 74-75 pinto body (with trunk) that I will be using.

Didn't know which route to take with building a motor. Any help will greatly appreciated.

dirttracker98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted December 28, 2001 02:49 PM
If you all have to weigh the same,I would go with the 2300,unless the 2000 is built up.it is a rules thing,what kind of engine mods are allowed,must they remain stock,or just stock appearing??

Oldman77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted December 28, 2001 03:01 PM
Only thing in the rule book about the engine under this is that the ( I quote) "Engine must remain stock and match the make and model of car. example Chevy in Chevy, Ford in Ford. Casting number on block and heads must remain unaltered and visable."

The opening paragraph o fthe rule states " The division is design for entry level drivers to compete in an inexpensive racecar (Thats a joke - no such thing as a inexpensive racecar). The concept is a factory oem pure stock car and drive train, with the removal of all glass and interior, safety equipment installed"

I think they want to go back to the days that if the factory didn't make it for that vehicle then it is not allowed. Of course it is better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Oldman77



KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted December 28, 2001 04:37 PM
I'd run the 2.3. Run a basically stock short block, mill the head a bunch and put a hydraulic cam in it.

you know, obviously with rules as vague as those, you could run, and people will run much more modified engines that that. But its just a matter of time before it gets out of hand and they might redefine the rules and make them more strict leaving you a useless hot rod motor. I'd start out mellow, put together something comparable to, or one step better that your Competition, but don't get crazy and put in a 2.5 with high dollar stuff and draw too much attention to yourself right off the bat.

[This message has been edited by KWTracer (edited December 28, 2001).]

dirttracker98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted December 28, 2001 05:57 PM
Oldman77,being it is entry level,I would run the 2300,and do what KWTracer, suggested on milling and cam,our first mini was about the same,then they kinda let the rules go and it got way outta hand.Good luck!!!

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