Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   pinto or mustang (which is better)
juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 07, 2004 06:49 PM  
I've heard alot of talk and I know that the pinto's have faded out some. If you had a cherry chassis of either one what would you build? Question 2: A 2850, 2500, 2300, or a 2000 engine?

racerman707
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted April 07, 2004 08:03 PM  
I would use a Mustang only because of finding parts with a 2300.

PinThunderStang
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted April 08, 2004 05:44 AM  
Mustang with a 2300

------------------
If you wanna fly, you gotta buy.

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted April 08, 2004 07:29 AM  
2300

txms71
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted April 08, 2004 10:19 AM  
a stang 2 with the 2850


MiPinto6
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted April 08, 2004 01:20 PM  
Best car I've had. Pinto 2300. Won a race EVERY time I took it out. I will not build another 4 cyl. unless I can find a good donor Pinto. Right now I am building a Mustang II for my boy.

2FAST4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted April 08, 2004 04:46 PM  
mustang with a 2.0

speedyd1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted April 08, 2004 06:12 PM  
the pinto has better suspension / the mustang is more plentiful.
do the rules allow you a lb. per cc? if so run the 2000 in a pinto. if not stick with the 2.3. the increase in stroke is often times a minimal gain because of the excessive side wall pressure created. a 2.3 with longer than stock rods and solid lifters will run about as good as anything else. the increase in cost to go to the bigger motors can often time be better suited buying good pistons and rods and maybe some head work.

popeye14709
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 86
posted April 13, 2004 08:01 PM  
i agree with speedyd about the suspention and along with the 2300 but at my local track we have to use factory or OEM rods i wish we could use the 2.5 rods but this is something that we all have to live with also i would go along with the Mustang at least in the northern states where a pinto is rare and a good one is even rarer.

------------------
Dirt is for Racing Aspalt is for Getting there!

popeye14709
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 86
posted April 20, 2004 03:44 AM  
Now I have a question, 2850???? this just baffles me i have never heard of this motor tell me what vehicle this motor came out of? also is this a rotary motor?? have to ask because i have no idea.

------------------
Dirt is for Racing Asphalt is for Getting there!

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 20, 2004 11:41 AM  
I just hear people talking about them. I assume its not factory. Just an aftermarket stroked crank set up of some kind. Esslinger site has a setup.

popeye14709
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 86
posted April 20, 2004 06:18 PM  
I was just wondering i have never heard anything about the 2850 so i was wondering thanks for the insight though. also thats very possible that its just a over bored 2.5 or a 2.3 block that has the cha-ching that a limited latemodle has put in to her.

------------------
Dirt is for Racing Asphalt is for Getting there!

Back to the Archives