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Author Topic:   Fastest stock 2.3L
Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted July 12, 2004 07:13 PM  
I ran ministock class for a year and it got to exspensive. Pretty much no rules on engine. I am moving and the class there is as basic as it can be. You have to run stock everything except bore. What I was needing was what production 2.3 had the most power. No turbos, No EFI, just stock 2.3 with stock 2 barell carb. All info glady appreciated. Thanks

racerman707
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted July 13, 2004 06:21 PM  
Exactly how stock? I use alot of parts from a 74 Pinto with a 2.3 but not sure on power cause I never ran one stock.

Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted July 13, 2004 07:22 PM  
These are the rules for the engine. They are pretty plain. Engine: Factory manufactured four cylinders. Engine must match manufacturer (Ford in Ford) etc. No after market heads. No porting or polishing of heads. No gasket matching, stock diameter valve springs only. Milling of head ok on gasket surface only. Stock rockers or pivots only. No roller cams. Stock rods and crank only. No mismatching of rod and cranks. No strokers. Bore size not to exceed more than .080 over original bore size. No big bores. Flat top pistons only -- and must be OEM. Except Toyota -- can have factory dome OEM pistons only. Stock type oiling system. Stock intakes only and EFI intake ok. No modifications. Carb adapter legal but no taller than 2 inches. No production performance parts example SVO. You cannot mismatch 2500 and 2300 components. Motor compression rule will be no more than 185 lbs. And will turn 4 times to check. NO VACUUM RULE. ADJUSTABLE CAM GEARS OK

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted July 13, 2004 09:40 PM  
I wish my rules were that open. Mill the head as much as possible. Zero deck the block. Run a solid lifter cam. Use the EFI intake and hang on.

Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted July 14, 2004 06:56 AM  
The track I used to run at didnt even have basic rules. The motor was pretty much open for anything. The only rule they had was no ram couplers. So I see these rules and I am lost. Thanks for the help

racerman707
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Total posts: 374
posted July 14, 2004 10:01 AM  
The only problem I see with a solid cam is 2.3s did not have them stock. They might get you on that one. BUT from what I see you can cut the head .165,single racing valve springs. There's alot of technology going into hydraulic 2.3 cams now. Call Schneider and let them help.

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted July 14, 2004 05:39 PM  
RUN A SOLID LIFTER CAM. BUY ONE THAT CAN BE USE WITH SOLID LIFTERS OR HYDROLIC. THEN IF THEY DUE COMPLAIN YOU COULD SWITCH THEM BACK.

Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted July 15, 2004 08:33 PM  
The thing is I didn't know if there was a certain year of car that the fastest 2.3 was in. I have a relative that works for a place that sells complete rebuilt motors pretty much anything you need. So when I ask for a motor there are so many years for the 2.3 i don't know what year to ask for. I guess the 81 through 83 era where pretty fast. Thanks for the help guys.

KSGerry
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Total posts: 376
posted July 16, 2004 02:48 PM  
Dirt_Racin_20,

If you're allowed to run factory stock dual overhead cam engines (not specifically mentioned in your post), then use a late model ('02 to current) Ford-Mazda 2.3 liter Duratec truck engine. They are all-aluminum and only weigh about 200 pounds over the old Ford 2.3 that weighs around 325 pounds. The old Ford 2.3 carbureted intake manifold can be adapted to the newer 2.3. Also available is a conversion to use the stock crank trigger and a GM module for an ignition system. No computer required!

PS...dished pistons are stock in these engines. However, Ford offers a flat-top piston in a 2.0 liter version of this engine. This will raise compression to 11.3 to 1 using stock factory parts with h.p. around 220. Much more if you're allowed additional modifications.

Regards,
Gerry Dedonis
Kansas Racing Products Inc.

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KSGerry

Dirt_Racin_20
Dirt Full Roller

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posted July 16, 2004 07:03 PM  
I'm going to ask about that. I sure appreciate it thats the kinda of answers I was lloking for. Thanks again.

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