Lately I realised I haven't contributed much to the forum.
Unfortunately, it seems to be the way with forums in general, so in the interests of some new material, thought I'd better post some of what I've been up to of late.
At the moment the 2.3XE has been put on hold whilst other things are happening. Its all sitting ready to go, just needs some slight machining and assembly.
In the mean time I've been building up a hilux diff for a mates celica rally car and giving the MK2 engine a freshen up.
The motor is a 2lt pinto, standard bore, high klm low comp (8.2) ex TC cortina engine.
I've given it a hone, fitted new rings and bearings and a general going over.
I've swapped out the standard head for a big valve ported head. The head is actually an ex Holbay head, which previously ran the water port conversion and roller rockers. I fitted a very mild, higher lift camshaft.
Ill be putting the 32/36 weber back on for now with the long, long term goal of re-fitting the sierra injection and possibly adding some boost to wake up the low comp engine.
The car is a cruiser though, so not after big power.
'If I'd asked what people had wanted, they'd have said faster horses....' Henry Ford