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Value of Pinto EFI engine these days?
Edwardo - 6/2/20 at 08:56 PM

Evening all,

I'm probably going to be breaking my build down to sell as parts fairly soon (I just can't get get comfortable with the sliding pillar suspension amongst other things).

Question is, what's a sensible asking price for a decent complete running 2.0 EFI engine these days and where is the best market to advertise?

I paid £650 for the motor+type 9 about 6 years ago. Is this still roughly valid?

Cheers
Tony


James - 6/2/20 at 10:02 PM

Could you not convert it to double wishbone?

I would be heartbroken to break mine.


Edwardo - 6/2/20 at 10:19 PM

No, there are several other aspects of the car I've never been happy with during the 6 years on and off I've been building this, The front suspension is the main one - but the general size/weight and loads of other build issues have always been an issue also. I just don't think I'd be properly happy with it even if I did get it through IVA.

Throwing another £650+proper fitting at it for wishbone conversion would just seem like throwing good money after bad.

I'm off to look at a registered locost with a bike engine this weekend which seems much more like the direction I'd like.

Are Pinto's getting hard to get hold of for the classic race series? Has anybody got any links for sites that might be interested in Pinto setups?


ian locostzx9rc2 - 7/2/20 at 02:50 PM

Good gearboxes are worth £250/£300 and a pinto with all its ancillaries should be worth £400/£500


Edwardo - 7/2/20 at 03:25 PM

quote:
Originally posted by ian locostzx9rc2
Good gearboxes are worth £250/£300 and a pinto with all its ancillaries should be worth £400/£500


Wow - prices have gone up, cheers for the info! Any idea where the best place to target would be?

Cheers
Tony


snapper - 7/2/20 at 04:00 PM

Turbosports forum and Old Skool Ford would be the ones to advertise on.
I pay anything from £150 to £250 for an injection head, I donít obses about 205 blocks but most do so that sells for a premium.
V6 gearbox much better than the standard type 9 and itís always about who will pay what.


Edwardo - 7/2/20 at 04:16 PM

quote:
Originally posted by snapper
Turbosports forum and Old Skool Ford would be the ones to advertise on.
I pay anything from £150 to £250 for an injection head, I donít obses about 205 blocks but most do so that sells for a premium.
V6 gearbox much better than the standard type 9 and itís always about who will pay what.


Brilliant - Many thanks Snapper.

If I can't shift the car whole for someone to finish at a sensible price - I'll def look into advertising on those sites.

Thanks again