Hello, I need some help and some tips on building my 4 cylinder class. 2.3 ford pinto 4 speed tranny for a 1/2 mile dirt track
first off i will post some rules from track and question I have.
SOME RULES:a. Engine must match the year, make and model as well as the VIN designation (No exceptions).
. Engines must remain STOCK. No aftermarket performance parts or modifications whatsoever.
. Stock carburetor / fuel injection system for that make and model only.
. No rotary engines, rear engines, turbo or supercharger engines.
. No adjustable timing components.
. No light weight pulleys.
. OEM production parts only for the year, make and model.
. A/C compressor and power steering pump may be removed.
. Must use stock air cleaner housing. K&N type air filters are allowed. NO RAM AIR, COLD AIR
INTAKES OR COWL INDUCTION SETUPS WILL BE ALLOWED.
. No aftermarket fuel components (pumps, filters or injectors).
. No aftermarket ECM’s, chips, ignition systems or ignition controllers will be allowed.
. All ignition systems must remain stock including spark plug wires, coils, etc…
. Pump gas only. No race fuels or additives of any kind allowed.
5. TRANSMISSION ‐
. Transmission must remain stock for the year, make, model and VIN designation (No exceptions).
. ALL gears must be fully functional.
. No locked differentials or traction devices allowed.
. Stock flywheel, flex plate, clutch or torque converter.
. NO aftermarket clutches or aluminum flywheels.
. Inspection covers MUST be easily removed for inspection.
. BRAKES ‐
. Brake system must remain stock and complete for the year, make, and model of the car.
. All 4 wheels must be fully functional AT ALL TIMES.
. No bias valves or block offs will be allowed.
. No cross drilled, vented or lightened rotors.
. Emergency brake cables and components may be removed.
. SUSPENSION AND STEERING ‐
. Suspension must remain stock for the year, make and model of the car
. All steering and suspension components must remain stock and be bolted in original locations
. Factory replacement shock and struts only. NO aftermarket performance or adjustable parts
. Factory springs only. NO cutting, shrinking, aftermarket or coil‐overs will be allowed.
. Suspension adjustments are allowed as long as the components are not modified.
. Stock steering rack and components only.
. TIRES AND WHEELS ‐
. Tires and wheels must match the make and model of the car.
. All four tires and wheels must match in size and offset. Mixing and matching of tire manufacturers
. Alloy wheels are allowed.
Tires may not be any lower profile than a 55 series
Question I have-
what can i do to make the car faster?
what should i do for suspension?
whats the widest and best tires you guy think i can run?
Thanks can't wait for feedback.
Hi welcome to J-body.org where we talk about J-bodies.
your best bet for any questions is to
1) ask the sanctioning body/ governing body of the series you're trying to get in to for clarification on any rules
2) a forum specific to the ford pinto.. last I checked the ford pinto is NOT A J-BODY.
Thank you. New to site will do.