Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: 2.3L 4 cyl

  1. #1

    2.3L 4 cyl

    Ok I know it is small but hey looking for some tips on build. Mainly in the head. Looking to build motor for a 3/8 mile 17 Degree banking track.

    A lot of the guys that I talk to are using solid lifter, and basically a complete roller. Does any one know about what the max hp you can get out of one of these?

    I am trying to find tricks or tips to try and be one step ahead of the next guy behind me. The other problem is, that a lot of them all use the same engine builder around here, so I don't think everyone is always getting what they pay for. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    san antonio, texas
    Posts
    1,233
    i posted this under engines:

    in this months carcraft kenny duttweiler builds a 299sbc for a
    400mph salt/flats pusher, they call it the baby rat:
    a 8.5 inch deck dart block, crower steel 2.8 stroke crank,
    crower rods w/9.5:1 diamond pistons, 4.125 bore, dart little chief heads 235cc rec ports, 2.30/1.55 valves, short duratkions duttweiler cam
    w/0.850 lift, mild 1.62:1 rockers, EFI, turbocharged, and a hogan's sheet
    intake. 1,450hp w/another 600hp with an additional 10psi, wow
    they thinki it will do 430mph :shock:

  3. #3
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sugar Hill, GA
    Posts
    1,365
    "Small" engines can be deceitful. In 1972 Smoky Yunick built a 208 cubic inch small block Chevy for Indy. It was 3.875 bore x 2.200 sroke with a 6.250 rod. From 6,800 to 9,800 rpm, made over 1,000 HP on alcohol.
    Now that's buzzing... Dave
    Dave
    http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/343797
    "All that is necessary for the triump of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke

  4. #4
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,044
    Wow thast pretty neat, BUT guys, but I see no comparrison from the 2 SBC's ya'll mentioned and this guys question on his 2.3 INLINE 4 banger?

    Cmon guys help out, or......
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***

  5. #5
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE DirkaDirka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    1,954
    Ok. First things first. Where is here?? What is the nam eof the shop that builds them. Me personaly have a 2001 celica with a 1.8l. I am going to be building it also aalong with my 93 Stang. Tell us some more info on teh motor will be nice as in OHC and what not.
    Its all fun and games till someone loses a nut!

    http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/400466

  6. #6
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,044
    Quote Originally Posted by DirkaDirka
    Ok. First things first. Where is here?? What is the nam eof the shop that builds them. Me personaly have a 2001 celica with a 1.8l. I am going to be building it also aalong with my 93 Stang. Tell us some more info on teh motor will be nice as in OHC and what not.
    I believe the engine this guy is refering to Dennis is the 2.3 ford used in mustangs and pintos and yes it is a OHC motor.
    I know stock they are slugs but they can make decent power with the right parts.
    Offenhauser makes a nice aluminum intake that you can slap a holley 4 barrel carb on it.
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***

  7. #7
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE DirkaDirka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    1,954
    Ok I am gonna have ot see if I can work some magic at work later on. And find this guy some parts.
    Its all fun and games till someone loses a nut!

    http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/400466

  8. #8
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,044
    Ok this site has just about anything you need to hop up a 2.3 ford

    www.esslingeracing.com
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***

  9. #9
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    san antonio, texas
    Posts
    1,233
    Quote Originally Posted by cepx111
    Wow thast pretty neat, BUT guys, but I see no comparrison from the 2 SBC's ya'll mentioned and this guys question on his 2.3 INLINE 4 banger?

    Cmon guys help out, or......
    cepx, just showing him what can be done, if this can be done to
    these motors, his 4 hole can reach extreme power, i have only
    rebuilt a line 6 and added a bigger cam and it was awsome going
    up hills :wink:
    for a start, competition cams will grind cam for what you want,
    and you know a bigger cam is a GOOD START 8)

  10. #10
    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    105
    Look up Racer Walsh on the net.Lots of performance parts for the 2.3L pinto engine..


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Email us - Support@RacingJunk.com
Call us - 866.326.9227
Copyright © 2005-2016 RacingJunk.com All Rights Reserved.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the RacingJunk.com
Terms of Use, Classifieds Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy