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    Pinto cambelt

    Good evening
    I have just picked up a 2.0L pinto cheap from Ebay and the first thing I need to do is renew the cambelt for peace of mind.
    I'm sure many of you can do this with your eyes shut but I never have so any pointers would be very welcome along with anything else I should look for.
    I am also on the lookout for a Weber and manifold as this only has the manky Ford carb but at 56 was to good to miss.

    Cheers DAVE

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    There's definitely a pointer on the cam pulley backing plate, easier to see when the engine's on the floor than in a car, can't remember what's on the pulley that drives the distributor. If in doubt, mark everything with either Tipex or white paint, as long as everything ends up where it started you won't go wrong. If you really don't trust yourself, either take a photo or do a drawing of how the belt goes around the pulleys. It'd be best to put a wanted ad on here for the carb & manifold as they seem to make decent money on Ebay.
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    there is indeed a pointer on the cam pully back plate,it lines up with a little dot on the head.take the plug out of number one cylinder(the one right at the front)use a slim screw driver,i use a philips so you make sure that cylinder is at a tdc as the cam could be at the right place twice if that makes sense

    aslong as that cylinder is at tdc,the pointer on the cam is on the dot it will be timed up.once this done,mark the pulley that runs the dizzy at the top and on the block with tipex so if it does turn slightly you can re align.

    19mm half inch socket will remove the bottom pulley bolt,this should come off easy but you may need to jam the fly wheel so you can undo the bolt.

    a puller may be required to remove the pulley itself but aslong as you have equall pressure either side and someone knocking the pulley it will come off.make sure you keep the plate behind the pulley as this keeps the timing belt square.

    the tensioner is held on with a 13 mm boltwhich just needs to be slackend and a tensioner spring which is on a another bolt,possibly splined

    i can also tell you the belt number for a power grip belt which is 5069. any motor factors can cross it over if they dont sell power grip

    hope the pic helps

    cheers
    graham

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    As Al said there is a pointer on the steel backing plate and if memory is correct its a point on the pulley within one of the cut outs in the middle of the cam pulley and the mark on the backing plate and the pointer will align at 6 oclock (pointer points up towards the cam pulley bolt) not to sure about the dizzy drive but sure theres a mark on the edge of the dizzy (where the cap locater is) for the rotor to point to

    IF the water pump leaks it drips straight onto the crank pulley and seizes it to the crank

    I have seen inlets for holley 4 brl to fit onto

    Hope some of this helps and is correct

    *EDIT* must type faster lol

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    Morning all
    Thankyou all very much for your input,doesn't sound to bad a job so I feel confident enough,just take my time I guess.
    I have a Haynes book for Sierra somewhere but unable to locate just when I need it most.
    Thanks again DAVE

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    Sierra fitment ( 205 block) is slightly different as the idler pulley is non adjustable. You turn the engine over twice and then recheck tension before fully tightening teh tensioner back up. Another way if you are unsure is to cut the existing cambelt in half lengthways whilst still in position, and take off half . You can thn part slide the new one one while everything is held before finally cutting the old one off fully and sliding the new one in..
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    Hi Kev
    That,s a crafty way and appeals to me a lot
    While you are on Kev with regard to the C3 auto we spoke about do you have any idea of the overall length inc' the bellhousing?,I get the feeling I could soon have a brand new propshaft for sale

    Cheers DAVE

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    Just to put my 5 pence worth in I rallyed escorts in the 80's and ran pinto's in these, changing the cam belt is pretty much as easy as it gets with practice you can change it in under an hour. One thing I found noteworthy is fit a new idler pulley assembly when you change the belt, and for peace of mind I would fit a reinforced heavy duty belt and pulley both available from burton at a reasonable cost. Good luck you'll be surprised how easy it is

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