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My motor (Don't laugh lol)

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by James27uk, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. James27uk

    James27uk Rookie

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    My car has been having an upgrade as my time and money allows here are a few pics of it so far should be on the road by the end of the month.

    The Spec-
    Vehicle:- 1980 MK3 Ford Capri German import
    Engine:- Custom built. Standard 2.3 V6 rebuilt with J.E forged pistons, rebalanced engine, Kent cams high lift kit, Chevy roller rockers, oversized valves, unleaded conversion with phosphor bronze valve guides and setup with a 2.9 Efi unit.
    Chassis:- Standard, stiffened with full 6 point custom built cage.
    Running gear:- 2.8 Four speed gearbox, 1973 Ford Mustang 8 inch axle with limited slip diff.
    Suspension:- Standard front with 2 inch lowered springs, Five bar rear suspension with coilover shocks.
    Wheels:- Raceways Racelite 15 x 7 Alloys.
    Bodywork:- Standard with RGA side skirts and rear valance with 1978 Ford Motorsport front spoiler.
    Cost to date:- Bought for £250. Rebuild £10,000.
    Still to do:- Nitrous system, respray, interior trim.
    Looked good didn't it?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/P1010105.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/P1010107.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Camera116.jpg
    Until you lift the carpet.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture246.jpg
    Then you have to cut big holes.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture259.jpg
    Engine removed for rebuild
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture264.jpg
    New floor panels.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture265.jpg
    Rear cage fitted.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture267.jpg
    Axle remover for new unit.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture269.jpg
    Had better fix this I suppose.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture313.jpg
    Prep the engine bay for paint.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture268.jpg
    After paint.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture312.jpg
    New dials fitted.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture314.jpg
    New bonnet.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture327.jpg
    Fitted the new axle unit.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture341.jpg
    Spent some time detailing engine components.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture254.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture253.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/cisco24uk/Picture257.jpg
     
    #1 James27uk, Oct 11, 2007
    Last edited by Diablo: Mar 30, 2018
  2. khevolution

    khevolution Most likely To Hit a Tree

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    WOW that looks like a crazy capri and videos would be appreciated!
     
  3. Baldy

    Baldy Wibble Wobble

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    10k to restore, yikes thats bad, nice car though, it'll be worth the money in the end.
     
  4. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Wow that looks good, and nitrous to come! You must be so excited about that Lol.
     
  5. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    So nitrous comes before a seat lol? Makes sence to me.
     
  6. eleKtro

    eleKtro Contain Your Orgasms

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  7. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    Very nice mate!

    i'd love to do a job like that to a VW scirocco, that car is the sex :p
     
  8. James27uk

    James27uk Rookie

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    Will get videos up when I have some just trying to sort out a over fuelling problem with my custom engine. Its a left hooker so needed more power for over taking lol. Just need to save up to have the new panels all painted.....D'oh
     
  9. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    That's sexy!
     
  10. Marc_CRX

    Marc_CRX Tail End Out!!

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    Why would anyone laugh? Capri's are awesome!
     
  11. Nodz86

    Nodz86 ____________

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    That looks the nuts, looking forward to seeing pics of it completed, What colour are you having it resprayed?
     
  12. James27uk

    James27uk Rookie

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    I am going to have it done back to the colour it was before I started work on it. It was Jaguar Flamenco red I think it was used on the XJ6's.
     
  13. HavockJoker

    HavockJoker PGR4 Master

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    Nice car man. If I had 10K ($20K US) I would buy a 2001 Audi S4 and drop the rest into the engine.
     
  14. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    That was my Idea! Put AWE's underneath it. Awesome sound :p
     
  15. YeOldeTDUMan

    YeOldeTDUMan working too much

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    Silly question and I'm not trying to be offensive or anything ... but why do you have a left hooker Capri? Surely you could have bought a cheap UK car.

    Also I see you haven't put the yard of cement in the spare wheel well yet!!!!!!

    I used to love the 2 tone Lasers!

    Oh when you put the Nitrous in be VERY careful with your insurance ... if I remember correctly you used to have to declare that the nitrous is for event purposes only and not road use
     
  16. James27uk

    James27uk Rookie

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    Firsty no probs mate. I have it because dvla have said it is one of 3 lhd 2.3 V6 capris in the uk and the only one still registered as on the road. Most uk cars are front wheel drive and I don't like the way they drive ( have owned mk1 escy and beetle before this car) The cement is only used in the boy racer 'can't be bothered to do it properly' set. I have had al the rear suspension swapped to race style five bar suspension with spax adjustable coilovers so the handling shoudl be spot on now. Notrous system is a long way off and insurers have said that I have to fit a race car halon system to allow me to fit it.
     
  17. YeOldeTDUMan

    YeOldeTDUMan working too much

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    Still don't understand why you didn't buy a UK spec Capri then?

    I never played about with Capris myself ... would have liked to but fell in love with Minis instead (if you search for my thread here)

    I can understand the wanting Rear Drive thing ... the only one i've owned was a MkI MR2 (great handling car) and most modern cars these days are front wheel drive because of the package and complexity advantages they give over rear drive ... just look at a Focus and a 1-Series in terms of interior space!

    As to the old yard of cement ... I heard it from a few people that used to tune Capris ... but that was years ago (as in 20!)



    Oh and nice looking motor BTW
     
  18. James27uk

    James27uk Rookie

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    Honestly, because it was cheap really. Guy wanted £900 I got it for £250. Its something that you don't see very often (1 of 3) and I had a 1.6 laser so the power was better. I was going to transfer it to rhd but one day I took my nan out for a ride and it was funny to see the looks from people as this 90 year old lady 'drove' a V6 along the road :eek:mg: , that point was when I decided to keep it
     
  19. The Queen

    The Queen <3 Ferrari F50

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    Thats actually pretty well done. Like the new bodykit and the wheels and the twin exhausts at the back. Nice and tidy :D
     
  20. Andreas¹

    Andreas¹ Crazy Duck

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    Woo Capri feels... sporty :D I want it :p
     

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