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TOPIC: Caprinut's 78' Ford Capri 2.3S (V6) - Slow progress...

Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 2 months ago #8816

That's was my old friends MkII Capri with fiberglass vings and skirt, converted to look like a MkIII...
He never got it finished as hhis other half put her foot down and he was forced to sell that one, never know what happend after that...

I like P100, but I don't like Sierra..


My mate owns this one, not stock by any means...
Roof shop, 1 foot wide on each side than stock, 345 rear tires, 350 Chevy V8.
Also a ex Lithuanian car..
I don't like the paint sheme or the Sierra rear lights...



This is how I want mine to look like when finished, just with a front spoiler and the rear spoiler


My frontspoiler are now in fiberglass, but I want to track down one in rubber (option part from Ford, called Ford Motorsport spoiler)


And benith all the bondo crap, my rear spoiler is a genuine rubber spoiler, very rare.
Gonna sand off all that paint to bring the rubber back..

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 1 month ago #9197

Fitted new steering wheel


and gear knob...


And some other parts...



So now are the ignition parts new, so are fan belt etc...

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 1 month ago #9202

Thanks for showing us your knob ;) :D :lol: :silly:

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 1 month ago #9204

Nothing like a leather-clad knob to get you in high gear, eh Jonny...

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 1 month ago #9374

Funny fellas :laugh:




Have done some more work on the Capri..
Fitted correct Mk3 grill


My secondhand front indicators needed som repairs at the mounting tabs


Fixed them with some styrene


And clear indicator glass fitted



I also did tidying up some wires under dashboard today, and added some new ones for the extra gauges.

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 1 month ago #9433

Did some more work on the Capri..

Fitted refilled heavy duty tailgate struts and converted my car from old bolt style to later ball stud type


I had my instrument cluster fitted with led bulbs, but still not enough lights.
So the instrument cluster job begins...
Needed a new fuel gauge as mine was defect, this was my donor cluster


My 6 pod cluster before any work started


With the upper half cluster remowed


Then I remowed all the instruments from the cluster


An advice, do not fit stronger bulbs in your instruments, you may end up with burned cluster and bad PCB print card as mine has.
My bulb is fine tho, in the pic you can see a LED type bulb fitted


A while back I was at my LSH and bought a led strip, mine beeing green as I wanted the standard look, I don't like red lights as in BMW or Audi, nor blue as I think that's for emergency rigs only, blue looks too cold for my liking.
These led strips have 60 smd diodes and can be cut every 3 smd for custom lengths


Fitted


Looks good with the instruments back in


Close up


And will look somethink like this in the car...



Testing was done with a 7.4 lipo pack, will be even brighter in car.
Capri has dimmer switch as standard, may have to turn down the power, will see....

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 7 years 1 month ago #9445

Nice work, looks great. :y:

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 6 years 6 months ago #15923

I've been here, there and everywhere as Johnny Cash sings :silly:
Since I got it I have been driving it for about 5000km

So far since last update I've done
Changed a few gaskets on the carb.
Fitted a refurbed upper water neck house
Fitted el radiator fan
New waterpump
Painted the radiator
Fitted black dashboard and painted kick panels
Fitted side indicators
Fitted good secondhand steering coupling (joints between steering rack and column)
Fitted new track rod ends.
Fitted 2.8I master cylinder and brake booster.
Fitted poly bushes to the front and rear ARB.
Fitted new ICE incl subwoofer in boot.
Painted corner bits for the rear bumper.
Painted front spoiler.
Fitted LED varius places to get brighter light
Fitted xenon in low beam headlights.

And generally enjoyed the Capri ownership :y:
Not a single breakdown, not bad for a car that has not been done much to the last years.

Some pics

Amcar meet and local Capri club event


On our way to the annual Norwegian Capri meet


Nice place on western Norway, 4 hours drive away


At the Capri meet


Show day


Another show, trackday at Rudskogen raceway


Local Ford meet in Kr.sand


Some autumn shots







This winter is major overhaul on cards
Will be fitting a 2.9 v6 12v EFI with ca 250hp
Convert to 5 speed and repair engine bay and paint that area satin black.
Interior will be taken out and the whole cabin will be soundproofed with Fatman sound deadener.
Side and rear skirts will be taken off, as I really hate those :pinch:

I have allready taken delivery of:
Coilover suspension legs for the front, complete with shocks.
Brake caliper adapter to fit bigger brakes.
Single leaf springs for the rear.
Fatman sound deadener from USA (100cu/ft)

Next winter I will have a full respray as I can't afford it this year.
Wheels will be either some Minilite lookalike or some custom Image from UK.

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 6 years 6 months ago #15924

HI!... What engine is in it now? Whats the HP/TQ rating of it? Capri's don't look like that over here in Canada. They are basically Mustang clones with different front/rear clips.

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Re: Got a real car again - Ford Capri Mk3 - vintage 6 years 6 months ago #15926

USA and Canada only got the MkI and MkII ones.
And was branded as Lincoln Mercury Capri, the sexy european as their slogan was called..
A MkIII is basicly a MkII with different front, valance, bonnet and wings, together with other bumpers and rear lights.

As for now it got a 2.3 Cologne V6 with carb..
114HP, don't know the torque tho...


Here is a MkII

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