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Offline 3doorclone

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« on: December 29, 2007, 11:27:12 AM »
Hi, just thought i'd add some pics of my 3.0s capri, i know the capri's a love it or hate it affair but for those of you who love it, enjoy!

sorry its not a modern engine fitted but the cars to clean to chop about and the old essex stacks up quite well with 215bhp@6300 and 206ft lb@3400, 0-60 6.75sec and my best quarter time 14.79.



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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 11:46:27 AM »
  Love it mate! Looks really nice.

Those wheels in the first few pics (black centres/polished rims) are they Revo RFX`s?


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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 13:16:24 PM »
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 Love it mate! Looks really nice.

Those wheels in the first few pics (black centres/polished rims) are they Revo RFX`s?
 
Hi, thanks,
   yes they are 8x15 RFX's which are on the car now as i sold the superlites to a friend for his chevy v8 capri.

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 14:58:20 PM »
Always like those in deep dish. Not had much luck in tracking down somewhere that does them   something like 8x15 would suit my rwd rs1600i better than escos rims I think.


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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 17:54:56 PM »
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Always like those in deep dish. Not had much luck in tracking down somewhere that does them   something like 8x15 would suit my rwd rs1600i better than escos rims I think.

got mine off ebay a couple of years ago, but revolution are  doing them in 8x15 but only in the 5 spoke style not the rfx style, they can do most offsets why not give them a try

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 12:00:53 PM »
Nice engine  I wouldn't like to know the MPG though

Simular power output to alot of converted BOA 24V's, but your max torque is alot lower down the rev range  I bet it pulls REAL well!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 12:13:07 PM »
Very nice, i like  

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 14:23:45 PM »
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Nice engine  I wouldn't like to know the MPG though

Simular power output to alot of converted BOA 24V's, but your max torque is alot lower down the rev range  I bet it pulls REAL well!!!!!!!!

Thanks, yes it does pull well but i've spoilt it abit by putting a high duration cam in it (290 deg)   may drop it back to a 270/280 to give even more torque  

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 14:29:00 PM »
I had a 315° cam in a Pinto once, was terrible!!! 270 was much better (what use is extra bhp at 8 million rpm  )

There are some 16V I4 cams on ebay Germany at the momment BD4 grind, would render the car un-useable for normal driving
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 14:33:36 PM »
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Very nice, i like  

Thanks M8  

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008, 19:52:28 PM »
cool  

i think the later wheels are an improvement but love the superlites too

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 22:25:45 PM »
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cool  

i think the later wheels are an improvement but love the superlites too

Thanks, its had a few sets of wheels in the 14yrs i've owned it, the revolution RFX seem to suit it best  

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2008, 19:15:19 PM »
That is one lovely looking capri  

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2008, 11:37:23 AM »
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That is one lovely looking capri  

Thanks  

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2008, 00:43:49 AM »
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Thanks  


wow. sweet motor. sits perfect

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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2008, 12:21:59 PM »
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wow. sweet motor. sits perfect

Thanks    I hope mine never ends up looking like yours  

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008, 16:52:30 PM »
I really love the black vinyl roof on MK3...
The wheels are great.
The car... a dream!

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2008, 17:28:50 PM »
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i know the capri's a love it or hate it affair

   I thought everyone liked Capris???...tho vinyl roofs and big wheels on old cars will devide us  

...personal taste aside, its a very tidy motor and a credit to ya  






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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2008, 18:04:05 PM »
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 I thought everyone liked Capris???...tho vinyl roofs and big wheels on old cars will devide us  

...personal taste aside, its a very tidy motor and a credit to ya

Thanks for your comment, if the weathers ok for fordfair i shall be using it on the track if not then i'll take my newly aquired XR4i  

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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2008, 18:18:01 PM »
So it'll be the sierra then    ....poxy british summer  you got an LSD on the Capri? also like to see the interior if youve got the camera handy  



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« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2008, 18:40:06 PM »
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So it'll be the sierra then    ....poxy british summer  you got an LSD on the Capri? also like to see the interior if youve got the camera handy


Oh yes   LSD built into a mk1 3.0 narrow axle to get those 8" revs tucked up into the rear arches(lips far to good to roll to clear tyres) thought i had some pics of interior??? if i don't post pics before FF you can see it in the flesh (weather pending  )

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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2008, 19:43:51 PM »
With 4 weeks to go, I hope to have mine ready but it'll be bloody tight...got to get it sprayed and complete the installation of upgrades under the bonnet - which should be feasable...as long as i can find the money to pay the sprayer and buy the new SS exhaust. If it doesn't come together in time, I'll come up in my mates fiesta      either way, look forward to meeting you and the rest of the fellas on here and hopefully see your Capri on the track
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2008, 20:35:09 PM »
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With 4 weeks to go, I hope to have mine ready but it'll be bloody tight...got to get it sprayed and complete the installation of upgrades under the bonnet - which should be feasable...as long as i can find the money to pay the sprayer and buy the new SS exhaust. If it doesn't come together in time, I'll come up in my mates fiesta      either way, look forward to meeting you and the rest of the fellas on here and hopefully see your Capri on the track

WOW! sounds abit of a mission   can't believe the price of ss exhausts now, mines a powerflow made on the car and it cost me about £340 or there abouts about 4yrs ago now the same company want 650 to make one, OUCH!!!
 Anyway hope it all comes together for you  

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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2008, 21:32:56 PM »
ahh but your running twin exhausts - only one for me (single turbo). Anyway, a Janspeed twin system is only £400 if you shop around...but I'm going to use a 2.5" single system for about 250 quid.
The shell is 95% bare metal with just a film of grease on it and i have the ferrozinc, 2k etch, primer and colour sitting here....a neighbour is a spayer and is going to do it for me for cheap so its not so bad - just getting the the last of it stripped tommorow then I'll get him on the case    I have our spare bedroom and me mums garage full of lovely stuff ive been collecting for 3 years to go on...so, about 500 quid and another 4 weeks of solid graft should do it.

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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2008, 22:35:51 PM »
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ahh but your running twin exhausts - only one for me (single turbo). Anyway, a Janspeed twin system is only £400 if you shop around...but I'm going to use a 2.5" single system for about 250 quid.
The shell is 95% bare metal with just a film of grease on it and i have the ferrozinc, 2k etch, primer and colour sitting here....a neighbour is a spayer and is going to do it for me for cheap so its not so bad - just getting the the last of it stripped tommorow then I'll get him on the case    I have our spare bedroom and me mums garage full of lovely stuff ive been collecting for 3 years to go on...so, about 500 quid and another 4 weeks of solid graft should do it.

sounds like a plan, hopefully see you there then  

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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2009, 11:02:31 AM »
Nice to see a tuned essex! whats the bore and stroke to achieve 3.3? and where was the work carried out? curiosity

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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2009, 13:56:54 PM »
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Quote from: scimitarse6b
Nice to see a tuned essex! whats the bore and stroke to achieve 3.3? and where was the work carried out? curiosity

Hi,
      The engine's crank/rods were originally done by AES in norfolk (now closed down) who used to race a capri in the slick 50 challenge, it was a very crude way but its stood the test of time as it was built nearly 14yrs ago then i rebuilt it about 2 years ago only because it had been detting and it melted a piston which broke up and damaged 4 other pistons, but basically the crank was welded then reground to 77.4mm, chevy v8 rods are used which are much stronger and lighter than the essex one's (and shorter) then essex pistons are used (+60's in my case) it's all abit crude but it works   215bhp@6300 and 206lbft@3400 but it's still got 188lbft@5800.....


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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2009, 23:03:48 PM »
That  capri looks spot on  

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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2009, 19:23:42 PM »
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That  capri looks spot on  

Thanks,     I bought it from your neck of the woods, Darenth in kent, I met the guy's son at a fordfair show and he said his dad was gutted he sold it, i'm not  
I see you have a mk1 sierra, i have a 1984 xr4i as well    glad to see you're starting young that'll give you more time to own more classic fords!
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2009, 21:46:47 PM »

That Capri looks mega.

Fantastic looking car
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