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Old 06-09-2005, 00:38   #1 (permalink)
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70's Capri with I6

Hey guys im saving to buy a car sumtime next year and was looking at getting another car which i can fix up over the next year or two for a street/strip/track car and have been interested in the 1970 Capri i know some of these came with the v6 but i've heard nothing but bad things about them i was wondering if it would be wise putting in the ed-au stype of I6 modifying it to carbie and putting sidedraughtes on it with other mods......i was also looking into the 200hp zetec engine since they are pretty darn cheap, forged rebuild and putting on a snail......what do you guys think of each.........thanks heaps guys

P.s i was also interested in the old escorts if they would be better......

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Old 06-09-2005, 02:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 70's Capri with I6

Now this is just rumors, but I have heard of guys running some sort of speed way car (can't remember what catorgory) that are putting carbies and big cams in ef/el engines and getting some pretty phanonamal power to the treads compaired to what every one else is getting with efi. I am still trying to get some more inside info out of them but its like getting blood from a stone.
Go for it, a capri injected I6 would hammer.
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 70's Capri with I6

Saw one in a wreckers yard years ago with the pre crossflow 6 in it. Very little room left under the bonnet. I think the later 6`s would be even worse. Be easier to put in a mild 302 Windsor, make as good or better power and be easier to fit in also as plenty of kits/info around for them
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Re: 70's Capri with I6

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Hey guys im saving to buy a car sumtime next year and was looking at getting another car which i can fix up over the next year or two for a street/strip/track car and have been interested in the 1970 Capri i know some of these came with the v6 but i've heard nothing but bad things about them i was wondering if it would be wise putting in the ed-au stype of I6 modifying it to carbie and putting sidedraughtes on it with other mods......i was also looking into the 200hp zetec engine since they are pretty darn cheap, forged rebuild and putting on a snail......what do you guys think of each.........thanks heaps guys

P.s i was also interested in the old escorts if they would be better......

Adzi
Common conversion was a windsor , I would think a 351 injected crate donk woul be a goer , either way you will have to fabricate lots of things as the std v6 was quite a narrow v ,the windsor will with the righ suspension mods push the car to over 140 mph with ease .
Good Luck ( and remember it needs better brakes)
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Old 07-09-2005, 04:10   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 70's Capri with I6

I am currently building a 72 GT Capri with an I6 and trust me when I say it's gonna be a lot of work. If you want power thats easy to install with off-the-shelf components go the V8 option, I helpped put together a V8 capri, and it's relatively easy. So if you decide on somthing different with the I6 go for it, but be prepared for a lotof fabrication and work.
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