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Capri 3.0 v6 performance

does anyone know what power the 3.0 v6 put out in the capri?
what would a standard v6 capri do on the quarter mile and is the 6 easy to do up or is it better to chuck a 302 in there?
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In standard form in the Capri the Essex gave about 138 bhp. This increased to 175 in the X-pack with the addition of triple Webers and big valve heads. Standing 1/4 in the high 15's I think.
The Essex is more easily tuned than the 2.8 Cologne which is limited by its siamesed exhaust port arrangements. Best way forward with these is the Turbo Technics kit (like mine !)
The Ford 302 is a popular v8 install here in the UK and I'm hoping to own one some time.
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Re: Capri 3.0 v6 performance

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Re: Capri 3.0 v6 performance

has anyone else got any info?
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Re: Capri 3.0 v6 performance

As you can see from my signature, i am putting a 302 in mine. You can buy an engineers approved kit from castlemaine rod shop for about $1000 i think, and they just bolt in to accept a 302. You get crossmember, gearbok crossmember, and other related items. Due to the fact the the v6 was not a popular engine, you will find parts for them to be quite expensive, and had to get modified, wheras the 302 is as common as hens teeth, and easy to get performance out of them.

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