I own a 1973 XLGT capri and it has a v4 engine in it and apparently they dont go very well. As it is my first car my old man won't let me get a 6 or 8 cylinder engine for it, I thought a straight 4 cortina engine would go quite well in it. I found one the other day with a seira gearbox on it.
Should i buy it can you think of something better to put in it.
go the pinto and 5spd!!!! Throw a set of extractors and a decent air filter on it and you'll have a grin from ear to ear! Six months down the track you will want some more grunt out of it, then look at a bit of a cam, but they are a fantastic little motor.
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A V4 in a capri heard of the transit V4 mtr being fitted but never seen one.
Like the V6 mtrs in the capri's they chew timing gears.
I would think performance parts would nearly be impossible to aquire for them.
The OHC 2L mtr can be made to perform very well, and in a capri body plenty of room for turbo fitment.
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