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Old 10-29-2004, 19:45   #1 (permalink)
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confused MK 1 Capri Steering Column

I have to put a colapsable steering column in my Mark 1 Capri to pass engineering. Has anyone done this b4, or now of anyone who has done, and what was the donor vehicle the column came out of. I just spent 3 hours at my local wreckers searching around for one, but nothnig even came close. Any ideas would be great.

Do you know if Mark 2 or 3 capri's had colapsable columns, and would they bolt straight in???


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Old 11-01-2004, 05:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: MK 1 Capri Steering Column

How is it going Blown V8

DOing a similar project except in QLD and probably need the same thing.

Living in the UK at the moment so I will check it out and see if the Mk11 or Mk111 has a collapsable colum.

I would expect it will bolt straight in as the later power steering rack I am using did and aligned perfectly for the exisitng column.

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Re: MK 1 Capri Steering Column

IRPACAUS, thanx for that. Would be muchly appreciate it. While your looking around, could you see if you can find a set of twin light headlights for the MK1. Not sure if the MKII headlights bolt in or not, bu tthe MKI cologne capris had them. If you can find where they are at, and an email address for where they are, that would be really great.

Once again, thanx for looking for me.

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Blown V8,

I think with the twin headlights that came on the mark one actually had a different bonnet. Where the lights go the bonnet is wider on the edges to fit in the lights. I think they are the same as the mK1 facelift bonnet which had a bigger light and the indicator in the bumber.

I will look around and see for you and ask some questions.

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Blown V8,

I have cheked and the Mk2 and Mk3 did not have a collapsible steering column. I check with a capri only parts and workshop here in teh UK called Tickover. However I am investigating a Ford Sierra steering column at the moment.

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Re: MK 1 Capri Steering Column

Have you looked at some late model jap stuff? i know a lot of them have adjustable columns which could be a hassel, but perhaps you could even retro fit that as well. I guess the benifit of the jap stuff is that most of them have a dog leg with a couple of Uni joints at the rack end which I imagine would make your life easier when it comes to getting around your exhaust.
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Have you looked at some late model jap stuff? i know a lot of them have adjustable columns which could be a hassel, but perhaps you could even retro fit that as well. I guess the benifit of the jap stuff is that most of them have a dog leg with a couple of Uni joints at the rack end which I imagine would make your life easier when it comes to getting around your exhaust.
I have looked at some of the australian domestic jap cars, ie mitsubishi's, nissan's, ..... Problem is that most of the smallcars are front wheel drive, and go off at weird angles before they pass thru the firewalls, and the rear wheel drive cars are generally larger cars, and the shaft is too long. An early commodore rack would do the job fine, but i would have to sit in the back seat. It is a real pain in the A$$.

There are a lot of capris running around with V8's and that are registered, but i cant find anyone else who has had to do a steering column. Maybe my engineer is too picky?????

Thanx anyways, i am still looking for something suitabe.

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Re: MK 1 Capri Steering Column

In vic you can use the MK1 column. I think someone's used a TG gemini one in the capri MK1 in QLD.

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I have to put a colapsable steering column in my Mark 1 Capri to pass engineering.
Have a look on your compliance plate if you have ADR 10 on there then you already have a collapsible steering collumn.

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Have a look on your compliance plate if you have ADR 10 on there then you already have a collapsible steering collumn.

HTH Jim...
I thought ADR rules were brought in 73/74 the capri's sold in Australia are earlier years than that.

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