MK 1 Ford Capri - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri Forum for discussion of the Ford Laser, Ford TX3, Ford Escort, Ford Sierra and Mercury Capri.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2003, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
NOS + Boost = Fun
 
BlownV8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ormeau, Gold Coast
Posts: 278
Question MK 1 Ford Capri

Can anyone tell me what the tare weight of a MK 1 Ford capri is as an australian release, and what model that belongs too. I know the V6 was heavier than the 4, but i need to know the weight of a few different models. I am doing a v8 conversion on a capri, but need to know what capri i need to initially buy so it is a legal conversion.

THANX
__________________
70 GT Ford Capri
302 Windsor (347 someday)
Auto, Manual - Manual, Auto.
(I'll work it out one day)
Hilux Diff - 4.1 Detroit Locker
BlownV8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-20-2003, 21:03   #2 (permalink)
ford butcher and baker
 
max_torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Drivers Seat
Age: 48
Posts: 217
Re: MK 1 Ford Capri

kerb weight of a 1600GT is 905kg from the workshop manual.
__________________
Ford to Victory!
max_torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2003, 03:47   #3 (permalink)
when in doubt gas it
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: cooroy,sunnycoast qld
Age: 41
Posts: 8
Re: MK 1 Ford Capri

you,ll need v6 capri to make it easier for rego purposes .
they have 3 bolt front ends compared to 1600 having 2 bolts that hold crossmember in .
weight of v6 capri i believe is 2500 lbs
awsome conversion , i have one myself.

gasser
gasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2003, 14:47   #4 (permalink)
NOS + Boost = Fun
 
BlownV8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ormeau, Gold Coast
Posts: 278
Re: MK 1 Ford Capri

Thanx for the replies, i have aquired the info i need from the RTA and my engineer. For those of you who are interested, these are the rules for N.S.W.

If the original car has a 4 cylinder engine in it, and weighs less than 1100 KG, then the biggest naturally aspirated engine you can fit is 3 x the manufactures tare weight of the vehicle. For forced induction, it is 2.5 times the manufactures tare weight of the vehicle.

ie, as max_torque said, a 1600 GT capri is 905Kg, so you can go to a 3 x 905 = 2715, or 2.7L engine naturally aspirated, or 2.5 x 905 = 2262.5, or 2.2L forced inducted.

Now......
If your 4 cylinder car weighs more than 1100 KG or was originally fitted with a 6 cylinder motoer, you can go 4.82 x manufacturers tare weight for naturally aspirated, or 4 x manufacturers tare weight for forced induction.
ie, a 71 V6 GT capri weighs 1070KG, but had a 6 cylinder in it, so 4.82 x 1070 = 5157.4, or 5.1L, go the windsor, or 4 x 1070 = 4280, or 4.2L Forced inducted, any one with a spare BA Turbo motor :-)


Hope this info is useful to someone. :-)
__________________
70 GT Ford Capri
302 Windsor (347 someday)
Auto, Manual - Manual, Auto.
(I'll work it out one day)
Hilux Diff - 4.1 Detroit Locker
BlownV8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr. to finish first Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-2003 04:52
'Henry had the dream' Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-28-2003 05:58
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-2003 07:17
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-2002 06:48
Can ECU cars be tuned for PULP? EA S General Tech 26 12-07-2001 22:09

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:59.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.