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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.

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Re: MK 1 Ford Capri

kerb weight of a 1600GT is 905kg from the workshop manual.

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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
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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.

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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. :-)

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