Re: V6 Capri Diff Replacement
I have put a hilux diff in my capri. Had to have it shortened, and got the spring pads re-made to suit. I also moved my suspension inboard about 5 inches as well, but that is because i am going to have mini tubs, with a lot of rubber. If you keep the standard spring location, just find any diff that you want to use, and take it and your std one to a diff specialists, and they will shorten the new diff to the same as the capri item, and make spring pads the same as the capri ones. They will set up the pinion angle the same as the std unit, and also weld on the upper control arm mounts ( if you have them ) as well. All you need to do is find a diff that you are happy to use. The only down side to the hilux diffs are that the smallest ratio centre you can get is a 3.7 from a 2002 model hilux or newer. Most of the older ones are 4.1 and up.
A falcon diff might be a good choice if you are going to stick with the std v6. Just get on from and old xf at a wreckers, and have it shortened.
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