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since you've all been asking about the Fords of europe I thought I could add my 2 cents worth about the Capri's

I run a 1986 2.8 injection special with stage 3 heads , Kent V21 cam and janspeed manifolds and magnex exhaust , its been de-badged and back to original stratos silver and a very nice set of polished RS four spoke but the 7x13 versions , sorry no picks at present as the car is just on the road this week , I haven't had it dyno tested yet but I'm hopefull for a high 190bhp or poss 200 and again not tested on a strip yet but feels like a high 6 seconds on the 0-100kph.

So since i ain't got pics yet I thought I might give you some sites to check out .

This link site has almost every euro capri site on it
http://www.hvidberg.com/capri.htm

This used to be Capri Power and was an excellent site but they have changed it now to encompass all euro fords and are just starting up .
http://www.nickpeat.hostinguk.com/

This is another one and if these guys don't know whats going on in the capri scene in the UK then nobody knows .
http://www.capricentral.com/default.asp

Hope you enjoy them and will post some pics soon.

John
 

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Hi 28s3
Welcome. It's great to hear from you. I will look forward to the pics. We have Ford peeps from all over the world here.
 

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If you capri guys want a capri area here then we can do it strait away.What do you think.We wanted to have the members here to set up specific area's.
 

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Thanks for the offer . thought it might be good if you guys have any queries about ours??? i.e if someone imported one or if they need parts/advice as I know that most of the capri clubs and specialist are willing to export and of course the advice is free.

anyway it may even be the reverse theres plenty of people here who are trying to fit v8's into capri's and they don't know how to go about it the most popular is the rover v8 but there is nothing better than v8 lump even the american mustang has problems keeping up with that kind of machine !!!!

we can get most parts we need from the states but the capri fans over there seem to be happy with v6 and not many go all out for a good old 302ci

THE BURRBLE IS JUST PURE MUSIC !!!!!

theres stuff that Ford did all over the world that we here don't know about , south african XR8/perana capri and the older ones like the aussie fairlane/falcon's (when customised they can look so slick!!!).

so don't worry will be checking the site out with the other regulars i visit every night .

And as soon as I get those pics from my mate I'll post them on.

John
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Cheers mate!

Any chance of attaching our web address to your signatures on the other sites you visit?

We really would like as many people as we can get from your side of the world calling in from time to time!

Ian.

BTW My dog comes from Scotland, well her family does anyway!
My family name is Welsh, and I love Scottland. I hope to get there one day!
 

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Will pass the name along . And of course anyone asking about fords downunder I can always point them in the right direction.

Just emailed the boy in Norway with link site and nick at the Cerebrus racing as the more the merry.

John
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28s3 or John whichever you like, I have seen a Capri GT with a 2v windsor 351 block. Don't ask me how he fitted it in there or what mods he needed to do to the engine bay ect although I would have some Idea. What egnine did the orignal Capri GT have? I saw a Capri at the sane fird open day and it only had a 2L 4 cylinder i think?
 

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the gt came in four varients 1.3 4 cylinder , 1.6 4 cylinder , 2.0 v4 (I sure the one you seen may have been a pinto conversion either that or the maket was different in different countries ??) and the mighty 3.0 v6

theres also various levels of spec for each gt

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gt xlr

not sure of actual spec of each

the pinto 2.0 was introduced on the MKII and the v4 is now getting very rare (just not as popular as not very tuneable)

John
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Just a quick hello. A capri fan from our website emailed me a link to this forum site, so I just came in to see what it's all about.

Thanks for the link to our cerberus racing website 28s3!

Were still working round the clock to get our secure online shop up running, weve got new contracts from suppliers far and wide so we will have an absolutely massive range of products so you can have a one stop shop. And were planning a hard back copy catalogue for the new year.


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Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy the conversation and look forward to see you here in the future!

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cerberus_ford said:
Just a quick hello. A capri fan from our website emailed me a link to this forum site, so I just came in to see what it's all about.

Thanks for the link to our cerberus racing website 28s3!

Were still working round the clock to get our secure online shop up running, weve got new contracts from suppliers far and wide so we will have an absolutely massive range of products so you can have a one stop shop. And were planning a hard back copy catalogue for the new year.


Elliot
Hi .Hope you like it here.
 

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28s3 said:
the gt came in four varients 1.3 4 cylinder , 1.6 4 cylinder , 2.0 v4 (I sure the one you seen may have been a pinto conversion either that or the maket was different in different countries ??) and the mighty 3.0 v6

theres also various levels of spec for each gt

gt
gt xl
gt xlr

not sure of actual spec of each

the pinto 2.0 was introduced on the MKII and the v4 is now getting very rare (just not as popular as not very tuneable)

John
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I have driven a few of the v6's.The old 3.0 granada.Mate they go like hell.I found them a bit light and twitchy at high speed.We got them with all the engines.OHC ,pushrod,v6and v4.
 

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the 3.0 capri and granadas were pretty much the same but a few minor tweeks here and there to the suspension and maybe a bit bigger tyres completely sort them out. The Capri got a bad rep for being tail happy . But this is part of the appeal and not just that a decent axel kit and it can lock it down and make it pretty solid.

I once spoke to a boy who suggested moving the engine mounts back by 5cm or so and this completely changes the charactoristics and turns it into a mk2 escort for handling ???? Never seen it done but would like to have a go .

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Wow moving the engine back sounds serious but would help with the weight shift.I thought some really good body kit would help a fair bit.Rear wing and all.
The ones I drove were bare of any kit as they come out with nothing. It seemed as tho the rear end got very light at speed. Scary stuff but I guess we shouldn't be going too fast should we.hehe.
 

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The way the guy explained it was the weight shift brought the engine nearer the centre and although its not much of a shift it brings the centre of gravity down as the engine weight is nolonger on the front cross member (this is why the back is so light the weight is primerily over the the front end ) .

The body kits for the capri and others are quite rare but possibley the best looking one is the Xpack the wings are extended and you can get the Zackspeed rear aerofoil (twin blade style but not quite as big as an EVO job)

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The pick is of the guy who has the capri link site and hope he does't mind me using his car as an example its just the best angle to see it .

The whole kit originated from a car in the early eighties called the Capri tubo (or zakspeed as you can see from the front spoiler)
 

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The fronts ok but it's hard for me to see much of the rear.Do you know if the kit made much diffrerence to the handling esp the rear downforce.
 

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the rear spoiler did make a difference , not a serious amount like an evo but enough , then theres is the larger arches which allow for some serious alloys

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