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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/08 20:53:24 (permalink)
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Or, it was an imported motor sold by API (remember them??) in the 80's, they sold crate D port motors here for $800 

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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 08:37:28 (permalink)
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Thanks Kieth. Very soon I will be getting the seats recovered. I will post up an interior pic then.

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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 08:49:45 (permalink)
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JR. There is a complete motor for sale on gumtree. The block castig number starts with 72 so it must be a dport engine which among other changes has thicker cylinder walls allowing for safer over size bores.

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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 09:02:44 (permalink)
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A couple more from Rocksberg.
post edited by ronsmallford - 2016/04/09 09:12:09

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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 17:30:59 (permalink)
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I think that's the motor in the Gold Coast. He has imported two of these fully rebuilt from South Africa and from what I've seen they do good work on these old motors. If I had the money I'd buy it but he helped get me Pistons at the same time which were $400 all up which helped me out. He's fixing up his Cortina Perana at present. Good guy.
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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 17:34:43 (permalink)
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I've been looking at trade me NZ quite a lot and some one there does recovers quite reasonably priced but haven't seen mk1 standard only facelift unless someone can prove me wrong. Worth a look though. Keith but I will show you a pic of my white capris seats there comfy. Keith
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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 18:03:32 (permalink)
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Ive also bought a Capri that originally had a Vinyl roof I'm unsure whether to replace it. Its meant to be diamond white with Vinyl roof but unsure on costs and who could do it ,but like yours in many ways. Reason I'm thinking this way is I've already got the diamond white auto with no vinyl so it would be a point of difference with this new one. Might like to see more pics of white ones with the vinyl roof before spending the extra money but Gees yours makes me think. Keith
 
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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 18:30:21 (permalink)
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Re motor on Gumtree....
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/modbury/engine-engine-parts-transmission/ford-capri-gt-v6-engine-suit-capri-escort-cortina-auto-trans-incl/1108154871
 
I thought D-ports had the radiator fan bearing directly above the crankshaft.
Any comment anyone ?

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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 21:29:18 (permalink)
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Yeah that's not the motor I'm talking about. It's in Qld for $4000
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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/09 21:34:19 (permalink)
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The one I referred to has been removed.
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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/10 19:40:52 (permalink)
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Re motor on Gumtree....
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/modbury/engine-engine-parts-transmission/ford-capri-gt-v6-engine-suit-capri-escort-cortina-auto-trans-incl/1108154871
 
I thought D-ports had the radiator fan bearing directly above the crankshaft.
Any comment anyone ?


Dports do have the fan spindle in the centre of the front cover. However the early offset spindle cover will fit, the only mod necessary is that the strengthener behind needs to be trimmed to miss the later nylon and steel cam gear. This can be an advantage as the offset spindle allows for a 14 inch electric fan put behind the radiator. This is enough to keep the beast cool as the maximum 12 inch fan in front of the radiator cant quite cut it. In cooler climes the 12 inch fan in front might do depending on engine tune. Its amazing how much more air a 14" fan will shift than a 12" fan.

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Re: Ford factory special 2016/04/11 20:03:04 (permalink)
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Interestingly if you work out the areas a 12" circle has an area of 113 sq in's as opposed to a 14" circles area of 154 sq in's, there is an increase of 25% more give or take some ,I think.
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Re: Ford factory special 2017/08/17 19:20:47 (permalink)
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At the recent 2017 all ford day Willowbank. Pic by Ian Alcorn.

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Re: Ford factory special 2017/08/17 21:28:09 (permalink)
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Nice pic Ron.....looks like great weather that day.........is that your beautiful beast in the foreground ?
Are you in the pic?
 
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Re: Ford factory special 2017/08/19 18:40:13 (permalink)
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Hi Bernie,
Yes thats me in the middle with son Jono on the left.
I have recently recovered the seats with black roebuck and cloth insert as per original and more detailing in the engine bay so its looking pretty sharp.
Next on the list is to detail the interior including a new heater core.

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