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Hot!Rough '69 Capri

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/09/23 23:43:07 (permalink)
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The seats are in and fitted fairly nicely. I will make some infill panels for the rear seats once I dig out the rear side trim panels. I wanted the seats to sit fairly low so mounted the front seats on some brackets at the front and some stand off's at the back (with crush tubes and suitable backing plate under the floor pan for the through bolts).



 
A Megasquirt ECU came up on Facebook for a good price, the main board assembly was top notch however the mods that were made were a bit so so, I have removed all the mods and will re-do them to suit the V6 engine with coil on plug.

A trip to the wreckers with a tape measure turned up a Suzuki Swift AC condenser, now to make it fit!

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/09/24 13:40:31 (permalink)
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Heh Blue, I'd never heard of MegaSquirt but have checked out the website. I think my head is still spinning?
Are you controlling spark and some sort of EFI setup? Probably not enough room for it here but sounds extremely interesting to my (carburetor controlled) mind.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/09/25 21:47:40 (permalink)
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Yes the Megasquirt will be configured to control spark using the 6 COP Logic coils on the engine already and fuel. I will also set it up to control quite a few things such as cooling fan, idle solenoid, canister purge and VVT solenoids etc. They are quite versatile however take a bit of setting up in the first place but I find it interesting and it's pretty satisfying when the engine fires up first time.
The tuning software, Tuner Studio, is really user friendly and there is a large online Megasquirt community to help with ideas and set up information.

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/09/27 12:28:33 (permalink)
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Please remind me, what engine are you running?
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/10/12 02:33:01 (permalink)
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The engine is a Ford Duratec, this one that I'm using came out of an S type Jaguar as it has the coolant pipes on the front of the head not the rear as the front wheel drive versions (Escape/Tribute) have.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/05 21:55:54 (permalink)
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Radiator support infill panels made to incorporate the radiator, fan and condenser mounting points. Just need to pull it apart and finish welding them in.

 
I needed to get an inlet manifold organised for the engine however have never been happy with the original ugly S type manifold besides it fouls on the brake booster. A few guys building kit cars have had reasonable success using the Mondeo ST200 inlet mounted on the AJ30, it's a much nicer looking manifold and is more compact than the original. I tracked one down in the UK through a Facebook group and was pleased when it arrived on my door step.

The manifold will still need an adaptor/spacer to make it work however the port spacing is the same. It also fouls on the oil filler so have removed the filler for now and will have to come up with a solution for that later.

Made some adaptor spacers about 42mm high to adapt the manifold, quite happy with the fit, the manifold is nice and snug on the engine just need to do the ports.

 

 
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/06 08:36:01 (permalink)
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Radiator support infill panels made to incorporate the radiator, fan and condenser mounting points. Just need to pull it apart and finish welding them in.




Great work!
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/08 10:04:45 (permalink)
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Thanks Jamie.
I friend was asking questions about the manifold adapter so now it is finished I thought a few pictures may explain it better than me typing.


Manifold was designed to fit the 2.5 ST200 which is front wheel drive so the throttle body was facing the rear of the engine. When mounting the manifold 180deg it needs to be raised to miss the front of the cam covers and coolant outlets. This also provides an area to blend the port runners.

 

 
 

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/08 13:14:59 (permalink)
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I bet your glad you have that bonnet bulge Blue!
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/08 14:14:26 (permalink)
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I bet your glad you have that bonnet bulge Blue!


Yes sure am. plenty of clearance in the center. the closest part is between the idle solenoid and the bonnet frame but still enough room.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/11 13:12:55 (permalink)
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The standard Capri track can't be widened legally by more than 25mm overall....
 
hey Blue, I just reread your thread again, and wondered if I can pick your brains  ( any anyone else can chip in)a bit regarding the above.
Ive prattled on in a couple of posts about adding works flares to a Mk2 van. (Im about 2 weeks away all going good to getting the project finally).
I specifically would be going for the 'Hot wheels look' that you love. So with the bubble arches, would be looking for a deeper offset wheel (like a Compomotive ML), particularly in the rear to match the arch, and most likely with 15" dia x 8"?.  This will end up increasing the track.
 
Im guessing similar width restrictions would apply to the van also?
I think its going to be powered as a pinto, and otherwise reassembled using relatively conventional Ford 2L mk2 components to look basically stock. If thats the case, is it likely i'd be ok with adding the arches and increasing the track, or it it more a problem and would need documentation before attempting (club) registration?
(sorry for diversion)
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/11 15:53:35 (permalink)
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Hi Deano,
You are allowed up to the 25mm increase in track. The only way around this is to fit a complete suspension setup like Blue has done in the front (and rear?) of the Capri. Then (I think) you have the same restriction of+/-  25mm of the donor vehicles OEM wheel track. But at least this way the track can be widened significantly on the Escort.
 
https://www.rms.nsw.gov.a...ative-wheels-tyres.pdf
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/11 21:18:59 (permalink)
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it looks like for Vic its the same:
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/vehicle-safety/vehicle-standards-information 
unless its not IRS, then its 50mm max wider.
hmm.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/12 12:51:59 (permalink)
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Yes, its a dogs breakfast Deano.
From my understanding the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme was NSW's interpretation on the Federal legislation being the ADR guidelines.
Each State has their own take on the ADR's and that is why a car engineered and registered in one State is not able to be simply transferred to another without being re-engineered and re-registered.
 
Check out this link. I think if all car clubs climbed on board then maybe there would be some motivation for change?
 
https://www.timetoalign.org.au/faq/
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2020/12/12 22:24:26 (permalink)
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Best to check with an engineer in your state to see what their interpretation of the regs. are and go from there Deano.
Interestingly there was a white Mk2 Escort with a build thread on here engineered and registered in NSW with an increased track of more than 25mm, a lot depends on the engineers interpretation I think.
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