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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/02/10 21:30:09 (permalink)
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Nice work. No issues with baffles at all.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/11 11:40:25 (permalink)
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Removed the rear scuttle to reveal metal that hasn't seen the light of day for nearly 50 years. It was in pretty good shape with just two small pieces of rust which I have now repaired at each corner 
The scuttle has had the attachment tabs replaced and I think will be left off and reattached after painting with rivets or small stainless bolts.
Courtesy of wiggy I have been able to fit the later "B" pillar seat belt mounting points to my shell rather than using the low mounting points originally used in the rear trim. 
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/11 14:24:36 (permalink)
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Those B pillars look a lot better than when I last saw them. Nice work.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/11 19:12:04 (permalink)
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Great work - as usual.

Wondering what engine your going to use..
I'm going EFI on one of mine (same tank set up as u) ...
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 08:51:56 (permalink)
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Wiggy, a sand blaster and etch primer does wonders to old parts. Thanks for taking the time to remove and send the pillars to me.


Spud, the jury is still out on what engine to use. The problem is too many options however I would prefer to stick with Ford just depends on how much money I have at the time. The V6 Duratec would be fairly cost effective and not too heavy weight wise way to a reasonable power increase with the Jag version being 240HP, however not sure its worth all the effort for not a huge power increase. As a Capri driver Spud, what do you think a good road car needs?
 
What EFI engine are you considering?
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 09:11:55 (permalink)
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I'm injecting an Essex v6 - see how it goes. I'm hoping it will make it a bit more user friendly- easy on start up and smoother. (See below)





I'm doing a cosworth v6 - a very easy conversion and gets a great result by all accounts

I've looked at the duratec - it's a bit of a hassle making it fit - but a very nice engine

The hassle is a big thing for me now - I can't be bothered with to much mucking around (modifications take time) - hence the way I'm going above
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 10:23:02 (permalink)
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Hunt around South Africa sites, the Essex was made with factory EFI very late in life but never fitted to Fords, they went into Mazda utes.  If you could source the intake system and ancilleries it would save a lot of work
 

Capri The car I always promised myself
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 13:44:55 (permalink)
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I have seen those - but look bloody awful!
It's ok - using jenvey throttle bodies etc should (hopefully) work nice - I'll let u know. How it goes..
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 17:14:33 (permalink)
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What Sand blaster setup do you use? I have two different setups but my older EBay one works best now I tweaked it a bit.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 18:31:18 (permalink)
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Can you just by a converted carb nowadays that will be a simple EFI. If that works just a bit better I’d go for that. I know I’ve seen something for V8s.
We all know it’s just our silly rules that stop us going the V8 route.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 19:14:06 (permalink)
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Wiggy for the smaller parts I blast them in a cabinet blaster however need something larger to do the rest of the body, alternately find someone local to blast it.
Is your ebay blaster the type with the pressurised sand tank?
A V8 would be nice for the sound, would probably need to be a Toyota for the lower capacity, I prefer to keep with Ford hence the V6, would be something different also.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/12 19:25:22 (permalink)
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My blaster has a pressurised tank with much larger fittings at the base so when condensation happens it doesn’t clog. An extra valve at the top to regulate the top pressure and a special lance out of 3/4 copper pipe that’s 1 meter long. I can point and shoot a good meter and a bit away and see what’s happening all the time.
Worked all of that out after sandblasting the under side of a V6 and hurting every step of the way.
You can still engineer a V8. Harder but possible.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/19 17:24:39 (permalink)
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After removing the heater unit I noticed rust under the plenum, so more drilling and picking to get that off. Should be a straight forward repair. Will probably bolt the plenum back on as I always regretted welding the one onto my Escort.
 
Has anyone had success fitting air conditioning other than the ugly under dash unit to their Capri?
 

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/19 18:52:08 (permalink)
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I put a vintage air one in - - passengers side - but had to delete the recess on the parcel shelf
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2018/03/26 23:56:15 (permalink)
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How did you mount the compressor and where did you get the right dual belt balancer?
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