It's been a while since and update however during December and January I don't get much time in the garage.
I had a meeting with an engineer in November about modifications I want to make to the Capri including increasing the track as I want to use Cologne arches, due to the limitations we have with track increase the only option is to fit a complete suspension from another vehicle that was manufactured with a wider track.
I had been thinking this may be the case and thought a Nissan Silvia may be the easiest option so had been keeping an eye out for a suitable donor. This one came up and has been "Garden Art" for about the last 12 months.
Now I had confirmation from the engineer I would have to go down this route, many measurements of the S13 were taken and the suspension removed with the rest being sold on, much to the delight of my other half, (I thought she liked "art").
I was a bit surprised how easy it is to get rid of S13 parts including the shell.
I also kept the S13 rear suspension "just in case", although I plan to use a Borg Warner diff.
Then in December a damaged S type Jag with a fairly low mileage Ford V6 Duratec engine came up at Pickles auctions nearby, so that became resident on my front lawn however I have a buyer for the rest of the car so removed the engine last week.
The Duratec engines look a bit of a mess so will be a challenge to make it work, pass engineering and look nice, however seeing as the Capri will never be original and after driving other classics with a modern engine it's the way I want to go.
So not much has been done directly on the Capri in the last couple of months however, I have some parts to work with and now to make it all fit!
post edited by blue74 - 2019/02/20 12:59:47