Re: Capri V8 project
A little update, so it turns out fitting the skyline rear is a little more involved than i thought (i didn't think it would be easy) any how i have the mounts and chassis rails all sorted, there are just a couple of supporting brackets that need some plates welded in and the strut tops.
As it turns out the R33 struts are to long for the Capri as they sit way to high, i bought a full set of Tein coil overs for the S15 (knowing the S15 and R33 use the same rear strut and i am running the S15 front. The fix for this is to use the S13 rear struts as they are 150mm shorter, this does mean i have to sell the R33 rears i have but will make more room in the back and will look much tidier and probably easier to install so that is my next mission.
Then ill be on to the font end which i am actually picking to be easier than the rear, once i have done that i can start on fitting the motor and box which i haven't even sourced yet.
I'm looking for an alloy Windsor block and just working out which gear box to use, i don't want to cut the tunnel so looking at a R154 box, want to convert to hydraulic release bearing and keep it as a single plate street friendly clutch.
I have some AFR heads for it already and a set of 52mm OBX throttle bodies that are on an LS1 manifold, it was at the right price though so even if i cant easily modify the manifold it was cheap for the throttle bodies.
still looking out for seats at the same time as i want to fit these while i am doing the chassis work as i am joining the front and rear rails up and need the seats before i do this so the rail picks up the seat mount as the front and rears don't line up perfectly.
i have seen some nice leather seats come up but the Capri is bloody low, which severely limits the seats that will fit in it, anyway on holiday at the moment and going to look at some fully electric leather recaros out of an Audi A8, very nice, touch and go on height.