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by billyballer
Mon 28 Apr 2014, 19:55
Forum: Technical
Topic: Capri V8 handling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Capri V8 handling

Hey Billy. I'm very interested to see how this turns out because i am also building a mk1 capri perana v8 for track use.My setup consists of stiffer front coils,shortened shocks,double front anti-roll bar,front and rear poly kits,decambered rear springs with an extra blade added and a rear panhard ...
by billyballer
Fri 18 Apr 2014, 20:30
Forum: Technical
Topic: Capri V8 handling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Capri V8 handling

600 lbs.... yeah what I have in the front is definitely not that stiff. That sounds like a good place to start as well as investigating a stiffer rear leaf. Just have to hunt down a vehicle with the same width leaf springs that might be a bit stiffer now. You could also try running shocks with thic...
by billyballer
Fri 18 Apr 2014, 07:49
Forum: Technical
Topic: Capri V8 handling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Capri V8 handling

600 lbs.... yeah what I have in the front is definitely not that stiff. That sounds like a good place to start as well as investigating a stiffer rear leaf. Just have to hunt down a vehicle with the same width leaf springs that might be a bit stiffer now.
by billyballer
Tue 15 Apr 2014, 19:08
Forum: Technical
Topic: Capri V8 handling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Capri V8 handling

I built the traction bars myself out of metal scrap I had laying around the shop. We were having really severe spring wind up without them. Basically they are bars with bushings on both ends, one end mounted under the center of the spring and one that mounts under the forward mounting point of the s...
by billyballer
Tue 15 Apr 2014, 05:38
Forum: Technical
Topic: Capri V8 handling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Capri V8 handling

Hey all, I've got a US spec '74 Capri that I converted to a ford 5.0 HO V8, T5 and 8.8 limited slip rear end setup. I've built this Capri for a budget endurance road racing series in the the states called the 24 Hours of Lemons. Basic rules are sub-$500 car and mandatory sense of humor. While the ha...
by billyballer
Sun 13 Apr 2014, 19:01
Forum: Indroduce yourself/Welcome to new members
Topic: Greetings from California
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Greetings from California

Yeah you run teams of 4-6 drivers and divy it up over the weekend with about 16 hours of live track time, you get plenty of time in the driver's seat. They accept various forms of license (SCCA and NASA) but you can also pay $50 for a license through the series organizers. It's only good for that se...
by billyballer
Sat 12 Apr 2014, 19:18
Forum: Indroduce yourself/Welcome to new members
Topic: Greetings from California
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Greetings from California

The 24 hours of LeMons is a tongue in cheek road racing series. They do about 25 events a year all over the US on various road courses. Often times they have upwards of 150 cars starting events. Most of the events are two day sessions (Sat, Sun) 8 hours per day, but run as a single event so the cumu...
by billyballer
Fri 11 Apr 2014, 20:11
Forum: Indroduce yourself/Welcome to new members
Topic: Greetings from California
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Greetings from California

Ters, Currently we are using stock struts up front with cut springs. Not sure the spring rate. The car came with them and they were some after market spring that is fairly stiff. It also had a big 1 inch (26mm) sway bar already on it, so we've kept that. Have installed some urethane TCA bushings, bo...
by billyballer
Fri 11 Apr 2014, 05:36
Forum: Indroduce yourself/Welcome to new members
Topic: Greetings from California
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Greetings from California

Hey all, I found this forum while searching for ways to sort out the handling on my '74 Capri. I've built this Capri for a budget endurance road racing series in the the states called the 24 Hours of Lemons. Basic rules are sub-$500 car and mandatory sens of humor. Ran it with the 2.8 V6 for a few e...