V8 ford capri project

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by zahistorics » Wed 19 Oct 2011, 02:47

needboost wrote:T5 gearboxes are not cheap and not plentifull... 8) Maybe in the UK not in SA...
A good reason not to use on in ZA then.

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by zahistorics » Wed 19 Oct 2011, 02:49

peranaman wrote: ...speaking of 'slowing down' I notice you haven't addressed the prospect of wanting to stop the car yet?

Front brakes?...
Remeber what BG said: "we built them to go, not to stop" :)

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Wed 19 Oct 2011, 09:43

Remeber what BG said: "we built them to go, not to stop" :)
Unfortunatly there's a lot of truth in that and that's probably the main reason there are so few good ones left. :(
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by zahistorics » Wed 19 Oct 2011, 20:40

In reality Peranas stopped just as well, or just as badly, as a standard 3000. Problem is standard Mk1 Capri brakes are good for only one hard stop then they will fade into oblivion.

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Thu 20 Oct 2011, 09:05

zahistorics wrote:In reality Peranas stopped just as well, or just as badly, as a standard 3000. Problem is standard Mk1 Capri brakes are good for only one hard stop then they will fade into oblivion.
had my share of bad brakes, nothing beets the feeling of pushing that brake pedal at a red traffic light and there is nothing.. 8O

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by CanAm17 » Thu 20 Oct 2011, 10:57

Latest upgrade to BG 128. Now it handles and stops.
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by peranaman » Thu 20 Oct 2011, 11:20

IbanezRG wrote:
zahistorics wrote:In reality Peranas stopped just as well, or just as badly, as a standard 3000. Problem is standard Mk1 Capri brakes are good for only one hard stop then they will fade into oblivion.
had my share of bad brakes, nothing beets the feeling of pushing that brake pedal at a red traffic light and there is nothing.. 8O
Clearly you are not from ZA if you attempted to stop at Red?
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by 427TNT » Thu 20 Oct 2011, 16:23

CanAm17 wrote:Latest upgrade to BG 128. Now it handles and stops.
Nice upgrade there Anton,but not in everybody's budget to fork out +-R15K-20K to do that upgrade .......I do have a wishlist going...... :mrgreen:
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Thu 20 Oct 2011, 18:10

I have the front 4 pots and rear 2 pot calipers and discs from a Cosworth Sierra Sapphire that I will be upgrading to.
I got them in exchange for giving a guy space in my workshop to re-shell his car and he was putting all new suspension and brakes on it.
Bargain. :mrgreen:

I also have the front struts and single leaf springs from a MK3 2.8i Capri that I will be using until I have saved for some coil-overs for front and back like Chris' A2 replica.
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by Johann65 » Thu 20 Oct 2011, 18:50

IbanezRG wrote:still busy with bodywork.. car is stripped, did a lot of cutting, welding and grinding. will start with filler this week. i'll upload some photos of the progress soon.
Just some observation,
Take a look at the difference between the Perana and Your 2000Gt with regard to the strengthening of the front chassis and body. My mate Piet is also busy fitting a V8 to a Capri. Good luck with the project. Go follow Peranaman's postings.
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