V8 ford capri project

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Mon 15 Oct 2012, 21:13

thanks 73Ranchero

the locknuts on my tappets need to be replaced. now in the book that i've got thy say i should use the polyurethane ones. are these just the normal blue locknuts ore are there special ones for engine use? and where can i get them ?

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by woblzdesign » Sat 20 Oct 2012, 07:39

good to see the project progressing, when we gona see some color on the car :D
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Mon 22 Oct 2012, 12:25

woblzdesign wrote:good to see the project progressing, when we gona see some color on the car :D
my 2 weeks leave starts this Friday. planning on painting the car in that time.. so hopefully everything works out so that i can finally start putting it back together.

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Mon 25 Jan 2016, 13:35

Ok, so its been a very long time since i got any work done on this project, reason being that i got a new job, new girlfriend, bought a new car, moved into my own place in jhb.

its now come to the point that things have finally stabilized and i might have some extra money to spend on my project.

unfortunately there is no space at my own house so the car is still at my parents house in Pretoria. the current state of the car is still the same as in my last post, i never got to paint it and will now have to do a lot of work to get it ready for paint again.

furthermore my dad started packing lots of junk around the car to free up space in the workshop next door.
I was an idiot when i left the project and did not close up the engine properly, wasps have since build clay nests inside my cylinder heads, engine will have to be taken apart for inspection and cleaning.

i'm planing on getting the car painted ASAP, i'm having a look at what is needed to continue and how i can move stuff around to have space in the workshop again this weekend. I've got some leave that i need to take before financial year end so hopefully will be able to get the car painted in that time.

I'm planing on taking small parts back home to work on in spare time, bumpers, grill,dashboard etc.

the main thing is that i have not given up on this project and am not planing to do so.

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Sun 23 Sep 2018, 11:29

Hi everyone,

Sooo, my Capri has been standing collecting dust for years. But I'm proud to say that I'm finally back at it. Over the last few weeks I have cleaned up the workshop. Sanded down the entire car, addressed rust points and any other dents that it picked up over the years while standing. Its a 80km drive from my house to where the car is located but I'm trying to get some work done every weekend. The car should soon be ready for paint again.

I'm also still looking for some parts. I need the following:

- diff, would be nice to get one I can just install and don't have to modify or build.
- 4 barrel carb + inlet manifold
- exhaust headers
- engine mountings
- shifter for the automatic box

Please feel free to PM me should you have any of the above to sell.

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Re: V8 ford capri project

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Re: V8 ford capri project

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by marnus » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 13:21

Very nice!!

Makes me feel ashamed for not touching my project in 6 Months
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by RASSIE » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 18:58

I got one for sale as my F100 got one for 13 years and running well with the 351W V8. Will give more info.
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Thu 04 Oct 2018, 14:46

marnus wrote:
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 13:21
Very nice!!

Makes me feel ashamed for not touching my project in 6 Months
thanks, haha 6 months is still ok. My project was standing for 6 years.

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