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Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Tue 06 Nov 2018, 12:18
by IbanezRG
marnus wrote:
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 10:04
That axle also seems to be a bakkie one, the shocks would mount on the bracket clamping the leafs.
One can always get a bearing kit, and check the crown&pinion for wear, new oil and seals, 4x108 side shafts and all this you can probably get from Interspares.

Can always do a disc brake conversion?

I have also seen a few 1.6/2.0 Cortinas M68 diff run a stock V8 no issues.

My opinion:

Do a deep inspection on the current diff in the Capri and run it until you can find a M75 to suit
thanks for the info Marnus.

Yes, the axle is from a Ranchero.

I think I'll take your advise and use the M68 for now.

What ratio do I need ? would I be able to get the M68 to that ratio by changing the gears ?

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Tue 06 Nov 2018, 16:05
by marnus
Standard C4 Ratios are

1 2.46
2 1.46
3 1
Reverse 2.18

rear axle ratio of 2.92/3.08/3.36 should give you a nice ride without breaking the diff

With 225/50/15 and a 3.08 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 165Km/h in final drive

1st 68 Km/h
2nd 108Km/h
3rd 165 Km/h

With 225/50/15 and a 2.92 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 175Km/h in final drive
With 225/50/15 and a 3.36 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 152Km/h in final drive

2.92 is most common on smaller converted V8, also better on the economy

Change the ratio by changing the Crown wheel and Pinion, they come as a kit

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Wed 07 Nov 2018, 07:48
by IbanezRG
marnus wrote:
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 16:05
Standard C4 Ratios are

1 2.46
2 1.46
3 1
Reverse 2.18

rear axle ratio of 2.92/3.08/3.36 should give you a nice ride without breaking the diff

With 225/50/15 and a 3.08 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 165Km/h in final drive

1st 68 Km/h
2nd 108Km/h
3rd 165 Km/h

With 225/50/15 and a 2.92 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 175Km/h in final drive
With 225/50/15 and a 3.36 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 152Km/h in final drive

2.92 is most common on smaller converted V8, also better on the economy

Change the ratio by changing the Crown wheel and Pinion, they come as a kit
Awesome, thanks for all the info Marnus

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Wed 07 Nov 2018, 07:58
by IbanezRG
So I've been taking little parts home to work on during the week. I must say I really enjoy getting home listening to some tunes and working on restoring these parts. Way better than loafing in front of the tv.

I also think that all these little details will really make a big impact on the overall look once the car is reassembled.

here are some parts I did yesterday.

Before:
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After:
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Capri badge still needs a little touch up
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I've taken a week of extra leave in December and am planning to get some paint on my Capri during that time. So far everything is on track and should go as planned.

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 09:34
by IbanezRG
I checked the diff that is currently on the car and it has 10 teeth on the pinion and 37 on the ring so its 3.7:1 ratio.

So I would have to change the ratio on this diff.

Does anyone know what ratio the 3L Capri diffs have ?

I don't want to spend to much money on this diff when I'm going to replace it anyways.

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 16:01
by IbanezRG
Got my new rear lenses today

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Sun 25 Nov 2018, 11:08
by paulusvrotius1
Hi Denis, glad to see you're back on the Capri again.Are those brand new tail light lenses and if so where did you get them from?

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Sun 25 Nov 2018, 11:32
by IbanezRG
paulusvrotius1 wrote:
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 11:08
Hi Denis, glad to see you're back on the Capri again.Are those brand new tail light lenses and if so where did you get them from?
Hi Paul,

Yeah its been way to long, I’ve now committed to finishing this project.

Yes they are brand new, after market though, its a guy here in Boksburg that makes custom lenses for classic cars. He however paints the outside frame silver. But does give you a contact that can chrome it for you.

I paid R1200 for the set.

You can find his details on facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/lensesforoldies/

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Sun 25 Nov 2018, 19:05
by paulusvrotius1
Thanks for the contact, he does great work. One question, are the lenses cast with the original lettering on them, hard to see in the pics?

Re: V8 ford capri project

Posted: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 08:29
by IbanezRG
paulusvrotius1 wrote:
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 19:05
Thanks for the contact, he does great work. One question, are the lenses cast with the original lettering on them, hard to see in the pics?
So there are two different types, the one I've got which is all plastic and the chrome border is part of the lens and then you get one that has a metal chrome border around the lens.

Mine don't have any lettering on them except for one little icon on the reflector, but my original once also don't have lettering on the lens.

I did see the other type that he makes and these have all the original lettering on them.