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slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
9/10/20 11:03 p.m.

Oh, and if anyone wants to work on one, but not actually own it, you're welcome to stop by my house and help me out. cheeky

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/11/20 1:07 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

Oh that's dangerous, looks straight ready for blocking, primer, blocking, base coat, 2k, wet sand and BP swap. If $300 takes it, I'd move on it in a big way. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/11/20 1:07 a.m.

In reply to slowbird :

If you were closer. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/11/20 2:07 p.m.

FWD miata.

 

All of the chassis flex. 

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/11/20 3:12 p.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

FWD miata.

 

All of the chassis flex. 

Can’t tell if it’s a turbo XR2 or not.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/11/20 4:07 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) :

Neither can I, I almost assume that they all are

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
9/11/20 4:23 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Honestly when I've looked for Capris for sale, most of them were not turbo cars. I would say maybe 1/3rd of them were, and the rest were base models. It has aftermarket wheels so that doesn't help us figure it out, but the lack of a spoiler would lead me to guess base model. I'm not sure if that's conclusive though.

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/11/20 5:06 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Ah, I just turned my phone sideway and saw the lack of spoiler. I couldn’t see the whole picture before blush

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
9/12/20 1:43 p.m.

That Capri is an auto, which makes me think it's non-turbo. But I don't know much about them.

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
9/12/20 1:47 p.m.

In reply to CyberEric :

I was going to mention that too, but Facebook listings often say auto when they aren't. But yes, the auto was only available on the non-turbo base models.

Now I'm having bad thoughts about swapping a 1.8 into a Capri and then turboing it. But someone's already done that (and they added the AWD parts from a GTX so it's the ultimate package, basically.)

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
9/12/20 2:06 p.m.

No spoiler = no turbo on those Capri's. 

I would think that welding in through-floor subframe connectors would help those a lot if someone really wanted to get serious about them.

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
9/12/20 5:43 p.m.

I'm not totally sure these are on the BG chassis, but this could be an interesting project car. 

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/fairfield-1988-mazda-k-miles-mechanic/7186419793.html

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
9/12/20 5:55 p.m.
CyberEric said:

I'm not totally sure these are on the BG chassis, but this could be an interesting project car. 

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/fairfield-1988-mazda-k-miles-mechanic/7186419793.html

That's BF chassis and is actually the basis for the last Mercury Capri like the ones in this thread already.  That's how there's hardware in cars sold in America to build a turbo AWD Capri, at least as far as driveline is concerned.  Getting it all into the car is another question.

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
9/12/20 9:04 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Ah, right, I forgot the Capri was BF and not BG.

 

Also BF chassis: The first-gen Mercury Tracer! (Looks just like the 323 above)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Tracer#First_generation_(1988%E2%80%931989)

For some reason they stopped making the Mercury Lynx (Escort platform) and brought these out for a couple of years. Then it skipped the 1990 model year and jumped over to the BG platform as a 1991. The Lynx name never made a comeback.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
9/12/20 11:36 p.m.

I used to get the convertible Capri mixed up as well.  I thought it was kind of smart when Mercury got to be on the Mazda platforms whereas the US Ford Escort was on its own crappier chassis.  Then that got screwed up and Mercury wasn't special again.  Honestly Ford's smaller-than-Taurus car lineup in the USA seems pretty wonky in retrospect.  Should have just used whatever Mazda platform was the general size they were going for and skipped doing home grown.  I'm biased towards the Mazdas though.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/13/20 3:52 p.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/14/20 9:26 p.m.

 

FEOA Swap meet FB group courtesy listing. The seller is an OG 10+ year from back in the forums day owner. 

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
9/18/20 1:20 p.m.

Cool looking car! And a nice good ornament, wow.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/20/20 1:31 p.m.
slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
9/20/20 1:50 p.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

Forbidden australian market 323, washington state, $3900

I'm pretty sure that I had one of these (in Japan spec) as my first car in Gran Turismo 2. laugh Or at least, one of the first, because I would scour the used car lots for interesting things so I didn't get stuck with the more common cars.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/20/20 1:57 p.m.

It's interesting to be that this one is the B8 engine as most were BP, some came with a BPD and fwd and there was a rev happy 2.0l klz variant that many 323Fs had. It's crazy to realize that it shares the doors, front and rear, with the US market BG chassis protege and that's what a protege liftback could've looked like, and yet, there it is. 

stan
stan UltraDork
9/23/20 9:01 a.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/29/20 9:00 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/29/20 9:22 p.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

Sub $1k 323 in Seattle.

What’s under the hood of those? 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/29/20 9:58 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) :

B6 sohc 1.6l, a BP and G series box is a plug and play swap though. 

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