1974 Ford Capri

Started on Aug. 11 by therealpinto

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Body modified to MkIII (1978-86) spec, X-pack arches, fibreglass bonnet and hatch. The car currently runs a 2.0 Pinto with YB pistons, rods and oil pump with spray bar. Slightly ported head with a swedish ground cam, hybrid YB manifold with home built plenum. Custom exhaust header and a Holset HX35 breathing life into the cast iron. Megasquirt (MS3 with MS3X) engine management. Drive train is Sierra Cosworth sourced BW T5 gearbox, Sierra IRS with Quaife differential. Front suspension is based on new knuckles (GRP4 Fabrication) with altered KPI to widen the track and lower the scrub radius. Adjustable control arms and adjustable blade type anti-roll bar. Brakes are basically Sierra Cosworth 4x4 all round (vented front and rear), through a custom built pedal box. I bought the car in 1997 and it was a rolling project until around 2010 when I rebuilt it into current spec. Has run 11.99s quartermile and is decently quick on tracks with bends too :-)

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