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Tim H

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Started out as a basic 2L 4cyl automatic, which I then converted to a 2L 16V DOHC FE3 and 5 speed, then just recently I converted to a 1989 302ci T5.  Put about 50 miles on it so far and mechanically it is sounds and runs great!  Time to have the interior redone.
Build blog here: http://1973capriv8.weebly.com/

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Tim,
Welcome to the forum.

 

WOW, now that is one slick ride.  Reminds of what Stacey did with the Miata...

Again, welcome.  You're gonna fit in real well around here.


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Kurganhunter

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WOW!!!! That is a rarely seen car now. You have done a killer job. It looks so right you gotta wonder why they didn't come like that. That's what we are here for. I remember a buddy of mine driving one of those back in the 80's it was canary yellow and not nearly as cool. SWEEEET.
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Tim H

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Thank you both for the kind comments.  The engine is a little long which takes some effort to mount a radiator and fan, but otherwise was very easy!
Actually in the late 60s, early 70s they were available new as a dealer option with a 302 with warranty.  This was the Capri Perana in South Africa.
This little thing is a blast to drive with all the low end grunt.  Pulling the engine this weekend to put on Aluminum heads and cam.  That should wake it up a little more....
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Bruce Gann

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Great job! I rode in a 302 Capri when I was in Germany back in 1974, that was a blast and I bet this is much better.
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