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by canzus
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: V8 but which one?
Replies: 40
Views: 4619

Re: V8 but which one?

just to further convince you on small block ford, i also have a 347 stoker with afr heads and all the bits. spent yesterday on the dyno and its putting out 340hp at the rear wheels (equates to 440 at the engine). Previously with 30hp less it ran 11.4 over the 1/4 mile. You wont regret it!!! You los...
by canzus
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel Hose
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Fuel Hose

Almost forgot to post.... Noticed today when I ran my engine, it's pissing out fuel again. I think it's the fuel hoses degrading, is it something to do with the ethanol on petrol? How can I ensure I get hose that's good enough? Yes, it's the ethanol, replace old hose with silicone hose, job done...
by canzus
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Cologne .. can it be quick?
Replies: 29
Views: 6589

Re: 2.8 Cologne .. can it be quick?

Does anyone here know how to build a competition 2.8 or know of a posting of someone who did? Looking at the costs of a 5.0 conversion (and 400 hp): donor engine - $500 heads - $250 internals - $1500 (stroker kit) headers - $100 cam - $200 intake - $200 radiator - $350 t-5 transmission, clutch, etc...
by canzus
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Trying to figure out exactly which Ford Capri I have...
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Trying to figure out exactly which Ford Capri I have...

Hello here are some photos of A 1976 Capri 2.8 V6 With 4 speed Manual.That I pulled out of a storage Unit Car has Been there Since 1985. Photobucket link: http://s1198.photobucket.com/user/taziasmommy07/library/1976%20Ford%20Capri You're in Moxee WA? That's about 5 hours from me. Plus SWMBOs has co...
by canzus
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Suitable gearbox for Ford 302 V8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: Suitable gearbox for Ford 302 V8?

Yes, there are two types of T5's. One that was used on the 4cyl Lima engines, and one that was used with the V8's (like in the 80's Mustang GT). Im pretty sure that the T5 used with the Cosworths was the same as in the 4cyl Turbo Mustangs of the 1980's. It should have the shorter (same as 4cyl Type...
by canzus
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Good looking 15" wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 4944

Re: Good looking 15" wheels

5 spoke alloys, the little black dress of the wheel world...

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by canzus
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk1 Capri Wheel/Tyre sizes
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: Mk1 Capri Wheel/Tyre sizes

It depends on the back spacing of the wheel, a 7X15 wheel will need 4 1/4" (108mm)
back spacing. The you could run a 205/50R15 tire(tyre).
by canzus
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 73 Capri rear quarter window (light)
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: 73 Capri rear quarter window (light)

Early model year '73s had glue on latches, same as the '72s. Late model year '73s had bolt on latches. If you pry the chrome cap off the the latch on the outside of the glass, you'll find a bolt... As for the leading edge of the window, what we do here in the US is fill the channel in the B pillar w...
by canzus
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT

I am hoping to bring an end to this argument, I have emailed Retro Ford magazine and they are going to run a Tech Feature on this subject to prove it right or wrong! So someone will have to get a plate... put some words on it...and eat those words.... I hope it's not me lol :lol: I have doubts abou...
by canzus
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT

Christ, I'm going to have to write a dissertation on exhaust header(extractor) design with math included to convince one individual that back pressure is bad. Rich: have ever heard the phrase that a "mind is like a parachute"... I'll have the dissertation done in a couple of days, in the mean time R...
by canzus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT

Major_Tom wrote:Rich isn't saying there's backflow along the exhaust.. I think what he's getting at is thatmaybe a pipe of some sort helps the flow of gas overall.. like carb trumpets..
Which is why I asked Rich to explain himself...

;)
by canzus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Chassis strengthening tips
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: Chassis strengthening tips

Minimum would be something like this... http://www.rallyrace.net/jvab/spgm/gal/Capri/capriGusset01.JPG http://www.rallyrace.net/jvab/spgm/gal/Capri/capriGusset02.JPG And one of these... Notice also that the engine is not mounted to the cross member, it's easier to replace and bent stuff if it's buil...
by canzus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT

Dave; I've been arguing the back pressure myth for 35 years. Every single time I'd ask why do you need back pressure? I never got the same answer... Here is a good question for the entire group to try and answer, it's a tough one, but not too tough if you think about it a bit... Thinking caps on... ...
by canzus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT

rich_jc wrote:edited

still still give up

Rich, you editing your posts isn't going to change the physics involved. Perhaps if you
state why an engine needs back pressure in the exhaust system, we can blow the myth
to pieces. That way, everyone will understand why it's a myth...
by canzus
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: Worrying what some people will put on the web as FACT

If you put your finger over the end of a hose pipe, does the water go back into the tap? No. Does the water pressure increase and therefore exit the end of the hose faster? Yes. Try filling a bucket with both methods. You may learn something during the process... Instead of proclaiming something yo...
by canzus
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: ford Capri mk 1,5 GT 1.6
Replies: 23
Views: 7409

Re: ford Capri mk 1,5 GT 1.6

If you can find a 7" wide 15" diameter rim, you'll need 6mm positive offset, or a 4 1/4" backspace... But with that size wheel, you won't need the flares, you'll really need an 8 or 9" wide wheel and tire... My Mk 1 has 7 X 15 with 6mm of negative offset... http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/B...
by canzus
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: ford Capri mk 1,5 GT 1.6
Replies: 23
Views: 7409

Re: ford Capri mk 1,5 GT 1.6

Hello, http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5422521301_848c45bcf5_z.jpg Does anyone has a idée how to make the fenders look like this ? Can I buy something ? ore do a have to make it my self ? Hand fabrication in metal... http://www.capri-list.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=6...
by canzus
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: What bolts for rear bumper Capri MK1
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: What bolts for rear bumper Capri MK1

Mine are 10mmX1.5X40mm...
by canzus
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: .Members Pictures - Faces
Replies: 151
Views: 61013

Re: .Members Pictures - Faces

Heh, SWMBO and I, August of this year, in front of my V8 Mk1...

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2 weeks before our 25th wedding anniversary...
by canzus
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: what really pisses u off
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: what really pisses u off

People who proclaim that just because I don't believe in a god, I am an evil trouble maker and all that is wrong with the world. Rich I hear ya!! http://vodpod.com/watch/3016969-the-intelligence-debate-stephen-fry-unedited-a-film-tv-video Great video, along the lines of my personal credo, "He is yo...