Capri 1.3 mkI tuning project

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Capri 1.3 mkI tuning project

Postby colorado » Wed May 17, 2017 8:38 am

Hi to you all on this forum .
First I'm going to start with an apology before hand for my writing , english in not my mother tongue plus dyslexia doens't help :D therefore I do make many mistakes on the spelling and grammar .So if i'm not clear on some passage please point it out so i can (try ) to rectified it .

So .Then. I'm writing here on behalf of 2 friend that are working on a Capri.

and to ask for a little help on chosing parts for a Capri 1.3 (1973 ) LHD that had been converted with a sierra consworth engine , the latter was used on a rally car therefore slightly tuned does develop a power in the region of 280hp .

We are buying or try to buy part from england where those are widely available . So far we find some item on Burton website .

But we need suggestion because the car will be used mainly on open road , so everything regarding suspension setting for istance need to be not too exstreme but in the other hand sometime this car will go on a track day for fun only.

What we 're really looking for at the moment that is very important is a short turning sterring rack and possibly the application of a an elctric power steering . We saw this part available but only for escort and we aren't sure what parts are really compatible between the two models and what not .

And a tip to what type of a LSD to use

P.S .I meant to post this topic in the project section , can some adm kindly move it in the more appropiate section .

Many thanks for your help :cheers:

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Re: Capri 1.3 mkI tuning project

Postby Major_Tom » Thu May 18, 2017 8:25 am

Hello and welcome!

There are a few people on here that know what you want, that have built or own road going track cars.. or do I mean track going road cars?? I'll try and message a few of them in your direction.
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: Capri 1.3 mkI tuning project

Postby SmokeEm » Thu May 18, 2017 1:51 pm

if you have the skills to tranplant a YB in along with the electrics then you have all the skills to fit a Vauxhall Corsa electric system to your existing column. Quickracks for capris are VERY hard to come by. Haven't seen one in years.
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Re: Capri 1.3 mkI tuning project

Postby colorado » Thu May 18, 2017 3:02 pm

Major_Tom wrote:Hello and welcome!

There are a few people on here that know what you want, that have built or own road going track cars.. or do I mean track going road cars?? I'll try and message a few of them in your direction.


Hi
Thank you major Tom :) I'm really appreciate the effort from your part , this car will be more road going track car

SmokeEm wrote:if you have the skills to tranplant a YB in along with the electrics then you have all the skills to fit a Vauxhall Corsa electric system to your existing column. Quickracks for capris are VERY hard to come by. Haven't seen one in years.


Hi SmokeEm


Thank you for the suggestion about the electrics I think the 2 friends are capable of I ll pass your tip over, There are Quikracks available ( i think they are quick are advertised as 2.4 ) for the escort mkI mkII , are you aware that maybe can be adapted to the capri ?
These 2 friends are quite skillfull so a task make them more exited that ever .

Anyway if i get some pictures I'll be posting them , I think i fair to share those kind of things .

Ciao :)

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Re: Capri 1.3 mkI tuning project

Postby SmokeEm » Thu May 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Escort quickracks are readily available over here and I have heard that they can be adapted but I have no idea how as they are too narrow. As for the power steering, use Corsa C stuff as its readily available.
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