What was the difference

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blitzy
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What was the difference

Postby blitzy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:49 pm

hey guys
been having a think and I need to know if they was any difference between the shells used on the 3.0 VS the shells on the 4 Cylinder models?
I am fully aware the 2.8 had extra bits added but I've never found out if the 3.0 did.
thanks on advance.

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Re: What was the difference

Postby Paul G » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:57 pm

The 2.8 shell is basically the same as the 3.0S except that the battery tray was moved to the right hand side of the engine bay. Not all S models had a sunroof either, it was quite a pricey option at the time.

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Re: What was the difference

Postby Bod9084 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:48 pm

As you have just been told battery on opposite side and the v6 capris had extra strength ing to the strut tops a gusset in the corner of inner wing to bulkhead a plate across the strut turrets and some extra plates on the bottom of the turrets


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