Swaymar on the bay

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Swaymar on the bay

Postby Pas28i » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:22 pm

A Currie Motors dealership converted two injections into the swaymar from new.

One featured on Top Gear when they covered the end of Capri production (which no longer exists) and this one on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-3 ... Sw2cZbSfgV

And about 4:20 in from the clip

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_AOffiv9wIM

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Re: Swaymar on the bay

Postby andyd » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:55 am

Nice car, I prefer it to the Tickford

Found this interesting, http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/622 ... -capri-3-2
Especially this quote;
Hi, bigalan is quite correct in his post, I am 100% certain of this because I designed and built both the engines for these cars originally supplied to the then "Curry Motors" the other one was first owned by a Mr Stewart Wilkie and was originally supplied as a NON torbo model. in its non turbo state I drove it at Brighton speed trials in the mid 1980's. the only other Capri there was a "Tickford Turbo" which I soundly beat over the 1/2 mile. the owner of the Tickford spent several minutes searching my engine bay for the turbo which he did not believe was not there. in its turbo form it was driven by Jeremy Clarkson on one of the Top Gear programs around this time. the six port heads were done by Swaymar as the american heads have 3 completely different size and length inlet ports, not good for output (incidentally they will not bolt on to a cologne series engine) the 3.2 litres was arrived at, not by boring out but by lengthening the stroke from 68.5mm to 78.5mm. hence the huge increase in torque. David Martin ( I am Swaymar )

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Re: Swaymar on the bay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Looks great, and according to a post on the RR thread, is faster than a Tickford.

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Re: Swaymar on the bay

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:46 pm

:wub: Want this car so bad. Pity my wallet won't match the final bid.