Capri III (1980) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

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Capri III (1980) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

Postby Thomas » Sun May 28, 2017 9:41 am

hi all,

that's my first post in this forum and i present my car.
But first about me: i'm 43 years old, living in Germany near Stuttgart. In the years 1990 till 1993 i did a education as car-mechanic by ford. I worked in this job till 2001. Although I worked at Ford, I did not know during my education that there was a Ford Capri. A friend bought a Ford Capri III and I asked him what car it is. That's how my story begins.

1991: the 1st one was a 2.3 with 108 hp, widened and yellow colour. I changed a lot of things, at last I put in the 2,9i 12v engine. After a crash I bought my second one.

1997: the 2nd one was a 2.0 V6 with 90 hp. It was a midnight blue one, with 7x15 RS rims, power steering and a sunroof. I rebuild all the vehicle parts from the old vehicle into this one. After a crash again I bought only a used body.

2000: the 3rd one:
I restored the body first and only a few welding work was necessary. Then the painter paints my car in a light blue. I build in the 2,9i 24v Cosworth (BOA) engine. I only did a few test drives and parked the Capri in the garage. Because of professional changes, I could not continue my hobby. The car stands still till now.

2014 - 2016: I tried to bring back my Capri on the streets. But i noticed, i have to do a lot of work again. I had problems with my brakes, most of the rubber parts was broken, also my tyres.
The engine did not run well and the brake pedal was very hard. I had a master brake cylinder from a scorpio, but the scorpio has brake discs at both axes. I only had brake discs at the front axle.
2017: rebuild the brakes, rear axle brake discs and calipers from the Scorpio II, front axle brake discs 283 mm from the Sierra RS Cosworth with calipers from the Mondeo/ Scorpio II, new master brake cylinder from the Scorpio 24v Cosworth. I rebuild the wire harness and some electric parts. The problem why the engine did not run well was wrong connection. I have the original connection diagram of Ford, but it has a few mistakes. Now the engine is running very good, brakes are fine and I have to go to the TÜV this week.
I hope that I can drive again in 1 or 2 weeks.

greetings Thomas


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Re: Capri III (1981) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

Postby andyd » Sun May 28, 2017 9:48 am

:welcome:
That's a mean looking motor, nice colour and I love the exhausts :D

:goodluck:

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Re: Capri III (1981) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun May 28, 2017 10:00 am

Hi Thomas,
Welcome to the forum.
Nice car, and it's good to hear that you plan to drive it again after such a long period of time parked up.
:goodluck:

Andrew.
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Re: Capri III (1981) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue May 30, 2017 4:34 pm

Good luck with the TUV, hope you can start enjoying your Capri again soon. :goodluck:

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Re: Capri III (1980) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

Postby Thomas » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:59 am

Thank you for the wishes, they helped. Good news :wave:

On Wednesday, 07.06.17, I got TÜV. Since Thursday my car is after 15 years back on the street.
I made a test drive of 150 KM and brought my Capri home safely again :drive:

Now I'm not only a lucky Capri owner, I'm a lucky Capri Driver again :D :D :D

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Re: Capri III (1980) 2.9i 24v Cosworth

Postby Noel » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:03 am

A really good and 'factory' looking conversion. It looks like it was built that way.

Love the colour. Really beautiful.

Noel.


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