Mk3 V8 build

Use this forum to post threads of ongoing Capri projects and restorations.
V8boss
Posts: 100
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:23 pm
Car(s): Mk3 Capri with Boss 302, Tremec, IRS, RX7 front suspension
2x Mk2s donor cars
XY falcon, 351 V8, 4 speed AOD box and 9 inch
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by V8boss » Tue May 07, 2019 9:52 am

Bit more progress today. Fuel system time! So I removed the factory tank to install the IRS years ago, and I want to run a Jaz fuel cell. Because it’s a hatchback, I can’t have the cell in the car due to fumes and fire, it has to be enclosed in a box and vented to outside. So I got a mate with a sheet metal shop to make me up a big box, which consists of an upper and lower half. Today I mounted it all. I was going to use henk nuts, but they’re a bit of a pain to use, so I bought a new bigger rivnut tool instead, which does up to M10, drilled all the holes and mounted the lower box into the car, and the upper box to the lower. I also had to add an extra strap at the front to give me more places to bolt the lower box to the car, will do the same on the sides probably tomorrow. Pictures are a bit crappy, hopefully you get the idea.

ImageE4B4ECD0-CBAC-4EE1-8AD6-289297397175 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Image59EDA0AD-74B1-4B74-A05B-728C1BB6E391 by paul nielson, on Flickr

ImageAC2C8DFA-3154-4992-AEA7-B4C613A69BC3 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Image489CE0ED-CD85-4DAB-95A3-AAF735B4CF68 by paul nielson, on Flickr

ImageC303A1BB-B826-451E-8C02-52C6AC2325AF by paul nielson, on Flickr

V8boss
Posts: 100
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:23 pm
Car(s): Mk3 Capri with Boss 302, Tremec, IRS, RX7 front suspension
2x Mk2s donor cars
XY falcon, 351 V8, 4 speed AOD box and 9 inch
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by V8boss » Tue May 07, 2019 9:54 am

By the way, I hate the colour that my painter did the interior in, I’m going to get him to redo it in the same red as the exterior

V8boss
Posts: 100
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:23 pm
Car(s): Mk3 Capri with Boss 302, Tremec, IRS, RX7 front suspension
2x Mk2s donor cars
XY falcon, 351 V8, 4 speed AOD box and 9 inch
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by V8boss » Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 am

Did something pointless but enjoyable, and it gives me some motivation too.

Image7ECB4425-4138-4E23-9C8D-2AD3EB65F5A0 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Stuck her eyes back in, plus dropped the bonnet on to see how it all looks. Also installed the grill , discovered that the top of the grill was supported by the rad panel, which is long gone, so I’m going to have to make up something to hold the top in place. Might take the opportunity to move the grill back so it’s flush with the lights, will see.

Image86F1341B-D9F1-4570-976E-99F2A397B482 by paul nielson, on Flickr

You can see in this photo the extra that I put into the power bulge to clear the air cleaner, doesn’t look TOO garish, just tough 8-)

And one more for luck

ImageFAA5C880-6A94-4572-BE4A-D8440F10FCD2 by paul nielson, on Flickr

It was all a bit pointless, as it will all need to come apart again, but was certainly fun to see it looking like a car again

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by D366Y » Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 pm

Looking lovely!
Can't wait to see it when it's finished!! :cheers:

Post Reply