new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:22 pm

not done much due to being ill ..... :(
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but have done a bit anyway
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Burtr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:17 pm

:?: Any update on this. The vent idea is a goodun nice n subtle. In wet/crappy weather would water n muck be brough up from the wheels fall into the vents and drip down on anything electric? Have you added any strenghtening to the inner wings or bulkhead to accomodate the increase in power? Don't know if you'd need to as i don't know the weight difference, but presumably they'll be oodles more power. Some people weld a 90 deg bracket from the bulkhead to the chasis rails, the inner wings to the chassis rails and then add a strut brace. Is it needed in this case. Love to see the updates. Did you use a joggler at any point when welding - what are they like? Cheers

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:53 pm

hi
no updates as yet(have been ill) :banghead:
i have put wedges where the bulk head meet the chassis rails
the chassis rails have been double skinned where the x-member bolts to them (also using 3 bolts per side insted of the normal 2)
there will be a strut brace.
am hoping for over 200 bhp from the essex (near 240 if i can)
i have a joggler but only use it when reparing stuff like wings,sills
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Burtr » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:59 pm

Excellent. With 200-250 horses - is it necessary to reinforce it all or is it precautionary? I know i would add an extra wedges here and there at anything over 200bhp

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:07 pm

not done much due to health issues.

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have been changing the electric's, fuse box is now mounted under dash,battery is now in the boot,used battery cable from bmw complete with junction box,also have fitted cat1 immobliser.

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have double skinned the inner wing due to all the mods i have done and also to get a better finish (i don't like filler)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by V8boss » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:56 am

You might want to think about a contrasting bright colour for the engine bay, makes it easier to work on the engine coz youve got more light in there. My car is dark green, but I'm doing my bay bright silver for that reason.

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:30 am

the underside of the car is silver,might carry that on in to the engine bay. or i might do the underside/engine bay signal orange. so many choices..................am a long way from painting it yet so i have time to think about it.
i know what you mean about dark engine bays,as i did one for my mate and that was black........
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by atomic4 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:34 am

Coming on rather well that man. Can't wait to see the finished article!. :goodluck:

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by welshie » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:49 pm

how the car coming on?

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:57 pm

has not been touched...have been ill again :doh: . i plan on getting some more done very soon.
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by c.turff » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:59 am

I still want to drop round and say hello at some point. I did swing by the other day but you were out.

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by simon.rob » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:04 am

hey rouse! you using the swaymar for this project?

gonna look immense!

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:27 am

yes all 3100 cc of her :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by simon.rob » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:12 pm

awesomee!! :D

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Still not done much to her. Been looking after the misses who has been ill :( going to have a change of plan with her. The swaymar Essex won't be fitted (will be sold) I have plans for another engine to be used. One that hasn't been fitted to a Capri before. :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:12 pm

rousecapri wrote:Still not done much to her. Been looking after the misses who has been ill :( going to have a change of plan with her. The swaymar Essex won't be fitted (will be sold) I have plans for another engine to be used. One that hasn't been fitted to a Capri before. :)
Watching with interest, hope the wife is better soon mate :beer:
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Thank you. She's been suffering from seizures.
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:52 am

am re-starting my rebuild. but she isn't getting the 3.1 swaymar Essex any more. I have recently sold all of my Essex stuff. am going down a completely different route. some might not like it. its not a v8,v10,v12, its not an electric motor or even steam powered. :) all will be revealed soon :) but she will go well :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:34 pm

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and so the m57 3lt straight six + five sepped manual fitting starts.
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Brooksy » Fri May 10, 2019 8:53 am

:cool: sounds amazing. As someone who doesn't have the skills to do what you're doing, big respect.
Inner wing vents - great idea.
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