Mk3 V8 build

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Caprifan Rob
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Re: Mk3 V8 build

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:38 pm

Fantastic build, really impressed with your work sir :applaud:
Please keep the updates coming.

V8boss
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Car(s): Mk3 Capri with Boss 302, Tremec, IRS, RX7 front suspension
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XY falcon, 351 V8, 4 speed AOD box and 9 inch
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Postby V8boss » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:47 am

A bit more done, I wasn’t happy with the Nissan radiator that was in there, I came to the conclusion that it was all a bit shit, so I got a V8 alloy rad, and mucked around with it, but came to the conclusion that it wanted to go right where I’d welded in a price of rollcage tubing to stiffen up the front chassis rails. So I cut that out, got a piece of channel folded up to fit between the rails, and the bottom of the radiator will sit in that on some alloy pegs with rubber isolators. Then I had to build some gussets to put some strength into it. The radiator is away at the moment with my friendly alloy guy who will make shroud for it, and mounts to take the SPAL fan that I got in. Then I still need to figure out how to mount the top of it. While it’s away, I mounted the jaz crankcase breathers that vent the rocker covers. Engine bay is starting to look busy!

V8boss
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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

Postby V8boss » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:33 am

Oh, a few photos for you to check out....


Image320216F2-3400-4DAF-9E01-A560E97E3CEF by paul nielson, on Flickr

Image074DE959-987C-4989-A3D4-1158E4515A5E by paul nielson, on Flickr

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Re: Mk3 V8 build

Postby Not_Anumber » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:28 pm

I like the oil breather catch tanks for each bank of cylinders, practical and visually good too.

V8boss
Posts: 86
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

Postby V8boss » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:04 am

Thanks, always nice to get feedback mate! You might not appreciate the latest choice though, coz things have changed :D
So I’ve made up a new shroud out of Ali, and mounted the spal fan to it using rivnuts.

Image5ECFAC3E-CBF6-43C5-8073-23845456AE00 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Also welded some pegs on the bottom for the rubber mounts to sit into

ImageF15401D8-3500-4765-9700-B023E3CE20BE by paul nielson, on Flickr

And bolted the whole thing together with a couple of dabs of loctite to stop it coming apart.

Image3C4D89DB-B98B-4098-B649-4FDA5759F9B8 by paul nielson, on Flickr

And then mocked it up on the crossmember to see how it all looks.

ImageA4F6B1DD-F40A-4420-B17B-3BF02A625E35 by paul nielson, on Flickr

And you’ll notice that I’ve moved the catch cans to one side, this was because I couldn’t get the lhs one to sit properly against the inner guard, and I also need room for the radiator overflow bottle on the lhs. I’ll knock that one up out of ali too I think.

Image4A7C5386-601F-4F71-BABE-CFCB7BCD692C by paul nielson, on Flickr

Still need to change a fitting and get some new hose, I’m not a fan of the blue.

V8boss
Posts: 86
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

Postby V8boss » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:08 am

Gratuitous full frontal nudity shot :xd:

Image4F7EE7C2-647A-4506-B720-E7107345A601 by paul nielson, on Flickr