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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by MattMe » Wed May 04, 2016 10:43 pm

Love this build thread.

It's got to be getting close now?
What happened with the fiberglass wings in the end?

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Thu May 05, 2016 4:32 am

I kinda lost heart in the wings for now and started on the drive train and suspension
I was fiddling around with a potential brake upgrade for the front this eve and it looks like I have something that will work nicely.
Im even considering building the custom exhaust system now too and store it away till the time comes..

My theory is to try and get all this kinda stuff done then back on rotisserie for body work, then everthing is a straight fit when it goes on for reals and im not cutting and welding in the garage where my hopefully painted car will be.

As for getting close I'm a long way off yet! Might sign up for some medical testing to fund my massive shopping list. . . :cigar:

Cheers!
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Fri May 20, 2016 11:10 pm

Got the watts linkage bolted on. All can be removed via a few bolts. Nothing welded in place except some small pieces of tube on the chassis to anchor bolts. Essentially nothing that can't be erased without a trace. Just in case I ever change my mind.


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Also DIY'D some caltracs to stop axle twist under acceleration...


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And a camaro rear arb mounted under the axle. The Camaro specific drop links wont work so I modified them to fit
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And got some rubber on to see how she sits..

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Needs spaced out an inch or so on the back.

Now I know that it all fits without fowling I can do a final weld and add some extra braces and gussets to wherever needed.
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Fri May 27, 2016 1:35 am

Got some bigger brakes fitted up front.

285mm disc and a mondeo caliper

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:13 pm

Ditching those horrible US spec bumpers for some chrome ones but the rear mount brackets I got were bent out of shape and my rear valance and chassis legs are new so no real reference points.. basically I just made my own

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One potential issue I may have run into with the caliper was it hitting the inner wing tower. These single piston calipers have one large piston to the rear and my rims would not allow the caliper to be mounted further outward.

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With the spare wheel well gone, plan is to run a 3" exhaust system and have something similar to this for Twin exhausts.

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:10 am

You sir.

Are inspiring! The work you've been doing is incredible! You've certainly got the passion for it! Not to mention some mad engineering skills! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing the finished beaut'

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:44 am

sparks wrote:You sir.

Are inspiring! The work you've been doing is incredible! You've certainly got the passion for it! Not to mention some mad engineering skills! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing the finished beaut'

Tom.

Why thank you Tom!

Sure what else would I be doing. . . . ?
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:01 am

Bit of repair on the door

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A bit of filler needed to smooth out , later tho

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Some bracing underneath the spare wheel blanking plate

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Exhaust with 3" inlet and 2 x 2.5" outs.

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Bolted to bracing

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Will01 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:28 am

Some awesome looking work going on in this thread. Nice work.
Is that a Caltrac bar setup you are using with the leafs?
The watts link setup with removeable cross brace is what i am going for also, although my watts is a slightly different design.
It is a great looking project
Plans have changed to just make a good fun Track Car :)

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:08 pm

Will01 wrote:Some awesome looking work going on in this thread. Nice work.
Is that a Caltrac bar setup you are using with the leafs?
The watts link setup with removeable cross brace is what i am going for also, although my watts is a slightly different design.
It is a great looking project

Thanks will.

DIY'D caltrac torque arms. I just copied what they look like but the real deal have a solid aluminium front bush so there is absolutely no slop. I just using a poly bush which seems stiff enough but there are Racing bushes with higher shore poly that I could fit later, or get some alloy ones turned.

I'm gonna add an extra piece to the watts pivot area and have a few extra holes so the crank can be lowered if needed.
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:51 am

front edge of bonnet was looking a bit crap

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as was the inside

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work time

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both inner and outer lips cut away

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Fabrication time

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this was one tedious repair but im well happy with it

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And I found a spot for the first intercooler of my twincharged setup... i have the adjustable struts as low as they will go and the shock will bottom out before i get tyre contact.. either that or I put an aviary in there?

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L O frickin L!!
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Peter-S » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Cracking work, I continue to be impressed!!
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:16 am

Peter-S wrote:Cracking work, I continue to be impressed!!


Cheers Peter, I was really avoiding that bonnet edge for a year... its right there in plain sight and cant be hidden like some other areas ive fixed, I was super scared of the bonnet warping but i think i got away with it.
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:55 am

More mock up stuff


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Intake manifold

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The bonnet shuts!!
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:31 am

Fitted a bias box, not the easiest job as I had to get rid of the servo bracket it was supposed to be mounted to to gain some extra room. Mounted directly to firewall. Good n sturdy..

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Done some pipeage for the turbo wastegate


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And the air intake for the SMIC

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:doh: someone stop me.
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:55 am

Craigorypeck wrote:
:doh: someone stop me.
Nah, we're all enjoying it too much :D
Keep the updates coming, really enjoying seeing the progress on this, going to look amazing when done.

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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:48 am

Hi,
I like what you're doing here, it's like a modern reworking of a Capri. It's going to be fantastic!
Do you have any plans for the interior, or are you too busy with the other bits to think about that yet?

Andrew.
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:24 pm

Freelanderfan wrote:
Craigorypeck wrote:
:doh: someone stop me.
Nah, we're all enjoying it too much :D
Keep the updates coming, really enjoying seeing the progress on this, going to look amazing when done.
Thanks, I'll just plod away and see what happens!

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi,
I like what you're doing here, it's like a modern reworking of a Capri. It's going to be fantastic!
Do you have any plans for the interior, or are you too busy with the other bits to think about that yet?

Andrew.

Interior will look stock. I don't have the tools or ability to sew up a nice custom job so I'll get front seats recovered, try and fix the massive cracks in the dash and make some sort of gauge cluster under ashtray for the various read outs I'll have... that's the plan so far. But then again. . . .!
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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Craigorypeck » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:20 am

Engine mock up done


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This is as far as Ive got before taking everything off and back on the spit for body work

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Had to get some struts on the bonnet as it was difficult to get wings and lights lined up with one hand and then trying to prop up the bonnet with the other


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Fine tuning these shite wings

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I plan to make them removable as I have the intercooler in the wing area.

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Front bib attached

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Got an intank efi pump conversion


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And a stage 3 clutch


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Re: Canada MKI Capri- restotime

Post by Will01 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:17 am

Nice work, moving on nicely :)
Inspired choice of intercooler location! GOing to be interesting to get a good bit of airflow to it there. Hav you considered running a water cooled intercooler?
Plans have changed to just make a good fun Track Car :)

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