Mk3 V8 build

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V8boss
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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 07, 2020 9:24 am

Image5930F1CE-18F6-4FA3-9D72-5CFCC3AD9A09 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Image228F33F8-92E0-4E1F-9286-8CD2ACFA12B7 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Image4292CDCA-ED4F-441A-8C01-16BE4A88A526 by paul nielson, on Flickr


Back on its wheels, hatchback and rear seal refitted, glass going back in tomorrow

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D366Y
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Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, daily runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto
1993 Fiesta 1.1

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 07, 2020 10:23 am

Coming along nicely - it looks great!
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

andyd
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Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by andyd » Sat May 09, 2020 10:11 am

D366Y wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:23 am
Coming along nicely - it looks great!
:agree:

I do like a V8 Capri :cool:

A17 LTF
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Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by A17 LTF » Sun May 10, 2020 12:03 am

That is going to look quite a beast when fully fitted up.

V8boss
Posts: 119
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 » Sun May 31, 2020 8:54 am

More progress pics

Image3BED74F5-282D-45D8-B514-8D9AFEA1B14A by paul nielson, on Flickr

V8boss
Posts: 119
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 » Sun May 31, 2020 9:00 am

New tyres

ImageB4A54664-748B-4018-9295-4CA1C96E4981 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Image9A251BFA-E43A-4EF2-9321-648B67607A76 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Aero catches to stop the bonnet coming up in my face

Front and rear screens, plus side glass are all in, seat is bolted in, brakes are bled, ready for wheels to go on hopefully for the last time.

V8boss
Posts: 119
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 » Sun May 31, 2020 9:01 am


V8boss
Posts: 119
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 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:56 am

More done, radiator overflow bottle mounted, heat wrap put over wiring loom and starter cable, doors fitted and sort of aligned...

Image8FEE2E6F-3D29-49EE-9A18-F0C5723B2BDD by paul nielson, on Flickr

ImageF84EEEC7-C795-4712-BD69-5857B22B85CB by paul nielson, on Flickr

ImageEF07B0D9-6FD8-40F8-91BF-F8E35F324222 by paul nielson, on Flickr


Image48DD37FB-9446-4E16-A37E-A162834F562B by paul nielson, on Flickr


Image25EF00DA-E45E-436C-8BFA-B8B7740EED67 by paul nielson, on Flickr

Probably my favourite photo of the car so far.....

Image096C6CF3-DCA1-4D86-9B0D-E95CC0A4523C by paul nielson, on Flickr

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Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, daily runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto
1993 Fiesta 1.1

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

Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by D366Y » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:06 pm

Looks the dogs danglies! It's coming along a treat :applaud:
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

V8boss
Posts: 119
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 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:19 am

More done this arvo, seat, harness, extinguisher and roll cage padding all fitted, door panels, window rubbers and glass installed, inside door panels fitted, headlights aligned, gave it a bit of a vacuum out, and drove it home. Not too bad, there’s a nasty rattle coming from the rear that needs checking, but otherwise really good, easy to drive, loads of power, brakes are starting to bed in too, idle and mixtures need to be reset, but overall very happy!

whooligan
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Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by whooligan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:32 am

Very nice. I've had a few V8 projects back in Australia. The last one I never got to finish before moving back to the Uk, so having just acquired another one here in the UK, I'm eager to get stuck in.
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Ptgladstone
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Re: Mk3 V8 build

Post by Ptgladstone » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:27 am

Do you have any pictures under the bonnet to show the bonnet pin position? Looking to do the same thing to mine

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