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Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 124593 times)

DarkAngel

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #225 on: January 12, 2017, 09:06:13 AM »

Went for a 5 hour test drive from the ACT to NSW after getting the turbo version of the B6 installed in my 94 SE Capri.

5 hours just flew by, ony stopped once for 98 octane petrol. Driving the country roads with stock turbo is a nice upgrade from non turbo... no one overtook me the whole trip... one guy tried to match pace on windy mountain roads except I blew him off every set of bends with smooth gear changes and nice boost :)

I'm loving the new turbo motor, can't wait to tweak it a bit more
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Current Project XR2 SE

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(VJ 11/14), helical LSD, 5th gear cog, 2.5 exhaust
stiffer springs, heated seats, electronic booster
tracker gps, respray

greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #226 on: January 12, 2017, 04:13:25 PM »

I know what you mean.  I loved my N/A car, but really wanted a little more.  When I got my NR2, I loved it.  Now I'm thinking, I really want a little more.

Jack Byrd
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Jack Byrd

socal1200r

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #227 on: January 12, 2017, 07:47:01 PM »

Looks great, I'd go for that.  What year were they from?  You can get Mercury decals from Russ to cover the center caps.

Jack Byrd

Looks like they're from a 2004-2006 Kia Spectra...

http://www.originalwheels.com/kia-wheels/spectra2006rims.php

When it comes time for new tires, I'm going to think real hard about going with 205/55s instead of 195/60s...
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #228 on: January 14, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »

Thanks, I think I"m going to a larger OD tire to better fill up the wheel well and my speedometer reads about 5 mph faster than the car is going.

Jack Byrd

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WashiestSnake

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #229 on: February 03, 2017, 09:03:31 AM »

Broke my interior door latch today :-X, but good news is I'm picking up the stuff for the big brake upgrade.
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1991 Mercury Capri 68,xxx Miles--Project(AWD)
1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)

greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #230 on: February 04, 2017, 12:44:07 PM »

Broke my interior door latch today :-X, but good news is I'm picking up the stuff for the big brake upgrade.

Are you doing XR2 brakes?

Jack Byrd
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WashiestSnake

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #231 on: February 04, 2017, 03:12:00 PM »

Nope I'm doing the Mitsubishi Galant rotor and Escort caliper brake upgrade.
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1991 Mercury Capri 68,xxx Miles--Project(AWD)
1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)

rsharry

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #232 on: February 14, 2017, 04:27:48 AM »

dissambled the engine

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DarkAngel

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #233 on: February 17, 2017, 10:01:53 AM »

Picked up a whiteline front strut bar, and went for a 2 1/2 hour test drive... awesome cornering, well pleased :)

« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 04:53:54 AM by DarkAngel »
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(VJ 11/14), helical LSD, 5th gear cog, 2.5 exhaust
stiffer springs, heated seats, electronic booster
tracker gps, respray

Casper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #234 on: February 18, 2017, 09:47:59 PM »

Yes the strut bar makes an awesome difference in cornering.......
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Casper

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #235 on: February 18, 2017, 09:54:50 PM »

Just installed a boost gauge in my clubsprint replica turbo - now I know the dashboard gauge is probably not quite accurate and understating the amount of boost - 9psi on SAAS gauge to 6psi on dashboard - that is great news though as I have some spare adjustment on the boost controller.

Not many places to install the gauge without major work - so for now I have hung it off the bottom screw which holds the radio/storage box fascia - just enough tube to reach from the connection on the manifold (thanks Ford/Mazda for providing a spare connection - as well as a spare hole in the firewall - no drilling - yay...!!

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AulyWdCrO-eEgt89z0uX6sBPfqvY_Q

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DarkAngel

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #236 on: February 21, 2017, 05:11:49 PM »

I just purchased a tk105B GPS GPRS tracker alarm today for $55 USD...

Can do the following
  • Wire in a remote door immobiliser and use a remote to open / lock doors
  • Wire into aux battery
  • Set up a GPS / GPRS antenna to track car and send sms tracking to my tablet to open in google maps / earth.
  • Download Android software to get my tablet and Tracker to talk to each other... can send sms commands to do car stuff like, turn on / off alarm, GPS tracking, lock doors, microwave sensor.
  • Add microwave sensor to have audible alarm / alert to tablet for when car is parked topless
  • Add a switchable key operated, independent power supply siren for audible / silent alarm
  • Add a permanent GPS / GPRS antenna on the boot... small slim round black disc.... kinda like a small hockey puck
  • Add a RFID immobiliser to require a RFID tag to start ignition with key

Not bad for $55 for base unit, $35 for Rfid, $35 for GPS GPRS antenna, $25 for microwave sensor, $35 for lockable switch siren with own power supply.
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Current Project XR2 SE

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(VJ 11/14), helical LSD, 5th gear cog, 2.5 exhaust
stiffer springs, heated seats, electronic booster
tracker gps, respray

WashiestSnake

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #237 on: February 21, 2017, 05:27:53 PM »

Got my 1994 rear decklid panel back from my friends paintshop. Its now a beautiful tripple gloss black pictures will be up soon.
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1991 Mercury Capri 68,xxx Miles--Project(AWD)
1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)

DarkAngel

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #238 on: February 21, 2017, 06:51:32 PM »

That sounds interesting
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Current Project XR2 SE

To Do
(VJ 11/14), helical LSD, 5th gear cog, 2.5 exhaust
stiffer springs, heated seats, electronic booster
tracker gps, respray

greywolf27030

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    • 88 Festiva, 91 Capri, 91 XR2, 92 XR2
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #239 on: February 21, 2017, 07:27:57 PM »

I just purchased a tk105B GPS GPRS tracker alarm today for $55 USD...

Can do the following
  • Wire in a remote door immobiliser and use a remote to open / lock doors
  • Wire into aux battery
  • Set up a GPS / GPRS antenna to track car and send sms tracking to my tablet to open in google maps / earth.
  • Download Android software to get my tablet and Tracker to talk to each other... can send sms commands to do car stuff like, turn on / off alarm, GPS tracking, lock doors, microwave sensor.
  • Add microwave sensor to have audible alarm / alert to tablet for when car is parked topless
  • Add a switchable key operated, independent power supply siren for audible / silent alarm
  • Add a permanent GPS / GPRS antenna on the boot... small slim round black disc.... kinda like a small hockey puck
  • Add a RFID immobiliser to require a RFID tag to start ignition with key

Not bad for $55 for base unit, $35 for Rfid, $35 for GPS GPRS antenna, $25 for microwave sensor, $35 for lockable switch siren with own power supply.

That sounds like quite the security system. 

Jack Byrd
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