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Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 63243 times)

Skunkwrkz

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #360 on: March 08, 2019, 06:18:18 PM »

Thanks Jack. I hesitate to stick them on FB pages until they are done for obvious reasons that everyone's a critic these days.  ::) The answer to your question is that the Starion/Conquest was made by Mitsubishi and sold here as the Starion AND Chrysler Conquest from 84-89. They were packed solid with tech and were RWD Turbo cars with a fully independent suspension and Anti-lock brakes in certain years. the 87-89 had an SHP (handling package) that had coilovers, a widebody treatment to the exterior and wider, staggered wheels and are very collectible. Starting to appreciate some and are a great swap car for the 4G63 (from the Talon, Eclipse, EVO) as well the LSx V8 series and the 2JZ from the Supra twin turbo. The stock motor was capable but had it's limits. The LS swap is cool but required more fabrication than I was willing to do. The 2JZ is good for 900hp on the stock bottom end so it's ALL the motor the car will ever need and can be tuned  for track days or a drag strip (the track days are more my speed these days) They are relatively cheap and can be turned into wickedly fast but predictable cars as they were decently engineered for even today's standards. PLUS, no driver aids.....just the way I like it.

Cool

Now that I am sure I want to use them, I bought the passenger side mirror today and will post some pics of a how-to if you are interested?
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #361 on: March 09, 2019, 10:01:20 AM »

Nice
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Jack Byrd

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #362 on: March 24, 2019, 07:54:26 PM »

Installed a flip-up center armrest.  Bad news is I lost a cup holder.  Good news is your cup won't flip over backwards into the floor.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #363 on: March 24, 2019, 08:03:50 PM »

Jack, do you have pictures? I've lost and unfortunate number of cups of coffees to my rear floor.
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #364 on: March 25, 2019, 10:20:57 AM »

Jack, do you have pictures? I've lost and unfortunate number of cups of coffees to my rear floor.

LOL,,,I posted a couple on FB.  I started with an accessory item for a Scion xA.  One of these days, I'm gonna try to figure out how to post here.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #365 on: March 26, 2019, 09:45:11 PM »

First time poster. Today I finally got my Capri running! Started rough but settled in nicely. Went up and down the street to test out transmission a bit and brakes and all seemed okay. Had the car for about 3 weeks, New fuel pump and line filter went in yesterday.   Original oil looks good but itís sat for a long time, that is being changed next.  Feeling relieved I didnít buy a paperweight!
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greywolf27030

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #366 on: March 27, 2019, 10:36:39 AM »

Congratulations, welcome and good luck with it.  I was amazed with my first one, an N/A, it would go 3,000 miles without discoloring the oil at all with 165K on the clock.  I'm very impressed with these cars.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #367 on: April 01, 2019, 06:44:14 PM »

So, a few months ago I said I was going to "take one for the team" and order a set of Stainless Steel Brake lines from OZ that were originally intended for the 323 GT, GTX. Pics I could find, verified it was worth a shot and I am happy to say they got here today from OZ. (I actually ordered them on Friday of last week) and they are spot on for fitment. Build quality is excellent as well. If you have yet to replace those tired, old rubber hoses. This is the ticket. Better pedal feel (as in stiffer and better modulation). More reliable and look damn sexy behind a good set of wheels. with some cleaned and painted calipers and a set of aluminum hub centric spacers to give it a little wider stance. I mainly bought them for the function since mine were original and had seen a better day after all those years. If you want to know where I bought em. PM me.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #368 on: April 02, 2019, 12:33:20 PM »

So, a few months ago I said I was going to "take one for the team" and order a set of Stainless Steel Brake lines from OZ that were originally intended for the 323 GT, GTX. Pics I could find, verified it was worth a shot and I am happy to say they got here today from OZ. (I actually ordered them on Friday of last week) and they are spot on for fitment. Build quality is excellent as well. If you have yet to replace those tired, old rubber hoses. This is the ticket. Better pedal feel (as in stiffer and better modulation). More reliable and look damn sexy behind a good set of wheels. with some cleaned and painted calipers and a set of aluminum hub centric spacers to give it a little wider stance. I mainly bought them for the function since mine were original and had seen a better day after all those years. If you want to know where I bought em. PM me.



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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #369 on: April 24, 2019, 12:23:43 PM »

Brass bushings and precision shoulder bolts for a tight shifter.  Love it.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #370 on: April 24, 2019, 07:42:16 PM »

Took off my hardtop off and had my first ride in the sun.  Snappy shifter, it's a good day.

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #371 on: April 24, 2019, 09:54:57 PM »

Put the battery in my red XR2 beater and it fired right up. The thing needs a lot of work but always fires up.
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Greg_B

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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #372 on: April 25, 2019, 07:57:49 AM »

Got my PA Antique license plate in the mail today for my 93 N/A .  No more state inspection, or renewal fees, ever......

At 85,000 miles it has a ways to go before it is used up (I hope)
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #373 on: April 29, 2019, 12:50:33 AM »

Finally got around to pulling the Capri in the shop yesterday and took a picture of it while I try to fix the doors and windows. When I bought the car last month the doors did not open from the inside or the outside and the only way to get inside it was to climb over the trunk. I managed to get the passenger door open first by using a large pry bar and pulling on the outside door handle and it was just enough to pop it open. in the process though I broke the outside door handle. Inside door handle was a simple fix once I got the door open. The latch rod to the handle had come off. It was the same way on the drivers door but it had been hit in that side and the door and quarter panel is damaged along with the inside door frame and other areas I could not see before because of the door not opening. A lot of bodywork to do!!  Anyways, Tuesday I plan to do more work on it. Uploaded pictures of my Capri and my Ranchero which is still in NJ at my other home. I hope to bring it down to GA this year so I can finish the restoration. https://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Kiatech4400/profile/  I enjoy this site very much its very helpful!! Terry
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Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #374 on: April 29, 2019, 08:42:17 PM »

Looks pretty good from that angle. Like your Ranchero too.

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