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Author Topic: The 91 Capri GT  (Read 6937 times)


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Re: The 91 Capri GT
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2016, 10:08:23 PM »

The throttle body location looks to be very similar as where mine currently is, so I donít see an issue there.

Thereís about 12 inches from the headís intake ports and the firewall with the stock tranny and not enough room to fit the supercharger setup you linked to. I agree with rocketman on using a BP tranny to tilt the engine forward could make it physically fit.

The setup you linked to would require you to remove the AC and the power steering to drive the supercharger. The biggest problems will be thereís not enough room with the frame rail to use the outer crank pulley to drive it and the auto tensioner pulley setup included will probably interfere with the passenger side motor mount setup thatís on FWD setups.

It would be cheaper, easier, and more reliable to go turbo.
The price theyíre charging for those kits, you could buy an XR2 and upgrade to a hybrid turbo for less.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2016, 10:10:48 PM by chrispoe »


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Re: The 91 Capri GT
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2016, 01:50:57 AM »

Why not run a turbo..plenty of bolt on stuff and just as much power for likely less money.
I'm not very interested in turbos, I like the instant torque of the superchargers. Ill probably end up going with a turbo though. I also like the idea of the supercharger since no ones done it other then Matt. I saw a Escort with the 1.8l with a similar Supercharger setup. I think it was posted on here or maybe Clubprotege, its been awhile since I've seen it.
1991 Mercury Capri 68,xxx Miles--Project(AWD)
1996 Lincoln Continental -- The Boat(Given to my Brother)


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Re: The 91 Capri GT
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2016, 02:25:42 AM »

Just to clarify - I haven't done it yet, I've played with a dozen different mockups but there's always been a snag holding me back.
Current snag: existing motor in my XR2 is a shortnose crank. Probably not good to try to run a charger off it. I have a spare large nose motor but I'm not ready to swap it yet.

There was a guy or two on ClubProtege with a DIY supercharger with an M62 and welded plate adapter - if you search there you'll see it, probably the one you're referencing. Tidy setup for what it was. Infact I think I bought his spare M62 at some point

I too am interested in the allure of the supercharger - it's different for sure. Drove the XR2 today though, and the turbo is just wonderful
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Re: The 91 Capri GT
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2016, 12:34:49 PM »

I'm down in Tx. I've done 1.8 BP swap in my son's capri.  He drove it for about eight months before he buggered up the left front corner in a small accident. The car has been sitting now for about a year. If anyone knows of someone who may want to buy it, please pass this along. I can send pics if interested. Thx.
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