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Author Topic: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)  (Read 15471 times)

WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #120 on: October 16, 2017, 08:01:01 PM »

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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #121 on: October 17, 2017, 11:39:28 AM »

Nice.

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #122 on: October 24, 2017, 01:10:31 AM »

Alright the cars getting serviced right now. I'm doing a service front to back, planning on replacing the radiator fluid, brake fluid, clutch fluid (has been acting up and currently for whatever reason the clutch pedal isn't responding), possibly change Clutch Slave cylinder. While I'm at it I'm going to change the rear brakes, and pads. The car has sat the last  9months while I wasn't allowed to drive. Is there anything else you could think of to replace or give a check. Tires are a must, as these are about a year out of date.

What's left on the car astetically:
Replace Headliner and Recolor Interior Hardtop plastic
Replace Carpet
New Seats
Get Right 94 Sun Visor
94 Dashboard
Fix 94 Rear speaker panel (I'll post pictures I need help with that)
Install XR-2 Gauge Cluster
Install 94  Center Console
Find/install New Front Bumper
Get Car Ready For Paint/Remove Vinyl
New Wheels/Tires
Measure Body For Fender Flares
Install Big Brakes, and Paint Calipers Front/Back Red

Once the car is operable and legal, should be sometime before mid next month, I'm gonna pick up a Escort transmission. Current plan is to get the BP engine rebuilt, then install it along with the EVO 8 ecu. I'm pretty sure I'm going to install the transmission to the B6 as my f-series is showing it's age, and it took alot of abuse when I first was learning stick.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 01:15:48 AM by WashiestSnake »
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #123 on: October 24, 2017, 08:45:52 AM »

Don't forget the oil and transmission fluid.  I've got front and rear bumpers that you can have for what I've got in them.

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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #124 on: October 30, 2017, 05:58:11 PM »

Car service has been complete. My suspicion of the slave being out was correct, I installed a new one and bled it, kinda a pain. Rear brakes are fine, fronts need to be done but I'm going to wait as I'll be assembling the big brake kit. Anyone know the correct Stainless Steel brake hose to order?

My center console arrived and I'll be installing it soon after I order my carpet kit. It's in great condition and it's going to really shine in the interior. Anybody know of a good photo sharing website neither Photobucket or Flikr seem to work for me on here anymore.

Jack I'm definetly intrested in the front bumper, my rear is fine though.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 06:06:20 PM by WashiestSnake »
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #125 on: October 30, 2017, 09:48:29 PM »

Way to go on the console, they help bring the interior into the modern era, at least the beginning of it.  :D
After Photobucket yanked the rug out from under us freeloaders and we lost all our hosted images, I found these guys who are free, don't even require a login and don't mind if you are posting to a forum...
https://postimages.org/
Very happy with the free hosting.
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #126 on: October 31, 2017, 09:22:23 AM »

Imgur.com has been pretty good, but with the Photobucket Debacle (ive hosted images there for over 10 years) who knows what will happen with other sites now
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #127 on: November 20, 2017, 07:22:09 PM »

Just wanted to let you guys know what's the deal with the GTX. I bought it from Russ, with the intention of him coming, and bringing it down here. Basically we negotiated to have him ship the car here. His truck broke down, and he hasn't been able to get one to use to tow it. I'm currently working 2 jobs trying to get my car complete so it's impossible for me to do the 1200 mile trip to pick it up. So right now I'm at a standstill, when it comes to that. I don't fault Russ with this he's been incredibly helpful through the ordeal, and has offered to give me my money back sense he couldn't complete the his part. I'm honestly more intrested in the parts then the cash. I'm honestly thinking about going through the used 323 GTX parts market to get the car done.

That all being said I'm just going to keep the Capri fwd for the time being. The current plan is to rebuild my BP engine, and get it installed with a EGT transmission so I won't have to mess with pedals, and stuff. I want to overhaul the suspension as it feels really stiff, and not in the good way. Interior is coming together slowly and I'm really happy about it. Hopefully soon I'll have it repeated working with my friend to price that out for the car.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 07:40:19 PM by WashiestSnake »
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2017, 11:22:06 AM »

I could probably go get it for you for expenses if you want to do it that way.  See what you can work out with Russ, he should give you what his expected expenses back.

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #129 on: November 21, 2017, 06:31:21 PM »

I'll let you know Jack I have a few expenses coming up with the build these next weeks. I wouldn't be able to do it till January at the earliest.
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #130 on: November 23, 2017, 11:47:10 AM »

Hey, you know I got nothing to do.....lol

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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #131 on: December 18, 2017, 11:10:56 PM »

Interior is now complete and just needs installation, all here minus seats. Current plan is to get a set of Mustang Cobra seats from a 03 Terminator, and get them redone a classic style. The plan is to get a interior shop to install the dashboard, seats, and carpet in the coming weeks. Once all that is done, I'll be moving onto paint work, and Engine building. Current estimate on the car being finished, to a point I enjoy will be around April at the latest. Good news is my second job is at a Mechanics Shop, so I've been learning alot, and hopefully I can start getting the suspension, and other things squared away finally. On a sad turn of events, it seems ad though I won't be able to use the GT transmission as I thought as from what I've discovered that Capri in itself is Cable operated, kinda confusing sense it uses a hydraulic slave cylinder. Anyone care to explain that? Does this mean I'll be forced to use the XR-2 transmission?
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #132 on: December 19, 2017, 11:56:41 PM »

The XR2 uses a cable.

The EGT transmission is hydraulic actuated, just like the N/A capri. If you started with an N/A capri you should be good to use the EGT slave on the EGT trans.

Even still there are ways to convert from one to the other, it's a common thing.
My GTX transmission was hydraulic, I welded an extension to the fork and re-clocked it to use with a cable. (this was actually far simpler for me than swapping pedal assemblies, but I was prepared to do that)
The Festiva guys use a simple bracket with a linkage to actuate EGT hydro trans from their cable setups
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 12:00:50 AM by Rocketman »
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #133 on: December 20, 2017, 09:55:49 AM »

As always thanks Matt you're a huge help. What threw me through a loop was that I was doing research and articles kept on saying the N/a trans was cable, and I knew that wasn't the case with my car, but I don't know enough about the differences between the two to know if it was simply a case where the clutch itself was hydraulic but there was a cable somewhere within. You guys really help out alot, and I really appreciate it.
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #134 on: January 02, 2018, 09:28:01 PM »

Here's something interesting I found out. One of my co-workers has several RX-7s of the late 80s variety, and the wheel base and width of the car is nearly the same maybe it's a few milimeters larger. This made me thing of buying a rearsubframe from one of his parts cars for my Capri. This would give better braking options, aswell as better bearings. This however would require different trail links, I believe as I don't see the suspension working, but it's something I'm going to be looking into for the future. Another nice part of it would be it allows me to convert the rear to 5lug, the fronts would need the BG GTR knuckles to used 5lug for the front but the idea is exciting.
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