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Author Topic: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)  (Read 19800 times)

WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2016, 06:20:32 PM »

    Alright small update im getting new headlights for the RS. Im getting projectors since this is a slight restomod. I dont plan on going overboard with the modern
 updates though.
   The plan is to make everything look factory so im going back to the stock radio, and getting a Ford SVO steering wheel. The GTX is coming with its stock steering wheel so I might use that. Id like opinions on which steering wheel is better. Also while its still kinda warm I have to repaint the trim around the car. The plan is to eventualy take  off the body trim once i get the Clubsprint bumpers. I then plan on filling the space left from the sidetrim with fiberglass so I can have more room for my widebody kit.

Also huge props to Russ for keeping the GTX so long for me. I couldn't do any of this without him!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2016, 04:03:13 PM by WashiestSnake »
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2016, 08:27:33 PM »

Update I bought the 1994 Premium Stereo System from Ron, Ill be installing that this weekend. Hopefully the previous owner used a stock radio to new headunit adapter I really dont want to cut and re-splice everything back to the factory connector.
Once I have time this weekend, ill take pictures inside and out of my car for you guys to see!

-Update On the GTX Russ is busy this weekend, and will be busy moving so I wont be able to get it till around March at the latest. I actually am happy about this as it keeps me out of the cold while I rip the parts out.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 08:37:02 PM by WashiestSnake »
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2016, 04:48:56 PM »

Update- Just got back from a junkyard it took me 3 hours but all I could find was Kia Sephias with the BP that had 250-300k miles. All the Escort GTs had there heads and intakes taken allready leaving a unusable motor.  :-\
I really hope I can find one around my location.
-Change of plans Im going to upgrade my b6 to Megasquirt 2 then use the wiring harness on the BP once I get it. This helps me skip having to get a XR-2 wire harness and having to deal with compatibility issues.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 05:00:40 PM by WashiestSnake »
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2016, 04:44:56 PM »

www.car-part.com is the engine swapper's friend
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2016, 05:42:49 PM »

www.car-part.com is the engine swapper's friend
Awesome, sadly alot of the engines are more than 100 miles away ughhh. The good thing is they're cheap, guess ill have to plan a weekend around this.
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greywolf27030

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2016, 10:44:57 AM »

I drove 23 hours in two days to get my XR2 the other week and drove to WV twice last summer to get parts, and Ohio to get a tranny..

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2016, 02:12:25 PM »

Just had some nasty thoughts of using a FE3 motor. Considering the BF chassis got the FE3 it should be a pretty straight forward swap, and considering its larger displacement then the BP it could potentially be a much better motor then the stroker. The best part is theres one in my junkyard I saw without knowing. What are you guys' opinion?
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2016, 04:37:54 PM »

I had looked at that engine also, but wondered about how well it would fit because it was installed in the later model 323.

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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #53 on: December 16, 2016, 07:14:32 PM »

What i had seen in my quikj research was that the FE3 was installed in South African 1986-1989 model 323s. I wish I could find more on how they got it to fit.

 In other news ive been working polishing and detailing my car and so far its turning out great.  I still need to repaint the trim and wetsand the front end but once thats done my car will look amazing.

  Also im going on a 8hr car cruise so if i disappear permanently there was a car race and my driver lost control. I have no plans of getting into a car race just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 07:55:41 PM by WashiestSnake »
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2016, 05:03:57 PM »

Pretty sure the FE3 uses a different bolt pattern, I think there is a gtype that came mated to the F2 engines in the 626/probe that will work with it, possibly need to do a differential swap to get the right axles to work.

Will not mate to the GTX awd transmission
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #55 on: December 18, 2016, 07:48:19 PM »

Do you think there would be a way to get the FE3 to mount to a GTX tranny?
Im guessing id have to get a bellhousing adapter right?
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #56 on: December 18, 2016, 09:57:30 PM »

Do you think there would be a way to get the FE3 to mount to a GTX tranny?
Im guessing id have to get a bellhousing adapter right?

Pretty much.
You'd be better off with a different (stronger) transmission then

FE3 is taller/longer than BP AFAIK and may pose some fitment challenges
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2016, 03:37:08 PM »

Currently buying some suspension bits to stiffen up the car, while i'm at it I have to get a new alternator. Once I have them installed and tested ill release a overview and installation guide!  8)
Does anyone know if we(US) got any AWD 626s, and if so what transmission is it?
Update: Only had enough money to buy a Front Strut Bar, and Front Lower Arm Bar. Once I get payed again ill be buying a 19mm Sway Bar, and Rear Lateral Bar. Im  also in need of a XR-2 front sway bar, being as my car is only a N/A.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 06:20:58 PM by WashiestSnake »
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2016, 05:38:06 PM »

Currently buying some suspension bits to stiffen up the car, while i'm at it I have to get a new alternator. Once I have them installed and tested ill release a overview and installation guide!  8)
Does anyone know if we(USA) got any AWD 626s, and if so what transmission is it?
Update: Only had enough money to buy a Front Strut Bar, and Front Lower Arm Bar. Once I get payed again ill be buying a 19mm Sway Bar, and Rear Lateral Bar. Im  also in need of a XR-2 front sway bar, being as my car is only a N/A.
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Re: Capri RS Build(WashiestSnakes Build)
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2016, 08:15:58 PM »

Does anyone know if we(US) got any AWD 626s, and if so what transmission is it?

The AWD 626 was never sold in North America, only in Europe, While Japan and I think New Zealand got it under the Capella name.

The tranny is a G-series and is very similar to the BG GTX. The 626 tranny basically differs by having a bolt pattern for the F-series engines and a shorter 1st, 5th, and final drive ratio.
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