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Author Topic: My 1991 field find Capri XR2  (Read 1070 times)

BiPoBro

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My 1991 field find Capri XR2
« on: February 16, 2017, 03:34:28 PM »

Well, I managed to find a couple pictures of my Capri before I started working on it (Since I don't have any right now :P ). This is a field find Capri XR2 in the state it was rescued in September 2016. The car belonged to a friend's parents who parked it up over 8 years ago, and their cost for the car was "get it out of the yard." I'll definitely get more pictures when I can. Also, massive thanks to my friends that are helping me with this project as I would be completely lost without them.

Currently this car is at 105k miles and is both being daily driven and being turned into a little autocross car. I hope to drive this thing for a long while.




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WashiestSnake

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Re: My 1991 field find Capri XR2
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 03:58:32 PM »

Looks like great for how long its been sitting.

Are those heat extractors/vents or is that just a
vinyl/paint?

Good luck fixing the header panel its alot of work, but in the end its well worth it.

I run auto-x aswell and I regulary beat Miatas and similar cars. The only cars that beat me are turbo Miatas, and the like. I recommend getting a 26mm rear antisway bar, Exel G struts, drop springs/Ground Control coilovers, poly bushings, front and rear strut bars.

The only mod I dont have out of those are the coilovers and thats going to be fixed soon. My car has very little body roll and handles like a dime. I need to upgrade my wheels and tires to 16x7 and 205s that should help alot.
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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: My 1991 field find Capri XR2
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 10:21:55 AM »

That is an unbelievable find, good luck with it.

Jack Byrd
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BiPoBro

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Re: My 1991 field find Capri XR2
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 04:15:39 PM »

WashiestSnake, if you're referring to the black stripes on the hood, those are just paint. In the very early stages of the project, (See: before the engine was running) one of my buddies decided that we needed speed stripes and I said why not :)

As for the suspension, the plan is to take care of that after we get the engine squared away. The turbo is in need of a rebuild and the factory boost recycling doesn't work so the motor likes to try and overboost. I also need to get new wheels for the thing, the base model Capri wheels just aren't cool enough :P
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greywolf27030

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Re: My 1991 field find Capri XR2
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 10:04:13 PM »

Paint the wheels black and put a red stripe around the outside edge to dress them up while you're working on everything else.

Jack Byrd
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