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Author Topic: The $600 1992 XR2  (Read 226 times)

CapriXR92814

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The $600 1992 XR2
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:23:21 PM »

Hello everyone; I picked up a XR2 and have been nose deep in the forum for a few weeks. I would like to introduce myself (Jeremiah) and get to know everyone. This little video I took explains the basics as I'm about to head to work.

Big plans are ahead possibly; dependent on how much this car grows on me. I recommend watching the video until I have time to add my flurry of pictures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kIkXXvN-o
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greywolf27030

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 10:52:11 AM »

Welcome, looks like you scored big time.  Good luck with it, they are habit forming.

Jack Byrd
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Zmbzy

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 02:10:42 PM »

That's a pretty one for $600, especially with the turbo and hardtop! I love those wheels, and it looks like it's in about the same condition that I bought mine in. Capris are a spartan economy car with a luxury badge and they leak water like nobody's business, but they are endearing little cars

I'm constantly frustrated by the tiny engine bay and my slow N/A motor, but I don't think I'll give it up any time soon
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jdp

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 11:01:33 PM »

Looks good!  I have one just like it.

John
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CapriXR92814

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 05:06:35 AM »

Issues on the capri have risen. I started the day with a test ride and the turbo stayed at 6psi on a short drive. I park it and take the headlight out to put in new grease; try on a ride after and the turbo boosts to over 15psi and feels like it keeps going. I've only driven a few times after that to test for a possible leak or see if anything happened when I undid my previous work. My guess is the wastegate is stuck closed possibly? Car doesn't have a MBC that I see; but if I am not mistaken I have a 1G DSM BOV. I havent checked for Rocketchip assuming this car was all stock.
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CapriXR92814

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 03:53:53 PM »

I figured it's been quite awhile since I updated you all on my Capri. Since it's cooling down for a coolant flush I figured I would have enough time to type out a few lines and pound some images into your retinas. Updates that I have not taken pictures of are a MBC, gauge, and un-pictured new tires. Thankfully cops aren't on my ass about inspection around here; staties would nail me though. That's getting done tomorrow! I did take apart the headlight motor and it worked for a few weeks until it stopped one night. My guess is I used industrial heavy equipment grease instead of a conductive kind? I am hoping, and what are my options for gauge mounting? I scored a sweet Auto meter off of eBay for $25 and got her hooked up yesterday.

Looking for that Rocketchip Rocketman  ;D
Feast your eyes upon this beaut.







Drove her 75 miles on all four rubbers looking like this  :-X




She has that war-torn look to her in my opinion.














Now for the underside which I'm very surprised is as nice as it is for having 139,xxx and being in lovely PA.







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Trackerrrr

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 04:48:03 PM »

Good score for $600. You should plan on replacing those hard brake lines when you do the rubber ones, they'll never come off without twisting in two with that corrosion.
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greywolf27030

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Re: The $600 1992 XR2
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 10:33:35 AM »

Looks good for PA.

Jack Byrd
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