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 on: May 25, 2018, 11:38:06 AM 
Started by 94daves - Last post by 94daves
The typical idling RPM at a stoplight is just over 1,000 for my car.  Lately when I push in the clutch as I approach a light, the RPMs dip to 500 and then go up to just over 1,000.  The car almost dies when the RPMs dip this low.  Why does it do this?  I don't remember it doing it last year before I put it away for the winter.  Thanks.

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 on: May 25, 2018, 10:21:40 AM 
Started by Rocketman - Last post by chrispoe



The BG rear suspension will not be a simple direct swap to a BF. I've only heard of 2 people that have successfully completed the conversion.
The lateral arms on the BG are longer and the trailing arm's forward bushing is larger too so it won't just bolt onto the Capri's mounting point. Another issue the people that done this have mentioned is that you will need adjustable coilover setup. I'm not sure if this is due to ride height or strut/spring clearance issues.

The only performance benefit would be the one inch larger rotor. It would give you about a 15% stronger ebrake, but when it comes to regular braking it would be considerably less of an improvement (if any at all) due to the front brakes doing most of the work.

IMHO...Don't bother with BG knuckles. The build quality/reliability is superior to the BF knuckle, but handling/performance is worse. I only did the swap to see how they actually would perform if I used them for my crazy BG/GE frankenstein knuckle creation.



Now, looking at a 94 Probe G5M-R, it looks like the starter mounts right about where the stock XR2 turbo inlet would be. So the best way to make this work is to use the KL, the G5M-R, the XR2 Diff and axles, as well as BG spindles? Holy hell, and that's assuming you'd still have to get creative with plumbing as it is, not to mention the harness grafting...

If you use the 26 spline differential and the XR2 axles, you use the stock Capri knuckles.

The plumbing isn't too bad, the heater hose connect right up, but the KL's coolant exit is on the passenger side and will either need to routed under the headlight bucket or back to the firewall and ran to the driver side.

As for wiring, use the KL's charger/starter harness and the engine harness too. You only have to connect about 8 wires or so to make it run. In fact wiring in a KL setup is less work then BP setup...LOL


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 on: May 25, 2018, 12:54:43 AM 
Started by bicbic - Last post by chrispoe
Hmmm…..blowing the main fuse

The cooling fan is fused by a smaller 20A fuse, so it shouldn’t be that.


I would start by checking the wiring coming out of the main fuse first, some things connected to the main fuse is the alternator output and the ignition switch/system.

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 on: May 25, 2018, 12:39:19 AM 
Started by jman2030 - Last post by chrispoe
Fliyin Miata offers upgraded oil pumps by Boundary Engineering for the B series engines equipped with the longer crank snout.

IMHO…you shouldn’t need one of these unless you’re running the engine beyond 8K RPM.

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 on: May 24, 2018, 11:06:41 AM 
Started by Rocketman - Last post by Gaz
Who's gonna have the first V6 Capri? It's now a pretty common swap on the BF 323 (the same chassis we are built on) so it should work for us...
IMHO… I wouldn’t call a KL swap into a BF chassis common from my research, I can easily count the amount of documented swaps on one hand…LOL


As for tranny
The Probe and the MX3 both have a final ratio of 4.39. The MX6 and 626 come with a 4.1 and they all have the same identical short 3rd-5th gearsets.
I’m not a fan of the 4.39 ratio in my Probe and think it would suck in the Capri due to the fact that our tires are smaller in diameter then the Probe and MX3.  It’s too low of ratio for traction in 1st and too short of a 2nd gear, while 5th gear would have me running over 4K rpm down the freeway.

If you’re going to do a differential swap to get the V6 to 26 spline outputs to use the XR2 axles, I wouldn’t tear apart a good XR2 tranny for sourcing a differential. It would be easier and cheaper to get a 97+ Escort tranny and swap the shafts and differential into the V6 tranny. The 98+ Escort ZX2 have same ratios as the V6 from the MX6/626, while the 97+ Escort seden has a 3.85 final and same 1st-4th gear as an XR2, but with a nicer .717 5th.

The thought of shoehorning in a K8 and turbo intrigues me. If I'm reading correctly, It won't mate up to the XR2 tranny without an adapter plate? I'm assuming this will probably create clearance issues at the corners of the strut towers, framerails, etc...
After getting my KL and tranny and doing various measurements and stuff, an adaptor plate to the XR2’s tranny won’t work. The 4 cylinder tranny bellhousings put the starter on the engine side and that won’t work with the wider V6 block and it's exhaust manifolds. Plus the added thickness of an adaptor plate also won’t help with the clearance of the KL’s front cam pulley and passenger side headlight bucket.

Now, looking at a 94 Probe G5M-R, it looks like the starter mounts right about where the stock XR2 turbo inlet would be. So the best way to make this work is to use the KL, the G5M-R, the XR2 Diff and axles, as well as BG spindles? Holy hell, and that's assuming you'd still have to get creative with plumbing as it is, not to mention the harness grafting...

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 on: May 24, 2018, 10:12:07 AM 
Started by Rocketman - Last post by WashiestSnake
Here's something intresting. I've been tooling around in junkyard comparing BG 323 with the Capri, and it looks like the rear suspension from a 323 will work aslong as you use the top mounts. The subframe won't fit but the trailing arms and all will only to our subframe it seems. The diameter is the same. With the fronts you could do as Chris did and use front BG spindles with the Chevy links to get the right caster angle and all. I was actually thinking about this swap for awhile, as the 626s and Melinia cars are all over junkyard here, and the NO i bought ended up having a bad crank, from a 2 of the bearings spinning.

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 on: May 22, 2018, 10:57:51 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Gaz
If any more parts catalog issues arise, provide a detailed description of what the fitment issue is in your post so I can send it to my catalog department.

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 on: May 22, 2018, 01:05:29 AM 
Started by jman2030 - Last post by jman2030
Does anyone know where I can get a upgraded oil pump for my 91 Capri XR2? And any recommendations for a good digital oil pressure gauge.

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 on: May 22, 2018, 01:00:47 AM 
Started by BigRedOzzy - Last post by jman2030
A doorman universal CV boot works. Though I don't remember the exact part number I used. And in order to put it on without taking anything apart Doorman makes a installation tool that stretches the boot over the CV joint. Otherwise you'll have to take it apart. Though it would be easier taking the inner CV joint apart because it has a snap ring holding the roller bearings onto the inner CV shaft from falling off. That way you don't have to use a hammer to get the outer joint off of the shaft.

Doorman CV boot kit 614-001 is what I used. it fits the Miata


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 on: May 21, 2018, 09:03:36 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by WashiestSnake
Also if you order the lower Heater Core hose it is incorrect through O'Reillys.

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