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 on: June 14, 2018, 03:22:55 PM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Gaz
Dude, just send it. My dog leg is falling off and I've got more dents than a rural road sign, and I'm still showing up.

 on: June 14, 2018, 01:02:34 PM 
Started by keyfoot - Last post by Gaz
 Appendix C - Roll Bars
   1.    The basic purpose of the roll bar is to protect the driver in case the vehicle
rolls over. This purpose should not be forgotten.
   2.   The top of the roll bar shall not be below the top of the driver’s helmet
when the driver is in normal driving position, and shall not be more than 6
inches behind the driver. Exception: For Modified Category Specials (Sec-
tion 18.4), the bar must extend at least 2.0” (50.8 mm) above the driv-
er’s helmet in the normal seated position and a head restraint keeping
the driver’s head from going under or behind the roll bar is required. It is
strongly suggested that all roll bars extend at least 3.0” (76.2 mm) above
the driver’s helmet. In case of two-driver cars, both drivers must be with-
in the roll bar height requirement, however only one (1) driver must be
as within a removable close 6.0” as possible (152.4 OE hardtop mm) to the of which interior the b
 roll is equipped top bar.of In the a with closed car.
 a roll car bar/cage, or an open it car must with
   3.    The roll bar must be designed to withstand compression forces resulting
from the weight of the car coming down on the roll structure, and to take
fore-and-aft loads resulting from the car skidding along the ground on the
   4.    The roll structure.
 two (2) t
 vertical members forming the sides of the hoop shall not be
less than f 15.0” (381 mm) apart (inside dimension). It is desirable that the
roll bar extend the full width of the cockpit to provide maximum bearing
area in all soil conditions during rollovers. The roll bar vertical members
 on tachment must formula be not points cars less and to than the other fifteen uppermost single inches seat main apart, cars chassis inside with member.
 a dimension, center driver at their position
   5.    An inspection hole of at least 3/16" (0.1875”, 4.75 mm) diameter must be
drilled in a non-critical area of a roll bar member to facilitate verification
 of wall thickness. This should be at least 3.0” (76.2 mm) from any weld or
d    7.       6.   It mm) should It is is recommended recommended thick.
 be at least 2.0” that that (50.8 roll steel mm) bars gusset be long coated plates on each only be leg used with and at a 3/16" light all welds. (0.1875”, coat of Gussets
If, however, a roll bar should be chrome-plated, it is recommended that the
structure be normalized.
   8.    B. Post MATERIAL
 or tripod types of roll bars are not acceptable.
After 09/22/1985, aluminum is not an acceptable alternate material. Cars
using aluminum roll bars or roll cages must file proof with SCCA® Solo® De-
partment that the structure was approved prior to 09/22/1985 as provided
in this Section.
2017 SCCA® National Solo® Rules— 215
Roll Bars - Appendix C
   1.    The roll bar hoop and all braces must be of seamless ERW or DOM mild
steel tubing (SAE 1010, 1020, 1025) or equivalent, or alloy steel tubing
(SAE 4130). It is strongly recommended that roll bars not be constructed
of ERW due to quality and strength concerns.
   2.    The size of tubing to be used shall be determined on the basis of the weight
and speed potential of the car. The following minimum sizes are required
and are based upon the weight of the car without the driver.
Vehicle Weight (lbs.)
 outside diameter Tubing Size x wall (min.)
 thickness (in.)
1.500 x 0.120
Over 2500
 1.750 x 0.095
2.000 x 0.080
1501 1000 - - 2500
 1.625 1.500 1.375 1.250 x x x x 0.080
Under 1000
 1.000 x 0.060
Dimensions are nominal. 0.005” (0.127 mm) variation in wall thickness is
   3.    Each mounting plate shall be at least 0.080” (2.03 mm) thick if welded and
plate 3/16" is (0.1875”, required f 4.75 for mm) bolted thick mounting if bolted. plates.
 A minimum of three (3) bolts per
   4.    C. All FABRICATION
 bolts and nuts shall be SAE Grade 5 or better and 5/16" (0.3125”, 8.0
    1.    mm) One continuous minimum diameter.
 length of tubing must be used for the hoop member with
smooth continuous bends and no evidence of crimping or wall failure.
    2.    D. All and BRACING
 welding will be subjected must be of to the very highest critical possible inspection. quality Arc with welding, full penetration
heliarc, should be used wherever possible.
d    1.    roll It is bar recommended itself.
 that braces be of the same size tubing as used for the
   2.    All roll bars must be braced in a manner to prevent movement in a fore-
and-aft direction with the brace attached within the top one-third of the
roll hoop, and at an angle of at least thirty degrees (30°) from vertical. It is
strongly recommended that two such braces be used, parallel to the sides
of the car, and placed at the outer extremities of the roll bar hoop. Such
braces should extend to the rear whenever possible.
   3.    It is suggested that roll bars include a transverse brace from the bottom of
the hoop on one side to the top of the hoop on the other side.
216 — 2017 SCCA® National Solo® Rules
 Appendix C - Roll Bars
   1.    Roll bars and braces must be attached to the frame of the car wherever
possible. Mounting plates may be used for this purpose where desired.
   2.   In the case of cars with unitized or frameless construction, mounting
plates may be used to secure the roll bar structure to the floor of the car.
The important consideration is that the load be distributed over as large
an area as possible. A backup plate of equal size and thickness must be
F. REMOVABLE used on the opposite ROLL side BARS
 of the panel with the plates through-bolted to-
Removable roll bars and braces must be very carefully designed and con-
structed to be at least as strong as a permanent installation. If one tube fits
inside another tube to facilitate removal, the removable portion must bottom
G. on each the INSTALLATION LESS such permanent joint. DESIGN
 The mounting, telescope ON CARS and section b
 at OF least must SPACE two be at bolts least FRAME must eight be AND inches usedFRAME-
 in to length.
It is important that roll bar structures be attached to cars in such a way as to
spread the loads over a wide area. It is not sufficient to simply attach the roll
bar a way to a as single to t
 be tube an extension or junction of of the tubes. frame The itself, roll bar not must simply be an designed attachment in such
H. the structure ROLL frame. Considerable CAGES
 f such a way care as must be used to add as necessary to the frame
itself in to properly distribute the loads. It is not true
that a roll bar can only be as strong as any single tube in the frame.
 It fined is recommended in the current but Club not Racing mandatory GCR Section that all 9.4, cars Roll utilize Cages a For roll GT cage And as Pro-
duction I. ROLL Based BAR Cars, PADDING
 or Section 9.4.5, Roll Cages For Formula Cars and Sports
 Racing Cars.
Braces and portions of the main hoop subject to contact by the driver’s or
d Ensolite® passenger’s ness, must or be helmet, other padded similar as with seated material a non-resilient normally with and a minimum material restrained thickness such by seat as Ethafoam® belt of 1/2" and (0.50",
12.7 mm).
2017 SCCA® National Solo® Rules— 217

 on: June 14, 2018, 11:56:08 AM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Gas
I'm tempted to make the drive over from Fort Wayne for the show because it's so close. But, my Capri is nowhere near show quality. Any rational person would have sent it to the scrap yard by now, but I have hope for shining this turd.  ::)

 on: June 14, 2018, 11:00:32 AM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Gaz
Oh, it's going down.

 on: June 14, 2018, 09:17:51 AM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by greywolf27030
What kind of turnout do you usually get?

Jack Byrd

 on: June 14, 2018, 12:24:51 AM 
Started by boomingbeetle - Last post by boomingbeetle
Car has been Sold! New owner is from San Diego, maybe we will see him on the board soon! Looking forward to my next project, and maybe another Capri after I move.

 on: June 13, 2018, 02:14:07 PM 
Started by rls120 - Last post by pilotlars
I was going to suggest that approach! i've seen that online I'm sure... It seems too clever and cheap for me to have thought of it myself lol. Since mine had a ripped timing belt when i bought it I had to position the cams individually then lock them in place so they don't move. I think I succeded.

 on: June 13, 2018, 02:11:00 PM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Ricksservice
Mark your Calendars.....   for the 17th Annual MACG in Francesville, IN on September 16th from 10 AM to 4 PM EST....  This year we will be joining in at the Francesville Fall Festival Car show... All Capri's will be together within the park....  Registration will be up and running shortly and must be received by September 1st to receive t-shirt.   This years cost is $30 per car, which includes the cost of one t-shirt.  Additional t-shirts may be ordered at $15 each for sizes s to xl ( 2x or 3x = $18 each)....   I will forward hotel information in a few days....  For those who would like to come in on Saturday, there is a parade at 2 pm EST if wish to join in on parade.   So mark your calendars and hope to see you all there!

 on: June 13, 2018, 09:36:02 AM 
Started by rls120 - Last post by Gas
To number 2: There's a little tool that you sticks in between the cam gears to lock them into position, so you don't lose position with them. You can make one if you're handy

When I did the timing belt on mine, I couldn't see the use in buying a tool for how rarely I would use it, so just made due with what I had in the toolbox. I used a wrench on each cam with the handles overlapping, and a vise grip connecting them together. It worked surprisingly well.

 on: June 12, 2018, 10:18:05 PM 
Started by rls120 - Last post by Rocketman
To number 2: There's a little tool that you sticks in between the cam gears to lock them into position, so you don't lose position with them. You can make one if you're handy, Ford makes one, I've also seen a 3D-printable version. The force of the valvesprings will likely spoil your position without it.

Did you loosen the T-belt tensioner before prying the belt off? If not that is pretty stressful on the belt

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