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 on: June 26, 2019, 10:59:54 AM 
Started by Skunkwrkz - Last post by greywolf27030
Would like to see a lot of people turn out for some Capri fun.

Jack Byrd

 on: June 25, 2019, 09:37:33 PM 
Started by Skunkwrkz - Last post by Skunkwrkz

Greetings, I am posting about a meet called DRAGON_BAHN 2019 that myself, Ben Rogers(Skunkwrkz), Jack Byrd (Greywolf27030) and Matt Shayka(Rocketman)\ as well as the owner of this FB page, are planning a large Capri meet for the weekend of September 7th and 8th and to be based at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. So, in order to attract more of our "Ford/Mazda Brethren" It's really a "run what you brung", Mazda related event. Festiva, 121's, Protégé, MX6, 323, and Capris or whatever and we are calling it Dragon_Bahn 2019. The main event will be running the Tail of the Dragon or other wise known as Deals Gap. 313 curves in 11 miles.....the plan for the weekend is as follows: A chilled out meet n' greet "Cars and Coffee" at the casino, on Saturday morning, running the "Dragon" in the afternoon (which will include pro Dragon photographer offering still shots or video of us driving it), and a cookout by one of the area lake's in the evening. Sunday is still in planning, as to interest about driving other roads around Fontana dam that would responsibly let the driver "let their hair down" on some other famous roads like "Moonshiner28" and there are many roads in the area for fun and pleasant cruising. Slow and quick are at your own discretion as we want this to be a responsible and safe event for all. Some back story is that I went to school in the area, at WCU and am very familiar with what is available to drive as I owned a 4WS steering MX6GT back then as well as a Honda CBR 600 motorcycle.. Lots of places in the area to stay and eat, whether at Cherokee or Deals Gap. I am working out group rates with the Casino, but am also posting a link with many other options based on your budget. There will be commemorative stickers for your ride that highlights the meet and US129, which is the actual highway name. There is also a store and hotel at the Dragon's tail if you want to stay up there but we are going to have "base camp" in Cherokee to remain central to other venues like the Casino, Lake Fontana and other driving roads as well as restaurants since Deals Gap is a bit remote. Who would be interested in an event like this?

 on: June 25, 2019, 06:16:48 PM 
Started by Sterfry007 - Last post by Rocketman
94 Capri was the only year with R134a refrigerant and it does not appear to be interchangeable with anything else. shows over a dozen listings for them, some as cheap as $35, maybe one is close to you?

 on: June 25, 2019, 05:06:18 PM 
Started by Sterfry007 - Last post by chukT
Capri only I believe. And they used at least 2 versions that aren't interchangeable, factory air or dealer installed air.

 on: June 24, 2019, 06:17:19 PM 
Started by Grimsleeper - Last post by Skunkwrkz
Met up with Jack (Greywolf) this past weekend at the Pick N' Pull and he shared his cache from the XR2 Capri with me which I thought was extremely cool. I scored a set of  slightly damaged tail lights (won't matter) so I don't have to sacrifice my OEM's. Also scored some various interior pieces and a MINT headlight motors that I will be refurbishing and selling with a year warranty if anyone is looking for one that we know. Got a greasy set of wires that I thought were big diameter "knock off's" till I got em home and cleaned them up. MSD Magnecor 8.5 mm wires and RED....Just like my car ;-) Going back this weekend. The second pic, is of a strut bar that I customized for our car this past weekend, that I am considering to reproduce for Capri owners, as an AFFORDABLE strut bar, since I think most have been sold of the stock that Roo-Sport had at one time from what I gather. It's pretty solid and I liked the feel (seat of pants) on the highway the most as I was able to get quite a bit more feedback from the suspension. Provides some much needed stability between the strut towers. THIS is what I did today......

 on: June 23, 2019, 06:34:53 PM 
Started by bratboy_y2k - Last post by Rocketman
There are no Capris pushing this kind of power so we don't have folks here reporting their findings firsthand.
The info I have gathered on transmission reliability comes from watching various Mazda forums over the years.

The Bore/Stroke ratio of the Capri is relatively square, with a tad more HP vs Tq, they are roughly even.
Like I said above, the weakest spot of the transmission is the diff, if you correct that then you should be good
There's lots of good info on the Clubprotege forum, I suggest having a poke around there. There were guys going thru extreme measures to get the g-series beefed up with varying levels of success but also $$$$ investment. Billet bearing cup/plate in a modified case, external framework around the case to prevent flex, custom gearsets, etc

 on: June 23, 2019, 06:32:11 PM 
Started by LGCapri - Last post by Rocketman
Oof, that crash bar took a beating. Must have smacked that tree pretty good.
Fixable. Iv'e been there myself several times, looking forward to seeing how you tackle this! Best of luck.

 on: June 23, 2019, 05:30:19 PM 
Started by Grimsleeper - Last post by jdp
Way to go Jack!

 on: June 23, 2019, 09:46:39 AM 
Started by Grimsleeper - Last post by greywolf27030
Scored an XR2 VAF, airbox and distributor with a good vacumn advance at Pull-A-Part to go with the turbo and manifold and ECM I got earlier.  Also got the weatherstrip that goes across the windshield, gonna get my white car in problems fixed.

Jack Byrd

 on: June 23, 2019, 09:42:07 AM 
Started by LGCapri - Last post by greywolf27030
That's bad, but fixable.  Want to follow along on your progress and modifications.

Jack Byrd

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