Capri 2.8i but without the I, and now with a 3.5 V8!

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Capri 2.8i but without the I, and now with a 3.5 V8!

Post by Stuball » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:10 am

This is my 1983 2.8 Capri, got it in March 2006.

Few mods:

2" Bore stainless exhaust system, single silencer each side with tubular manifolds and 3" tailpipes

Engine converted to run on carburettor

Momo Steering wheel and gear knob

New Rev counter

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Am currently rebuilding a 3.5 Rover V8 to go under the hood (see "Your Garage Scene" Section of the forum

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3.5 Rover V8 + Capri = FUN!!!! (when its finished)

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Post by Stuball » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:56 am

Blimey, been a while since i update this.

Last winter i stripped and rebuilt a 3.5 rover v8 engine to go into my capri, and fitted it march this year.

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then proceeded to have a slight incident in may on a round about resulting in a few dents!!

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finally in July the car was repaired and treated to a full respray so here is how she stands now!

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Spec:
3.5 Rover V8 engine
3.9efi Camshaft
9.75:1 Compression Pistons
Late 4.6l Cylinder Heads
Edelbrock 500 carb and inlet manfiold
Mallory Fully Electronic Ignition
Capri 4 spd Gearbox with Milton Race Preperation quickshift
Some Extra Gauges put in by me

More work to be done over the winter, look for updates in the "Garage Scene" section of the forum.

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Post by Blackie » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:39 am

Looks interesting ... Will montior progres...

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Post by capri-dave » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:39 pm

what a lovely understated straight looking capri...what was the performance like running the cologne on a carb, compared to injection??

The v8 looks good as well!!! :wink:

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Post by Stuball » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:57 pm

Cheers for the comments.

When I had the 2.8 on carb, it was the same bhp/torque as the injection system (had an RR session in both forms). The power delivery was much better in my opinion, gave the engine more low down grunt with the carb, and seemed to rev a bit free-er.

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Post by Stuball » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:18 pm

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Post by Stuball » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:32 pm

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Post by speedysteve » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:31 pm

like the dials sweet

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