2.8i + (just 24 years old)

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2.8i + (just 24 years old)

Post by Kelson » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:55 pm

Not too bad for the original engine I'd say. I've had her from new (August 1983) and have had to rebuild the 5 speed twice. Now need a brake upgrade as newer machinery make this weakness very apparent! Blue lines are after setting up on the Alan Jeffreys rolling road following unleaded conversion.

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24years, 242bhp, and going strong.

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Post by Coops » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:03 pm

excuse me for being rude,
but if thats a stock engine something don't seem right,
2.8i over 240 bhp????

is that rear wheel horse power? or flywheel?
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Post by Stuball » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:14 pm

I am also a bit confused lol

I had my 2.8i capri on the rollers last year, completely stock, and it made 145bhp at the flywheel, (ford originally claimed 160bhp for the 2.8 ).

(This read out is after having a carb conversion but it made the same power as with injection)

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As Tony said, please dont take offense but i dont think the engine is standard.
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Post by Kelson » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:34 pm

Bottom end etc is stock, but perhaps the Janspeed Turbo makes a difference :lol:

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BTW, not sure if its flywheel or wheels, so being pessimitic, I'd say flywheel, although in 1984 it was making 285bhp (flywheel) on 5 star at 11psi - OES rollers at that time
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Post by Coops » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:45 pm

:lol: :lol:

didnt think it was totally stock :wink:
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