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Project Capri. Fresh start. Engine work pg 8.


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#241 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:30 PM

The original 4 speed in my Cortina was a million times sweeter than the T9 i replaced it with, saying that after driving Semi-C's Cortina last night which also had a T9 fitted i think it was more down to my gearbox as his was very tight and smooth just like my old 4 speed was.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:37 PM

The original 4 speed in my Cortina was a million times sweeter than the T9 i replaced it with, saying that after driving Semi-C's Cortina last night which also had a T9 fitted i think it was more down to my gearbox as his was very tight and smooth just like my old 4 speed was.


My mate had an 86 D plate Capri 2.0 Laser with the 5 speed. His was quite worn and wasn't a very nice box to use. Yet, as you say some feel really good. I guess at the age they are now most of its to do with how well they've aged more than the actual box?

His Capri Laser absolutely flew though, with its twin choke Webber. It'd leave my mk2 standing with ease. I'd always get him back though as his used to keep breaking down! It was a giffer owned car that had been sat in a garage for years and the fuel system kept getting blocked.
My mk2 was slow but never once left me at the roadside broke down.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:47 PM

his was very tight and smooth.


Oooh errr mrs
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

Another upvote for the humble pinto/4speed combo. The Sierra genuinely does still feed good in this regard.

It's just the rest of it...
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

Do you know I couldn't give a low mileage sierra type e 4 speed box away a while back
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

Do you know I couldn't give a low mileage sierra type e 4 speed box away a while back


Funny isn't it, even 2.0 pintos were hard to shift 5-10 years ago, even a couple of year back they were sensible money. Just seem to have gone stupid over the past 18 months.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:54 PM

I once broke a type9, one of the shafts snapped next to the 3rd gear cluster. I can't remember which shaft but it make a hell of a noise unless it was in 3rd. That was when I found out a 4cyl type9 bolts straight up to a 2.8 V6 even though everyone says it doesn't. The input shaft is too short so it wouldn't have lasted long though, but I wrote the XR4i off long before killing the 'new' box.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:20 AM

Heard back from the new bodyshop guy.
All looking good! The work is all doable in my budget, the rear quarter panels will be getting fitted in full. I was going to just use the lower half of them to replace the rotten bodged originals but the guy said it's not going to save me anything doing it that way so you might aswell use the whole thing and cut down on welding right way across the panel. So they will be getting spot welded on as they would have been from new.
There's nothing particularly troublesome left really and he's confident it's a simple job, just needs everything aligning properly. So that's all good news!

The painter has said it's a really good car too, he said my colour choice is good for it as he's done another Capri in Miami blue and said it does look lovely.
The VIN tag I did looks great now it's had a few coats of lacquer so I think it's going look brilliant with the car in this colour.


I've been doing a bit of checking up on the engine now it's clean and the details are readable!
The engine number is the same as the end of the VIN number, so it is indeed this cars original unit! This is a nice little detail I think that it's managed to retain its original engine for its whole life.
The date code for the engine is May 1974. This ties in perfectly with other markings etc I've found on bits of the car. So it's looking like my car was built in May 1974, making it a pretty early one! I think they started in January 1974 for the mk2 so given how few must be left now mine must be amongst the oldest left by now.

Hopefully this weekend I'll get the oil out of the engine, sump pan off and start fitting the new gaskets and painting the block and sump. I've got everything I need now, the only outstanding part left before the engine goes back in is a clutch kit. Seems to be a few variations with these (diameter and number splines) so I'll take the old one off and measure it up before getting one from the local motor factors.
Also got to paint my new leaf springs this weekend now the paints turned up.

Good news all round so far! Mojo is returning for this at long last!
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Posted Yesterday, 12:56 PM

Keep up the progress it will soon be done, even though I havnt updated my thread i have been chipping away

What colour are you going for on the engine?
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Posted Yesterday, 01:08 PM

I'm so excited for you!!


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Posted Yesterday, 01:26 PM

Keep up the progress it will soon be done even though I havnt updated my thread i have been chipping away
What colour are you going for on the engine?


I'm going for pretty much factory look for the engine.
Block and sump will be painted in black engine enamel.
Rocker cover and cam belt cover will be Ford corporate blue enamel.
Dizzy casing, inlet manifold, fuel pump, water pump etc will be left unpainted ally colour.
Exhaust manifold will be blasted then painted silver/grey.

The gearbox has a black bell housing and main body with the inspection cover etc left silver.
Axles, crossmember, struts, etc etc are all satin black.

Any nut or bolt heads showing will be either painted a suitable colour or plated in that goldish silvery colour as factory.

The enamels are actually American ones but should be close enough, and they are good quality (expensive!) so should go on nicely and last well. They are exactly the same as the ones used on my Mercury's V8 engine and do look very nice.
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