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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:49 am

Jesus, if you get rid of these I will most certainly start crying

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:53 am

don't, bigger and better things Wink

and you can't argue with



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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:00 am

No I can't argue with that. So what wheels now??

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:46 pm

derrick i am so jealous!
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:25 pm

maybe some forgelines off a fr500c (ford's turn-key race-ready mustang) - but not the fikse's.
18x10... might have to get these though

http://home.comcast.net/~johnbryanmoore/fendersinstalled.htm

i think the tires will be too much for me, i should learn on street tires so i can hear when i'm losing grip - instead of grip then death.



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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:30 pm

yeah grip->death is undesirable.

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:00 pm

If those are the wheels, I likey!

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:09 am

I dont like all the holes for different lug patterns. Also derrick I dont think you should go widebody. I think that'd be fail looking. Just roll the fenders and have lots of camber. You can always just clean the rubber/tar off the car Razz

It'd look way meaner thats for sure. Looks like you're gonna have to buy a miata (or drive mine) to learn RWD at the limit. street tires are still kinda grip no sound then slip. The falkens I had would barely screetch and that was at like 85 mph around hard highway corners. They'd screetch too if I drifted it in parkinglots but not really that much. You can honestly feel the tires let go though. It'll just start to slip a little. If you do a road course event what I'd recommend is 1. me being there (hehe) and 2. just pushing it a little faster each lap till you get comfortable going real fast. Like running or swimming or something, just gotta take it one lap at a time.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:22 am

i think the widebody looks fine, but is a lot of work.

and it's a race car! i can pc the centers gold and you'll forget about the bolt holes haha.

alternatively i can just add arches to the front. the mustang fenders do not have a box flare like the capri's so i am not totally sure how it'd look with a big arch (some have cut the mustang arch and put it on the capri fender to add another 1.5 in or so... probably better in the long run but that's cutting and welding)



i found a set of those still debating, getting the whole fender would be easier - not sure how it compares looks wise though.

people also just push the fenders out with extensions, but the widest i've seen is 18x9.5 275's in the front... not sure if the extra 8mm out is a huge deal or not (probably is, BUT capri fenders are supposedly a little more forgiving than mustang fenders). other people just cut the fender which i'm not keen on doing.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:55 pm

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I dont like all the holes for different lug patterns. Also derrick I dont think you should go widebody. I think that'd be fail looking. Just roll the fenders and have lots of camber. You can always just clean the rubber/tar off the car Razz

It'd look way meaner thats for sure. Looks like you're gonna have to buy a miata (or drive mine) to learn RWD at the limit. street tires are still kinda grip no sound then slip. The falkens I had would barely screetch and that was at like 85 mph around hard highway corners. They'd screetch too if I drifted it in parkinglots but not really that much. You can honestly feel the tires let go though. It'll just start to slip a little. If you do a road course event what I'd recommend is 1. me being there (hehe) and 2. just pushing it a little faster each lap till you get comfortable going real fast. Like running or swimming or something, just gotta take it one lap at a time.
Haha my Eagle GT's are silent around corners, even after they have lost grip Smile Nick knows what I'm talking aboot lololol

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:32 am

i had aria put a package i got on the back porch while i was gone so no one would steal it. got back and the box was ripped open. fortunately, they probably looked in and saw the slave cylinder and thought "wtf?!" and put it back. good thing... cause they ain't cheap!



guy i bought the stack cluster from accidently sent it to me instead of autometer (i'm getting it sent off to get it changed to 0-3-8k). at least i was able to see that it will fit nicely above the steering column. yesss. just gotta make an aluminum plate and cut a hole for it and bond that to the faceplate.



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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:07 pm

been a good week for finding parts! i think people are getting geared up for the motor sport season and cleaning out garages! Smile

think i'm picking up a cowl hood, 20-30lbs weight savings. best quality hood (they make hoods for ford's special edition cars like the cobra r, so it's not your shitty std fiberglass hood that will crack with shitty fitment to boot.) subtle and not ridiculous



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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:52 pm

I am so jealous of your stack gauge. wanted one since highschool. looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:04 pm

damn i glad to hear the idiots didnt take your slave, but next time tell aria to keep it with him
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:44 pm

guy that painted my car is dropping the ball on giving me a paint code... so i might have to do all flat black anyway. i think i prefer the cowl black and the rest matched.


So Aria helped me get through most of the panhard bar install. it took stupid amounts of time making sure everything was aligned with plumb bobs, then we didn't have the right size drill bits, then didn't have a 1/2" drill to fit the larger drill bits... but it's almost there! all fenders were rolled. i probably need to push out the front fenders though, probably wait until i get the new wheels and some tires on them though. almost done with the rear upper shock mount install... then i can send it off i think.

i found a 0-mile ls1 block with oem pistons and rods and a eagle forged crank that i'm going to use for a great price - i was going to pick up a fresh, never built ls6 block locally but when i priced out gaskets and all that stuff, buying this shortblock was much cheaper... and i get a forged crank too. i'm doing this because i'm iffy about the jb welded shortblock, even though some people told me to just run it to the ground. there were rumors that the guy that tuned it blew it up on the dyno before the PINKS show and that there may be one mismatched rod in there... so i don't want to deal with all that. hopefully the heads are properly ported and everything, i'll tear down the motor and see for myself i guess. probably won't do that until the motor mounts are made though so i can keep moving this forward.

oh and here are pics of some of the newer things.

H.O. Fibertrends hood - they make hoods for Ford for the special edition cars, so it's not some bad fitting, bad quality piece. Got it from a speed shop in OH, customer crashed his capri and this was the only thing that was salvageable i guess!

If I can get the paint guy that painted my car to give me a paint code - i'll probably do the outers matched and the cowl flat black... otherwise just all flat black. maybe even spray bombed for the time being.



0-mile GT500 brake kit - rotors, pads, lines, dust shields. the parts all still have part number/bar code stickers on them haha. guess he put BAER brakes on it, guess this is common practice since a lot of people sell GT500 brembo take offs (usually used for 10-30k miles though!) They're HUGE, but just 4 piston. 14" rotors.




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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:46 pm

oh yeah, i'm getting 7 of these forgeline w3cr's, 18x10's, clear brembos nicely and are only ~20lbs, pretty good for 18x10's! getting them from a guy that used to write road racing articles for mustang enthusiast magazine, now he's writing for mustang monthly.

i'll probably try to sell 2 of them to pay for the rest of them Wink

i think i'll clean them up a bit then powdercoat the faces gold or make them all black, even though the dual drill pattern is not the most aesthetically pleasing - should make it easier to sell a pair... and some rotating weight savings? Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:03 pm

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Race wrote:
I dont like all the holes for different lug patterns. Also derrick I dont think you should go widebody. I think that'd be fail looking. Just roll the fenders and have lots of camber. You can always just clean the rubber/tar off the car Razz

It'd look way meaner thats for sure. Looks like you're gonna have to buy a miata (or drive mine) to learn RWD at the limit. street tires are still kinda grip no sound then slip. The falkens I had would barely screetch and that was at like 85 mph around hard highway corners. They'd screetch too if I drifted it in parkinglots but not really that much. You can honestly feel the tires let go though. It'll just start to slip a little. If you do a road course event what I'd recommend is 1. me being there (hehe) and 2. just pushing it a little faster each lap till you get comfortable going real fast. Like running or swimming or something, just gotta take it one lap at a time.
Haha my Eagle GT's are silent around corners, even after they have lost grip Smile Nick knows what I'm talking aboot lololol
I know exactly what your talking about Razz

Im really pumped to see this thing!

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Sun May 08, 2011 11:32 pm

breakdown of time spent on capri

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 09, 2011 12:28 am

The white area is "waiting for money/parts."
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 09, 2011 9:20 am

and "going to buy tools that i need but don't have"
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 09, 2011 11:05 am

haha, i like the swearing at screws portion, but you should also organize your tools more, so you know where they are at all times
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 09, 2011 12:43 pm

it doesn't matter. when you use a tool on one side of the car and move around you're always looking for shit you just used. if you work james may style you probably spend the same time reorganizing your shit as you would looking for shit.

and just to be clear.... i didn't make the graph, it's a joke.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 09, 2011 5:28 pm

well anyway the graph is still a nice touch
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 4:37 pm

Any updates? I just re-read the whole build haha

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