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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 4:45 pm

getting more parts in, waiting on mounts to be built.
stripped interior, installed panhard bar, and rear suspension.

i got a new 0 mile ls1 shortblock with forged crank.

i had to get different spindles. so i got a set with new hubs - need to get studs pressed out and arp extended studs pressed in for the spacers needed for the gt500 brembo brakes.

i got the gt500 brembo brakes (HUGE) and the retrofit kit.

got a fiberglass cowl hood and a limited edition oem saleen '86 (one year only) body kit (front dam, bumper, skirts)

my forgeline wheels came in - need lots of love though... so i think i'm disassembling them and sending the faces and lips off to the powdercoater. 3 of them are unmatched, which is irritating and the stupid guy doesn't know how to pack shit (even though i specifically told him to tape cardboard on the faces of each wheel... he paid someone to pack it and they just threw two wheels in one box with a bunch of those air packets... hello metal on metal is not good, common sense. they also just threw a single wheel in a box with no padding. so the lip got all fucked up. at least the 4 matching wheels are ok.



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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 4:46 pm

here are the posts i forgot to put up here:

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!



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.




picked up the conversion kit from a local company today, vintage venom. consists of arp extended studs for the fronts (already have them in the back), adapter brackets, and rotor spacers to fit the gt500 brakes and the gt500 wheels on fox/sn95's.



turns out the guy used to design brakes for ford in the 90's... and now he's developing brake stuff for roush for the gt500 - met him at the roush facility and they were off to grattan to test brakes. (lots of nice cars in the lot, evo 8, shelbys, alfa spider, gt500's, etc) he's got a road race fox gt of his own with the gt500 wheels and brembos.



i heard the 2013's will have even LARGER brakes (6 piston?!!) that i'll be able to upgrade to with this conversion kit.... so large that i'd have to run 19's Laughing

can't wait to get the wheels in - have to find a set of street tires!


oh i got a rare oem '86 saleen body kit. this bumper was only on the car for a year, i think it was a shelby design, that he got pissed that saleen used so it was pulled and the one with the round lights was used instead. i think i like the pace car air dam better (boxier) but this will do for now. i can sell the bumper for more anyway since it's pretty rare.





helpful that the bumper already has vents in it. innovative tuning had to cut speedholes in theirs because it was bubbling out from the air that would get caught up in there.



so i might end up two-toning the car red/black.

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 4:50 pm

Do you have an updated list of all of your suspension pieces? I'm curious as to what all you've done. Making fox's suspensions good for the track get's complicated haha. It looks like in the front you have coilovers, with cc plates, lowering spindles, lca's, and a k-member. And in the rear, lca's, torque arm and panhard bar. Anymore stuff?

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 4:56 pm

i'm running stock spindles, the lowered spindles i had were from the wrong year so it would screw up my geometry with the k-member i have.

i have custom valved bilstein coilovers all around with upper shock mounts in the rear, front sway and rear adjustable sway. sub frame connectors

basically have this with more race oriented shocks/struts.. and no strut tower brace Wink
http://www.maximummotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_68&products_id=1033

that's basically all you can do. basically the entire suspension is being replaced.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 5:01 pm

Just curious, are all the parts that come in that package able to be installed in a garage, with basic tools? Or does it require a shop?

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 5:02 pm

that's what i'm doing. except for the welding part, because i'm lame and cannot weld.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 5:04 pm

lol gotcha!

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 5:10 pm

yeah so all of that stuff is basically in, except for the subframe connectors, the torque arm mount, and sway bar mounts. which are the things that need to be welded in.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 8:08 pm

xcoldricex wrote:

i got a new 0 mile ls1 shortblock with forged crank.

what was wrong with the other motor?
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 8:10 pm

i already posted about it on this page.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 9:07 pm

I want a fox body, I want a fox body, I want a fox body Smile

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 9:29 pm

Wallace wrote:
I want a fox body, I want a fox body, I want a fox body Smile
+a billion


Anyone know if SVO's are FI or Carb?

Edit: Just found out that SVO's are the only FI'ed Mustand between 79 and 86! I want a fucking 85.5 SVO!!!

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 9:37 pm

the car i got most of my parts off had the svo turbo motor in it built by the guy that is like svo motor specialist. innovate tuning said we want to make ~550hp, build us a motor. so the guy did his thing - then motor blew up pretty quick at like 500hp and he just said go fuck yourself, buy a new motor. proceeded to ban innovate from the forums before they could say anything. shady. mike @ innovate was just like.. should've just done a ls1 swap... fml....


anyway, i think it's pretty dope there was a 2.3L turbo mustang.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Mon May 23, 2011 9:42 pm

Yeah, I don't even know why, but I think it'd be awesome to have a 4 cyl turbo mustang, and it's sick that it was the fastest Mustang in the years it produced.

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:05 pm

Wheel studs being installed!

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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:16 pm

nice!!! told you they were MUCH longer hahahaha. thanks so much man!

i'll be able to get the front brakes on soon then. unfortunately i fucked up my brake pads while installing the adapter brackets (i was stupid and forgot to take them out when i clamped them in the vice. derp derp :\ gotta get new ones d'oh...

motor mounts have been made also, just picked them up today



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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:16 pm

i need to start tearing down the old longblock.
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PostSubject: Re: '84 capri LS1   Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:35 am

Updates now!!!

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