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Engine Class: 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated
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Member: J.Z
Vehicle: 1976 Ford Capri Mk2 Ghia ( More )
Location: Malta, Europe
Last Updated: 4th March, 2004
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J.Z's Comments:

This is my 1976 Ford Capri Mk2, OHC 016, This car is used specifically for local drag racing events specific for 'street cars'. The engine in the photos is a 2.0litre SOHC Pinto increased to 2.1litre. But currently the car is powered by a 1.6litre SOHC Pinto. This solution is temporary for this year, hopefully next year a new and improved 2litre SOHC stroked to 2.4 will find its place in the Capri's engine bay. The Capri debuted this year in February during a local drag racing event organised by the MDRA (Malta Drag Racing Association) . Unfortunately I was eliminated on the first round after blewing the gear box. The 1.6 SOHC proved to be a handful for the Quaife box.

Modification Listing
Driveline: $2500

Helix 4paddle cerametallic racing clutch, Quaife straight-cut close ratio gear box, Locked Atlas axle with 4.6:1 final drive.

Engine Work: $2000

Accralite Forged pistons 92mm, Stock Pinto 205 rods lightened, balanced and polished, Stock Pinto non-205 block, Stock Pinto 205 crank balanced, Stock Pinto non-205 lightened and balanced flywheel, Kent Cams high pressure oil pump, Custom high volume sump.

Exhaust System: $600

Custom mild steel, 4 in 1 header.

Fuel System: $700

Holley 14psi max blue fuel pump, 2 Purolator fuel filters, Purolator fuel pressure regulator, Summit fuel pressure gauge.

Head Work: $1500

Ported and Polished Head, Kent Cams RC1 camshaft, S/S big valves, Kent Cams VS39 double valve springs, Kent Cams Titanium retainers, Bronze guides, Three angle seats, Polished/cc'd chambers, Compression raised to 11.7:1.

Intake System: $1400

Burton Power Products long runners intake manifold, Twin sidedraught Weber DCOE 45's

Interior: $700

Carpets removed, Cobra Monaco Racing seats with 4point harnesses, Luisi steering and pedals.

Suspension: $1000

Rear Leda coil-overs setup.

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Readers Comments
Posted by: Fake_xu1 on March 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Wow, amazing car... love the shape! What do you get down the 1/4??? Nice burnout by the way! biggrin.gif

Posted by: J.Z on March 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

With my previous 2.1 SOHC i was running 13.2 @ 105 with a 2.0 60feet. I had to take the motor out because it needed improvements I couldn't get below the 13.2. Now I have a 1.6 SOHC in it and in my first outing this year I registered only a 14.8 @ 90 with 2.6 60feet.

Right now the car is far from what it used to be, the difference between the 2.1 and the 1.6 is huge. And I don't have the correct axle and final drive right now. I am using a 3.9:1 while with the 2.1 I was using a 4.6:1. I think this year I'll be stuck with the 1.6 but I believe there is room for improvement.

Next year I hope I will manage to race with my new 2.4 SOHC engine.

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on March 8, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Wow! good luck with it all! thumbup.gif amazing times for a 4cyl!

Posted by: missy17 on October 19, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Wow i love that car biggrin.gif Awesome Job!!!

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