CAPRI

Classic Ford - - CF TECH -

WITH MOD­I­FI­CA­TIONS, the Capri han­dles with great­ness and per­haps, due to the longer wheel­base, more pre­dictabil­ity than an Es­cort. Sportier to start they gen­er­ally have bet­ter sus­pen­sion com­po­nents, in some cases to RS spec, which means lots of the af­ter­mar­ket kits fit, too. Ad­vice for the struts and con­ver­sion’s the same.

Later se­ries cars tend to be the most re­fined — they have sin­gle leaf springs at the rear, and although all big engine Capris have a tail-happy rep­u­ta­tion, this can be tamed with bet­ter sus­pen­sion. The only real prob­lem’s rear lat­eral lo­ca­tion: a Pan­hard rod or Watts link­age is tricky since the spare wheel well oc­cu­pies the same space. Cost-ef­fec­tive tri­an­gu­lated bolt-on kits help get over it though, while care­ful choice means a well-han­dling car with­out masses of al­ter­ation.

Most Capris come well set-up as stan­dard but still ben­e­fit from up­rated springs and low­er­ing.

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