Tech Spec

Classic Ford - - HOMEBUILT HERO -

Body

Mk1 body brought up to Facelift spec, strength­en­ing around strut tops, in­ner wings and front chas­sis legs, front quar­ter bumpers with cus­tom clear in­di­ca­tors, cus­tom mesh grille, cus­tom four-head­lamp sys­tem in­cor­po­rat­ing LED side­lights and Xenon-type bulbs with four dip and two main beam, chrome bul­let mir­rors, all chrome win­dow and door ex­te­rior trims fin­ished in Audi Bril­liant Black, rear bumper in­cor­po­rat­ing re­vers­ing cam­era. Paint: Audi Ibis White and Ford Dark Blue

En­gine

Cosworth 2.9 V6, fully re­built, mod­i­fied air fil­ter and breather, mod­i­fied en­gine bay wiring loom, ECU in cus­tom-made electrics box in pas­sen­ger footwell, mod­i­fied fuel sup­ply sys­tem, pipework and fil­ter, re­lo­cated fuel tank un­der the car with in­te­gral fuel pump, cus­tom-made ex­haust sys­tem with two rear ex­its, Sierra ra­di­a­tor with Granada twin fans, cus­tom­made cool­ing sys­tem pipework filled with Evans Wa­ter­less Coolant, cus­tom brack­ets for Granada coolant ex­pan­sion tank, washer bot­tle, power steer­ing reser­voir and ABS mod­u­la­tor

Trans­mis­sion

2.8i four-speed gear­box, cus­tom cross­mem­ber, 2.8i fly­wheel and clutch, re­built prop­shaft with cen­tre bear­ing, mod­i­fied axle cas­ing, re­built dif­fer­en­tial, mod­i­fied wheel bear­ing re­tain­ers and brack­ets for rear brakes

Sus­pen­sion Front:

mod­i­fied struts with ec­cen­tric roller top mounts, up­rated damper in­serts, up­rated and low­ered front springs, ad­justable track con­trol arms with Rose joints, 2.8i anti-roll bar with poly bushes, ge­om­e­try ad­justable for caster, cam­ber and toe

Rear: ad­justable dampers, sin­gle leaf rear springs and 1 inch low­er­ing blocks, A-frame han­dling kit

Brakes

Front: Mon­deo cal­lipers, Sierra Cosworth discs, longer wheel studs

Rear: Sierra XR4x4 rear cal­lipers and hand­brake ca­bles with Peu­geot discs, longer wheel studs. Mod­i­fied dou­ble-di­aphragm servo and mas­ter cylin­der, Bosch ABS Mod­u­la­tor and ECU, cus­tom brack­ets for ABS wheel-speed sen­sors and ro­tors, cus­tom Ku­nifer brake pipes

Wheels And Tyres

7x15 inch Dare RS sil­ver and pol­ished rims with gold riv­ets,Toyo Proxes 195/50R15 tyres

In­te­rior

Black head­lin­ing, VW Bee­tle in­te­rior mir­ror with in­te­rior light, dig­i­tal clock and out­side tem­per­a­ture gauge, high level brake light, mod­i­fied Mk3 Capri car­pet and cen­tre con­sole, AudiTT front seats on cus­tom made brack­ets, leather and al­can­tara, Audi TT fold-down rear seats, cus­tom tilt brack­ets and lock­ing mech­a­nisms, cus­tom side bol­ster cush­ions, cus­tom rear quar­ter panel trims with built-in speak­ers, cus­tom par­cel shelf, cus­tom door cards with AudiTT re­lease han­dle, speaker grille and stor­age net, Mk3 Capri door pull han­dles, Mk3 Capri dash panel and switch gear, cus­tom cen­tre con­sole and fas­cia with car­bon fi­bre trim, Audi Sym­phony six CD auto-changer RDS ra­dio­cas­sette, boot lined with cus­tom made pan­els cov­ered in car­pet, cus­tom boot car­pet, mod­i­fied dash fas­cia in­cor­po­rat­ing a built in 7 inch touch­screen nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem with Blue­tooth phone, MP3 mu­sic and re­vers­ing cam­era. DAB Dig­i­tal ra­dio fit­ted in glove-box, ABS ECU fit­ted un­der rear seat bench, LED footwell lights and in­te­rior light built into rear view mir­ror with clock and out­side tem­per­a­ture dis­play, red LED dash il­lu­mi­na­tion

Thanks

My wife Sue,Trevor and Iris at the farm for their help, Ali­son, Gary and Roxy for the qual­ity con­trol, Sally and John at Capri Club In­ter­na­tional (01386 860860, www.capri­club.co.uk), Colin for the amaz­ing paint job and kind words af­ter he had seen the fin­ished ar­ti­cle,Track­Torque Rac­ing (01423 359768, www.track­torque.co.uk) and the friends who have lent a hand along the way: Alan S, Steve S,Tris, Syl­van, Ian, Jim, Rod, An­drew and Ben

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