MK1 CAPRI

BUILDER: BLANE EVANS FROM: USA

Classic Ford - - READERS PROJECTS SPECIAL -

“I’M BUILD­ING A 2 LITRE TURBO FOR THIS CAPRI”

Planned spec: 2-litre turbo, T5 gear­box, coil- overs

What’s the story: If Blane’s name seems fa­mil­iar, that’s be­cause his awe­some V8-pow­ered Mk1 Capri was fea­tured in the Septem­ber edi­tion. Like all good clas­sic Ford own­ers though, once that Capri was fin­ished, Blane was itch­ing to get on with an­other project and so this Mk1 was sourced.

“It’s a 1971 2-litre and I in­tend to build a 2-litre turbo with a T5 five- speed gear­box from a 2.3 Turbo SVO Mus­tang,” says Blane. “The car will also have coil- overs, ad­justable TCAs, de­cam­bered rear springs, but I plan to main­tain the pre-facelift fea­tures in the cock­pit.” Cock­pit? Well, we guess this Capri is go­ing to fly when it’s fin­ished...

BUILD 65% COM­PLETE

Blane’s new Capri will be pow­ered by the Mus­tang 2.3 en­gine, only run­ning a turbo.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.