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by IbanezRG
Mon 26 Nov 2018, 10:04
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

I'll have a look at mine and see which type they are. I'm pretty sure mine have the metal chrome surrounds. Here in the UK all the lenses I have seen don't have the screws visible in the lens, they are fastened from behind by the metal surround. I have a small crack in one of my reflectors so wante...
by IbanezRG
Mon 26 Nov 2018, 08:32
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: 3l Capri rear axle
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: 3l Capri rear axle

werner wrote:
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 14:45
Contact this chap.

I believe he has a lot of other spares as well
Thanks, he is a bit far from JHB, not sure how much postage will cost. Not sure how rare these are and if its worth the 3 hour drive
by IbanezRG
Mon 26 Nov 2018, 08:29
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

Thanks for the contact, he does great work. One question, are the lenses cast with the original lettering on them, hard to see in the pics? So there are two different types, the one I've got which is all plastic and the chrome border is part of the lens and then you get one that has a metal chrome ...
by IbanezRG
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 11:32
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

Hi Denis, glad to see you're back on the Capri again.Are those brand new tail light lenses and if so where did you get them from? Hi Paul, Yeah its been way to long, I’ve now committed to finishing this project. Yes they are brand new, after market though, its a guy here in Boksburg that makes cust...
by IbanezRG
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 10:48
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: 3l Capri rear axle
Replies: 2
Views: 571

3l Capri rear axle

Hi all,

Looking for a 3l capri rear axle or perana rear axle that will work on my v8 Capri with C4 auto box.
by IbanezRG
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 16:01
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

Got my new rear lenses today

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by IbanezRG
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 09:34
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

I checked the diff that is currently on the car and it has 10 teeth on the pinion and 37 on the ring so its 3.7:1 ratio. So I would have to change the ratio on this diff. Does anyone know what ratio the 3L Capri diffs have ? I don't want to spend to much money on this diff when I'm going to replace ...
by IbanezRG
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 07:58
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

So I've been taking little parts home to work on during the week. I must say I really enjoy getting home listening to some tunes and working on restoring these parts. Way better than loafing in front of the tv. I also think that all these little details will really make a big impact on the overall l...
by IbanezRG
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 07:48
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

Standard C4 Ratios are 1 2.46 2 1.46 3 1 Reverse 2.18 rear axle ratio of 2.92/3.08/3.36 should give you a nice ride without breaking the diff With 225/50/15 and a 3.08 ratio at 4500rpm you should reach 165Km/h in final drive 1st 68 Km/h 2nd 108Km/h 3rd 165 Km/h With 225/50/15 and a 2.92 ratio at 45...
by IbanezRG
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 12:18
Forum: Restoration
Topic: V8 ford capri project
Replies: 162
Views: 32361

Re: V8 ford capri project

That axle also seems to be a bakkie one, the shocks would mount on the bracket clamping the leafs. One can always get a bearing kit, and check the crown&pinion for wear, new oil and seals, 4x108 side shafts and all this you can probably get from Interspares. Can always do a disc brake conversion? I...