V8 ford capri project

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
IbanezRG
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Thu 04 Oct 2018, 14:56

Hi All,

So I did manage to find a Holley carb and intake manifold.

I have decided to use my stock cast iron exhaust manifolds for now.

I need to have a look at my diff to see if I can figure out what diff it actually is.

in regards with the engine mountings, i have one of the below, the second one is broken in half. My question is, are these the correct mountings to use on my Capri ? I would have to build some kind of an adapter to make it fit onto the crossmember. can you guys help me out with some pictures and measurements of what I need to build?
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Sun 07 Oct 2018, 12:06

So I had a look at my Capri's diff as well as the other one I've got. They both don't have identification tags and I cannot figure out what diffs I actually have. Maybe you guys can help me out here.

So this is my Capri's diff, all I could find on it is the letters MC and .92
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and this is the other one I've got, all I could find on this one was Borg Warner (its got lots of gunk on it, will clean it next time I'm there to see if it has any markings):
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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 09:38

its sad to see how quiet this forum has gotten over the years... I used to get lots of advise here

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by Punch » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 12:16

If you are trying to find out the diff ratios you are lucky because you have removable back plates on both diffs. Remove the back plates, count the teeth on the crown wheel and on the pinion, divide the number of teeth on the crown wheel by the number of teeth on the pinion. this will give you the ratio. eg : - 65/22 = 2.95 :1
Use a spot of tippex to mark the first tooth you start counting from.

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by IbanezRG » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 15:27

Punch wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 12:16
If you are trying to find out the diff ratios you are lucky because you have removable back plates on both diffs. Remove the back plates, count the teeth on the crown wheel and on the pinion, divide the number of teeth on the crown wheel by the number of teeth on the pinion. this will give you the ratio. eg : - 65/22 = 2.95 :1
Use a spot of tippex to mark the first tooth you start counting from.
Awesome, thank you so much for the info

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by marnus » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 16:39

the one in the capri seems to be M68

The other one however looks like it may be a M75/M78 BW
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Marnus Nortje

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Re: V8 ford capri project

Post by Johann66 » Sat 13 Oct 2018, 10:55

IbanezRG wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 09:38
its sad to see how quiet this forum has gotten over the years... I used to get lots of advise here
Getting Old?

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