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christang
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posted 08-28-2003 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is in an '85 Capri 4-banger? A friend of mine's sister has one for sale for $600...body and frame is VERY good, needs painted. I've been thinking of maybe picking it up and tossing in a built 302.
I was told it has a C4, but I'm not sure.

Also do the front springs, suspension etc. need changed from the four cylinder to the eight? Thanks!...Christine

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-28-2003 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's probably a C3, which is a very weak transmission, not suitable for use with a V8.

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GTRocks
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posted 08-28-2003 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The suspensions are quite a bit different, so you'd incur expenses there also.

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christang
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posted 08-28-2003 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys! My husband told me the same thing, but the fella who's sister is selling it kept saying that there was no difference between the 4 and 8 cylinder in those areas, so I though just maybe Mercury did their's a little different than Ford did with the Mustang. I knew someone here would know for sure! ...Chris

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posted 08-29-2003 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's different about the suspension? I thought the only difference was the springs.

John

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GTRocks
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posted 08-29-2003 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a lot more to it than just engine and suspension. There's brakes, accessories, etc. Mainly for the suspension it's just springs, but you should also consider the torque boxes. Here's a link to some more things to consider:

http://www.jason.fletcher.net/tech/v8/v8.htm

Really depends what you want to do with it when you're done, I guess.

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christang
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posted 08-30-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GTRocks...Thanks for the link, very informative! Looks like I'll pass on this one...still need a lot of time to put into the Mach 1 before starting another project for me and the hubby! ...Thanks, Chris

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GTRocks
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posted 08-30-2003 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad I could help!

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