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Ford's Capri

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From: Elyria, Ohio
Registered: Oct 2006

posted 12-01-2006 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ford's Capri        Reply w/Quote
this upcoming spring/summer i'm planning to install either a 390 or 428 into my Capri. Does anyone have any ideas that would make this project a reality? I also want to use a top loader 4 speed too so some help with the would be appreciated



Ryan Wilke

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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 12-01-2006 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
I don't have any ideas, but I can say,,,


Sounds like a cool project.

What direction do you plan to take it;
street cruiser, dragstrip pounder, chromed-out show car, or ???

Do you already have some FE parts gathered?


Gotta give ya a BIG THUMBS UP vote for the Toploader! Long Live the STICK!

[This message has been edited by Ryan Wilke (edited 12-01-2006).]

capri man

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From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-01-2006 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
welcome to m&m john. go up to sams place and introduce yourself!!
i would seriously consider a stroked windsor over the 390-428. lighter weight, fits right in, avalibility of go fast parts, more room to work on it when you are finished, probably as much or more power, etc. good luck

mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
1.54 60ft 50 % of the fun dragracing is meeting people who will give you the shirt off their back to wipe the grease off your hands.
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Ford's Capri

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From: Elyria, Ohio
Registered: Oct 2006

posted 12-01-2006 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ford's Capri        Reply w/Quote
I would like to keep the Capri a street car that is driven like once or twice a week in the summers. as for parts i have a couple of top loaders to choose from, a 390 rebuild kit and a 428 with alum. heads, med. riser intake and alum. roller rockers. A built windsor would be cool, but would require money that i really don't have to spend. Besides, 351 fox bodies are common. there isn't that many FE powered ones


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From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 12-01-2006 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
There's a guy in here named Rory that has a 428 Fairmont. I'm sure hell be by to help you out/cheer you on.


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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 12-01-2006 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Hedman makes headers for the swap.

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