85 Mercury Capri New Engine First Time Startup
Just finished building a 347 stroker for my Capri bracket car to replace
the 351 Cleveland that I have been racing in several different
configurations for the past 23 years. Just started it for a short time to
set the timing and see if therre were any issues that needed immediate
attention. The next day I did the obligatory 20 minute break in cycle at
2500 rpm and varying the rpms.
Ford Capri RS 2600 Cosworth V6 dyno crash failure
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Partial throttle runs for fuel mapping. Dyno was set to sweep
1000-7000rpm in 18 seconds. Limiter at 6450rpm. Crash at 5400rpm most
likely due bad conrod bearing.
Highlights of season 2013:
Season 2014 races:
1984 Mercury Capri RS 5.0; built by John Young, Chris Grace of Brother's
Performance, Jonathan Kocks, Craig and Diversified Performance of Apex, NC.
Model: Malesa Bell Young
1984 Mercury Capri Turbo RS engine start
1984 Mercury Capri turbo RS engine start
up after rebuild.
Car has a 2.3l four cylinder that has been rebuilt. The head is lightly
ported, has oversized valves and runs the stock slider cam. Still using the
stock T3 turbo but have added an E6 Exhaust manifold, 35lb/hr "brown top"
injectors, and LA3 ECU.
Aftermarket parts are Stinger front mount Intercooler, Stinger modified down
elbow and 3" Exhaust, and 3" straight
through muffler. Forced4 CAI kit, flex tube eliminator and Boost control.
If interested, read more about the project at