85 Mercury Capri New Engine First Time Out (Stumble) 3rd run
First time out for new engine. Had a very bad stumble off the line. Found
out later that my MSD 7AL2 was pulling 10 degrees of timing out between
3,000 and 4,000 RPM's. So I was leaving the line with only 24 degrees of
timing!! No wonder the car was falling flat on it's face!! Despite dismal
60 foot times in the 1.80's, the car was still running 7.0's in the 1/8
mile at 97 MPH. That was short shifting at only 6,000 RPM's. My goal of
6.60's in the 1/8 with this new engine should be easily realized after it
gets sorted out
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