Test Drive the 1974 Ford Capri V8!
Hi! This is Agent 8771's 1974 Ford Capri, featuring a high-output 302 V8
and Borg-Warner T5 transmission hooked to a Ford 9 inch positraction rear.
This car originally had the wheezy Pinto 2000 cc engine and 4 speed trans,
so it is much better now. A nice, original, rust-free unit brought up from
the States to save it from the recyclers yard. Sweet vintage aluminum slot
mags, nerf bars, and diamond-tuft package tray finish this Capri off in
classic 70's style! Hope you like it as much as I do!
1973 Ford Capri Lunch Time Restoration
My first attempt at a slide show. Pics from the last three years as we
restore/rebuild a 1973 Ford Capri MK1 on our lunch hour(s) at the Eastwood
Company. Many new products were developed and tested on this car. Hope to
have it in paint Summer of 2014
Ford Capri Documentary - The Car is the Star Part 1
The Car's the Star presented by Quentin Wilson. This documentary is in two
parts and is all about the Ford Capri. I've had eight Capris, so this is
just up my street, I hope it is yours - enjoy!
This is part 1
Ford/Mercury Capri V6
This is a 1974 Ford/Mercury Capri made in Germany. It was shipped over to
the US when Purchased.
1973 Mercury (Ford) Capri 2000, 4-Speed --- "The Sexy European" --- FOR SALE
1973 Mercury (Ford) Capri 2000. 4-Speed -- "The Sexy European". Factory
medium brown metallic with original black vinyl roof and decor group. A
museum-quality 'survivor' with only 30,175 actual miles, housed in a
climate-controlled environment for the last 13 years. 2nd owner, garaged
kept since purchased new in 1973, and never used as primary transportation.
Photos Can Be Viewed Here:
Vehicle never smoked in, no mildew odors, no road accidents, or any rust;
all original paint, trim, glass, entire interior, vinyl roof, engine,
drivetrain, etc., each in outstanding condition. Normal wear items --
tires, shocks, battery, master brake cylinder, brake lines, brake
components, filters, etc., replaced at 25,000 miles or periodically with
FoMoCo or OEM replacement parts. Original Dunlop spare in trunk; Dunlop
replacements on car in correct size.
Professionally maintained by Pterodactyl Racing, a premier vintage racing
organization. Currently insured/appraised by classic car insurer at
$15,750 -- with historic tags. Documentation, manuals, and spares with
Please note, this is not some tarted-up, so-called restoration; this
vehicle drives, rides, handles and looks like a nearly new Capri, with only
a few imperfections and limited modifications such as a Momo period-correct
steering wheel. If you want the Capri from your past, without the expense
(and headaches) of a costly restoration, this Capri is for you. Only a
handful of imported European
Mk. 1 Capris (1970-1973) in the U.S. are in this stunning condition. First
place winner at several car shows.
1972 Ford Capri 2.6 Cologne V6 first start after rebuild
1972 ford capri cologne V6 right after first start and break in. Rebuilt C4
with mild shift kit, Comp Cam, headers from Team Blitz with Chromex coating
from Performance Coatings, 350cfm Holley 2bbl, engine assembled at DG
machine (www.DGDragParts.com). Project was put together with help from my
friends at Cascade Classics. My dad bought the car new in 1972. It's mine
1972 Mercury Capri V6 2600 startup ......and it's for sale !
This was my first car purchased in 1978. I drove it stock for a few years
then in 1981 I did a restoration (body work, paint, suspension, engine,
trans.) . I took off the stock rally wheels and bias tires and put on some
aluminum slot mag wheels with radials.
I installed an ANSA dual sport Exhaust
system with twin Ferrari resonator tips which improved the performance and
it sounded great!
Put air shocks in the back so I could lower the rear a bit to improve
I installed a high power stereo (hey it was 1981!) and this thing was
powerful at that time. I made a custom speaker enclosure to fit on the
I installed a set of aluminum rear window louvers and that set off the
styling nicely...at least I liked them !
The car handled great, the V6 and 4 speed made for a really quick and
nimble sports car. Plus it was very reliable for a 70's import. The only
issues I had was loosing a sync gear in the trans and it liked to go
through front end bushings..
The interior is in great shape but the dash is cracked. Actually I think
they all cracked after 4-5 years unless the car never saw the sunshine!
The body has some spots coming through but it's not in terrible shape. The
entire underside was undercoated.
Normal maintenance was performed over the years but along with belts,
hoses, etc... etc will need the front calipers rebuilt as the are sticking.
Otherwise it runs and drives good.
This is for sale if anyone is interested.
Airbike First Flight
I found this old video on my computer. It's the first flight in my Airbike
after building it in my basement.
I had finished up the paperwork with the FAA earlier that week and received
my tailwheel endorsement that afternoon. The weather was perfect and there
was nothing left to do but go fly. The monthly EAA chapter meeting happened
to be that night, so I ended up with a few extra helpers and a bit of a
The flight went well, even though my nerves were tested a bit.The guy
pulling the starter rope is Wally. He was my SEL power instructor in
C-150s. The man shaking my hand at the end is Laird, who was one of the two
glider instructors that first taught me to fly.
Except for my first solo in a glider, few have been as memorable as this
first flight in an airplane I built myself. It was an excellent day all
A few folks have asked why its called an Airbike. It has nothing to do with
bicycles, exercise machines or anime vehicles. It simply because your feet
are on the outside similar to a motorcycle. The seat is also narrow like a
motorcycle. The company that sold the kits picked the name almost 20 years
ago. That's all there is to it. Sorry if you were expecting something else.