85 Mercury Capri *BLOOPER* couldnt get it off the trailer
This was the first day for the new (in 2007) combination. The headers were Bassani step headers. I had built 12" long collector extensions for it. The car went on the trailer just fine, but the extensions acted like a check valve and would not let the car off the trailer. I had to pull back up and remove them to get the car off the trailer.
Redneck way of getting a totaled racecar off a trailer
Steve totaled the race car last weekend in an accident at the race track. He ended up rolling about 4 times with the car landing on its top. He has begun tearing the car apart so we can get the cage out to use in another car. We needed to get the car off of the trailer so we can tow our other race-car for now. We hooked a ratchet strap underneath the car, and the other end around the fire pit. Then a friend pulled the truck/trailer forward and the car slid off. It was quite humerus to watch!
1986 Mercury Capri 5.0
Gave it a bath and it looked so good I just HAD to make a quick vid of it sitting there purring away.
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
Wreck Rescue 1972 Mk1 Ford Capri
Official trailer for the forthcoming Wreck Rescue DVD. See a tired Mk1 Ford Capri prepared for a classic off-road motorsport event. For more details see the official Wreck Rescue website, www.wreckrescue.com
1986 Mercury Capri Drag
Capri 351C (stock crank, ford rods, ford 4V heads) C4 9" vs Stroked 03 Mustang Cobra blower upgrade with solid axle 8.8. Capri ran 10.90's the Cobra ran Low 11's. KCIR Vamp Heads Up Drag Race.
514c.i. BBF '83 Capri "Sabatoge" vs. 408c.i. SBF notchback Mustang "Juiced351Stang"
A beginning of a rivalry or a continuation of one that has been going on since the 60's. Big blocks versus small blocks, here we have two cars that are very similar except in their choice of engine size. Sabotage is running a 514c.i. BBF through a C6 transmission in a '83 Mercury Capri and Juiced351Stang is running 408c.i. SBF through a C4 transmission in his foxbody notchack Ford Mustang...