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.
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
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.
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
Short ride in my 351W powered '85 Mercury Capri
Decided to take my buddy for a spin in my '85 Mercury Capri. It has a 351W
with a few mods done to it. I was having trouble with 2nd gear, hence the
banging noise while shifting. The video quality isn't that great, but was
taken with his I-phone.
KOTS: Nitrous Foxbody 79 Capri almost wrecks at Thursday Night Lightz 2012
KOTS: Nitrous SBF Foxbody "Rosa Belle"
79 Capri almost wrecks drag racing for $1000 dollars during Thursday Night
Lightz Edgewater "King of the Street" races 6-14-12. These two badass Ford
powered Mustangs are
closely matched and the army green 1979 Capri is lucky to keep his
beautiful paint off the Big Block blue Ford! Stay tuned to my channel for
more action from this weekly event!
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.
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.