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
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 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.