Capri racing team

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dieter, 27 December 2019.

  1. Dieter

    Dieter New Member Capri Power Member

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    Hello,
    We are racing with Weslake Capri’s in the Belgium historic Bravo race-club.
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    Always interested in information!

    Dieter
     
  2. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    lovely machines Dieter ...
    a friend in Germany has one - 3ltr Weslake he built all by his own hands ..
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  3. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Does anyone have any weslake cylinder heads for sale
     
  4. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for sharing -- Good to see that kind of energy into keeping Capris on the racing scene, and scoring.
     
  5. Stroker

    Stroker Registered Capri Power Member

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    Buy heads and all here. https://initracing.co.uk/parts-for-sale/ford-cologne-weslake-v6-cylinder-heads/
    Be prepared to part with a arm, leg and maybe a kidney as well:D
    The other problem is the heads are of no use by themselves. You have to get nearly all the parts in the catalog to be able to get a working Weslake engine.$$$$$$$$$$$$:eek::(
     
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  6. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Ok thanks for your help.
     
  7. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Thanks planning building a mk1 next.
     
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  8. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is there any up dates on how the racing is going, one post and not heard since
     
  9. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Car is going well still..but i need to fit lower diff gears. 4.11 i think as still runs the 3.44 gears...have got it handling very well. And engine perfoming great.
     
  10. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    great to hear keep us posted to how things go
     
  11. trevster mk 2

    trevster mk 2 Registered Capri Power Member

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    fantastic looking, and sounding cars
     
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  12. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    people mad, round the bend, up the wall, crazy and nuts
    what an amazing sound
     
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  13. Stroker

    Stroker Registered Capri Power Member

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    If your talking about an amazing sound then this has to take first place as far as I'm concerned;)
     
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  14. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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  15. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    driven like a god
     
  16. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    20200328_171241.jpg A high reving v6 is heaven...i have recently done a twin headlight conversion to make the mk2 a bit more RS like.
     
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  17. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    theres one the sound of the 8 pot that would be on par to that
     
  18. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    looks great, Federals had twins as standard, then the quads were carried over in 78 for the facelift ..
    how did you wire them with the standard relay though?
    need to watch wiring limits !!
     
  19. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    With a relay on each side.
     
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  20. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Yes i agree ...but the v6 sound is quite unique if the exhaust system is done right.
     
  21. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    How would you say the exhaust system should be done?? I'm interested as I have a V6.
     
  22. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    My preferance is a twin pipe system with no crossover or balance pipe..but thats just me.
     
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  23. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    thats the way i like them
     
  24. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is it my imagination, but do stainless steel exhaust systems sound strange?
    I ran my Mk1 without the back box and the middle boxes turned over so that I could have pipes added to just exit in front of the rear wheels, I was 18 at the time!!! £274.00 for 3 months insurance in 1980, at the time as an apprentice I was earning £40.00 a week.
     
  25. Stroker

    Stroker Registered Capri Power Member

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    6 into 1 single system for me:D
     
  26. Bevan Reed

    Bevan Reed Active Member Capri Power Member

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    Yes stainless gives a different note...to steel systems
     
  27. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    SS exhausts sound lush
     
  28. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    I had a full SS system on Rumbly, no crossover (yet)
    I liked it lots, quiet when first installed, but it did grow over the years ..
     
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  29. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    Always get a growler if left LOL
     

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