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    Default Prototype Ron Fournier/Bob Fehan 1980 Capri on BAT

    M81 prototype Mercury twin
    hand-built metal box flare 1980 Mercury Capri Prototype with Cosworth BDA is so awesome and unique! Check out the BAT auction!

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-mercury-cosworth-capri/


    Current FEP:
    1980 M81 McLaren Carb Turbo 2.3T #003P ... IT'S ALIVE after a 22 year slumber thread!

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    1986 Capri GS 5.0- very missed but in goods hands
    1985 LTD SSP- quick little fox 5.0

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    FEP Power Member mcb82gt's Avatar
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    Like the body and interior. I'm not sure about the Cosworth engine.

    Cool car for sure!
    Mike

    Now stang-less.

    88 Cougar 5.0

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    That's really cool!
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI, T-5
    '17 Ford Focus ST
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    Freaking Awesome! I read that metal fabricators handbook front to back a few times. I believe I still have it buried somewhere in the house.

    Kenny

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    Holy smokes this thing sold for $56K @ Mecum -edit- last year. It will be interesting to see what it goes for on BAT. That might be hard to top during the pandemic but Foxybody's are on a tear lately (and so is BAT because of the pandemic and no in-person auctions) so who knows...will be fun to watch either way and read the comments.
    Last edited by m81mclaren; 09-10-2020 at 12:19 PM.
    Current FEP:
    1980 M81 McLaren Carb Turbo 2.3T #003P ... IT'S ALIVE after a 22 year slumber thread!

    Past FEP:
    1986 Capri GS 5.0- very missed but in goods hands
    1985 LTD SSP- quick little fox 5.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgepondexpress View Post
    Freaking Awesome! I read that metal fabricators handbook front to back a few times. I believe I still have it buried somewhere in the house.

    Kenny
    haha I still have mine too!
    79 Zephyr, 4v/4r70w swap planned, with team z front and rear suspension, 8.8 and upgraded brakes and coil overs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    haha I still have mine too!
    same!
    Current FEP:
    1980 M81 McLaren Carb Turbo 2.3T #003P ... IT'S ALIVE after a 22 year slumber thread!

    Past FEP:
    1986 Capri GS 5.0- very missed but in goods hands
    1985 LTD SSP- quick little fox 5.0

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    See below

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcb82gt View Post
    Like the body and interior. I'm not sure about the Cosworth engine.

    Cool car for sure!
    The engine is an iron block, Formula Atlantic or US Fiesta spec block with the bigger bearing version of the 1979 WRC winning RS2000 Works Cosworth BD head. The alloy block used in the World Rallaye Championship, well, it never really lasted as they were all competition engines that made 260 hp and reved to 10 grand. The detuned 1594 cc Iron Kent block base was taken out a little further, but with those carbs, its tractorable and just like a Toyota 4AGE with a little more power and torque. This was what the TRD 3SGE was modelled on. Ford didnt go ahead any further. The M81 and Cosworth Capri here got iron homologation blocks, the made the cars mobile and the M81 a class winner at Daytona.

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    Us more "mature" members will tell you its ALL about the engine.
    How many 4 cylinder cars need a ford 9 inch rear end so they don't break it.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
    Albert Einstein

    1984 20th Anniversary GT350
    Almost "Stock"

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    Sold For $47,500 On 9/16/20
    Current FEP:
    1980 M81 McLaren Carb Turbo 2.3T #003P ... IT'S ALIVE after a 22 year slumber thread!

    Past FEP:
    1986 Capri GS 5.0- very missed but in goods hands
    1985 LTD SSP- quick little fox 5.0

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