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    Default Capri gets a little attention

    Went to the NMRA finals in Bowling green and won the Tremec stick shootout.

    Hereís a headline not often seen, 4 cylinder Mercury Capri wins, lol

    https://tremec-blog.com/four-cylinde...otout-of-2021/

    And a bit more on my car

    https://tremec-blog.com/bob-meyers-t...cury-capri-rs/

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    Bob Myers ©

    84 Capri RS Turbo - Only a 4 banger - 1/8th 6.29@110, 1/4 9.87@137

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    Congratulations!
    79 Pace Car - 331, t5
    79 Pace Car- 302, 4 spd
    79 Cobra - working on 351w, t5
    82 Capri- working on 302, t5
    82gt - working on 408w, c4

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    Great news Bob, and really nice write-ups on your exploits. I find it amazing that you can run 40 psi on a stock block and crank. The Ford engineers did something right when they designed that engine. Talk about bullet proof.

    I'd never heard of that heads up/bracket hybrid type of racing. It sounds like it would be a lot of fun being able to stay pedal to the metal through the lights without fear of breakouts. This coming from a guy who gave away far too many races via breakout.

    Good to hear you are still at it, enjoying it and having success at it!
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    Congrats on the win!! Go Capri's!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmb617 View Post
    I find it amazing that you can run 40 psi on a stock block and crank. The Ford engineers did something right when they designed that engine. Talk about bullet proof.
    Cranks have not been an issuer, and the bottom end of the block has also been fine. On teardown of my short licks, clank, bearings, all good, no cap walk, etc.

    The top part of the block is a different issue for sure. Thin cylinders and deck, and only 10 head bolts have been ongoing challenges. Basically at high boost it’s trying to lift the head and I get cylinder pressure pushing a bit of water. I can manage it, but it’s an ongoing challenge.

    As a solution, I finally managed to score one of the original Ford aftermarket blocks that was in the SVO Catalog (became Ford motorsports). This block is taller, has a much thicker deck, and the cylinders are Siamese. Much better foundation I’ve started to build. Issue now is parts, doesn’t look like I can get rods or pistons to start next season, but when I get it together it should be better (but still stuck with 10 head bolts)
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    Awesome job! Congrats on the W you've been stalking!
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    Absolutely awesome! Any videos of the runs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    Absolutely awesome! Any videos of the runs?
    Unfortunately, not from the stick shootout. It was late and dark, and my wife went from videographer mode to fan mode and nothing she got was very viewable, lol.

    This is a test pass from Friday … https://youtu.be/23HluO4QUck

    A friend sent me this from the end … https://youtu.be/s0a-oCykG2I
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    Awesome & congrats. Way to represent 4-eye's.
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd
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