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I thought we banned this Opel loving member? :)

 

.....kinda like a bad case of the the VD.....just keep coming back.... :wacko:

Ha ha ha...Opel.....that was about 4 or 5 cars ago....

 

Right now I have a 72 Suburban with a 461 BBC and 700R4 and also....wait for it.......

 

a 1973 Mercury (Ford) Capri with a 2.0L DOHC fuel injected Kia Sportage engine and 5 speed (actually a rebadged Mazda FE3 engine).  I was running the Kia ECU but recently changed to aftermarket so that I could eventually put a turbo on it.....

 

Here are some pictures.

 

 

After the body and paint still with original drivetrain:

 

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Original 2.0 Four:

Engine2.jpg

 

Pulling the engine:

EnginecomingoutofCapri_2.jpg

 

First test fit of the FE:

FEgoingintoCapri_1.jpg

FEgoingintoCapri_4.jpg

 

Hooked everything up and fired it on the stand:

KiaEngine_Cradle006.jpg

KiaEngine_Cradle003.jpg

 

 

Modified the oil pan to allow lowering the front of the engine a couple more inches:

KiaOilPan_adapt_1.jpg

KiaOilPan_adapt_7.jpg

 

Absolutely no way to mount the clutch slave in the engine bay (between the brake booster and inner fender).  Now in the wheel well (with a protection cover):

ClutchMaster_1.jpg

ClutchMasterGuard_13.jpg

 

Modified intake (hood clearance):

KiaEngineInstalled_final_TB.jpg

 

And final installation:

TestDrive3.jpg

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Welcome back!

 

My nursing home recently upgraded its internet connectivity, so I know exactly what it feels to return after protracted hiatus.

 

 

Right now I have a 72 Suburban with a 461 BBC and 700R4 and also....wait for it.......

 

 

Don't the 461 and 700R4 need to be extracted from the Suburban and put into a Z?

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