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1979 Mercury Capri, 347 Stroker, Tremec Tko 600, Tangerine / Black Interior on 2040-cars

US $12,500.00
Year:1979 Mileage:115000

Taunton, Massachusetts, United States

Taunton, Massachusetts, United States

 Up for sale is my 1979 Mercury Capri.  I have owned this vehicle since 2006. Originally a 3.3 liter inline 6, 3 speed automatic.  Original color was red. The car was in fairly rough shape when purchased. I have gone through the car from front to back over the last 7 years. Car was stripped down to bare shell, paint removed down to bare metal and epoxy primed, before doing body work and paint. The car now sports a factory 1979 Capri color, Tangerine. All mouldings were removed, cleaned, painted and reapplied with 3m tape. Sunroof body seal replaced. Drivers door seal replaced as well. Other seals are near perfect. Small 3" rot hole under drivers footwell has been cut out, repair welded and seam sealed. Sunroof drains replaced. All bulbs replaced. Rear window was replaced with PPG glass. Outside is stock appearing, with new reproduction Capri and Mercury badges, as well as reproduction RS decals on fenders and hood.  Hood was replaced when body painted with NOS Ford turbo hood, allowing v8 to clear under stock hood scoop.  Interior has been upgraded with 1991 Mustang GT sport seats, reupholstered in black vinyl to match original rear seat. All gauges replaced with mechanical Autometer and sunpro. Odometer was replaced at 101, 500 miles, and now reads around 14,xxx making approximate mileage 115k. Carpet was replaced a few years back, headliner as well, new black cloth. Interior door panels removed, cleaned, re-dyed and new carpet instal;led on lower portions. Steering wheel is stock 3 spoke, repainted.  Dash pad is out of an 85 mustang, and has a few small holes by speaker grills. Shifter is a Chrome Hurst direct fit for the stock console.

Motor is a stock 84 302 block, .030 over, with a 3.4" stroker crank. Forged 11:1 pistons and forged I-beam rods, balanced within +/- .5 gram. ARP main studs complete the short block. Short block done at time of Odometer/speedometer replacement, and reflect mileage of motor.   Valvetrain was done last year. New Edelbrock Victor Jr. cyl heads installed, 1.60/2.05 valves with 210cc intake runners. Victor jr intake manifold, and a Flowtech Induction (FTI) solid flat tappet custom ground camshaft installed, with new EDM solid lifter. Crane Gold extruded aluminum rocker arms installed, 3/8 screw in ARP rocker studs, ARP head bolts. Trick Flow solid cromoly pushrods used. Valvetrain just adjusted 50 miles ago after initial break-in period. Camshaft degreed with 12 way adjustable double roller setup. Matching valve springs installed per cam manufacturer.  Top end complete with new Holley 750 HP series carb, upgraded to 50cc accelerator pump kit in primaries. Carb tuned on dyno to optimize A/F ratio and power.  Vehicle Dyno'd 341 HP and 348 TQ at wheels, peaking at 5500 rpm. Dyno sheet included.   Fuel system is a 12.5 gallon stock fuel tank sumped, with Aeromotive fuel pump and filters. -8AN line to pump, -6AN feed to carb and nitrous kit. Nitrous kit is installed minus WOT switch after carb replacment. NOS bottle, with upgraded Edelbrock Performer plate and solenoids. Ignition is MSD 6al box, Blaster coil, Billet distributor, and wires. #-step soft touch rev control installed, not hooked up to Line lock yet. Cooling system is all new hoses, water pump and an aluminum tig welded radiator, (no plastic end tanks), Electric cooling fan. Converted to serp belt setup.  Optima Red top battery installed last spring.

Exhaust is BBK long tubes, matching BBK off-road H-pipe, and stainless Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust, with 3" tips.

Power goes through a 3  yr old (2000 mile or so) TKO600 5-speed, centerforce clutch, Ford racing aluminum driveshaft converted to 31 spine yoke. Rear end is an 8.8", welded axle tubes. Strange 33 spline axles, c-clip eliminators and spool. Trick flow rear diff cover. 3" hardened front and rear wheel studs. New rear brakes, (drum).  Front brakes have been upgraded to 91GT 11" front brakes with new rotors, bearings, and calipers and hoses. Rear brake hose and parking brake cables as well. Rear suspension is Comp engineering 3-way drag struts, Morroso Trick springs . BBK rear upper and lower control arms. Front struts are Strange 12 way adjustables with stock springs. No front swaybar. Linelock installed in vehicle. Steering rack is Unisteer manual rack with new tierods and steering shaft.
Weld in subframe connectors and driveshaft loop installed.

Wheels and tires are 15x8 and 15x 3.5" Greg Weld wheels, with 165/15 front runners and 275/60/15 Mickey Thompson Drag Radials, (28" tall) new 500 miles ago.

I am sure I left some stuff out, but shes been a blast.  Well over $20K invested in parts alone. Time for a new project.

Buyer responsible for shipping.  $500 deposit required within 48 hours of auction close, or if Buy it now feature used. Remaining required within 5 days, or at time of pickup if sooner.  Local pickup available. Can be driven home as well. I have driven this car all over New England without issue.   Stored all winter, started right up last week no issues.

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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EST

The Detroit News is reporting that Ford will recall some 370,000 Crown Victoria (pictured), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, for an issue regarding the lower intermediate steering shaft. 355,000 of the vehicles in question were sold in the US, with the other 15,000 sold in Canada.
The report indicates that corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft could cause a "loss of steering," presumably because of a partial or complete failure of the part. The report points out the dealers will inspect and replace the offending steering component for recalled cars, and may also secure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft as needed. The company is unaware of any reports of the faulty part causing any accidents or injuries.
Ford helpfully lists states in which corrosion is more likely to have taken place, mostly in the Snow Belt, as you might guess. Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia are listed.

NHTSA closes probes on Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:59:00 EST

The Detroit News reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially closed its investigations into 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2004-2005 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models. The separate probes found no issues that pose safety concerns. NHTSA began investigating certain Grand Cherokee SUVs over complaints that power steering hoses could detach during operation, thereby increasing the risk of a vehicle fire. Of the 24 reports of failure, none alleged smoke or fire in the engine bay, and Chrysler has since modified the power steering cooler assembly to reduce the likelihood of the failure.
Meanwhile, certain Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey vehicles garnered a government probe after receiving complaints that the models were equipped with faulty scissor jacks. The agency had received six reports of the jacks failing or causing injuries, including one incident that resulted in a fatality. But NHTSA says the jack failure rate is similar to those found in other vehicles. In those six cases, the government agency found the jacks were being used for something other than changing a tire, and investigators could not determine whether the emergency brake was set or the rear tires were properly chocked.

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Ford has announced five separate recalls, affecting 202,000 vehicles built between 2005 and 2014.
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