Originally built in the early 80’s, raced by Jim Hall for about a decade in West Coast SCCA regionals. Starting out as an ITA car, it has since been built into a period correct IMSA GTU car, pre- 1995. Car has log book back to ‘83. Pink slip to Jim Hall showing he was second owner. Raced west coast SCCA for about 10 years. No doubt this car is Monterey eligible. Truly nice inside and out. An unusual make of car in vintage racing, at least stateside. This car draws an enormous amount of attention in the paddock. Completely stripped down to a bare tub, media blasted and given an extensive rotisserie restoration. All new cage and chassis structure. Car now has Cologne MK1 factory works flare set. Fiberglass front fenders and rear ¼ panels, hood, truck and door skins. Lexan front, side and rear windows. Finished in Ford X code blue – giving it a very cool Penske vibe. Pinstriped by hand. Front suspension is a combination of (s13) front spindles and steering knuckles, coil-overs (325lbs.) and Koni single adjustable RACE inserts. Front lower control arms; tension control rods were designed and built in house, using modern suspension CAD software to maximize geometry performance. Spherical bearings throughout. Flaming River steering rack, in house tie rods mated to spherical rods end for bump steer adjustability. Most Akerman and Anti-dive properties removed from geometry. Speedway gun drilled 1 ¼” front sway bar. Rear suspension is a solid axle and mounting is of a Satchel-Link design, (basically a form of triangulated 4 link). Chromoly links on spherical joints; rear coil overs are 275 lb. springs on AFCO coil over shocks, (5/3 valving). Schroeder 5/8” Nascar style rear sway bar. The Satchel-link design was chosen because it offers a lower roll center height and is Anti-squat and rear roll steer adjustable. It is a compact design that doesn’t require an additional watts link. The axle housing is a Ford 7.5”, that has been narrowed about 3 inches; OE rear axle bearings have been replaced with the “big Ford” 9 inch axle bearings and housing axle ends. It sports a Detroit Trutrac (torsion) style LSD and uses 28 spline 9 inch ford axles. 4:56 gears, and a TA Performance diff bearing support cover. Lightweight and bulletproof. Aluminum driveshaft. All chassis replacement parts are off the shelf and widely available. Nothing rare or hard to find has been incorporated. Engine is based on the LIMA Ford 2.3 manufactured from 1975- 1998. This 2.3 has been bored and stroked to 2700 cc’s and utilizes an Esslinger Billet Steel stroker crankshaft, Custom length Manly rods, and JE pistons, all forged. The cylinder head used was originally designed for use in the Nascar ARCA truck series and will support 10,000 rpm. Referred to as the ARCA head, it sports 2.02/1.60 valves, supports huge lifts, and utilizes roller rockers. This cam is conservative a .658 lift, 287 duration, and a 108 lobe sep. designed to pull hard from 5000-9000. Triple springs, titanium retainers, teflon seals. Intake manifold is a side draft style of our design and length and based on 4th wave tuning math. It uses Weber 55 DCOE SP’s and is port matched to the head. The exhaust header is also of our own design. Based on complimentary numbers from the intake, it has 1 7/8” primaries that are 27” long, 3” diam merge collector that is 6” long, and the merge transition inside is a work of art. All ceramic coated in Titanium. This engine has 13.1 compression, Electromotive DFU crank trigger ignition, an extra wide timing belt set up with adjustable cam gear, billet water pump and all Esslinger under-drive pulleys. A power master race alternator with a custom made oversized pulley. Raceline 4 stage dry sump system. Inner fender mounted oil tank on passenger side. Goldstar 7.5” single disk clutch with billet starter ring gear. ARP hardware throughout, even for externally mounted components. Gear reduction indexable starter. Cooling is controlled by Griffin crossflow radiator. The transmission is a Tremec T5, standard mustang ratios of 3.35/1.93/1.21/1.0/.73. Completely refreshed with new bearings, seals, syncros and a Billet layshaft support. Clutch is a cable type, using Fox body components. Spicer u-joints. Front and rear drive shaft safety hoops. Brakes/Tires/Wheels : Brakes are Wilwood, front and rear - and they have been shaved of their Wilwood logos to appease the elite vintage race groups. Fronts are 11” vented rotors on Wilwood hats, 4 piston calipers; rear are solid rotors with 2 piston calipers. Tilton pedal assembly, Wilwood reservoirs, Wilwood brake bias control, front and rear brake pressure gauges. Cross drilled and slotted rotors front and rear, with Carbotech XP pads. Tires are DOT club Toyo R888’s 245/50/15 front and 255/50/15 rear Wheels are American Racing torque thrust. ARP wheel studs front and rear. 15 x 8, and 15 x 9. Miscellaneous Kirky seat, on adjustable sliders Collapsible steering column completely adjustable to any position Pedal assembly can be moved forward/back +/- 2 inches Firecharger AFFF fire suppression system Fuel Safe 12-gallon cell, twin pumps, Hour meter Stewart warner gauges, Autometer tach, MOMO wheel Professional wiring throughout, PC680 dry cell battery Car sits low - and everything--including exhaust--is tucked above front crossmember. Nothing hangs below pan level; car is very easy to load – without even removing the front spoiler! Dyno time and track shakedown time only. Car is extremely fresh, needs nothing. Engine Dyno sheets are available; results are available by inquiry. Chassis corner weight and set up sheet are also available by request. This car is nearly 50-50. This car is easy to drive. The initial set up on this car has produced an extremely well balanced and predictable ride. A professional, (and independent) test driver, hired to help sort out the handling, is available for any conversation on driving characteristics. car was sorted in 103 degree weather, no overheating problems at all. engine oil and water temps averaged 195 degrees. This car has been out of sight since it last raced in the 90’s. A complete photo library of the build process is available on Flickr. Go to Flickr.com, search “people” for “mrpvmoore”, (Paul Moore) and you will find the Capri album. Enjoy.
Raced SCCA west coast regionals from 1983 to 1994. ITA
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