1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo LSx

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

This 1971 Mercury Mk1 Capri was built for drag racing. The chassis was reinforced with square tubing and inside the cab is a 10-point roll cage. Under the hood sits a 5.3 L iron-block LSx V8 with a custom ground ISKY camshaft and BorgWarner S400 T6 turbocharger. The engine produces 600 horsepower on 15 psi of boost which is plenty for the 2,550 lb car. Behind it sits a 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission with a TransGo HD shift kit and Yank Performance PY3400 stall converter. Out back a Ford 8.8″ rear end from an Explorer sends the power to the rear wheels. The car is currently for sale with an asking price of $12,000 OBO.

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

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1971 Mercury Capri with a Turbo 5.3 L LSx V8 01

Chassis

  • 1971 Mk1 Ford/Mercury Capri
  • 177K Miles
  • 10PT Welded Roll Cage
  • Square tube stiffened chassis
  • 2550 lbs

Engine

  • 5.3L LS Iron Block
  • Flipped Manifolds for turbo setup
  • Borg Warner S400 T6 75mm Turbocharger
  • HP Tuners, 15 psi
  • Speed Density
  • Custom Grind ISKY Camshaft
  • 2 Precision 39mm waste gates W/ dumps
  • 4″ Fender exit exhaust
  • Turbo Inlet in front high beam location
  • Large FMIC in front grille
  • AEM TruBoost -AEM Wideband
  • Bosch 044 Fuel Pump
  • Stainless braided fuel lines from cell to engine
  • Aeromotive FPR
  • Aluminum Radiator
  • High Flow Electric Cooling Fan

Drive train

  • 4L80 W/ Transgo HD Shift Kit
  • External Transmission Cooler W/ Electric Fan
  • Yank PY3400 Converter (rated to 1200whp)
  • Winters Sidewinder Shifter
  • Explorer 8.8 Rear

Interior

  • Recently refinished, fully stripped and painted
  • Kirkey Aluminum Racing Seats W/ Covers
  • Factory Dash W/ Boost and AFR Gauges
  • OBD Dash Gauge setup for CLT, IAT, RPM, MPH and other readings
  • Trunk Mounted Fuel Cell

Body

  • Paint is not fantastic, but works as a 20 footer
  • Some slight rust here and there but nothing serious

Brakes

  • SN95 Mustang front disc brakes
  • Explorer rear disc brakes
  • Manual brakes, vehicle stops well

Suspension

  • SN95 Front Coilovers W/ Camber adjustment plates
  • QA1 rear coilovers
  • 3-Link Rear Suspension

Wheels/Tires

  • Front: 15″ trailer wheels w/195 street tires
  • Rear: 15″ steel wheel W/ 225 Mickey Thompson ET Street (Needs more tire)

Source: DailyTurismo

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