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1992 Mercury Capri XR2
ModelCapri XR2
LocationMcHenry, IL
Ex. ColorRed
In. ColorRed / Gray
Horse PowerAppx. 246
Engine Size1.6 litre w/Turbo

My URL: http://www.theautolog.com/caprityper-1

Member: caprityper
Male, 40 years old
Last Login: June 22nd, 2012
Member since: December 13th, 2007

Group Member of: turboed toys

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Challenge Record: 8 won, 0 lost, 0 tied

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About Me

Hi! My name is Russ, and I am a Capri Enthusiast! Not sure exactly how that happened, as I have always been into the muscle cars - Mopars, Big Block Chevys, Old Fords. Had a 73 Challenger for a number of years that I just loved. My Girlfriend has a 72 Roadrunner now, that she works on periodicly. Something about these little 1.6 Liter, turbo charged Pocket Rockets stuck, though, as now we have 15 of them. My 3 year old Daughter evens owns her own Capri (profile ID: SarahCapri).
This particular Capri is my baby! I love it enough to attempt to start a business with it, Roo-Sport.com('Roo', as in Kangaroo, as these cars were built in Australia). Although currently a holder page, we are in the process of building a website were Capri fans can get inexpensive replacement parts, as well as some new and exciting custom designed styling pieces, and parts to soup up the normally anemic 135 HP stock B6T motor.

Drop me a line, and say "HI", and wish me luck as I embark on this adventure known as "Car Enthusiast"!

Remember, ALL of the mods done to this car were done by me. There is very little, if any, aftermarket parts made for this car!

General Vehicle Comments
It's been 6 months since I've had the time to update this page! A lot has happened to the "Super Roo"! The new engine was installed, and with twice the horsepower as a stock engine, this baby SCREAMS!! With the addition of the VJ11/14 hybrid turbo, and the Rocketchip ECM upgrade, I find I want to drive this car more than any other vehicle in my stable!
The interior was given an overhaul, with the addition of Dynamic Auto Design Racing seats. A custom made roll bar was also added, adding some rigidity to the car, as well as bumping up the safety factor a notch!
There are still many more mods planned for this little Australian import, and I hope to keep this profile a little better updated than I have previously!

02/03/09 :
Since my last update, I've obtained a VJ11/14 Hybrid turbo, and a two stage manual boost controller. The 323 engine has not been installed yet, as we have to work out of an unheated barn, and it's just to damn cold! It's ok, though, as we can spend more time going over the engine, and getting more parts to install in the Spring. I also hope to have the car painted before the engine goes in, and we've been trying to decide on the body shop to do the work. I've also decided to try working with carbon fiber, and will attempt to make some interior parts, like door panels, center console, and perhaps some dash bezels. I will also be installing my new DAD Motorsports racing buckets, and a set of 4-point harnesses.
I just got back from Texas with a parts car I bought, and will also be installing the Toxico adjustible struts that came on it.
New in the parts design area is the headlights I have designed for this car. They will be fixed (not pop-up, like the current ones), and help to remove over 26 pounds off the front of the car. 90mm Hellas set in a sleek, aerodynamic carbon fiber housing. I'm really excited about these, and can't wait for the warmer weather to get this project started!

Wow! It's been a while since I've even logged in here, let alone added to this page! A lot has occurred since my last log-in, namely, the car has been been down for almost 6 months with a blown engine! (Note to self: NEVER let your friends borrow the car when the water pump is leaking!!) After a hard drive with a leaking water pump, the head and block both warped beyond repair. While deciding how much money I wanted to throw at the car, I stumbled across a Mazda 323 GTX for only $800 in the same town I worked in. The 323 was built for ice racing, and was sporting a 246HP B6T, that had just recently been spun on the dyno, so I know the figures are correct! Since the original B6T in the car was only around 150HP, I jumped on this deal!
We currently have the engine out of the 323, and are going over it carefully. I had gotten a head reworked (P+P, 3 angle valve job)before I found the 323, and we will install this on the new motor. I also picked up a RocketChip, from RocketLabs, and will have that installed shortly, as well as one of their custom made Intercoolers!!
The "HalfSprint" tail light panel (it's current name! Check out my pictures and help me come up with a good name for it!) is installed and custom bubble LED lights have been installed. The world's only fiberglass Capri hood is made and will also be installed shortly. The rest of the goodies I have planned will probably have to wait until Spring, as I have to work in an unheated barn!
Accessories & Modifications
To many modifications to list!! Here is a few:

Roo-Sport.com HalfSprint tail light panel
Roo-Sport.com Fiberglass F-50 style hood
Roo-Sport.com F-40 style rear wing
Roo-Sport.com Bubbletop rear deck
Complete front/rear bumpers off a 1994 Capri
1994 Capri side mirrors
1994 Capri center console covered in red carbon fiber
Australian clear turn signal lenses (front)
Red carbon fiber shift boot
Rocketchip computer upgrade (good for up to 20 lbs. of boost!)
RocketLabs Intercooler
VJ11/14 hybrid turbo
TunerFixx.com 2-stage manual boost controller
TunerFixx.com Capri strut bar
D.A.D Racing seats
Custom made Roll Bar
VJ11/14 hybrid turbo
Complete 2 1/2" exhaust, w/Magnaflow mufflers and tips

UPCOMING MODS (just waiting for next Spring!):
Custom designed convertible roof
Roo-Sport.com custom headlights
Vehicle Showcase
This car was shown for the first time at the Mid-America Capri Gathering, in Rensselaer, Indiana on July 11th, 2009. By the end of the day, the car took 1st place for 1992's, and overall "Best Of Show"!! Not bad for it's first show!!

Bulletin Board
Future Plans
I have a number of rare and custom parts I plan on putting on the car by spring. You can check them out here:

Let me know what you think!!

Challenges Won:

Father -VS- Daughter

Which red turbo Capri would you rather own, modded or stock exterior?

Better Capri?

Best picture (of real car)

Performance modifications vs Body modifications

Red 2-door, or red 4-door?

Which is better?

Scale of 1-10, how into cars are you?10
What is your favorite type of Car?Mercury Capri / Ferrari
What is the next car you plan on getting?Undecided
What is your dream car?Anything Ferrari
What is your favorite race track?Daytona
Who is your favorite race car driver?None
What is your favorite car event?Daytona 500
Scale of 1-10, how into motorcycles are you?0
Foreign or Domestic?Depends
Lifting or Lowering?Depends
Street Racing or Drag Racing?Drag
Tinted or Clear windows?Tinted
Spinners or no spinners?NO Spinners
Looks or performance?Both
15 Comment(s)
2011 Subaru Wrx Sti
November 14th, 2011 11:06:22 PM
hey dude u still on here
2004 Mazda RX-8
December 22nd, 2008 07:01:56 PM
hey dude..how u been ??... any new mods or fiberglass projects for u ?? - frank
2004 Mazda RX-8
December 11th, 2008 08:48:24 PM
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS
December 11th, 2008 08:07:12 PM
Hey Russ, Thanks for the add! Steve
1990 ford taurus sho
November 18th, 2008 07:16:17 AM
well after reading your mods list i dont think my car is faster lol
2006 Audi S4 42 V8 Quattro
November 16th, 2008 08:45:28 PM
Cool car, did you have it imported?
2005 Acura RSX Type S
October 28th, 2008 01:47:04 PM
Congrats on POTD! Also, if you didn't notice you're included in 71charger's autolog questionaire too!
2007 Mazda MX-5 Roadster
October 28th, 2008 06:03:59 AM
Congrats on POTD!
2004 Mazda RX-8
October 28th, 2008 01:18:05 AM
Congrats big time on making Profile of the day !! awesome job dude !! - frank
2004 Mazda RX-8
October 27th, 2008 11:27:47 PM
hey u ...hows everything going - frank
2003 Ford SVT Cobra
October 27th, 2008 11:09:37 PM
congrats on the up coming front page profile!!
2003 Ford SVT Cobra
October 27th, 2008 12:13:54 AM
very cool capri! thank you for the add. keep up the great work on your great ride! :)
2007 Mazda MX-5 Roadster
October 17th, 2008 09:14:55 AM
I like your Capri XR2. Very nice and looks to be in excellent condition!
2004 Mazda RX-8
October 15th, 2008 11:58:59 AM
2004 Mazda RX-8
October 11th, 2008 12:02:41 AM
thanks for the add.... you have a very nice car...let me know how the chip works when u get it in !! - frank
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