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Technicar 1971

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS: 1971 FROM TECHNICAR

ENGINE: 302 Windsor V8
CYLINDERS: V8 _ 90Deg
CARBURETTOR: HOLLEY 4 BARREL _ 600 Cfm
HIGH RISE MANIFOLD: ALUMINIUM FORD "MUSCLE POWER KIT"
BORE: 101,6mm (4.0 inch)
STROKE: 76,2mm (3.0 inch)
CUBIC CAPACITY: 4,950 litre (302 cu inch)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 9,3 to 1
VALVE GEAR: OHV PUSHRODS
CAMSHAFT: FORD STAGE 2 "MUSCLE POWER"
AIRCLEANER: PAPER ELEMENT
FUEL RATING: 94 OCTANE
COOLING: HIGH CAPACITY BG RADIATOR
ELECTRIC'S: 12 _volt AC
DIFFERENTIAL: LIMITED SLIP [BORG_WARNER] XB 2.92

ENGINE OUTPUT:  

Max power S.A.E: (kW) 210 kW (281 bhp)
Max power net (kW): 179 kW  240 bhp
Peak RPM: 5800 RPM
Max,torque (approx.) (N.m) at RPM 270 N.m (200 lb.ft) @ 3,500 RPM

TRANSMISSION:    

Forward speeds Three Four
Type: Automatic Mustang C4 Manual Mustang
Gearshift Position: Between seats Between seats
Low: 2.46 to 1 2.78 to 1
2nd gear: 1.46 to 1 1.93 to 1
3rd gear: Direct 1.36 to 1
Top gear: Direct Direct
Reverse gear: 2.20 to 1 unknown
Final drive: 2.92 to 1 2.914 to 1
Tyre size: 185_70 /13 185_70 /13

PERFORMANCE: TECHNICAR JULY 1971.

Make: Ford
Model: BG Capri Perana

PERFORMANCE FACTORS:  

Power/mass (kg/kW): 6,1
Frontal Area (m 2): 2,04
km/h at 1000 RPM: 37,4

INTERIOR NOISE LEVELS:  

Idling: 50
60 km/h: 68
80 km/h: 72
100 km/h: 75
120 km/h: 76
(Measured in decibels "A" weighting both runs on a level road).

TIMING:  

16 degrees BTC  
Dwell 27 - 30 degrees
Plug gap 0.8mm

ACCELERATION FROM REST A/T: C4 Automatic Gear Box

0_60: 4.2 seconds
0_80: 6.0
0_100: 7.0
0_120: 8.0
Sprint (Standing 1/10 mile): 8.3

OVERTAKING ACCELERATION

ACCELERATION

(C4 AUTOMATIC):


  2nd Top
60_80 2.5 _
80_100 2.8 _
100_120 _ 4.4
120_140 _ 4.3
(Measured in seconds, to true speeds, averaging runs both ways on a level road car carrying Two test crew and standard test equipment)

MAXIMUM SPEED: C4 Automatic Gear Box

Estimated: 220 km/h _ 147 Mph

GEARED SPEEDS: (km/h) C4 Automatic Gear Box

Low gear 90
2nd gear 150
Top gear 220
(Calculated to true speeds at engine peak RPM _ 5,800)

TEST CONDITIONS:  

Altitude: 1,800 meters
Weather: Fine and warm
Barometric reading: 27,90
Fuel Used: 93 Octane
Tested in Johannesburg, car supplied by Basil Green.

Other Notes

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut completely rebuilt with modified valves and stronger springs. Difference between V6 and V8 engines (9Kg). Front and rear suspension is dropped by 50mm and stiffened. Brakes remain standard with harder brake pads. The steering Geometry is considerably altered. In the standard Capri V6 the rack act's forward of the front suspension. With the V8 the rack is behind the front suspension. Special Rack and Pinion steering gear is Imported from England ???? (GERMANY). The Drive shafts are specifically made in Australia to Basil Green Specifications ????????????

Average Petrol Consumption = 24 Mpg at 70 Miles an hour

Tank Capacity 45 Litres = 350 Km at 120 Km/h .... 8.75 Km per Litre

BASIL GREEN MOTORS:

VAN REBEEK ST

EDENVALE.

SOUTH AFRICA

The ? marks are mine as I have my doubts at to what Basil Green would allow the public to know in 1971.

Why I know this is, because I bought the first Capri Perana from Grosvenor Motors in 1970 the BG number was BG013. Unfortunately I sold it when I came to live in England for two years. Ronnie tried all sorts of fans to reduce the heat build up in traffic, where the car would actually boil. He eventually had it put in a wind tunnel and the little piece of metal sticking up off the radiator altered the entire air flow under the bonnet keeping the car a lot cooler. Unfortunately everyone who bought one with this addition took it off, thinking it was to stop your tie from being caught by the fan.

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