Fox Turbo Kit In A Capri?

Darion Misner

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Hi, this might sound like a stupid question because I'm kind of new to cars and I plan on purchasing a fox body in the near future as a project/hobby car. I've been looking at both mustangs and capris, and I've read a lot of info stating that the guts of a fox body mustang and a capri are identical, with slight differences. If I did purchase a fox body, I would plan on installing a turbo eventually, which brought me to wonder, can a bolt-on mustang turbo kit be installed into a same-year capri with no modification or fabrication? Sorry if it sounds uneducated, I've never really done any major work on cars before
 
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Mustang5L5

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Well, Capris were only built until 1986, and the only year to receive fuel injection was 1986. So your best starting point would be to buy a 1986 Capri, and there were only 20,000 1986 Capri's built, and perhaps 1/4 of those had the 5.0 EFI


You can swap an EFI motor into an earlier capri, but now your project complexity has increased.

You can turbo a carbed car...but the kits aren't as plentiful as the ones for the EFI cars.
 

rbohm

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while the capri was only built until 1986, everything is the same essentially, so if you want to turbo and EFI the capri, find a donor mustang and make the swap happen.