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Ford Capri Mk1 1600 GT
"Glamour. Luxury. Eager to go." was how the official Ford brochure described the Capri XL! Capri XL . it has to be the glamour-and-go car of the 70's. Just take a look at what it has to offer in the go department . . . a 98-horsepower, two-barrel "CrossFlow" engine matched with four of the fastest, all synchro, close-ratio gears you've ever handled.

A tuned suspension makes itself known in the remarkably quiet and smooth ride. The track is wide for sure-footed stability. Brakes are servo-assisted all round - discs up front, drums at the rear.

What about the glamour? Well, one of the reasons the XL looks so sporty and cool is we added a few items to its classic fast-back lines. Fine tape-stripes along the side. Black panel across the rear. Rocker-panel mouldings - with black paint below the mouldings.

Inside . . . nothing less than the lap of luxury. Deeply-cushioned, contoured and adjustable-rake bucket seats. Deep-pile, wall-to-wall carpeting. the comfort of climate-control with a heater/demister and Aeroflow ventilation. A teak-grained instrument panel with easy-to-read, easy-to-reach controls and instruments.

You can add items to make yours the one-of-a-kind Capri you want it to be. A complete list of options includes T-Bar automatic, Vinyl Roof, Long Range Driving Lights, Tinted/Laminated Windscreen, Sports Road Wheels, Full-styled Wheel Covers, Sports Steering Wheel, Nylon-weave Seat Trim, Centre Sports Console - including Electric Clock, Exterior Racing mirrors, Long Range Radio and 165 x 13 radial tyres on 5-inch wide road wheels.

General Engine Data
Engine Type
Bore and Stroke
Displacement
Compression Ratio
Power
Torque
Firing Order

Spark Plugs
• Type
• Gap

Engine Idle Speed (rpm)
Oil Pressure (lb./sq. in)

1598cc 4 Cylinder Cross Flow
3.188 x 3.056
1598cc (97.5ci)
9.0:1
65kw (88 bhp) at 5400rpm
130nm (96 lb/ft) at 3600rpm
1-2-4-3


Autolite AG22
0.023”

680 - 720
35 - 40

Fluid Capacities
Engine Crankcase (inc filter)
      Specifications
Transmission - Manual
      Specifications
Transmission - Automatic
      Specifications
Rear Axle
      Specifications
Cooling System
      With Heater
      Without Heater
Steering Box
      Specifications
Brake / Clutch Master Cylinders
Fuel Tank (gallons)
Suspension Shock Strut
      Specifications

7.2 imp pints
ESE-M2C-101B (10W-30)
2 imp pints
ESW-M2C-83A (SAE 80 EP)
11.25 imp pints
M2C-33F
2 imp pints
ES2-M2C-108A (SAE 90 HYPOID)

11.45 imp pints
10.07 imp pints
.25 imp pints
ME-568D (SAE 90 EP)
Ford Specification ESW-FM-6C2
10.5 imp pints
326cc
M-100502-E
Brakes
Type
Front
Disc Diameter and Thickness
Rear
Drum Diameter and Width
Hydraulic Dual-Line Servo-Assisted
Disc Type
9.625” x 0.5”
Internal Expanding Shoe Drum Type
9” x 1.75”

Clutch
Type
Diameter

Cable operated Diaphragm spring with cable adjustment
7.5 Ins

Steering Box
Type
Ratio

Rack and Pinion
17.7:1

Rear Axle
Type
Ratio

Semi-floating Hypoid
3.889:1

Carburettor
Type

Weber Dual Barrel 32-DFM-2

Fuel Pump
Type
Static Pressure

Mechanical
3.5 - 5 lb/sq in.

Coolant System
Radiator Cap Pressure
Thermostat
      Type
      Starts opening
      Fully open
Fan
      Type
      Diameter
Fan belt tension

13 lbs/sq in.

Wax
185o - 192oF
210o - 216oF

12 blade
9 ins.
40 - 50 lbs.

Electrical System
Battery
Capacity
Alternator

12 volt (Negative Earth)
40 amp/hr
Lucas 28 amp

Wheel Alignment Figures
Castor
Camber
Toe-In

King Pin Inclination
Front Lock setting angle
(with back lock set at 20o

+ 0o30' to + 1o30'
- 0o10' to + 0o50'
0.09" to 0.15". (nominal fraction = 1/8")

7o10' to 8o10'

18o15' to + 19o45'

Weights and Dimensions
Wheel Base
Track
• Front
• Rear
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Curb Weight
Ground Clearance
Turning Circle

2560mm (100.8 in)

1346mm (53 in)
1321mm (52 in)
4262mm (167.8 in)
1646mm (64.8 in)
1293mm (50.9 in)
905kg (1995 lbs)
114mm (4.5 in)
9.6m (31.5 ft)

Wheels and Tyres
Standard

5-inch wide wheels with 165/13 radial ply tyres.

Gear Ratios
4 Speed Manual
3 Speed Auto
1st - 3.54:1, 2nd - 2.39:1, 3rd - 1.41:1, 4th - 1.00:1, Reverse - 3.96:1
1st - 2.393:1, 2nd - 1.450:1, 3rd - 1.00:1, Reverse - 2.094:1 (Borg Warner 35)
Production Numbers (Australia)
Model

GT 1600 Manual
GT 1600 Auto
XL 1600 Manual
XL 1600 Auto

Total
1969

1,690
525
-
-

2,215
1970

3
-
847
381

1,231
1971

-
-
493
325

818
1972

-
-
226
171

397
Total

1,693
525
1,566
877

4,661