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Ford Capri Mk1 3000 GT
The Capri 3000GT was released into Australia in 25th February, 1970, and then only as a 4-speed manual. Although a little pricey, it was an immediate success, selling 1,502 units to the end of 1970. The 3-speed Borg Warner 35 automatic version was released later in the year and sold some 167 units before years end. "The new shape of power for the '70s" was how the official Ford brochure described the 3000GT! Click the sports shift a few sweet inches, press the pedal and inside ten seconds, the white line is slipping by at a mile a minute. Under that long, black panelled bonnet a 3-litre V6 engine is answering the call of highway or track with a pulse-quickening 144 horsepower. (Then measured in gross bhp, not net as is the case now)

And like all fine pieces of precision machinery, Capri GT/V6 is designed, built and equipped to handle the muscle: Sports suspension, Wide track, Wide, safety-rim wheels shod with road-gripping radials, Servo-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes, Sports console housing a fast all-synchro, close-ratio manual shift, or T-Bar automatic.

As for the inside story, you've got everything an international-class, high performance GT should have. Everything for the ultimate in personal comfort and to put sheer joy back into driving.

Ford Australia sold a total of just over 3,000 V6 Capri's of which nearly 5 out of every 6 sold were manuals. So, although automatics are more scarce than manuals, it's the manuals that everyone seems to want.

General Engine Data
Engine Type
Bore and Stroke
Displacement
Compression Ratio
Power
Torque
Firing Order
Location of 1R Cylinder
Spark Plugs
Type
Gap
Engine Idle Speed (rpm)
Oil Pressure (lb./sq. in)

2994cc 6 cylinder. O.H.V. 60 Degree V
3.6876 x 2.851
2994cc (182.7ci)
9.0:1
106kw (144 bhp) at 4750rpm
261nm (192.5 lb/ft) at 3000rpm
1R - 4L - 2R - 5L - 3R - 6L
Next to Radiator (Right hand Side)

AG32
0.023
580 - 620
57 - 67

Engine Dimensions
Length (fan to flywheel)
Width (to clear)
Height
Weight
(less Clutch, Oil and Mountings)

637mm (25.07 in)
635mm (25.01 in)
686mm (27.00 in)
184kg (405lbs)

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 2.25

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

8.5 imp pints
ESE-M2C-101B (20W-40)
3.04 imp pints
ESW-M2C-83A (SAE 80 EP)
1.9 imp pints
ES2-M2C-108A (SAE 90 HYPOID)

20.5 imp pints
19.1 imp pints
.25 imp pints
ME-568D (SAE 90 EP)
Ford Specification ESW-FM-6C2
13.5 imp pints
326cc
M-100502-E
Clutch
Type
Diameter

Cable operated single dry plate diaphragm
9.5 Ins

Steering Box
Type
Ratio

Rack and Pinion
17.7:1

Rear Axle
Type
Ratio

Semi-floating Hypoid
3.889:1

Carburettor
Type

Weber 40 DFAV - Dual Choke

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
Fan belt tension
      Used
      New

13 lbs/sq in.

Wax
178o - 199oF
203o - 223oF

10 blade plastic

35 - 45 lbs.
40 - 50 lbs.

Electrical System
Battery
Capacity
Alternator

12 volt (Negative Earth)
55 amp/hr
35 amp

Wheel Alignment Figures
Castor
Camber
Toe-In

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

+ 0o30' to + 1o30'
+ 0o19' to + 1o19'
0.06" to 0.25". (nominal fraction = 5/32")

6o41' to 7o41'

18o30' to + 20o0'

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)
1079kg (2380 lbs)
127mm (5 in)
10.3m (34 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

3000GT Manual
3000GT Auto

Total
1969

-
-

-
1970

1,502
167

1,669
1971

495
225

720
1972

462
163

625
Total

2,459
555

3,014
Price List
Model

3000 GT Manual



3000 GT Auto

Month Year

June, 1970
March 1971
June 1972

March 1971
June 1972
New Price

$3,230 aud
$3,286 aud
$3,490 aud

$3,546 aud
$3,750 aud


Accessories

Long Range Radio
Sports Wheels
Sports Steering Wheel
Laminated Windscreen


March, 1971
March, 1971
March, 1971
March, 1971


$94 aud
$92 aud
$26 aud
$51 aud