New member here with 82 Mercury Carpi 5.0 RS.

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Original owner of an 82 Mercury Carpi 5.0 RS. Bought it new and still fun to drive with some minor upgrades!

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Thanks! Those wheels are Rockwell International Mesh wheels. Installed them in 82 so they are old as the car. Originals were turbine hubcaps.
Don't like to waste money on cars. :rolleyes: Now that I'm retired the car can rest a bit, but just a little bit cause I drive her daily just for fun! ;)
 
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Did a 79 a few years back, and did the usual things to make it fast. Changed the 7.5 out for a $100 8.8 with a $75 set of 4.10 gears. Did the basic truck motor with vortec heads and a cam. Got a set of free Hooser spring car front tires. Very soft and hooked great on the track. 12.20 et. and 109 mph. Hard to find those Mercs around here, was never a big seller.
 
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Thanks, guys! I saw this white RS in a showroom at the Mercury dealer and said that's my car after test driving a black RS. Price new out the door... $10,000 thereabouts. Standard trans was a big seller to me!

I did the same, went to a local wrecking yard and they had an 8.8 from a 93 GT and found that it had 3.55 Zoom gears installed for the price of $100. They had already remove the axle from the car for a buyer but the buyer never showed up. Lucky me!

Oh, broke the spider gears in the 7.5 and an upgrade was necessary.:D

Also add progressive lowered springs, Ford Racing T5 trans with Hurst shifter, Super 10's with dual 2.5 stainless steel pipes, PA Performance 3G alternator and mini-starter, reduction pulleys and Ford Racing valve covers (black/polished fins).
 
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Found a pic I wanted to add. Because of CA law, I can only run a single exhaust before the cat.
The split exhaust was designed for a Racing SVO Mustang, but using on my Capri with Super 10'S and 2.5 stainless steel tails.
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