Ford Capri

Mark Wilson

GT2 Capri 2800 V6

2010

Millville, NJ

Mark Wilson

2008

Millville, NJ

Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

2007

Three laps into an SCCA Regional-level race at Summit Point, WVa, on Sunday, August 12, 2007, there was a sudden loud noise, followed by a ferocious vibration. We later found this. The bottom of the front half of the oil pan was blown down so the sump was resting on the steering rack. The affected side of the sump was pushed out, too. And on the inside, we found:

Mark Wilson
Ventilated Block
Mark Wilson
This is what's left of the offending
rod. It began the race looking
like the one on the left.
Mark Wilson
This is the piston from the #1
cylinder bore after the rod
was finished liberating itself.
Mark Wilson
Before the trauma.

Copyright © 1997 Capri Club North America. All rights reserved.