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by thesameguy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Seat Belts?
Replies: 14
Views: 73

Re: New Seat Belts?

I'm not aware of that many places that do the work, but there are folks like https://www.safetyrestore.com/webbing-replacement/6793-classic-car-seat-belts.html or https://seatbeltrestore.com/seat-belt-repair-services "Seat belt webbing repair" is an actual oddball industry! I can probably ...
by thesameguy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Seat Belts?
Replies: 14
Views: 73

Re: New Seat Belts?

There are services that do this, and they're pretty affordable. Usually in the $100/belt range. It's not cheap like the junkyard, but not having to re-engineering anything and ensuring it's all brand-new certified construction feels like the better & safer option. Alternatively, you could just s...
by thesameguy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: What have I gotten myself into...
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: What have I gotten myself into...

merkurdriver wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:29 am Congrats on instant triple Merkur ownership! :cheers
Yeah, it usually takes a few months, but no problem getting it out of the way up front.
by thesameguy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ford Hybrid Battery Rip-off (long story)
Replies: 14
Views: 53

Re: Ford Hybrid Battery Rip-off (long story)

Had the SAME experience with home HVAC. I even told the dispatcher I knew what the problem was, and if they could just send someone with an inducer fan I'd be sorted. "No, we can't do anything without an inspection first." Fine. Dude came out, told me it was the inducer fan, but there was ...
by thesameguy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ford Hybrid Battery Rip-off (long story)
Replies: 14
Views: 53

Re: Ford Hybrid Battery Rip-off (long story)

It's terrifying how often this kind of stuff happens. A few years ago a friend of mine had her XLR towed after it started pouring smoke out of the hood. She had it towed to a shop, who a couple days later said they would rebuild her motor for twelve grand. My first thought was, "Don't trust *an...
by thesameguy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 200
Views: 26215

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Well, this whole thing hit a major snag when I found my clutch fork was shot.... that all happened here: http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=38562 But that piece of the puzzle is about solved, so back to the main task. Now that I'm done monkeying around with the transmission, ...
by thesameguy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 78
Views: 510

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

I think I'm probably a couple weeks from getting on the road. This whole thing has taken so long I've lost track of the details of the project. I think the only "major" things left to do are put oil in the gearbox, bleed the brakes, and reinstall the upper intake manifold. But I'm fairly c...
by thesameguy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 78
Views: 510

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

After a few false starts, I made this goofy thing: https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_hydclutch22.jpg It goes here: https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_hydclutch23.jpg The whole zip tie thing is temporary - I will pick up some actual hose clips ..... at some point. :) A company called NotcHead makes exactly ...
by thesameguy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Help with head gasket
Replies: 52
Views: 313

Re: Help with head gasket

Yikes! Definitely a lot of leakage. Well, at least you have an answer and know what you gotta do. Pulling the motor isn't *that* bad, although it sucks to have done a HG and then have to pull the motor anyway. But, hey, it's old cars, right? :) You know, when I was in elementary school my neighbor h...
by thesameguy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 78
Views: 510

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

Here's how the master cylinder stays full: https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_hydclutch20.jpg I'm not 100% confident in this. One thing I didn't account for is the size of the nipple on the reservoir. It's of course 5/16" so there is no "easy" way to connect that to a system based on AN f...
by thesameguy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Help with head gasket
Replies: 52
Views: 313

Re: Help with head gasket

Leakdown really needs to be done with 60+ psi to be of much value. 35psi is not enough to show anything useful. Still, it does seem pretty cut and dry it you're blowing oil everywhere you've got a blowby problem. I'd still wanna run a leakdown test at proper pressure to verify that.
by thesameguy
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Miscellaneous
Topic: Fiero $700
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Fiero $700

I am about to do clutch work on mine. It doesn't appear to be a fun job.
by thesameguy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 78
Views: 510

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

Here's the final position, fork pivot removed for a clear view. It's actually kinda nice having a giant inspection hole here. :D You can even see the anti-rotation bolt that keeps the slave cylinder's orientation.

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by thesameguy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 78
Views: 510

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

The stop is there for a couple reasons.... One, because the master only has 1.2" of travel and I didn't want someone (me....) to mash the pedal against the master's limit all the time. Two, the slave has no travel limiter so it's theoretically possible to blow the bearing off the base... althou...
by thesameguy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 78
Views: 510

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

I'm hoping it helps with driver comfort. My big issue is the ratio of pedals to steering wheel which I could fix by spacing the wheel out, but then the shifter would be too far. This could be a key ingredient. I've never had this problem in any other car, but I've lived with it in the XR for over 15...