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by merkurmaniac
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Regional - South
Topic: Anyone around Austin?
Replies: 21
Views: 16390

Re: Anyone around Austin?

I live in Sugar land, near Houston. But I also spend time in Wimberley, out near you. the merk hasn't been there in many, many years. I may drive it out there this spring.

Richard
by merkurmaniac
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: need a good inertia switch
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: need a good inertia switch

The newest member of this post joined in 2005. Cool. My son was born in 2004.
by merkurmaniac
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: need a good inertia switch
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: need a good inertia switch

I know how the moisture got it. At some point it sat in the driveway for about a year as I did stuff with the new house. I have a lower spoiler from another car on it with my cosworth upper. There were two holes in the trunklid for the wiper arm and I guess the third brake light wire exit hole. They...
by merkurmaniac
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: need a good inertia switch
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: need a good inertia switch

Noah did me a solid and sent me one. Thanks so much Noah, I appreciate it. Mine was literally a ball of rust when I broke it open. Car started right up after that.
by merkurmaniac
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: need a good inertia switch
Replies: 9
Views: 294

need a good inertia switch

Starting the XR after a long hiatus and it looks like my inertia switch in the trunk has gone bad. Looking for one in good shape. Let me know.
by merkurmaniac
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB large VAM
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: WTB large VAM

I have a few for sale. $50 plus shipping
by merkurmaniac
Fri May 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Greets + Looking for any info on this old AWIC on my XR
Replies: 7
Views: 4519

Re: Greets + Looking for any info on this old AWIC on my XR

That is a cartech intercooler that was made by a company called CarTech in Dallas, probably around 1990. I bought one from them. Its kind of what got me going down the air water intercooler route. I met the carTech dudes in person in Dallas and talked with them a while. It's design was kind of a com...
by merkurmaniac
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 185
Views: 85128

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

How do I go about ordering a set of brackets and cables ?

Thanks,
Richard
by merkurmaniac
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: E6 exhaust manifold $60.
Replies: 0
Views: 2107

E6 exhaust manifold $60.

Plus shipping. its in nice shape. Payment via paypal.
by merkurmaniac
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Finally getting rid of those nasty, rusty relics, .. drum br
Replies: 15
Views: 5897

Re: Finally getting rid of those nasty, rusty relics, .. dru

I should have been more specific it's the rear passenger footwell and the trunk I had to put some buckets in the car to catch the rain dripping from the roof
by merkurmaniac
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Finally getting rid of those nasty, rusty relics, .. drum br
Replies: 15
Views: 5897

Re: Finally getting rid of those nasty, rusty relics, .. dru

:haha that was actually pretty damn funny, ed. I live about a half mile from the Brazos river, and if it wasn't for our levy, we would have had about 3 feet in my house. High and dry again for us. My merk had about 5" in The rear footwell and spare tire well, tho. I think bad sunroof seals.
by merkurmaniac
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Finally getting rid of those nasty, rusty relics, .. drum br
Replies: 15
Views: 5897

Finally getting rid of those nasty, rusty relics, .. drum br

My Merk sat outside for two years, awaiting its temple. Now its complete, and when I went to drive the car into the garage (after Mike Oyler helped me get a key made) the rear drums had seized up on me. I had to really drag race launch my car to break the friction loose in the rear, and it sounded l...
by merkurmaniac
Fri May 20, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Free 14" BBS rim
Replies: 0
Views: 3884

Free 14" BBS rim

I still have one of the BBS rims that came on my 1985 XR when I bought it used in the early 1990's. It had these schweet 14" forged aluminum BBS rims on it, one of which I broke on a giant pothole. I replaced them with some 15" Fitipaldis. I have no idea how common these rims were. In any ...
by merkurmaniac
Fri May 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: I was wondering if any of you would be interested in this...
Replies: 15
Views: 6266

Re: I was wondering if any of you would be interested in thi

I don't intend to hijack this thread, but would like to offer up a partially built project. I was literally going thru some boxes in my garage just now, in preparation for getting my XR into the garage of my new house. I have a bunch of built, and partially built aluminum coolant tanks that I had do...
by merkurmaniac
Fri May 13, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Turbo Turbine housing bolts...
Replies: 20
Views: 5696

Re: Turbo Turbine housing bolts...

I have sheared off those bolt heads, and then later removed them from the housing. A giant vice grip could either loosen that bolt, or shear it off. Once they are all either removed or broken, Remove the housing then, drill and tap the softened bolts. Those bolts get heat cycled so many times, there...