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by Colin
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Headlight Failure
Replies: 7
Views: 3175

Re: Scorpio Headlight Failure

Mac, have you tested your alternator? As Ed said, it could be overcharging.

Does the battery/charging light illuminate when the car is key on/engine off?
by Colin
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Carlisle 2013
Topic: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...
Replies: 65
Views: 47291

Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Yes, the imperfect paintjob is imperfect. Karl himself has acknowledged the imperfection and made his intentions to repair it known. Do we need to keep picking apart the car?
by Colin
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Cutting in hood vents
Replies: 17
Views: 1882

Re: Cutting in hood vents

Lay some painter's tape over the surface where you'll be cutting, measure twice, then cut with a cutoff wheel (think 3in diameter, 1/32 thick,) and make sure to dab paint on the exposed steel at the edges to prevent corrosion.
by Colin
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another electrical gremlin.
Replies: 17
Views: 3928

Re: Another electrical gremlin.

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
hEaT wrote:I'll put my money on the signal stalk.
X2.

I had the same problem but fixed it...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/ ... 93f503.jpg
I took a similar, but more complete approach. Best upgrade I ever performed on my XR4Ti. :mrgreen:
by Colin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2013
Topic: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...
Replies: 65
Views: 47291

Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

nzwinrz wrote:You have any contact info to reach him. My Google search only found a few old shots of car and some random posting over on forums from '08
Join MerkurSport - he maintains a regularly-updated build thread for the car on that site.
by Colin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Rust-bucket Porsche 1971 911T goes for $15,100
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Rust-bucket Porsche 1971 911T goes for $15,100

You're probably right. My mind wouldn't even allow me to entertain the notion that someone would spend $15,000 for a parts car.
by Colin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Rust-bucket Porsche 1971 911T goes for $15,100
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Rust-bucket Porsche 1971 911T goes for $15,100

I think a lot of Porsche guys tend to get turgid and do silly things when they see an early, long-hood car selling for less than the cost of a modern Kia, regardless of condition. Imagine how quickly that $15,000 car would turn into a $30,000 car if you had to pay someone to patch all that tinworm. ...
by Colin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Carlisle 2013
Topic: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...
Replies: 65
Views: 47291

Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

That is Carl Trost's car. He goes by the username "trost81" on the interwebs.
by Colin
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2013
Topic: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...
Replies: 65
Views: 47291

Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Very. Our days of claiming the "Largest Club" award are behind us.
by Colin
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Awesome rx7
Replies: 8
Views: 2831

Re: Awesome rx7

Kind of cool, but many of the car's features, such as the multimeter fuel level gauge, could've been accomplished in a correct fashion with an equal or lesser amount of effort. It's like he went out of his way to half-ass it. Here's a really cool RX7: http://www.superstreetonline.com/features/sstp_1...
by Colin
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Is it possible to take off the TFI without a (special) tool?
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Is it possible to take off the TFI without a (special) t

lucky87 wrote:
wicked93gs wrote:You have to have the tool...a regular socket has too large an outside diameter to fit. The good news is you can buy the tool at any auto parts store for about $5
thanks, what's the part number?
Lisle 64650

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by Colin
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Couple of nice 2.3 turbos.
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Couple of nice 2.3 turbos.

That Ranger is all kinds of badass. Pinto is sweet, too.

What's with the "MAP Approved" watermark on the first two images? I'm about an hour from their shop - a force to be reckoned with in the Minnesota performance car arena.
by Colin
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: California is bringing back the old school license plates...
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: California is bringing back the old school license plate

I like my lifetime-registration/one-time-fee Collector registration. No ugly tabs on the plate, no front plate requirement for Collector classes. Viva la Minnesota! :cheers