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by John Brennan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: A New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: A New Member

Welcome back! We'd love to see some pix when you get a chance. If you're thinking mods, and the car is in good, original shape, just don't do anything that can't be undone and put back to stock, which IMHO is the best way to mod an XR anyway-- you get huge improvements with inexpensive, bolt-on part...
by John Brennan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB C3 Trans
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: WTB C3 Trans

Would certainly be well worth doing...
by John Brennan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: SHO Engine Swap

Brokencase here in Arizona we a great transmission shop for a4lds. If you research on Ford Explorer boards for Dougs Transmissions in Apache Junction AZ. He builds a4lds for the off-road racing pre runner Ford Rangers. He is the a4ld guru. He can even make them into a 9spd. Great info, didn't know ...
by John Brennan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Svo Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Svo Exhaust

Depending on how cheap is cheap, and what condition it's all in, I would say you could use the downpipe, cat, muffler, and probably the tip, even if you needed to patch in some of the rest of the piping.
by John Brennan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: Stock Scorpio 5-speed?

There are so many SHOs in junkyards around here it would make sense there is just nothing interesting to do with those motors anymore. And, really, as cool as it was the 3.0l Duratec V6 ended up a probably better motor - Jaguar was getting 240hp from them - and even that's old news today. Sucks whe...
by John Brennan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 5.0 scorpio
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: 5.0 scorpio

Its essentially the same as putting a 5.0 into an XR as the engine cross members are the same, steering racks are nearly identical, etc. Earlier somewhere on the Forum I asked if the Scorpio and XR racks are identical and IIRC you replied yes. If not identical, how do they differ? IIRC, the Scorp t...
by John Brennan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Car Show Season
Replies: 47
Views: 16465

Re: Car Show Season

Just curious: I thought all '89's got the mesh wheels. My '88.5 had them. Are these 'spats' original with this car?
by John Brennan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Flex Joint options...
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: Flex Joint options...

I have to laugh, I also thought it was "guibo" for many years, until I learned that the word is actually "giubo," pronounced, essentially, "jee-YOU-bo."

Waddaya know...
by John Brennan
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: New Shorty Aluminum XR Radiators in Stock!
Replies: 76
Views: 41727

Re: New Shorty Aluminum XR Radiators in Stock!

Isn't there a mountain of room in the engine bay? I feel like I have 4-5 inches between the radiator and crank pulley. Hmm, not me-- but I would say just go to a bigger pusher fan, and delete the puller fan, if it's an issue... I mean, we're modding stuff, right? I ran my old '85 for a while with j...
by John Brennan
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: New Shorty Aluminum XR Radiators in Stock!
Replies: 76
Views: 41727

Re: New Shorty Aluminum XR Radiators in Stock!

Looks really nice, and thanks again for making these parts available to us. Quick question: does the extra thickness extend forward, to the rear, or does it split the difference when the radiator is mounted?
by John Brennan
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Re-start Trouble after cold stall
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Re-start Trouble after cold stall

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:26 pm
John Brennan wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:18 am
Is that even possible with these cars and their dry intakes? I'm not so sure...
Not sure what you mean by this John. :dunno
Flooding your intake by pumping the gas pedal in the old, carbureted engine manner.
by John Brennan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Miscellaneous
Topic: Rare Car For Sale 1975 Bricklin 351W
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Rare Car For Sale 1975 Bricklin 351W

It was a heavy, slow, POS. The builder lived here in the Phoenix area... they even had a couple on the Scottsdale PD for a while... a very little while...
by John Brennan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Here's a unique item.
Replies: 18
Views: 2832

Re: Here's a unique item.

eaton53 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:52 am
John Brennan wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:28 am
OMG, yours for the low, low price of $3,000... :haha
The gold's worth $2K. Diamonds, not much.
It's $1000 for the Cartier box.
The gold I'll agree with... but you're not selling that box for $1,000. Its worth is tied to what's in it, which is an extremely limited market...
by John Brennan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Production Numbers From Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 3849

Re: Re:

On the driver's side shock tower, the car's build date has been stamped. Mine is 6-4-85, which falls on Carlisle weekend and also happens to make it exactly one month older than my son. 8) On my 1989 XR, the DS shock tower has "1109" stamped in yellow & the driver's door says 11/88. Probably not th...
by John Brennan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Here's a unique item.
Replies: 18
Views: 2832

Re: Here's a unique item.

OMG, yours for the low, low price of $3,000... :haha