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by John Brennan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Caminofication
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Caminofication

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Shouldn't it be Rancherofication?
Indeed, it should.
by John Brennan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Vacuum Manifold Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Vacuum Manifold Replacement

Is it possible to replace the Vac Manifold/Tree with an aftermarket one like this https://tinyurl.com/y4cuc6oy, I happen to have one already from a previous project and wouldn't mind using it. Sure-- anything with the right number/size of bayonets will do. It's just air pressure, and a way to contr...
by John Brennan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rapido lowering springs
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Rapido lowering springs

Yes, they are working now. Also, you are correct-- I post them on here from my phone without issue.
by John Brennan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rapido lowering springs
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Rapido lowering springs

Linky no worky ("404 Not Found"). Please check it again.
by John Brennan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Merkur desktop

It definitely needs a metric ton of TLC; lots of dead links, outdated/missing stuff...
by John Brennan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Marine/Aviation Grade Wire Termination
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Marine/Aviation Grade Wire Termination

For my concrete/agg truck telematics systems installs, I used silicone-impregnated, heat-shrinkable butt splices and terminals.
by John Brennan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?

88/89 heads do have a different casting #, so there must be "some" improvement made by Ford if they went through the trouble. If the car is stock the C3 and T9 are OK...but any big power improvements are going to require something a little stronger. If you're doing an automatic behind the 2.3T then...
by John Brennan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?

Dashes were definitely better, a big problem was the old center-mount speaker. That said, Father Time and the Sun will eventually warp and crack any dash, as my warped and cracked '89 dash will attest to...and it's been garaged and parked under covered parking at work as least as long as I've had it...
by John Brennan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: PCV tube blocked?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: PCV tube blocked?

Thoroughly clean the engine, then see where the oil drips from first.
by John Brennan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!

Thank you, understood. There are no events here in Arizona that I know of, nor enough Merkur peeps here to justify it, but if such an effort could be put forth, again, say in SoCal, or possibly in the PNW where I have kids and frequently find myself (going to Portland/Seattle in less than a month), ...
by John Brennan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!

1. Did not attend. Too far, expense; not generally a good date for me and my family. 2. N/A 3. Don't remember where we stayed in '04 and '05, but that was nice-- offered in re other comments here on the current venue. 4. N/A 5. I wish I knew; haven't seen it, either. 6. The only way I could particip...
by John Brennan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sierra Camber plates or others on a xr4ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Sierra Camber plates or others on a xr4ti?

Slotting the cross member holes would be cheaper but having to adjust/pull them in might be problematic and a pain to be adjusting if your messing with your suspension setup frequently. I think having the adjustability on the top will be easier in the long. Adjustability is definitely not this meth...
by John Brennan
Fri May 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Bob's Log, Bearing Carrier, Headlight Seals, Rack Bushings, AOS, Harnesses
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Bob's Log, Bearing Carrier, Headlight Seals, Rack Bushings, AOS, Harnesses

Bob had several options: stock location, center location, EGR/no EGR fitting, ceramic coatings, etc. Might help to know which one this is. Thanks.
by John Brennan
Fri May 31, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sierra Camber plates or others on a xr4ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Sierra Camber plates or others on a xr4ti?

Another way to adjust camber is to horizontally slot the holes for the inner TCA mounting points. This was done by a previous owner on my '89; what they did is spot weld the big washers they used to the crossmember at the new location, so they could re-adjust camber after installing some Intrax lowe...