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by John Brennan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Best Valve Cover Gasket
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Best Valve Cover Gasket

I've never had any issues with their products. It's understood we need the Ranger VC gasket for the XR, and this appears to be a similar situation.
by John Brennan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: FS: Euro arm rest delete
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: FS: Euro arm rest delete

Other than to be different, is there a reason for this on ours? Well, you have a nice, new part instead of an old, brittle, broken, wobbly one... it might help clean up the interior a bit. Personally, I like having somewhere to rest my elbows on long drives; but if that doesn't matter to you, then ...
by John Brennan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Well, the report is very much appreciated, and we all wish you well. :cheers
by John Brennan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Gauge Holder
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: WTB Gauge Holder

Try across the Pond, like Gary Bell, or RS Classics, on Facebook.
by John Brennan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB EGR tube
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: WTB EGR tube

They're in the Outbox until they get read, which I just did. 😉
by John Brennan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB EGR tube
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: WTB EGR tube

I have one, too, as well as a couple of spare EGR valves.
by John Brennan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Guy in MA
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: New Guy in MA

Welcome Aboard, great intro and story! Would love to see some pix, looking forward to more from you. :cheers
by John Brennan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

If you really want to de-power the steering rack, please read this thread:

http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... ck+depower
by John Brennan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Miscellaneous
Topic: 1987 Merkur
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: 1987 Merkur

How about a phone number, and/or an email, and a location? Any pix, or links to them?
by John Brennan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How did you intercool
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: How did you intercool

Not only does in the front, out the hood flow well, it creates down force at the front. Very true, or at least kills lift; but that can come later. Point is, don't tear up the firewall with ideas of having air exit into the cabin, or something like that. Battery location can also exit down and out ...
by John Brennan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How did you intercool
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: How did you intercool

In the front and out through the bottom of the car, along with the rest of the engine compartment air, is just fine, too. No need to butcher up the car...
by John Brennan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How did you intercool
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: How did you intercool

Battery box has good airflow, has been measured by people who know what they are doing. Search MCAF and www.turboford.org.
www.merkurtech.com has lots and lots of pix of setups in Picture Pages. Sort by "Intercoolers."
by John Brennan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: List of priorities: modifications
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: List of priorities: modifications

Since there is no exhaust, literally, I want to do a full 3", but Inwant to fab it up. I don't need a $500 stainless system on a car that needs a ton of work. I would suggest that in fact, it is a good investment, since a good exhaust is fundamental to anything else you do (most would agree that if...
by John Brennan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

Also, it's been mentioned here about grounds, cleaning and adding a few. Where should they be added?? The only grounds I've added have been taillight matrices-to-body ground-- they pop up as an issue in lots of these cars. I would do it to any XR I own. The rest were matters of repair and maintenan...