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by janvanv
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: motor rebuild clearances any performance advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

I meant the clearances ranged from journal to journal in those ranges. Sorry about that. I measured them with the micrometer and the telescoper like you have in the picture. the worst one was the center crank/ thrust journal which had 0.0055 clearance. pretty messed up. This motor has very low mile...
by janvanv
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: motor mounts ????
Replies: 68
Views: 14133

sorry chuck Let me give you a real useful tip: When you post a question on a specialty car forum, you really should be prepared to get a LOTS of diverse answers. Many of the answers probably don't address your question. Many, often the best jump past your question and give you the best all round an...
by janvanv
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: motor rebuild clearances any performance advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Hej can't type for hours on the whole procedure for accurate determinations of rod and main clearances and the proper use of micrometers and snap gauges, but here's some points. NOTHING is more critical in a motor that correct rod and main clearances. OEMs can specify clearances like .009 to .0011 b...
by janvanv
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: fuel problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

1) confirm you have the cam timing exactly right.
then
b) confirm ignition timing is correct and correct PROCEDURE is followed.

c) confirm correct spark plug heat range.

Report back.
by janvanv
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: hello !
Replies: 13
Views: 3661

Very nice! But here's a suggestion for a motor you can get in the car pretty easy: Cosworth V6 24v from Scorpio Cosworth. They are good engines, and you can get whole cars for very little en Angleterre grace le côut d'essence et l'age d vehicule. They were ''executive express'' cars and now are t...
by janvanv
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: OK guys. What is this XR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 10520

kyb makes adjustable shocks for our cars? No, they call their version of DeCarbon mono-tube stuff "Gas-a-just", but means nothing. They don't make them for the fronts only rears. They're OK. The fronts are onlu available from KYB as "GR-2" gas twin tube sturts. They're ok as well. as long as you do...
by janvanv
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sequential T9 shifter
Replies: 27
Views: 7692

Brad, it's sarcasm and humor. Fine, but even a bad comedian knows better than to keep re-using the same tired material that barely got a laugh the first time. Brad, YOU and perhaps a few others may not have found it funny, but I assure you many have and have shared their appreciation.. Again, it se...
by janvanv
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sequential T9 shifter
Replies: 27
Views: 7692

because as they so succintly put it repeatedly "There's been a lot of change in technology......" No, you are the one who brings up the one-time posting repeatedly . I guess it makes you feel all mightly and powerful to do so; it's just too bad you can't see how infantile and insecure it makes you ...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sequential T9 shifter
Replies: 27
Views: 7692

One day when I grow up......John how did this add to the tread. Yea, it may be a silly thread, but come on. But I'm sure ratios aren't so important any more since there's been a lot of changes in technology, materials and quality control since ratios mattered 20 years ago. :roll: Well I've had a co...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Here's some pics of my xr4x4
Replies: 19
Views: 7525

just done a slideshow of when i first got my car and of it now and at some of the car show's i've attended http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x307/endoxr4x4/xr4x4%20endo/th_february2005whenfirstgot.jpg What died in the 3.1? You said oil starvation but how about some details. (I've built hundreds of...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sequential T9 shifter
Replies: 27
Views: 7692

But I'm sure ratios aren't so important any more since there's been a lot of changes in technology, materials and quality control since ratios mattered 20 years ago. Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip! Oh don't thank me, I was mistaken for years in thinking that Ford had some clue what ...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sequential T9 shifter
Replies: 27
Views: 7692

I do believe that the Euro guys build up the T9s pretty stout. Not only is it a much more common transmission over there, but often times there's not a cheap junk yard upgrade like the T5 for us. Traditionally the first thing one used to look at to determine a given gearboxes basic strength is the ...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sequential T9 shifter
Replies: 27
Views: 7692

Sequential shifters are old technology, first one I saw in a Ford was 18 years ago near Sevenoaks in Kent. You boys ought to bear in mind that a sequetial shifter on a box with appallingly wide ratios like of of the truly awful T5s from non-turbo 2,3 or Turbocoupe Fords, or even the ordinary V8 sets...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: car needs to handle turns fater and be faster any help
Replies: 32
Views: 5419

What you're talking about will work, but I would never trust my life to thousands of pounds of pressure being held by ANY washer! It would be a whole nother thing if you had thicker PLATES machined out of 4130, 4140, 8620, A2, or something else that is a high strength alloy, or even a softer alloy ...
by janvanv
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Will this fit our Diffs?
Replies: 17
Views: 6495

The Xr's in USA got the same 7.5" diff as 2,9 V6 got, same ratio too The direct bolt in lsd comes from SOME 2,9 V6 and all Scorpio Cosworth 24v V6 They use the same CV joints. The 2wd Cosworth uses the same LSD as Scorpio but with larger CV joints, and half shafts. The case is the same Part Number f...