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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Always fight photo ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Re: Always fight photo ticket

Enforce immigration laws including in so-called sanctuary cities and I'll consider paying cop-in-a-box alleged citations.

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced."

Frank Zappa

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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: XR & Memorabilia AUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: XR & Memorabilia AUCTION

Wow, either those cars had declined some or the buyer got a HUGE bargain. Biggest bargains ever. I looked the the other stuff in the auction. IMO, it's a bit too high-falutin a place to sell a Merkur. IMO, BAT is the place where one goes to sell an oddball car. Could try to sell it here, but this p...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Light scraping/grinding noise, not speed proportional
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Light scraping/grinding noise, not speed proportional

All I can say is mine doesn't make any noises like that. It hates going 55, hunts for gears like crazy. Fortunately that's not the speed limit now... it would not have been tolerable back in the day. The gear hunting may indicate the downshift cable is improperly adjusted. YMMV How difficult is the...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Light scraping/grinding noise, not speed proportional
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Light scraping/grinding noise, not speed proportional

eaton53 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:17 pm
All I can say is mine doesn't make any noises like that.
It hates going 55, hunts for gears like crazy. Fortunately that's not the speed limit now... it would not have been tolerable back in the day.
The gear hunting may indicate the downshift cable is improperly adjusted.

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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tach testing
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Tach testing

This device which creates a square wave is inexpensive to make. I used one to test a Scorpio speedo/odometer.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Frankenstein
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Frankenstein

I've been running an 8UA ECU with large VAM and no IC but with an ACT plumbed in and connected to the ECU. Like it a lot.

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 72
Views: 16577

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Re temp gauge reading: I'd install a new (Motorcraft) T-stat and observe if the reading holds at a lower level.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Not a PITA job. First time, yeah (I've done it 4-5 times). But nothing complex is involved.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

I installed one of the two new Motorcraft breather grommets, I bought at a dealership, several.years ago now, It still nicely snugs up the VC breather tube.

The new Rapido isolators look outwardly identical to my OEM Ford units; no idea re what they are composed of.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Motor mounts: what I've seen on one is the stud center portion separated from the outer body; that's not apparent from side views. I installed a set of Rapido's new gel-filled isolators (~$220+) seeking to quell an irritating metallic vibration (found the source of it later, unrelated to isolators)....
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: looking for short block rebuild recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: looking for short block rebuild recommendations

Rapido has reproductions.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Vacuum Manifold Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: Vacuum Manifold Replacement

hEaT wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:23 am
True. Seems to be working well and I get a consistent MAP signal at the ECU.
You are running a MAP rather than a BAP?

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 72
Views: 16577

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

The correct size fan clutch wrench is 36 mm.

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 72
Views: 16577

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Maybe I misspoke (from memory). I'll measure mine and post what it is in mm shortly.

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