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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Try Rapido. Ryan Dunham was in dire need of one 2/3 months ago and Russ at Rapido had one (or more) rebuilt unit on hand.
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No cluster lights...
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: No cluster lights...

Your issue is slightly different than one I encountered on an XR I acquired, but the issue was a faulty clock lamp bulb (!). I found it after checking everything else by deciding to test resistance of each interior bulb starting with the instrument panel and clock bulbs. Worth a try.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)
Replies: 41
Views: 20189

Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

How about the Scorpio? Any advice in removing the overhead console to replace bulbs? Wish I had taken a photo...from memory: The surround cover is held in place on two sides, IIRC the left side slides under a metal tang, and the right side by a metal screw. To remove it, remove the screw, then ging...
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1063

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

Well, if something's going to happen, years and years later, I'm still waiting on it. Nothing ever has. What do you suggest? You've already taken care of the problem, by adding the ground... Ah, got it! I misunderstood!🍻 The weaker and more common failure prone section(s) is inside the harness conn...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1063

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

That new ground wire doesn't and can't resolve every issue with the taillights. The better fix is to remove each female spring wire connector from the black harness connector: insert a thin wire from the reverse side to free each spring connector from the harness; use a needle nose plier to true eac...
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Photobucket 3rd party???
Replies: 39
Views: 4933

Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

The Tribe has spoken.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)
Replies: 41
Views: 20189

Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Can anyone advise on how to remove the dome light cover? I hear they are brittle so I want to make sure I'm prying on the right spot. thanks James Very carefully. I use a paint spatula in order to spread the stress over a larger area. It can't flex too much, but a little flexing is OK. I've been fo...
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Car Show Season
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Car Show Season

Bob Weir wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 pm
:cheers Thanks for flying the "Merkur" flag. Your xr looks fabulous!

That's the dealership flag.

The Merkur flag is "Stranded: Send Help."

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tool needed to adjust headlight beams...
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Tool needed to adjust headlight beams...

Late 80s/early 90s Mustang-ers; regular single high/low beam bulbs.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tool needed to adjust headlight beams...
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Tool needed to adjust headlight beams...

$70 gets you better headlight illumination:
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tool needed to adjust headlight beams...
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Tool needed to adjust headlight beams...

I used a small socket that fit snugly on the adjuster; paid no attention to its size. FWIW I used a thumbwheel socket for adjusting the headlights; working room is tight on the passenger side and the thumbwheel made it easy work. FWIW, the higher wattage bulbs likely will heat up the wiring harness ...
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Best Valve Cover Gasket
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Best Valve Cover Gasket

Well, good for you. I overlooked trying these in the past because of the poor reputation of Felpro gaskets. Seems they can make a good product, price it reasonably. But overcoming a bad product image is a steep climb. YMMV Does Felpro have a bad reputation, or is it that their 2.3l Lima gaskets are...
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Best Valve Cover Gasket
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Best Valve Cover Gasket

A difference is that to my awareness that Felpro gasket had not been mentioned or recommended here or elsewhere as the solution, which should have been likely given the commonality of seeping Scorpio VC gaskets.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Best Valve Cover Gasket
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Best Valve Cover Gasket

The Victor Reines rubber gasket from Rock Auto or elsewhere was the next step up from Felpro cork VC gaskets for many Scorp owners. Seemed likely to seal, and last, somewhat better. Same thickness as cork but resilient when squeezed. I used it years earlier and then on the penultimate redo (and I al...