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by Ed Lijewski
Fri May 25, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: A4LD... What's out of adjustment?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: A4LD... What's out of adjustment?

(Most) Modulators are adjustable.

Get the NAPA calibrated unit if possible. I found it was spot on. Plus it comes with the neat knob for any later adjusting rather than having to insert a small hex wrench.

YMMV
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by Ed Lijewski
Sat May 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering

The idea of superdooper reflective tape behind the acrylic (?) is intriguing. That panel should reflect at least somewhat.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sat May 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 267
Views: 65553

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

[Now it's clear why the Brat needed so long to reach the finish line... :mrgreen: :haha ]

Tip: So viewers don't have to wait ten+ seconds after clinking links here to view them, resize all pic files to ~half of what the recent ones are abd IME they'll.display permanently in the thread. IME. YMMV.
by Ed Lijewski
Sat May 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Elimination of vibrations. Yes, Russ also has solid mounts for less $. I asked him about them; he said he found them buzzy (I had installed some hard rubber mounts-manufacturer unknown to me-earlier and also found them buzzy as heck. I removed those and reinstalled the ones that were on the car from...
by Ed Lijewski
Fri May 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Call Russ Harness at Rapido Group; he sells both types (IIRC) and will give his view on your question.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Fri May 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering

Overhead indoor flourescent lighting:
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by Ed Lijewski
Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering

Late afternoon under tree shade; lamps, license plate, reflective tape stand out as reflecting canera flash.
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by Ed Lijewski
Thu May 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Rear Reflector Removal & Re-imagineering

Mine doesn't "reflect"; neither did the one on my parts car reflect. It just color matches the rear light lenses to provide thematic harmony across the rear. (And maybe to further distinguish it from the Euro Granada.) I wondered about this long ago. Are any who call it a reflector sure they see it ...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Solar 4XS Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Solar 4XS Tires

I installed new Michelin Primacys on my Scorpio. Loved them; price not as much. But they were trouble free. Replaced them with Premiers (Michelin name change for sane top line tire) ~2 years ago for the same reason. Also had Michelin MXVs on both of my XRs; 2 years ago installed new Premiers on one ...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trying to get in touch with Mike McCreight
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Trying to get in touch with Mike McCreight

Is Mikey's, PM In-Box full?

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by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 16, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: A4LD... What's out of adjustment?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: A4LD... What's out of adjustment?

"I'm starting another thread, speaking about flushing the A4LD & using the Lubeguard... If you see it, any comment would be appreciated." I understand the arguments against trans flushes. I'd do it, going with a known shop that uses BG equipment. Lubegard effects might not be felt immediately--they ...
by Ed Lijewski
Tue May 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Swapping in later EATC with "Off" switch
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Swapping in later EATC with "Off" switch

The EATC unit is easy to switch. Remove the IP valance or shroud, two screws hold the unit to the IP frame, disconnect the harness to the unit.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Tue May 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Valve Stem Seals
Replies: 29
Views: 861

Re: Valve Stem Seals

Vague schmague. I went to Advance Auto and asked for valve stem seals for a 1988 Merkur XR4Ti 2 3l turbo. What they brought to the counter I bought and installed. Worked great. (Note: in my case I found the original seals weren't bad, but one seal wasn't fully/Fully seated on the valve guide, result...