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by dedwards
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Steering Rack Boots
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

McCreight is dead on when he writes about this being a nearly impossible task if you get boots that are close, but not the exact fitment for the XR. The issue is getting the larger end over the rack housing. A while back, someone had a post about using the end of baseball bat along with some boiling...
by dedwards
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkantile Online Store
Replies: 3
Views: 5541

Merkantile Online Store

We've worked out a protocol with the embroiderer to enable everyone to purchase merchandise with the MCA logo without MCA having to carry any inventory. Here's what you have to do: 1) Go to the embroiderer's website ( http://www.embroidery-web.com ) and set up your own personal account (do not put t...
by dedwards
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Racing & Track Events
Topic: Nov 10-11 - Carolina Motorsports Park
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

I agree. But I checked the track's website and it clearly shows the event as the 10th and 11th. Made sure by calling and the track personnel verified the dates.

Need to decide if I want to go for just Saturday.
by dedwards
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Racing & Track Events
Topic: Nov 10-11 - Carolina Motorsports Park
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

I'm out of town this week but planning on getting back early on Friday, Nov 10th. Is this track day really scheduled for FRI/SAT or is it for SAT/SUN? If it's SAT/SUN, I may try to make it since it's only about a couple of hours from me.
by dedwards
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Antenna replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

My 88 XR has a roof-mount FUBA antenna. This really looks sharp on the XR as it looks more European than before. I'll install one of these on my 89 model once it quits operating. From my perspective, it's not worth fooling around with the rear window factory system once it begins acting up. Here's a...
by dedwards
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Five litres puts oil level at "safe" on dipstick.
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Here's some feedback I've provided on similar Forum topics regarding being able to read the proper oil level on the dipstick w/o compromising the lubrication system: "Another possible fix for your dipstick level is to use the FL-300 oil filter rather than the FL-1A. In 1986, the Merkur owner's manua...
by dedwards
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Breather on top of valve cover
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

Another possible fix for your dipstick level is to use the FL-300 oil filter rather than the FL-1A. In 1986, the Merkur owner's manual showed the FL-300 as the oil filter to use. The smaller oil volume in the FL-300 brings the oil level up to the full mark. (Note: I think 1986 was the only year the ...
by dedwards
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Bi-Wing XR in Upstate SC
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Bi-Wing XR in Upstate SC

Coming home from GSP airport this afternoon, I spotted a bi-wing XR in the driveway of a house at the intersection of 417 & Scuffletown Rd, just outside Simpsonville, SC.. This guy looks like a Ford owner, as Ford cars have been in the driveway for several years. The XR looks like a recent acquisiti...
by dedwards
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: Carlisle Pictures - All Cars on the Showfield
Replies: 44
Views: 32139

Chris:

Thanks for taking the shots of the Merkur showfield. Of all things, I left the hotel Saturday morning w/o my camera and didn't take any shots of my own (what a bone-head!). I copied these over into a directory and these will make great material for my screensaver for the upcoming months.
by dedwards
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: THANK You to the MCA
Replies: 40
Views: 27057

Many thanks to MCA leadership for another super Carlisle event & weekend. It was great seeing friends again and also meeting new ones. We (Roberta & I) were taken back by receiving the Club restoration award for our 88 XR. This recognition by our fellow Merkur enthusiasts will always be special. I t...
by dedwards
Sun May 28, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: Parts to sell/buy at Carlisle (2006)
Replies: 15
Views: 8804

I'm Looking for the TPS connector off a Ford wiring harness to make a test/adjustment cable.
by dedwards
Fri May 05, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: 1985 Strato Silver XR4Ti in Troy, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 1160

1985 Strato Silver XR4Ti in Troy, MI

I was in Detroit area for business meetings on 05/04 & 05/05. Had lunch on Friday, May 5th, at Spectadium, a local sports bar & grill on Livernois. When I pulled into the lot, I found a really nice looking 1985 Strato Silver XR4Ti with cloth interior parked there. I took some time to peruse the vehi...
by dedwards
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Racing & Track Events
Topic: Track Days - Carolina Motorsports Park
Replies: 0
Views: 2245

Track Days - Carolina Motorsports Park

For those of us that reside in the SE, there is an upcoming track day weekend on April 22/23 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC. Additional track days are currently scheduled for remainder of the year. Take the opportunity to drive your Merkur as it was intended on this 2.235 mile, 14 turn ...
by dedwards
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: I-81 Mini Convoy
Replies: 10
Views: 4401

We'll (Roberta & I) be driving along I-81 spending Thursday night in Roanoke. We can meet with you guys in Winchester, VA on Friday morning. Should arrive there between 10 & 11 AM.
by dedwards
Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Torque Spec for Lugnuts
Replies: 11
Views: 7630

I've always used mid-range of the torque spec when tightening lug nuts. 87-88 ft-lbs. I've never had any issues with studs or warped discs (other than the normal wear that occurs due to poor disc design on the XR's). Like others, when having new tires installed and/or re-balancing being done, I use ...