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by FocusSVT
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 271
Views: 94614

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

What a crazy world we live in. This car has certainly led a charmed existence. It could easily be in a junkyard somewhere, or more likely, be crushed. Good luck with her. She is a good car! No doubt this is a VERY good car. Darren, did you do anything to get the rear camber "right"? I checked it ye...
by FocusSVT
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 271
Views: 94614

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

What a crazy world we live in. This car has certainly led a charmed existence. It could easily be in a junkyard somewhere, or more likely, be crushed. Good luck with her. She is a good car!
by FocusSVT
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 4664

Re: 1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD

Darren, My condolenses on the passing on of your Scorpios. I can only imagine the difficulty in making the decision, considering all the work [mental & physical] you've invested. You've been a wonderful and understanding source of knowledge to me and others to assist us in diagnosing and maintainin...
by FocusSVT
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 271
Views: 94614

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

Well, after 7+ years, 250+ posts and untold money spent. I passed my Scorpio on to another MCA member. Bart Dyshuk made me an offer for both cars and I accepted. They were picked up this evening by a transport company. I have no doubt Bart will finish up what I was unable to do. The reasons for me d...
by FocusSVT
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 4664

Re: 1988 Scorpio For Sale

Thanks to everyone who looked or sent me a message about the car. Bart Dyshuk will be taking possession of both the black Scorpio and my blue parts car next week. It will be a bitter sweet day when the hauler shows up next week to get them, but I know Bart will be able to finish her up in spectacula...
by FocusSVT
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 4664

Re: 1988 Scorpio For Sale

Bump, bump. $1500 or best offer.
by FocusSVT
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 4664

Re: 1988 Scorpio For Sale

Bump . . . reasonable offers will be entertained. Just looking to give her a future.
by FocusSVT
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: BAT Clearancing Remaining Inventory
Replies: 3
Views: 4190

BAT Clearancing Remaining Inventory

May be old news, but I was on batinc.net last night and their latest catalog is just a list of clearance items that they have left. Looks like they are moving on. Just wanted to pass it along. Some good deals to be had.
by FocusSVT
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 4664

1988 Scorpio For Sale - SOLD

Unfortunately it is time for me to move on from my Scorpio project of the past six years. For a complete history of what I have done with this car, look here: http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=17558 IF you would like to see the complete picture history of what I have done with i...
by FocusSVT
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: EATC Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: EATC Repairs

Hi Am having issues with my Scorpio's EATC. I get a code 16 flashing in my EATC display. This indicates an Air Distribution Door Motor problem. Has anyone had this problem? If so what was the remedy? Can you also tell me what were the symptoms when this code 16 occurred? ..as usual thanks for any h...
by FocusSVT
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 1989 Scorpio Reservoir Cooling System Plastic Bottle
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Re: 1989 Scorpio Reservoir Cooling System Plastic Bottle

I am not sure you can repair it. They are pressurized and I don't know how you can patch it and hold together. I bet you can get a used or new one from some of our vendors. Jeff @ Merkur Midwest, Mike @ Merkur Depot, Russ @ Rapido.

Hope you can get it fixed.
by FocusSVT
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 271
Views: 94614

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

Why did your control arms only last 18 months? Brand? Also, what brand is the new CAT? I think I saw MagnaFlow units for the Scorpio on ebay. I bought them from Jan Talian. I think his handle here is ford.scorpio. They were a "German" built control arm. Didn't last very long. I did contact him abou...
by FocusSVT
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: A/C not very cold. Recharge with A/C Pro?
Replies: 6
Views: 3258

Re: A/C not very cold. Recharge with A/C Pro?

Did you have any success trying to top off the charge in your a/c system?
by FocusSVT
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 271
Views: 94614

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

It has been a month since I installed the new catalytic converter. A few observations: 1) With only the one converter in the pipe the exhaust note has increased noticeably. (It's okay, just a little loud in a bank drive thru) 2) Engine performance has increased noticeably. Acceleration is better and...
by FocusSVT
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: A/C not very cold. Recharge with A/C Pro?
Replies: 6
Views: 3258

Re: A/C not very cold. Recharge with A/C Pro?

MagentaRed wrote:Trying to figure out where the low pressure port is located on the Scorpio. Factory manual is no help. If I pick the wrong port, Boom!
The low pressure port is the one attached to the compressor. The high side is on the top of the filter drier.

Good luck, let me know how it goes.