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by john keefe
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Scorpio Master Cylinder & Pump into XR
Replies: 42
Views: 15340

Re: Scorpio Master Cylinder & Pump into XR

I just gotta say that I am stunned that you are installing a piece of yesteryear technology... The industry moved past this stuff in the '90s. If you're concerned about losing vacuum in your booster, Bosch and Hella both make an electric vacuum pump designed specifically to supplement engine vacuum...
by john keefe
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New Scorpio. Thinking of a turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: New Scorpio. Thinking of a turbo

[/quote] Are you talking to just use 3 cylinder to run the turbo? Not a good idea.... [/quote] Totally agree, but it's been done on other applications by other "hot rodders." Not saying its smart, or was done "successfully." Finding space to spin off both exhaust banks in V's is one reason why super...
by john keefe
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New Scorpio. Thinking of a turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: New Scorpio. Thinking of a turbo

I'd love to put a Lincoln LS & auto trans into the Scorpio... but I don't want spend the $$$ to find a suitable wrecked LS, then build a whole new wiring harness to integrate it with the Scorpio's, and then go through all the hassle of dealing with the Smog Ref again. Plus, CARB was cracking down so...
by john keefe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New Scorpio. Thinking of a turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: New Scorpio. Thinking of a turbo

Funny, I was just thinking the same thing. But, I'd have to wait until after mine gets smogged in 2020, which gives me a little time, and see what develops from this thread. Someone sent me a copy of the CARB ruling that you can add components before and after the motor as long as you're not touchin...
by john keefe
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Front Hub Dia
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Scorpio Front Hub Dia

Dunno about the short stub end, but my LEDA's swell up at least as much as the ones in Ed's pics. I assume it has something to do with larger internal tubing for the compression/rebound adjustability.
by john keefe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Heater Control Valve (HCV) Elimination
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Heater Control Valve (HCV) Elimination

So, if you're eliminating the valve, do you then just plumb the in/out hoses together (sleeve-insert + clamps)? Or, running a single, new hose all the way to the core?
by john keefe
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Heater Control Valve (HCV) Elimination
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Heater Control Valve (HCV) Elimination

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:43 pm
there are cars built this way from the factory.
Good cars, or econo-boxes? :)
by john keefe
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Heater Control Valve (HCV) Elimination
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Heater Control Valve (HCV) Elimination

Uh Oh... another critical NLA part to worry about. Brad, I'm not familiar with the XR discussions about this. Curious why you want to eliminate it altogether? I understand making room in the bay for a hi-po setup, but that means no cabin heating or defrosting, right? Relegating it to garage storage ...
by john keefe
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 84
Views: 5835

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

All you need now is to drill into the turbine housing, and install a high pressure, direct-injection fuel nozzle to keep it spooled up when you're off turbo, and make lots of flame and noise like WRC. Then it won't matter what combo trans/diff you're running. :D Just stock up on spares of everything.
by john keefe
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 84
Views: 5835

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I think it all depends on where you're making your best torque. Been so long, I forget if my T5 has the V8 3.15 or the 2.76 1st gearing (probably the former). I have the 3.64 diff, and I don't wind it out in 1st. Like driving a semi-truck. Seems like I'm always shifting out way early to get to the m...
by john keefe
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 84
Views: 5835

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Worth spending the money to have a machine shop turn the 2.3L AL shaft down to allow a steel tube w/ the correct outside diameter for the 2.3L TOB?
by john keefe
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 84
Views: 5835

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Yeah... all the hi-po suspension upgrades make for a go-kart ride, but a little harsh for normal driving. Lot of mysterious noises and mini-jolts of which you're never sure are an issue, or just feedback from the lack of NVH isolator. I'm thinking of getting rid of the compression strut front and ro...
by john keefe
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 84
Views: 5835

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Just a thought (might have mentioned this earlier in the thread): one-piece DS works fine with floating rear axles, as you can tip the diff to equal the angle of the DS coming off the transmission. Cancels out a lot of NVH on smooth surfaces, and the u-joints wear mostly the same. I don't know all t...
by john keefe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 84
Views: 5835

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I don't know the exact years, but '94 sounds about right. I don't have a spare T5 laying around to give you a reference from the front of the casing to know if what you have is the long or short version. I've got one out, but you'd have to pull the sleeve/seal and measure what you have out of the ca...
by john keefe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Front Hub Dia
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Scorpio Front Hub Dia

Great! Thanks Ed. Not to look a gift horse, etc., etc., but that is a Scorpio strut, right? :D