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by john keefe
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

So, I made a template of the Sierra lenses and overlaid them on the Scorpio light(s), and it's a fit height wise, but about 1.5" short on width. Looks like angling from vertical is about the same, but there's that gap to the hood and grille. Don't have any idea how the bulkhead/bucket would work to ...
by john keefe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

No bulkhead surgery required, as with the XR conversion?
by john keefe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Well, as my Dad told me one time, its OK to have illusions of grandeur, but not delusions... Those MK2 lenses do look taller, tho.

Ed, did the stock grille opening/panel not work with the Euro lights?
by john keefe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

That actually looks like it would be a nice fit. Are your stock F-150 lights plastic, and you want to go with glass? Yeah, you can find a few Disco's in JY's these days. PITA to work on, and they were produced during that transition phase from LR, to Honda, to Ford to BMW as parent companies, so you...
by john keefe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Mike, are those the same as used in the RS Cosworth (Sapphire) 4-door? Ed, always the considerate gentleman... a skill I haven't learned as yet, but I'm getting better at cleaning the crap off my shoes from stepping in it all the time. :D Chestnut metallic paint? Actually looks pretty good. Did you ...
by john keefe
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Thanks for the offer, Mike. Have one already from another member. If I decide to do it, you'd be second in line. But, I'm only just OK with the look of the Euro combination... not enamored. Maybe it's just me... but the "tall" lens setup of the stock Scorpio looks better, in overall proportions, lik...
by john keefe
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Well, my wife would say its because I'm just a cheap ass. :D Euro spec Scorpio lights would be a nice, and easier solution, but for the time being a "hobby-luxury" I can't justify. But, these polished stock lights just aren't good enough, and I've got these nice Sierra lamps wasting away in the gara...
by john keefe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Just thinking out loud... I've got a couple sets of really nice Sierra headlights (LHD & RHD), and was wondering if those could be installed on the Scorpio. Anyone tried this? I have the Sierra frames/box buckets for the headlights and could use those. I know the Scorpio arrangement is different, bu...
by john keefe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Replacement Head Options
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Replacement Head Options

Hey Brad, Had to replace mine a couple years ago. Went with these on eBay (very good rep, gave a lot of info before I purchased) : https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2-9-FORD-CYLINDER-HEADS-RANGER-BRONCO-II-1986-1992-V-6-PAIR/273369848222?hash=item3fa61cd99e:g:O4cAAMXQPGJSNzr4 They changed their descripti...
by john keefe
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 30
Views: 1563

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

I'd be all over that if MCA could subsidize my purchase... :D Heck, everybody could chip in, and we could pass it around the US to the next closest MCA member who needs it(we eventually all will), thereby cutting down on shipping costs. Hmm. :idea: Maybe we should start an MCA Ford/Merkur tool renta...
by john keefe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Re: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...

If you're still stuck... on more than one of my XRs, weird symptoms were the result of the corroded wires in the harness that sits above the battery (to/from the EEC processor). The heat generated from the turbo causes (older) battery fumes to wick into that harness, and eventually saturates one or ...
by john keefe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 30
Views: 1563

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

As for the EGR pipe, too bad this group buy has passed, but you might want to consider getting one any way.... http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26213 Geez... @ $649.99 ? That's some serious jingle when you can't find two nickles to rub together. :D What does that translate into num...
by john keefe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 30
Views: 1563

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L? SOLVED!!!

AND THE WINNERS ARE.... Ed Lijewski and Jeff Herson for "MAP sensor." Didn't throw any codes related to the MAP, still looked good cosmetically, and tested fine via all the troubleshooting protocols in the Manual. But, figured got nothing to lose at this point by swapping in yet another "known good"...
by john keefe
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 30
Views: 1563

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

Block-off plate... great idea.

Any tips on removing the EGR? Everything's still frozen. No chance to undo the pipe to block nut at the EGR until I can get it in a vice. I'm guessing it'll have to be disconnecting the pipe at the block connection. Do you have to drop the steering column?
by john keefe
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 30
Views: 1563

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

I pulled the manifold air sensor and cleaned that off with TB cleaner. It was caked pretty good. No difference, but I guess that doesn't mean its not kaput.