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by john keefe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Front Hub Dia
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Scorpio Front Hub Dia

Yeah, strut tube diameter. I've got an almost new set of Leda's I want to put on the Scorpio, but forgot I had them when I was doing the KYB/insert dealy. :oops: They fit the RS 2WD Sapphire hub, which I'm kinda' hoping is the same diameter as the Scorpio. If not, I guess I'll have to post them for ...
by john keefe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 22
Views: 146

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Go for the later, max torque WC T5's out of a V8. You will need the longer input shaft, and about a 3/4-1" adapter plate for the bell housing, but it puts the shifter back near stock, and is plenty beefy for most 2.3T performance levels. I found the TC and SVO Mustangs too short in 1st for the much ...
by john keefe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 22
Views: 146

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I'm too nit-picky... Before I had the RS DS, I had a one built, and a stock one reworked for the longer T5 tailshaft (vs. T9). Had the shop clock the u-joints 90deg. to each other, then balance it all. I'm thinking even an AL DS would need balancing. Maybe not the shaft by itself, but there's no exa...
by john keefe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 22
Views: 146

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Hmm... so the DS is fairly new, and you're not seeing slop in either u-joint, and since its relatively new, then the yoke and its splines are probably in good shape. Assuming nothing's loose around DS (brake clips, e-brake cable, exhaust hanger), your CV bolts are tight, its not the diff, and if its...
by john keefe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 22
Views: 146

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Full stop, clutch-in or neutral? Or, it quiets down even when you're moving and you do the same? I'm kinda' leaning towards what John mentioned... if not the brake-line clip being too close, then something else is loose. Check for rubbing/wear on parking cable? Loose CV bolts? Had that a little whil...
by john keefe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 22
Views: 146

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I've got a built-up T5 behind my 5.0L, with the 5th gear reinforcement (Hanson? long time ago). Trans is solid, no clunks, shakes, etc. at any time. But, I get a really annoying rattle from the clutch when I'm at a stop, trans in neutral. Depress the clutch and it goes away, nice & quiet. But, can't...
by john keefe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 22
Views: 146

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Might be missing something, but is your DS a one-piece FMS Alu? In the "How To Prep the Sierra..." book, the factory tried and gave up on one-piece shafts due to vibration, and never ran them again. The Cosworth DS I've got on mine is very beefy, with a larger diameter front tube, double-walled tubi...
by john keefe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Front Hub Dia
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Scorpio Front Hub Dia

Anybody wanna' guess, at least?
by john keefe
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 76
Views: 18615

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Brokencase, your arduino circuit is no doubt the most accurate way to track temps, there's just other things needing attention which prevent me from devoting the time to make one. OK... lack of skill being another issue.
by john keefe
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Front Hub Dia
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Scorpio Front Hub Dia

Anyone off-hand know the strut diameter for the Scorpio front hub?
by john keefe
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

Really surprised to see it too. Nicely done. Now, if we could just get a Cossie look-a-like on those pages, we might have even more interest. A few years ago, someone in a Mustang asked me at a stoplight if it was a "new" Ford they were coming out with... and he was serious. Guess it was the Ford ba...
by john keefe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 76
Views: 18615

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

I guess superglueing the needle would be the easiest solution. For my 5.0XR, I installed a few Autometer gauges for accuracy. Centered the tach here, and installed LED bulbs for the turn signal blinker as it ends up getting kinda' blocked on the right side, not to mention the stock bulb is too weak ...
by john keefe
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 76
Views: 18615

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Thanks Andy, The problem is that I did purchase 2 new Motorcraft sensors, and they're both reading the same. They happen to be green ring ones from Europe, as I found nothing in the U.S. correct for this 2.9L. The U.S. listed sensors all seem to be the smaller, 5.0L or Bronco types. As far as I coul...
by john keefe
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 76
Views: 18615

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Yeah, I'd not expect Ford would spec a different sensor when the (then) system worked well. Pennies per car adds up to a lot of $$$ cost in a production run. My second suspect is the gauge, but it was reading OK prior to the sensor stalk cracking off. Would be a heckuva coincidence if both had gone ...
by john keefe
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 76
Views: 18615

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

OK, thermometer reading is at 178deg., with coolant gauge needle at the edge of the "normal" box, just before it crosses over into the red. Since this is a dedicated circuit from the sender, and the gauge was working fine before, I conclude the Euro sensor is not calibrated to gauge. So... again, wo...