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by john keefe
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: TBird Rear Calipers + Brackets
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: TBird Rear Calipers + Brackets

That would be nice, but still no free time to work on the stuck caliper. Problem with being a GC during these times is that I've got all sorts of Honey-Do projects I'm several years tardy, and no excuse not to do them. Can't argue that I'd have to buy tools, either... :( But, these are still availab...
by john keefe
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 30
Views: 8664

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

I would think its a matter of whether the centerline of the pad(s) and caliper piston(s) is at a larger radius than the centerline of the stock pad, and how large the replacement piston(s) are (i.e., better or worse pad force/sq.in.). Sorry if I might be stating the obvious, but if after doing the c...
by john keefe
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 30
Views: 8664

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

I can't picture you compromising on any build you're undertaking. Just that I don't have a bare spindle to examine, and others brought up the issue, so was just wondering how you viewed it. Evidently there's enough meat on the tabs that you're not concerned, so I'll go with that.
by john keefe
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 30
Views: 8664

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

Nice work, Brad. So, after drilling to 14mm, did you see/feel there was enough material left around the bosses for "heavy duty," or are you crossing your fingers?
by john keefe
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 81
Views: 11797

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

re: the stiffening bar. After talking it over with Nigel (Drakenet), seems its functionality as any kind of chassis stiffener is minimal. I don't know if the stock RS's came with them in the UK, but they leave them out in all the racing setups. He's always left it off when building RS's, so I pitche...
by john keefe
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Lumbar Replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 2159

Re: Scorpio Lumbar Replacement?

Thanks for the detailed update. Hope that shoe glue works! Have had XR seats apart, but not Scorpios. I was thinking while riding yesterday about how great these seats are, even from wear and tear before I got her. Just occurred to me, as you mentioned that the bladder was good, that I oughta' test ...
by john keefe
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: rs500 body kit for xr4ti brand new
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: rs500 body kit for xr4ti brand new

Took a couple days, but he got back to let me know he thinks he has a local guy who's going to take all the pieces... Haven't heard since.
by john keefe
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: TBird Rear Calipers + Brackets
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: TBird Rear Calipers + Brackets

Thanks Andy, looks like a new ad I hadn't seen. Those are for later production years (1993+, 2000+). The majority of ads for '83-'86 start in the $90+ for a single, unloaded caliper. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=merkur&_sac=1&_dmd=1&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A1171&_vxp=mtr&...
by john keefe
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: TBird Rear Calipers + Brackets
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: TBird Rear Calipers + Brackets

Still available. Make reasonable offer.
by john keefe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: What is the best XR4Ti?
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: What is the best XR4Ti?

My brother worked with Lee Iacocca for a bit, and the in-fighting that had to be done to convince the bean-counters and other product managers to share some of their parts to upgrade the Falcon into the Mustang is something out of a dime novel.
by john keefe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: What is the best XR4Ti?
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: What is the best XR4Ti?

Can you imagine...? Just MHO, but I think if the bean-counters had been convinced to allow it, the performance upgrade (HP/Wgt) could have been enough to garner far more attention to the XR, and likely a much longer production run. On the other hand, gotta' believe the XR was in part relegated to LM...
by john keefe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: rs500 body kit for xr4ti brand new
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: rs500 body kit for xr4ti brand new

Helloooo
by john keefe
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley

I don't know if there's any on eBay, but FMS used to have a TFI relocation harness. Since you've got a spare to play with, maybe cut it open so you can use the connector portion of the shell to house wires, and run your own harness to a better cooling location. Just make sure you have a raised platf...
by john keefe
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: rs500 body kit for xr4ti brand new
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: rs500 body kit for xr4ti brand new

So, no chance at all that you would ship?
by john keefe
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Lumbar Replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 2159

Re: Scorpio Lumbar Replacement?

That's pretty unique solution. Did you have to get a Title 24 fenestration report for the U-factors of the windows? :)
Love your wooded property.