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by ndgeek
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Double DIN radios
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Double DIN radios

I very much like the original Merkur radio/cassette design. They remain installed in my four Merks. I had Leo Ars Bayard modify two of my stock radios to include bluetooth, to retain the factory look in my stock '87.5. Pushing the Cr button now enables the bluetooth module. Works great! That matche...
by ndgeek
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Regional - South
Topic: Dallas Tx. area
Replies: 19
Views: 69665

Re: Dallas Tx. area

Guess since I moved here last year, I should update. I've got three now. Gave three parts cars to a buddy in western WA, and sold an 87.5 mono-white, manual to a guy in MI shortly after moving here to New Braunfels. '87.5 mono white (Nina), manual, K2 edition tribute being completed in next month or...
by ndgeek
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Regional - South
Topic: 2024 Carlisle
Replies: 9
Views: 43896

Re: 2024 Carlisle

My wife and I have talked the last few years about making this drive. I've got a functional car...and also a cargo trailer, so it's just money and scheduling, but probably won't happen this year. I'd be heading up from New Braunfels, TX.
by ndgeek
Fri May 19, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: FS: Factory Rebuilt AC Compressor w/ Low miles - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: FS: Factory Rebuilt AC Compressor w/ Low miles

Interested…I’ll attempt to PM you.

Chris Grant
by ndgeek
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur Registry
Replies: 5
Views: 29666

Re: Merkur Registry

The registry got sorted (as it is really easy to do in a spreadsheet) without sorting the Notes too, so they're way off. I can tell you I don't have a Duratec in any of my cars... :-)
by ndgeek
Wed May 04, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Regional - Pacific Northwest
Topic: Meet and drive, June 5th 2022 9:30 am Griots Tacoma
Replies: 0
Views: 78494

Meet and drive, June 5th 2022 9:30 am Griots Tacoma

You probably got the gist by reading the subject, but the PNW Merkur XR4Ti group (minted last year after coordinating a PNW event was challenging on the main MCA FB page) is having a meet and drive event. Griot's Garage is giving us the guest/show area out front to park, meet and talk between 9:30-1...
by ndgeek
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Alternatives to ARP wheel studs
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Alternatives to ARP wheel studs

Referring to http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7990 I see that there's some alternatives to ARP for the "stock"-minded folks, and there's some impressive M14 options for rally racers, but is there an alternative to the venerable ARP 100-7708 (or 7713) for folks that want mo...
by ndgeek
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Regional - Pacific Northwest
Topic: June 6, 2021 LeMay Car Museum, Merkur Day
Replies: 0
Views: 7064

June 6, 2021 LeMay Car Museum, Merkur Day

Given we're all in the PNW, it takes a lot more time, energy and resources to get to the Carlisle event for us West Coasties. That being said, on Sunday, June 6th, the LeMay Car Museum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America%27s_Car_Museum) in Tacoma is giving their guest showcase location to Merkurs...
by ndgeek
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

I have a Wabro on the shelf waiting to go into this, so...removing the damper and the bracket is the way to go then. Good point. Thanks for pointing that out.
by ndgeek
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

DPDISXR4Ti wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:36 pm Why don't you want to replace the fuel rail? The one from the late-80's Fox body 2.3 vehicles works well and uses the more modern spring-lock connectors. FWIW, I think I have one listed for sale in the Classifieds.
Guess, I didn't see the need, yet. Maybe I see the need now. :-)
by ndgeek
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

Here’s where I’m having the issue. The return isn’t really an issue, but I’d like to clean it up, but the feed line is a problem. Maybe a straight bar wouldn’t have this issue, and would save me from changing the way the wiring and vacuum lines span the false firewall too.
by ndgeek
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

I'm finding that in order to fit the OMP front strut tower brace, I'm going to have to rework the fuel lines. I'm not replacing the fuel rail, yet, so are there good options to use another connector on the stock fuel rail and hard lines coming up from under the car in that location? I assume I could...
by ndgeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

This is great. Someone should make a refurb/update kit. Not it. :-)
by ndgeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: RS Cosworth Suspension +++
Replies: 34
Views: 15282

Re: RS Cosworth Suspension +++

Where are you located?
by ndgeek
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 15476

Re: Merkur desktop

As an example, I picked up a MerkMeter, unintentionally, as a part of a car shell I purchased. Turns out the maker is gone, the website is gone, the docs are gone...unless you go to the Wayback machine. There’s a number of other small time product makers in the community who give to the community fo...