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by CV12Steve
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear suspension geometry and anti-squat
Replies: 18
Views: 5348

Re: Rear suspension geometry and anti-squat

xr4x4ti wrote:On a slightly related note.

Has anybody made their own 6 or 9 degree rear beam?
Bought a 6° from UK. Not installed yet.
by CV12Steve
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Wheel bearings, tightening direction verification
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Wheel bearings, tightening direction verification

They are backwards to what you'd expect based to wheel rotation.
In fact, make sure the dust caps are secure when you're done to void the excitement I had on a wintery mountain freeway.
Or swap sides so they're on the "correct" sides.
by CV12Steve
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Four snow tires - testimonial
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: Four snow tires - testimonial

John Brennan wrote:If anyone has only two and needs two more, I have a set of XR Snowflakes with new 195/60 snows on 'em... gonna put together an ad here shortly for a bunch of extra stuff shortly...
That freak "snowstorm" you guys had a while ago scare you into getting them, John?
by CV12Steve
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New car! Focus ST
Replies: 17
Views: 2783

Re: New car! Focus ST

I'm fairly certain mine is going back in next week to have the steering looked at. After a few minutes of highway driving, when you make small corrections coming off center, the steering wheel "gives" and jumps to the direction you were correcting towards. Then you quickly try to make another small...
by CV12Steve
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: What else affects rear camber other than ride hieght
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: What else affects rear camber other than ride hieght

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
milehighXR wrote:took some actual measurements today,

right rear is -1.25 degrees

and left rear is -1.75 to -2.0 degrees
Either your left control arm or beam is bent. Odds are higher on the beam. Replace or bend as needed.
Beam itself, or the arm mounting ears? They're like tissue paper.
by CV12Steve
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Merkur XR4Ti heavier then Sierra XR4i
Replies: 17
Views: 4067

Re: Merkur XR4Ti heavier then Sierra XR4i

Yeah, if IIRC, the 2.3L would have to be lighter, because in stock form a Turbocoupe with manual trans is 10 hp peak less than the 5.0L T-Bird, yet the 2.3L Turbo is actually faster. The only way the less powerful of two cars that are otherwise the same can be faster is if its lighter. Assuming the...
by CV12Steve
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: HELP!! Oil pressure gremlins!
Replies: 21
Views: 2806

Re: HELP!! Oil pressure gremlins!

The purpose of the oil cooler is to cool the oil. While it's doing that it holds oil - that is volume additional to the engine.
by CV12Steve
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: HELP!! Oil pressure gremlins!
Replies: 21
Views: 2806

Re: HELP!! Oil pressure gremlins!

Is it possible that most of your oil would be in the cooler/ lines/ engine, rather than the pan? you may have to add an extra quart because of the modifications. Not a bad idea - unless there's a check valve in your cooler it would drain back into the pan once shut down but may hold a quart or more...
by CV12Steve
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coleman Milne Minster - Stretched Scorpio
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

Re: Coleman Milne Minster - Stretched Scorpio

Rear doors look stretched a bit as well as being squared off - probably about a foot. I've seen some MkII's and "frog eyes" listed before, in both 4- and 6-dr (and more than a few hearses), often with raised rooflines but always in black. Don't recall seeing a MkIII. I saw (once, briefly) a wood tri...
by CV12Steve
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)
Replies: 41
Views: 20043

Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Yeah, those Ford emblems are made out of unobtanium now. Impossible to find. It would be more of an amber than a true yellow, but I could get them if wanted. And any LED in the fogs will be virtually useless as an actual fog light. They are just for show at that point. I never use mine as fogs so t...
by CV12Steve
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Clutch pedal bushings???
Replies: 30
Views: 4596

Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

What you're looking to do requires beefing up the pedal box/firewall.
by CV12Steve
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The enduring, dangerous legacy of Winston Churchill
Replies: 13
Views: 2313

Re: The enduring, dangerous legacy of Winston Churchill

Always thought France, Holland and Belgium were part of "the West". "Adolf Hitler . . . certainly didn't erode his people's liberties . . ." - my Mom grew up in WWII Germany; you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. The SS/Gestapo spied on everyone, controlled their movements, etc. This s...
by CV12Steve
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The enduring, dangerous legacy of Winston Churchill
Replies: 13
Views: 2313

Re: The enduring, dangerous legacy of Winston Churchill

Two points: Our technology after WWII came from the same place as the Soviets - our Nazi scientist gave us both the moon landing and LSD experiments on US troops. Pearl Harbor involved info not being shared, and what was not being stressed; Macarthur's lack of preparation in Manila definitely was co...
by CV12Steve
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Spindle torque preload
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Spindle torque preload

Known more for their rotary valves, but these would be cool:

http://www.coatesengine.com/wheel-bearing.html
by CV12Steve
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust fitting?
Replies: 84
Views: 10996

Re: Exhaust fitting?

I would expect the header to crack before the turbo goes, but you still end up chucking one good component with one bad.