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by milehighXR
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

I think I'm a week or 2 out from driving the car. I am in an "essential" position and am permitted to go to and from work despite current restrictions limiting number of people in building at one time. We are also able to maintain 6ft apart so as long as no one brings it to work were good. Of course...
by milehighXR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 am
DMV is closed here also, and they said just drive around and don't worry about plates. I don't think cops are even going to pull you over.

Yeah, we'll see. My last real tag expired in 2012, and the last temp tag expired in 2018 IIRC. But hey, I have the most important thing, insurance :lol:
by milehighXR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Did a little bit of final fitting of the t-5 today. I think I have a reasonable angle on the front section of the drive shaft, and had to "massage" the tunnel sheet metal with a vise grips, and screw driver to get the inner boot to clear, and not have the trans rubbing on the tunnel once it was shim...
by milehighXR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: A4LD... What's out of adjustment?
Replies: 22
Views: 5471

Re: A4LD... What's out of adjustment?

If I were in the situation where I felt that the bands/major mechanicals were still OK, then I would risk rebuilding the valve body myself using the Transgo Shift kit and using the the explorer forum link as a guide (along with the kit's instructions). I would also research all other upgrade parts ...
by milehighXR
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Diff Flange Bolt Spec?
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Diff Flange Bolt Spec?

M10 - 1.00 x 20mm is a good answer here. The surface on the yoke is recessed, which makes fitting a socket over the bolt head a little iffy so I'd really would prefer to have a flange bolt, but I cannot find any. So, it's either a hex head straight against the diff yoke and a janky socket fitment, ...
by milehighXR
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How to Open an XR4Ti Hood if the Cable Snaps
Replies: 11
Views: 8406

Re: How to Open an XR4Ti Hood if the Cable Snaps

Fans coming on without key in the ignition was a daily occurrence with my XR in the summers at nearly 5000ft of altitude. And that was without driving it hard.
by milehighXR
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Contemplating manual steering conversion...
Replies: 18
Views: 3118

Re: Contemplating manual steering conversion...

I've been running a "redneck manual steering" on the Brat for a couple years now. It's just a stock TRW rack with the hydraulic lines open to filtered atmosphere. I do plan to go back to power steering, hopefully with a Saginaw pump as donated from a Focus. I've gathered the parts, just need to imp...
by milehighXR
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio VSS
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Scorpio VSS

Worked when I pulled it out of the car. $35.00 shipped in lower 48 USA. Please respond to this ad and send me a PM. Do not send e-mail thru the forum unless you are going to provide a link to what thread you are referencing.
by milehighXR
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: WTB Scorpio abs sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: WTB Scorpio abs sensor

Got on from Jeff at MPM.
by milehighXR
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

FYI my XR has a 02-07-1986 build date, and the crossmember for the trans mount is 12.75" wide overall, not between centers of the slots.
by milehighXR
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

This was back when it was originally installed: http://www.sacsaabs.org/sacsaabs.org/misc/xr_shifter_in.jpg It does include the lever part, which isn't shown. It does not include a knob - just a threaded nub on top of the lever. :) I ended up using an 8 Ball shifter from Kragen as a short term fix,...
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Yeah, I had never touched a T5 before I put one in the XR 12 years ago, but someone here gave me that advice so I bought a Triax first thing. Spent more on that than I did the whole gearbox.:) Now, having driven stock shifters I have no regrets. The Triax changes the whole thing. Totally worth it. ...
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur goodies for Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Merkur goodies for Christmas?

I got new driveshaft in Oct-nov to go with the world class T5 that landed in my lap in Aug(?). Next will be a shift handle, and probably a shifter as well. Still gotta get a boot, and a surround. So some of my Xmas is gonna be late, but I always tell the wife to not buy me stuff for birthday or Xmas...
by milehighXR
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanza, happy Festivus, and happy new year!!!!!!!!!!

From us to you, we wish you a metal christmas and headbanging new year :headbang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avuYonYl6Ys

May 2020 bring completed car porjects, and many mile driven in those Merks :cheers
by milehighXR
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6398

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

That driveshaft I had modified, or maybe more accurately fabbed, cost more then the trans did for me. Of course so did the clutch pedal spring that Herson sent me :lol: