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by jhoffman
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Whats your MPG?
Replies: 45
Views: 7649

Re: Whats your MPG?

With the Automatic at 65 to 70mph highway 19 MPG.
by jhoffman
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2012
Topic: Anyone From CT going?
Replies: 9
Views: 8967

Re: Anyone From CT going?

looks like 3 to 5 cars coming from CT. Got the reg done, have hotel booked and renewed for 2 more years to the Merkur Club.
by jhoffman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2012
Topic: Anyone From CT going?
Replies: 9
Views: 8967

Re: Anyone From CT going?

yes he works on my car, have not asked him if he is going. Thanks
by jhoffman
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2012
Topic: Anyone From CT going?
Replies: 9
Views: 8967

Anyone From CT going?

Planning to go for the first time to carlise is there a group that meets up and leaves from CT and when do you hit the road?
by jhoffman
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2012
Topic: Carlise Dyno?
Replies: 5
Views: 6234

Re: Carlise Dyno?

Thanks will have to give it a try.
by jhoffman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2012
Topic: Carlise Dyno?
Replies: 5
Views: 6234

Re: Carlise Dyno?

How do you reserve a time and how much was it to test?
by jhoffman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2012
Topic: Carlise Dyno?
Replies: 5
Views: 6234

Carlise Dyno?

Is there a Dyno at Carlisle you can pay to have your Merkur tested for a fee?
by jhoffman
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Buick Grand National trans TH200-4R Trans
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: Buick Grand National trans TH200-4R Trans

Rapidio said it cost about 3k when it was in stock. Just hate turning 3500 RPM at 65 and am told going to bigger 215/60/14 tires to drop the RPMs is to wide for the rim. I do mostly highway when i use the car. Like to keep the rims stock, 86 XR4. That size tire being taller will drop RPM's by about ...
by jhoffman
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Buick Grand National trans TH200-4R Trans
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Buick Grand National trans TH200-4R Trans

I have heard but don't know it to be true that the Automatic O/D trans in the 1987 Buick Grand National will fit in a XR4. If this is true what years and part number should i look for?
Thanks
by jhoffman
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: why a c3 have less HP
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: why a c3 have less HP

Ford thought the transmission would not handle the extra power since the C3 is a small economy car transmission. Also with only 3 speeds the engine turns alot more RPM's and runs hotter.
by jhoffman
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Intercooler
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Re: Intercooler

I have used an Rapido intercooler for 2 XR4TIs and found them to work and fit well, the only thing i can fault is when you are hard on the gas and let off quickly you get a bit of a jerk or hitch for a second, not bad. They are costly on Ebay now for $1075 new from Rapido. Don't see them used to muc...
by jhoffman
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: new guy
Replies: 42
Views: 5575

Re: new guy

It is worth probably the $800.00 you have into it at least for parts, but fixing it will cost you many times more. The value is only what someone will pay for it.
by jhoffman
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: I am a merkur Noob. so please. help :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: I am a merkur Noob. so please. help :)

An average one will run $2000-$3000.00. Count on alot of small issues needing fixing or breaking if you start driving it hard. If you drive alot of highway get a 5 speed, the auto has not top end. Your mechanic probably not know much about the car. Need to know about condition and service records to...
by jhoffman
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rapido Intercooler
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Rapido Intercooler

Can a Rapido Intercooler for an C3 be installed with out cutting the lower cross piece on the front bumper?
by jhoffman
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rapido Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Rapido Upgrades

Where is Jeff's shop and what is the name of the business? Thanks.