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by MerkXRTurbo
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: motor angle and motor mounts? => update regarding vibrati
Replies: 19
Views: 4301

Yes, motor mounts can, will, and do sag over time. On many Merkurs you will notice that the sagging motor mounts will actually cause the front of the pan to rub the steering rack, which can wear a hole right through the body of the rack over a period of time.
by MerkXRTurbo
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rapido!
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

The Rapido is a good core, MP is a great core, but as an entire setup they both leave something to be desired. The problem with the Rapido setup is that the piping is so small, and the BPV/BOV port is only 3/4". Length of pipe in an intercooling system has been shown to have negligible effect on per...
by MerkXRTurbo
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another noob question here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

The 2.3 T5s are rated for like 235 lb/ft or something like that, but I have put CONSIDERABLY more power through them and driven the piss out of them with no problems. The gearing for the V8 T5s is fine. I wouldn't run a 3.36 rear with a 4 cylinder, but 3.64 rear should be fine. Nice tall OD for crui...
by MerkXRTurbo
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another noob question here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

All Ford T5s got the same length input shaft (although the V8s have a larger pilot), except for '94+ and newer. '94 and '95 was the only years for the long input T5 behind a V8, but the V6s continued to get the long input T5 for a number of years. FWIW, the long input shaft is about .5" longer than ...
by MerkXRTurbo
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: .48 and .63 turbine w/custom elbow advise
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

Ooh, Starett... that is a nice set of Calipers!

I would just use locktite. When I built my T3/T4 it was the same way... no biggy.
by MerkXRTurbo
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: engine questions about merkurs
Replies: 22
Views: 3050

Yes, in fact you can remove the restrictor from the boost gauge that wakes them up a lot... they're still a stock gauge, but they're a bit more accurate.

I never have figured out the reason for the restrictor. :?
by MerkXRTurbo
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Differences between 5speed and automatic
Replies: 14
Views: 3037

Less boost (10psi max, rather than 15psi), different computer programming (IIRC auto ECU actually has more timing advance), taller gearing in the rear end (3.36 auto, 3.64 manual).
by MerkXRTurbo
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: .48 and .63 turbine w/custom elbow advise
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

If you want the best of the best, bolt on a Cossie turbine housing and fab a down pipe for it.
by MerkXRTurbo
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: is c3 and t9 ouput the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

That's what I was thinking Brad... :?
by MerkXRTurbo
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: header and turbo GLOWING
Replies: 36
Views: 4928

No, not that wide. .32-.35 is the range.
by MerkXRTurbo
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement
Replies: 16
Views: 3462

Has nothing to do with rust. My car is an Arizona car, 1st of all. Second, you can see that the parts that came out of my car (the post of mine that Brad quoted above) are all in good condition. Basically I don't think this should ever be a problem as long as the beam mounting bolt stays tight, and ...
by MerkXRTurbo
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: soon to be startting 2.5L Folvo T5 AWD project
Replies: 17
Views: 4396

In the Vette? I posted a pic of it earlier in the thread. If you think about it, it's no longer of a shaft than you would have if it had its tranny in the normal spot. You have a distance to span, regardless of what order they're in:

Engine - trans - DS - diff
Engine - DS - Trans - diff
by MerkXRTurbo
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: soon to be startting 2.5L Folvo T5 AWD project
Replies: 17
Views: 4396

Grayson wrote:Luke - you use the Corvette T56 since it has a rear flange and output shaft that makes it easier to fab up a transfer case adapter. Since the Corvette has a T56 that bolts up to a differential already, things are just simpler in general.
I see..... Makes sense now. :)
by MerkXRTurbo
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: soon to be startting 2.5L Folvo T5 AWD project
Replies: 17
Views: 4396

I agree with Chris. The weakest T56 you can get (from the '93 Camaro/Firebird) still has a much higher torque rating than the strongest factory T5. On a side note, the Corvette T56 is NOT the one that I would use, and I'm sure that Tim didn't either. It is rear mounted, with a different case that ma...
by MerkXRTurbo
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: shift knob
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

the set screw kind only work for about 2 days. you need one that screws on. usually the screw on type come with different size adapters Ditto that, although I'm sure that a bit of thread locker would work, as Mike suggested. After doing my T5 swap I used one of those that my brother in-law let me b...