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by TommyT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: FS: Cossie exh housing with JVAB downpipe elbow
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

Re: FS: Cossie exh housing with JVAB downpipe elbow

I'll take it. Please post Paypal info or PM me with it. Thanks.
by TommyT
Tue May 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2018
Topic: Radisson Hotel Reservation Info
Replies: 20
Views: 12138

Re: Radisson Hotel Reservation Info

I have to cancel my trip and therefore cancelling my reservations, if someone is still looking for rooms, we can semi-coordinate, I had Thur, Fri and Sat nights booked, if no response I'll cancel Wednesday 16th. I can use a room for Friday and Saturday nights. Two doubles? You can text me @ 917-731...
by TommyT
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.
Replies: 11
Views: 4511

Re: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.

Does that really seem likely that a lowly XR--which Russ harness bragged for years that he "was responsible for convincing Ford USA to soften the spring and damper rates for US conditions" :oops: ----has 509 lb/in springs when RS Cossie have 292 to 30 something in back? :roll: http://merkursport.co...
by TommyT
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.
Replies: 11
Views: 4511

Re: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.

From what I've read they're dual rate not progressive. I think I've read that the stiff rate of the spring was 503#.
by TommyT
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.
Replies: 11
Views: 4511

Re: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.

Good info. So it looks like if you have a 200# spring at the coilover position you would have to add approximately 30% to get a comparable stock position spring rate (~260#).
by TommyT
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.
Replies: 11
Views: 4511

Re: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.

I searched and searched and still didn't find what I was looking for. How about this. What does a 200# coilover position rear spring equate to as a stock position rear rate?
by TommyT
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.
Replies: 11
Views: 4511

Rear coilover rate to stock position rate math.

Looking for the formula needed to convert a rear coilover spring rate to an equal stock position rear spring rate for comparison purposes.

Thanks,
by TommyT
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Has anyone used this Rad/IC set up?
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Re: Has anyone used this Rad/IC set up?

That's a copy :banghead of our 1st generation rad/ic combo. The (newest) 2nd gen is greatly improved with a larger IC, (air)gap between the IC and the rad, etc. The IC on that old version will not support 350 hp. The IC on the new version is better and would be closer to supporting that HP, but 350...
by TommyT
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Has anyone used this Rad/IC set up?
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Has anyone used this Rad/IC set up?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/85-89-FORD-MERKUR-XR4TI-2-3L-SIERRA-RS-COSWORTH-RS500-1-PC-INTERCOOLER-RADIATOR-/191159000371?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AMerkur&hash=item2c81f6dd33&vxp=mtr Any good? I was contemplating purchasing the Merkur Depot set up but they are out of stock and wi...
by TommyT
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed

Oh!!!! You have a T5. Most likely your T5 does not have a neutral safety switch. The PO probably just shorted out the wires at the tranny so the car will always start. That connections needs to be open so the CC thinks the car is in gear to engage. That is a tricky one to figure out and will be my ...
by TommyT
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed

Regardless of the location of the VSS, it just needs to be inline somewhere between the tranny and speedo cluster. And the 2 wires of course plug into the CC harness. The wire colors just need to match up so that is pretty simple. There should be 2 small wires with female spade connectors, that is ...
by TommyT
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed

Personally I bypass all the pedal vacuum lines. Just put a cap on the CC servo, you can do that for testing. Make sure your pedal switches are closed to activate the CC. The clutch one can tend to stay open if the pedal is hanging down a bit. Besides that it pretty much just works. I have added CC ...
by TommyT
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed

All you really need now is a vacuum source from the vacuum tree to the #1 on your photo. The black wire is ground, and just screw it anywhere on an existing screw into the fender. You COULD hook up the overly complicated system that provides vacuum under boost, but it's really not necessary. The ab...
by TommyT
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed

The vac lines in your pic need to be switched; the ball gets the feed line and the other port goes to the disc solenoid actuator for the throttle cable. The black wire goes to ground on the fender anywhere nearby. YMMV 8) I'm confused. Let's try this. 1 in the pic is the port labeled vac on the vac...
by TommyT
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Pics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: 1988 Xr4ti Cruise control reinstallation.... Help needed

Bumping this as I still haven't figured this out. I just need to know where the last vacuum line hooks up to. It's the empty port on the vacuum ball shown in the picture. It's marked vac. Does it get hooked up to the vacuum tree or the turbo?? My other question is the wire shown in the pic with the ...