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by merkurdriver
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Driveway 45 years later
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Driveway 45 years later

Cool pics :cheers
by merkurdriver
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Regional - South
Topic: Anyone around Austin?
Replies: 16
Views: 7637

Re: Anyone around Austin?

Registration for a personalized license plate that read "RAPIDO" ? Or something specific besides a personalized plate? Both of the '87 Rapido XR's I had said nothing additional on the title / original registration. Just "Merkur XR4Ti" How about the little plaque in the center of the window switches?...
by merkurdriver
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 29
Views: 2626

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

my8950 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:49 pm

Drive shaft looks good...What do you mean by not STAKED? How much was total?
"Not staked" AKA normal u joints instead of the stock ones that are staked and not very R&R friendly.
by merkurdriver
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: NEW MERKUR DEPOT 3" STAINLESS EXHAUST & DOWNPIPES
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

Re: NEW MERKUR DEPOT 3" STAINLESS EXHAUST & DOWNPIPES

I wish it had all the parts to make the complete system. I'd be in! Its a "cat-back" system; lines up with the factory cat converter and runs from there to the tailpipe. Also includes a new downpipe. You can re-use your stock cat utilizing a 3" to 2.25" transition pipe to match. Or make something i...
by merkurdriver
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1993 Ford Granada Scorpio Cosworth Hatchback
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: 1993 Ford Granada Scorpio Cosworth Hatchback

Seller on that one explicitly states in the ad: "No overseas bidders"
by merkurdriver
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:10 pm
Did they make a merkur specific aftermarket cat to go between the 2.5 inch rapido downpipe and the 2.5 inch borla exhausts?
Borlas were designed to be user friendly "cat-back" systems - designed to bolt up to the factory cat.
by merkurdriver
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?

I watched it, and heard it was a Rapido car. Having no sunroof I first thought it had been re-shelled, but maybe there are non-sunroof Merkur's. I wouldn't know down in Australia. But then they deleted the intercooler, which doesn't look like my Rapido intercooler, which supposedly adds 20hp to the...
by merkurdriver
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?

The best pro-Merkur TV I've seen in ages :headbang
by merkurdriver
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

John's solution is the "best" to keep the coolant jug away from the turbo - just needs some DIY with the T fittings into the earlier hoses. Passenger side coolant bottle is (the easier) plug-and-play solution. ... but if you don't mind cutting the 85-88 rad hoses and sticking T's in then keeping the...
by merkurdriver
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB - 1988 XR4Ti - Black Preferred
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: WTB - 1988 XR4Ti - Black Preferred

eaton53 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Andy82GT wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:48 pm
PO had the C3 swapped to A4LD done by Hartwood (?) Automotive in Richmond.
Is that Mike's rebuild? If so, how do you like it?
Not my A4LD set up. I do know this car, though ( almost bought it years ago ).
Dave at Hartwood does good work.
by merkurdriver
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB. Bi-plane XR spoiler
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: WTB. Bi-plane XR spoiler

Also any advice re good or better solutions to reattach the umbilicals for rear defroster, wiper, brake light and windshield washer. Thanks in advance for any advice! Don in Havre de Grace MD Are the old wires still in the bi wing hatch? If so, tie a length of string on the (bottom) connectors and ...
by merkurdriver
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

If all else fails Its very easy to convert to the more common 85-88 style. Just get the 85-88 radiator hoses to match and the coolant tank that fits the passenger side.
by merkurdriver
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Regional - South
Topic: Anyone around Austin?
Replies: 16
Views: 7637

Re: Anyone around Austin?

Beautiful car :cheers

I thought all Rapido cars have the distinctive monoplane wing...even stage I cars:

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by merkurdriver
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 29
Views: 2626

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

The one pictured above is the after T5 swap. The front part of the shafts are different, the back end of the shafts are all the same, even between Scorp/XR IIRC. So the whole front piece is different? not just the yoke? The shaft too? Needs to change length? The front is the same shaft, its just cu...
by merkurdriver
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

brokencase wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Somebody got a nice Scorpio for $1792 and a nice xr4ti for $2240.
Two BARGAINS.