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by LITTELHAWK
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!

Did not attend. Don't think my car would have made it. Going to try to add a radiator fan or two and hopefully make it next year. Or get the other one running reliably...
by LITTELHAWK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Outer Rear Beam Plate Bolts Loose
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Outer Rear Beam Plate Bolts Loose

I saw that post when I originally searched which is why I originally started cutting under the seat. That is for the long bolt though, correct? My problem is just one short one on both sides of the car.
by LITTELHAWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Outer Rear Beam Plate Bolts Loose
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Outer Rear Beam Plate Bolts Loose

The bolts never fully came out of the nuts. I just got them loose enough to swing the plate over for the beam to drop before the welds broke loose I guess.
by LITTELHAWK
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Outer Rear Beam Plate Bolts Loose
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Outer Rear Beam Plate Bolts Loose

When I took the rear beam out of my '87 to replace all of the bushings, the nuts holding both of the outer beam plate bolts (small ones) came loose from the body bracket. I tried using an impact to tighten them back up. That didn't work, so I started cutting a hole under the rear seat to access them...
by LITTELHAWK
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Doubts about the swap to a XR4i <GM V8 LS Swap>
Replies: 41
Views: 10862

Re: Doubts about the swap to a XR4i <GM V8 LS Swap>

[/quote] Just a heads up, its best to check the time stamp when digging through old posts because LS2XR4 posted that on Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:17 pm. Although he was last online in February his last post was a year ago. [/quote] Yeah, I wasn't really expecting an answer right away. Thought he may have t...
by LITTELHAWK
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 87 and 88 XR4Ti for sale in VA/MD
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: 87 and 88 XR4Ti for sale in VA/MD

Flintstone Style!
by LITTELHAWK
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Doubts about the swap to a XR4i <GM V8 LS Swap>
Replies: 41
Views: 10862

Re: Doubts about the swap to a XR4i <GM V8 LS Swap>

but my tranny is so close to the firewall , that you are not gonna be pulling the tranny to do a clutch. you have to drop the whole sub frame and lift the car off the sub frame. Are you thinking the T5 would eliminate this or is that just the tunnel shaping? I'm looking into the swap, but I'm kind ...
by LITTELHAWK
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: First Xr4ti
Replies: 30
Views: 4838

Re: First Xr4ti

Wow, that's a lot. Hopefully it isn't something catastrophic like a block. Could be head gasket, valves, rings, assorted small leaks or problems. Change the filter yet? It could be completely blocked up like the turbo, though less likely.
by LITTELHAWK
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: First Xr4ti
Replies: 30
Views: 4838

Re: First Xr4ti

Hi all, Is it the merkurtech site that has the what to do to buy a used Merk page? It has great advice about what to do to an old car to update it for fluids and checks on what to look for as problems, I seem to recall. Anyone? As a side note on my own '86 car, I am now ready to do the underside su...
by LITTELHAWK
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: First Xr4ti
Replies: 30
Views: 4838

Re: First Xr4ti

R Code wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:36 pm
You guys are more helpful than you know, as I make a list of things to check on my newly acquired '89. 8)
And a Welcome to you as well!
by LITTELHAWK
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: First Xr4ti
Replies: 30
Views: 4838

Re: First Xr4ti

Rock Auto is great but there are discrepancies depending on what you're looking for. Bushings, bearings, pcv, and some gaskets (especially valve cover) is best to order through our vendors. A lot of stuff can be upgraded for the same price as stock replacements if you do a little research before beg...
by LITTELHAWK
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: First Xr4ti
Replies: 30
Views: 4838

Re: First Xr4ti

Welcome! Are you noticing blue smoke or are you just losing oil? The valve cover and sometimes the filter adapter are common oil leaks. If you're burning, I would suspect valves before rings. If you notice any vibrations, rough or odd steering, or a LOT of noise, then your bushings (especially outer...
by LITTELHAWK
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB JVAB Supra Diff Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 5787

Re: WTB JVAB Supra Diff Kit

I know this is kind of an old thread, but I am very interested in the kit. I'm planning to do an LS swap in the future, so I'm definitely going to need something back there that can take it and it sounds like this is a lot easier and cheaper than the 8.8 swap. Not *too* old. There's been some progr...
by LITTELHAWK
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB JVAB Supra Diff Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 5787

Re: WTB JVAB Supra Diff Kit

I know this is kind of an old thread, but I am very interested in the kit. I'm planning to do an LS swap in the future, so I'm definitely going to need something back there that can take it and it sounds like this is a lot easier and cheaper than the 8.8 swap.
by LITTELHAWK
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Gauge Holder
Replies: 1
Views: 985

WTB Gauge Holder

Looking for the gauge holder that fits where the cassette holder goes.

I'm trying to keep my stock clock and warning lights if I can.

I've already asked Depot and Midwest.