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by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Regional - Pacific Northwest
Topic: Parts Pieces and Accessories - come and get 'em
Replies: 0
Views: 4254

Parts Pieces and Accessories - come and get 'em

OK, though this isn't the forum to sell parts I am not selling parts but donating them to whomever can come and become a steward of the spares. I have a collection of parts that were 'rescued' from George Ross back when he decided to quit the Merkur scene. Much of what I have is Scorpio centric as I...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: The engine swap you've all been waiting for, 32V Mod Motor
Replies: 39
Views: 8471

302 in Scorpio

Saleen is offering a Heritage model Mustang and a Paranelli Jones edition Mustang with a stroked (or bored/stroked...) 4.6 upsized to 302 CID or 5.0. And the parts to make your own will be available over the counter as soon as they have sufficient production to meet their conversion needs. Though th...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: rear end ratios???
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Unless someone swapped in a XR automatic differential...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Welcome to the board; don't worry about your English - as it has been said, it will probably be easier to understand than some of our other members. And your English is much better than my German. It's nice to know that there are still some Scorpio's and parts available somewhere. Do Scorpio's rust?...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Sat May 05, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 89 Scorpio-Engine Mod or Possible swap
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: 89 Scorpio-Engine Mod or Possible swap

I'm trying to get more power from my engine. I would like to get about 200hp if possible if not I would consider an engine swap. Any help would greatly be appreciated.New transmission, added a intercooler from 89 Ford Aerostar (works perfect in keeping transmission cool). I'm also looking into a cu...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Sat May 05, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: auto to manual swap
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Actually there is a difference in the computers, but it will run fine with the A4LD computer. There is one other difference, the 89 5-speed has two O2 sensors one in each down pipe. Also the 5-speed is supposed to run on premium fuel, which I assume is the reason for the second sensor and different ...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Sat May 05, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Scorpio Broken Variable Blower Speed Fix
Replies: 7
Views: 3719

Is the Scorpio blower motor much different from the XR The MOTOR itself is the same - it's the control of said motor that is markedly different. This seems like another "classic Scorpio" sort of part. In an attempt to make the Scorpio more "high end" as compared to the XR/Sierra, many functions wer...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Spax or Bilstein?
Replies: 21
Views: 4115

Thats bad news for me JB... I was thinking about the GR-2 and gas-a-just combo because I figured it would be a good bang for the buck solution. Also I don't think they made any 4 banger M3's. Unless it was a 318 M3 look a like. Went for a test drive in one of the first M3's in Tacoma... That thing ...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Transmission - Synthetic or regular?!?
Replies: 21
Views: 4302

T9 oil

Funny, I asked Russ at Rapido what he suggested as a replacement for oil in the T9 and he said a good synthetic ATF would be perfect. So I'm running some Amsoil synthetic atf, no issues, seems to work fine. Using it in my T5 and T9's. It was said to never use regular or synthetic gear oil as it woul...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Cossie For sale in WA!
Replies: 22
Views: 5441

I've emailed him from several different email addresses - no response and I belived that he never replied to my email from his earlier offering. And I believe that it's an XR mod'd to euro body style, I think I've heard from him on PNWMON a couple of years ago. So figure a 2.3 Lima motor... I'd stil...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: guages
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

On the XR, people simply remove the slosh board and the gas gauge works [with the slosh effect]. I've done it without repercussion. No one has reported subsequent effects on tachs, AFAIK. I haven't done that to a Scorpio instrument cluster yet, however... YMMV 8) I pulled the slosh board some time ...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: US Ford parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

The transmissions from those same cars are useful as upgrades in an XR as well. So, the 2.3 turbo engines, intercoolers from anything, transmissions (particularily the 5 speeds), ECU's, engine wiring harnesses, VAM's... Rear disc brake parts from TC's, PRB front calipers from the Mustangs for the bi...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Cosworth stolen and recovered in NY
Replies: 36
Views: 6618

That totally sucks. We can all help by searching the want ads, craigslist, ebay for his parts. They've got to be trying to sell them sometime. You should post a picture of the 'before' with interior shots so we have some idea of what to look for. I have a picture of the car from somewhere that only ...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: does the xr have heated side mirrors?
Replies: 36
Views: 4705

You need what's called "Hog ring plyers". And of course new hog rings. The best place I've found to get them is a VW shop. Most carry restoration parts and tools. This is the link for the one I bought: http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproductdetail.php?keyword2=ISS0005&cartid= I wont know for s...
by MarioP3_XR4Ti
Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: how can i make my 2.9 faster?
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

twin turbos (t2s) would mean a compression drop. fit a t3 and run at 6 psi boost for 200 plus hp and big torque increase.. failing that they will go to 3.7 litres with a modded crank...expect 215 hp and a big bill. do you guys have the 24 valve cossie motor over there yet ?? But we'd like to get on...