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by Dangie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

If you really want to de-power the steering rack, please read this thread: http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=22792&hilit=rack+depower That's exactly how I de-powered the rack on my Miata. We might do that at some point but for now, it works perfectly so more pressing items on t...
by Dangie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

what were your settings on the Koni shocks? You may also try removing or going lighter (back to stock) on the rear bar. I'm sure I have the settings written down somewhere but I can't remember now. The plan is to up the spring rate both front and rear and I would like to get it to the point where w...
by Dangie
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

dunhamr1 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Dangie,

Did you use any sort of Power Steering cooler? (selfishly asking as I prep my own car)
No, we actually removed the power steering altogether and looped the lines on the rack.
by Dangie
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

You finished. This cannot be understated. It's the 1st and most important part of racing, IMHO. Congrat's on that. Thanks also for the vote of confidence on your chosen braking system. It sometimes takes flak. Despite the fact that it just plain works. Despite what some people think. We used/tortur...
by Dangie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Love that video and I would pay dearly to know what spring rates and dampening was used in Soper or Rouse's car.

We were using the FMIC/rad combo that you sell and it worked amazingly well.
by Dangie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Awesome to hear the car finally hit the track :headbang AND did 100 laps / 250 RACE MILES with no issues? :cheers 10 psi is not much boost at all and I can see why the car was the slowest. 15 psi is stock boost level for the XR4Ti, I can understand not wanting to crank the boost through the roof, b...
by Dangie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Yep, we run an external oil cooler and remote filter. Ambient air temp was in the 70's and using Merkur Depot's FMIC/rad combo, we were running about 180 water and 230 oil. My fear was potentially blowing the head gasket and killing the weekend so we kept the boost down a bit.
by Dangie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

We ran 10psi simply for longevity as the car was at WOT for 15-20 seconds at a time, 10 times per lap. Everyone that I've spoken to about endurance racing the turbo 2.3 is keep the boost at 10 or below and it should live. The car has all Powerflex bushings in the rear subframe and we spent a lot of ...
by Dangie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

1st endurance race in the books

Hi All, This past weekend at Brainerd International Raceway, we raced our newly completed (three year build) '87 XR with World Racing League. Here's the good: Car weighs 2460 lbs. caged with a nearly full tank of fuel. The brake upgrades front (SVT rotor/PBR) and rear (TC rears) were amazing and we ...
by Dangie
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Alternator relocation bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: WTB Alternator relocation bracket

I was planning on going that route but despite having three cars, one race and two parts cars, none of the three had the A/C bracket. Since time is short, I'm going to fabricate it.
by Dangie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Alternator relocation bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: WTB Alternator relocation bracket

Thanks for the replies. I checked with Mike and he doesn't have any A/C brackets to make the kit. We are running an Esslinger double groove crank pulley so could the Ranger kit be modified to take a v-belt pulley?
by Dangie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Valve Stem Seals
Replies: 29
Views: 4036

Re: Valve Stem Seals

I had to replace all of the valve stem seals on my latest race motor after my cylinder head guy used the incorrect seals. Took less than an hour with two of us working on it using the KD tool and the rope trick. You pull the spark plug, and rotate the engine so the piston in the cylinder you are wor...
by Dangie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Alternator relocation bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

WTB Alternator relocation bracket

Hi All,
Our World Racing League endurance XR is nearly complete and we are finishing up a few items to be race ready by May. One big item we need is a means to relocate the alternator to the passenger side. Anyone have a bracket they are willing to part with?

Thanks,
Greg
by Dangie
Tue May 23, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Windshield width
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Windshield width

Thanks for the help! Once the car is completed and track ready, I'll post up some pics.
by Dangie
Mon May 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Windshield width
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Windshield width

Can someone please advise the width of the windshield between the top of the A pillars? I'm ordering a windshield banner and need the specs. I'd measure my car but it is 4 hours away. Thanks!

Greg