Search found 659 matches

by eaton53
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

AACA tried very hard to get me to join last year but their dues were very high and they have very few events in this part of the country. I hear ya, having fun ain't cheap. It's your time really that's most valuable. I liked the ability to earn top national awards in a judged setting, but also the ...
by eaton53
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

My show car doesn't get very dirty. Most of the time I'm Quik Detailing it instead of washing it. Mark, if you are into showing your cars, check out the AACA. They put on awesome shows in great spots, and mainly celebrate cars in original spec, with driver participation & HPOF classes for cars ...
by eaton53
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

I have a water softener that does a very good job, just not quite good enough to leave a car spotless.
So I run to the car wash and give it a quick no-spot rinse with a manual sprayer.

My show car doesn't get very dirty. Most of the time I'm Quik Detailing it instead of washing it.
by eaton53
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

...Run it thru the car wash... Wait, what? I hope that's an old-fashioned hand car wash, and they'll pamper the new find properly. :D It's an automatic touchless car wash. No brushes, ever. I use it during the winter because it does the underside of the car. I want to make sure the bottom is comple...
by eaton53
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

Rear seats only recline ~7/8*. YMMV Much more interested in how folding down works. I don't have the car in my possession yet, otherwise I'd try it out myself. I gave the temp plates and registration to my mechanic to put in/on the car. Plate's/title will be coming in the mail. The long purchasing/...
by eaton53
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

Do the lumbar pumps work? Bladders not leaking? Footwell lights working when you open the doors? ..along with the lights on the bottom and side edges of the doors? Check the rear seat reclining is working. Makeup mirror light in passenger sun shade works? Easily overlooked items.. Also check the bl...
by eaton53
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

Another update.... There is shockingly little wrong with this car! My guy has declared it an amazing find. Replace the valve cover gaskets. Not a big job. Flush the brake lines. No big deal. Check the A/C... it was blowing cold at me when I was trying to figure out the wacky climate control. I'm pre...
by eaton53
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Car Show Season
Replies: 116
Views: 28776

Re: Car Show Season

After a significant and probably COVID related delay, I received the title yesterday. 1989_Merkel.png It's official... I am the proud owner of a 1989 Merkel. PA isn't the only messed up state. IL has no record of the VIN in their database. So, everything must be weird, even the paperwork. I received...
by eaton53
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Wanted XR4TI that is very nice and automatic
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Wanted Black XR4TI with grey leather automatic

You're finding that those of us that have mint Merkurs tend not to give them up very often.
It'll be especially difficult (if not impossible) because the wanted car is so specific.
by eaton53
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

I have an STL file... only 832KB, so it's easily mailable. Update: The wiring mess is repaired! The battery is going to be tested... if it's old or not up to snuff, it will be replaced with a proper Motorcraft battery. New tires and alignment checked tomorrow. Then he'll start going through the rest...
by eaton53
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

brokencase wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:13 pm Post the model as is. Most folks just post the STL file.

Does not have to be thingiverse.com, They actually have had a lot of website issues lately.
STL it is.
I don't think this is a large model, so it could be emailed.
by eaton53
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

Next time I see it, it'll have four nice new Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tires on it. Uninformed choice. Especially for a deep pocketed Scorpio owner. Michelin Premiers would be a top tier pick. Except they are NLA in 205/60-15 (Boo Michelin!). Nor in 195/60-15 for XRs (Boo Michelin!). Therein lies ...
by eaton53
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

In the meantime... ScorpioComplete.jpg 3D models of the base... models.png In case anyone was wondering, this guy has the big 1/25 Scorpio diecasts for cheap and my guy will 3D print you a base. I can delete the feature for the sticker since there is probably only one of those. I'd have to ask how m...
by eaton53
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

Wow, 450K... that is amazing. I have the manual for that battery tender... It came from Sears. No one's shopped at Sears for years! It's so old that the manual is only in English. I'm guessing 20+ years old. And it picked today for the half-baked wiring to fail. It's ok... I was debating removing it...
by eaton53
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 81
Views: 732

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

My mechanic is home sick with the flu (not COVID) so the desk lady sent him a bunch of pictures. He is very excited to get to work on it. He couldn't believe that a Scorpio as nice as this one exists. That is until you get to that whole battery tender mess. He didn't think much of it, either. Remove...