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by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Nice! That's what a few folks have done, seems to work pretty well.
Dangie wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:39 pm
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 dunhamr1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Dangie,

Did you use any sort of Power Steering cooler? (selfishly asking as I prep my own car)
by dunhamr1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 19
Views: 232

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. Good setup! No wonder...
by dunhamr1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 169
Views: 34241

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

timxr8 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:37 pm
The Focus actually has the same size master cylinder as the early XR, so there's no need to go to the "unobtanium" late model (~86.5+) XR master and booster.
And it really is unobtainium at this point...
by dunhamr1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 19
Views: 232

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 dunhamr1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

Congrats on getting through it! Sometimes with those races that's the hardest part. 10psi isn't much, that's wastegate pressure (on a stock wastegate). If you have an intercooler, you're likely safe to bump that up to 15-18psi (Most use a Gillis manual boost valve). The lifting a wheel is likely due...
by dunhamr1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 20
Views: 287

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

My 996 will be needing a clutch soon and will be "up" for a few weeks to a month as I do all the other items "while I'm in there." I have a big, beasty 4x4 f-250 that I can also turn to buts it's nearly impossible to park where I work and a bit tiring to driving regularly in the Baltimore/DC metro ...
by dunhamr1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear Alignment Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Rear Alignment Issue

Perhaps the beam mounts have shifted? The diff itself would not affect alignment since the CV joints in the axles would take up any Left/Right difference in position. Installing a bushing kit will likely/hopefully solve your issue.
by dunhamr1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How did you intercool
Replies: 21
Views: 285

Re: How did you intercool

For Simplicity and ease of installation, I would definitely go with the Merkur Depot kit while he's still got some in stock! He's also got a piping kit to go with it, no need to muck about if you don't need/want to. I personally am (going to be) using a Cosworth 2WD intercooler paired with a shorter...
by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to the Merkur world help needed
Replies: 26
Views: 650

Re: New to the Merkur world help needed

Im talking about 2015 ecoboost mustang and my wastegate actuator is missing some pieces but its also froze in the housing at the turbo swing valve. I just cant wait to get my t-5 home getting turbo coupe t-5 with a mustang bellhousing next week I hope. It may be too wide, the Dodge SRT4 FMIC *barel...
by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to the Merkur world help needed
Replies: 26
Views: 650

Re: New to the Merkur world help needed

I might look at using the fmic off one off of the mustang, since all I have to do is remove the one off my daily driver to see how to fit it in the Merkur. Still need to fix my turbo after I installed my new timing belt and got the engine correctly timed it went to 25 plus pounds....and then 2nd ge...
by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Windschield Scuttle
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: WTB Windschield Scuttle

You should talk to Blugg (Jeff) at Merkur Parts Midwest http://merkurmidwest.com/, he'll have you covered.
by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 4x4 Cosworth Intercooler for SALE
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: 4x4 Cosworth Intercooler for SALE

OK, it looks like you have to be a paying member of MCA to post non-hosted images. Thank you for the link to the sticky. I will get something set up and get pics posted. Thanks for helping me out guys. Thought I was going crazy there for a minute. Imgur is quick and free and easy to use if you want...
by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Is there any specialty shop in or Near the State of CA that can do a C3 to T5 Swap?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Is there any specialty shop in or Near the State of CA that can do a C3 to T5 Swap?

PNA wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Northern California, Around the Bay Area.
Hmm, not sure. You might ask on the Facebook group ('Merkur Club of America') and see who's around, I know there's a few in NorCal.
by dunhamr1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 87-89 Brake MC Kit
Replies: 28
Views: 895

Re: 87-89 Brake MC Kit

Rapido DOES have them in stock, but they are spendy.. I've been working with Jeff at Merkur Parts Midwest to hopefully find a seal kit so that we can rebuild them ourselves. Also Mike O at Merkur Depot has indicated that he's working on a new adapter to mount a different master for the 88-89 booster...