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by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 289

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

8. Although I understand that Carlisle is perhaps the closest venue for the largest number of members, it would be nice to see some MCA-sponsored events in other regions; I know that the Fabulous Fords Forever event in Anaheim is something I could realistically attend, and there are also large conc...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 289

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

John Brennan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:43 pm
3. Don't remember where we stayed in '04 and '05, but that was nice-- offered in re other comments here on the current venue.
Hotel Carlisle. Take a look at this video (or just a portion of it) and you may want to rescind your recommendation. :mrgreen:

https://youtu.be/zDnVxvwGKUU
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 289

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

Thanks for the feedback Ron & Robert. Myself and others noticed a decline in the Radisson this year. I would need some assurances that things will improve next year before I'd sign us back up for 2020. The challenge is that the back parking lot area at the Radisson is ideally suited for us (for seve...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 289

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

Thanks for the feedback. Please keep it coming. I've investigated several food trucks and a lot of them have a $1000 minimum, which we don't usually hit. The two big positives with ShreddRRz is their ability to deliver meals quickly and the fact that they are easy to work with. As for the scenic bac...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion

The pump passed it's 500-mile test last week with flying colors. I was a little apprehensive about using a 3/8" barbed fitting to "create" a hybrid hi-pressure hose, but it has not leaked at all - bone dry on either side of the fitting. Maybe some day I'll have a hydraulic hose shop make up a hose, ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade
Replies: 75
Views: 6309

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Here's some different pulleys with dimensional drawings. Most of the descriptions list the application for junkyard sourcing https://store.alternatorparts.com/17mm.aspx Good link - thanks! Just taking a quick look, this one looks the most promising... # 2481103 - 1-Groove Pulley For Hitachi Type Al...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade
Replies: 75
Views: 6309

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

The shaft size for both alternators is 17mm, BUT the Mitsu' alternator off the Infiniti has a very short shaft which requires a pulley which is offset into the body of the case. If I slide the stock Scorpio pulley onto the shaft, no threads are left exposed at all. Maybe a V-belt pulley off some 80'...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 289

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

It's been a couple years since I've done one of these, so I thought it was time to again solicit some feedback. If you attended (or even if you didn't), please take a moment to provide some feedback. That's the only way we can make next year better. You can answer any or all questions. Thanks, Brad ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade
Replies: 75
Views: 6309

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

brokencase wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:59 pm
What's the pulley swap'n looking like?
I haven't yet zapped the big nut off with the impact gun to see what size shaft we're dealing with. It's on the to-do list.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade
Replies: 75
Views: 6309

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Just as I have for at least the past 100 years, I stopped at the junkyard on the way to Carlisle this past Thursday. To my good fortune, someone was pulling the engine from a 2005 Infiniti G35 and did not want the stock Mitsubishi alternator. Here's how it looks compared to the stock Bosch alternato...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue May 28, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion

I've put about 40 miles on the car, which I'm calling "good enough" for the upcoming 500-mile test. The pump is all but silent, even under low-speed turning maneuvers. I'm happy with the final results.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon May 27, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods
Replies: 8
Views: 3676

Re: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

But...as Scorp inners are NLA, is there enough threaded length on XR inners for them to work installed on a Scorp (iffy but maybe possible?). That is precisely why Mike said... "You do not want XR inner tie rods on your Scorpio, its pretty dangerous!" Maybe if you want a whole bunch of toe-in it mi...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon May 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion

So the Astro pump is key here because it uses a straight snout vs the majority of the Saginaw pumps that have the tapered version. Were there other Saginaw pumps with a attached reservoir and a straight snout? That and the horseshoe adapter bracket really make this a bolt on affair aside for the cl...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun May 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: MCA Membership Renewal Deadline
Replies: 0
Views: 94

MCA Membership Renewal Deadline

Deadline Extended! Tomorrow (Memorial Day) is the last day to renew/sign-up for your MCA membership and be eligible for all the goodies at Carlisle. No sign-ups at the show! Go here...
http://www.merkurclub.net/join/joinHow.htm
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu May 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion

I admire all the work you've done on this, Brad, especially the exquisite documentation. I wish I had that kind of spare time. Thanks John. It took me over a year from when I first started, so clearly it wasn't a heads-down, get it done, project. No doubt the stock pumps are cheap, readily availabl...