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by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Photobucket 3rd party???
Replies: 37
Views: 4471

Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

One year later, it looks like Photobucket has backed off their ransomware-like tactics... Starting November 1st, you will see a discreet “Proudly hosted on Photobucket” watermark on any images you display on sites other than Photobucket. This change will allow us to continue offering our image hosti...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: The Golden 89 XR
Replies: 19
Views: 6578

Re: The Golden 89 XR

Good to see you're not completely getting out of the game Jason. In general, I would agree with Andy's comment above, if only as a starting point. Get the interior out of the car. At best, only put back the carpet, not those underlayment pieces; you'll never get the smell out of those, plus they hol...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Merkur Flange Yoke To Mustang Driveshaft
Replies: 23
Views: 3318

Re: Merkur Flange Yoke To Mustang Driveshaft

deaner wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Is this flange designed to work with the mustang driveshaft or more so for ease of having a custom DS built?
It's mostly meant for a custom driveshaft, but that could also mean a Explorer/Aerostar/whatever shaft that is shortened.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Regional - Northeast
Topic: Housing on a Junkyard? The Fate of G.I. Auto Salvage
Replies: 62
Views: 26624

Re: Housing on a Junkyard? The Fate of G.I. Auto Salvage

Cool thread, I bought many, many parts there in my youth. Last time I was there was to drop off my dad's '69 Rebel Wagon. Had to be 1988. Welcome aboard. After GI's closed I stopped and realized that over the course of the previous 10 years, I had likely spent more hours there than any other place,...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Volvo Head Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 8783

Re: Volvo Head Conversion

I didn't weld the head, I bored and sunk soft plugs on the back of the block. That seems to be the better way to go from what I have observed over the years. Welding the block on the back of the Volvo head may seem like the better way, but many have had trouble with sealing the surface once that is...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: IMON Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: IMON Archive

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:18 am
Is it available?
Sorry, not currently. It's on the list of things to do.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 1986 XR for sale 39k miles. Pictures added - SOLD!
Replies: 27
Views: 9695

Re: 1986 XR for sale 39k miles. Pictures added

GeneticRehab wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:34 am
Car is sold. Please close.
Congrat's Jason. I updated the ad to reflect it's "sold" status. Someone got a great deal! Hopefully we'll see the car at Carlisle again.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Oil pan removal.
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: Oil pan removal.

Rocky's Wrench wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:13 am
You guys are overthinking this task, it's an hours work to drop the cross member, working slowly...
I did it once on the XR years ago. I recall the biggest hassle was dealing with the brake lines. At least on this car they're not rusty.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 994

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

That actually looks like it would be a nice fit. Are your stock F-150 lights plastic, and you want to go with glass? The F-150 headlights of that era are indeed very similar to most Fords of the era - plastic junk. So yes, the Disco headlights are nice glass Carellos. I should actually compare them...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Oil pan removal.
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: Oil pan removal.

Bumping this thread as I think I may need to replace the oil pan gasket on the Scorpio. I know it's no fun on the XR to do it given that tight confines over the sub-frame. I assume the same scenario exists with the Scorpio, yes?
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 994

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Brad, got a pic of the Disco lights in your F-150? LandRoverHeadlightF150-1.JPG Obviously (or maybe not), the chunk of wood was just for mock-up purposes. What I did after this mock-up was brought my sawzall to the junkyard and cut out from the Disco II the sheet metal that the light mounts to. Unf...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 994

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

I wonder if there might be a "Door 3" option, something from an entirely different vehicle. In my ideal vision, it wouldn't require the Euro trim filler panels or side indicators and would be off something relatively common. I found such a thing for my '91 F-150 in a Land Rover Discovery II. Hardly ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Replacement Head Options
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Replacement Head Options

brokencase wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:27 pm
The newly made ITM heads appear to have square pedestals.
Like the ones shown above, on the right? Or an entirely different casting?
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

brokencase wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm
I'm all for cheap and plentiful alternatives. I understand the rotor re-drill part, but what does it take to mount the Focus calipers?
Do the mounting holes line up?
See this thread... http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 30&t=18648
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

Is the stock braking performance of the Scorpio so bad that such an upgrade is warranted? It's certainly adequate, no doubt. But I've had issues with the front stock calipers seizing (while 200 miles from home) and then not being able to readily source replacements. There's a much higher likelihood...