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by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

ChuckW about the only person I can think of doing Scorpio brake upgrades... http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8759&start=15 I'd forgotten that Chuck had gone with Corvette brakes, but that's too big as I still want to be able to run stock 15" wheels for the winter. I think Tim ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No adapter Big Brakes
Replies: 69
Views: 12537

Re: No adapter Big Brakes

Brad, funny thing, I just did a setup for a guy doing Scorpio fronts and the offset is nearly identical between the Scorpio and the 2012+ Focus. That means no spacer required. As for the 08-11 calipers, I haven't seen or heard of any reliability issues and my Wife's car is a 2010 Focus. I have hose...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

Bolt-in, I'd look into the Cosworth Scorpio discs if they are relatively inexpensive to get here. The other option would be to use the 2012+ Focus rotors and redrill to 5x112. Least expensive I could find is a tick over $200 for the pair, delivered from UK to NY, so not inexpensive. 2012 Focus stil...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No adapter Big Brakes
Replies: 69
Views: 12537

Re: No adapter Big Brakes

Have you looked at turn of the century Audis? 5x112 is their bolt pattern, and their brakes were mostly ATE. I did a little. The center-hub size is bigger and 14mm lugs instead of 12mm. Neither are total deal-killers, but I lost interest at that point. I've probably got my old rotors from my '02 A4...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No adapter Big Brakes
Replies: 69
Views: 12537

Re: No adapter Big Brakes

The OP was using the 08-11 brakes, which are 275mm with AL caliper. The 05-07 and all the 2012+ base models use a 278mm rotor with steel caliper. Tim- Did you ever compare the weight of the '08 caliper vs. the 2012? I wonder if there were any reliability issues with the '08 caliper given that they ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Modern Ford Fiesta - a donor for Merkur parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Modern Ford Fiesta - a donor for Merkur parts?

Just stumbled across this today. It appears that the modern (2011-2013) Ford Fiesta uses a "Merkur" part, the cargo lamp lens, p/n E6RY-13776-A, as pictured below... https://dz310nzuyimx0.cloudfront.net/strapr1/64bb3bea80a1938527c6408b72c99b87/04e6064b0a5cf35b91b90e2eeb85e15e.png Here's the bigger b...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...

A quick question...will the high-pressure pump pull gas through a non-functional low-pressure pump? Yes,it will. When building my car I ran it with no power to the in-tank pump. I never went more than around the neighborhood with it like that, but it started and ran fine at low load. Double-check a...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Manual HVAC Control Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: Manual HVAC Control Conversion

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:50 am
Do the BMW ones verifiably push more air using the same squirrel cages?
I've never read anything that indicates they move more air. Regardless, it's unrelated to the topic, converting to the manual HVAC controls as found on the Euro cars.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Replacement Head Options
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Replacement Head Options

Not an immediate requirement, but I know the stock "86TM" heads are prone to cracking. World Products used to make an upgraded head with a thicker deck, but they no longer sell it. It would appear however that most of the new replacement heads available today from places like Promaxx & King Cylinder...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Manual HVAC Control Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: Manual HVAC Control Conversion

Being in Arizona, I want the AC to pump out as much volume as possible. Do you think a manual system, I could get more airflow. I wouldn't think so. The fan at full power should turn the same RPM's regardless of the control. But I haven't really had much hands-on time with the Scorpio to fully unde...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Manual sunroof conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Manual sunroof conversion

You might want to check out MKI(94-00) ford Mondeo sunroof covers/hardware. Looks pretty similar I think http://www.mirez.co.uk/Sunroof.htm Similar but different. The urgency of this project backed off a bit tonight when I got a "new" sunroof motor donated to our cause. On closer inspection I could...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Found a Scorpio in my local junkyard...what parts can I pull
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: Found a Scorpio in my local junkyard...what parts can I pull

Thought I'd bump this thread, given that I now own a Scorpio, so my interest isn't just what parts might be migrate-able over to a XR.

A couple things I'll add....

- Fuel filler body seal (but if original, it's likely dry-rotted)
- Headlights and associated hardware
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Upgraded fuel injectors
Replies: 11
Views: 3178

Re: Upgraded fuel injectors

99-01 5.0 explorer 4 hole yellow injectors are the same rate as a Scorpio or a couple pph more. The explorer injectors are 24pph I believe The yellow injectors are typically 19pph. The Scorpio 2.9 injectors are 14pph. You do NOT want to dump 35% more fuel into the engine. Closed-loop operation migh...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Manual HVAC Control Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: Manual HVAC Control Conversion

Whats wrong with the EATC? Why would you want to do this? I prefer the simplicity and reliability of things that operate manually. Not always mind you - I haven't used a manual crank drill in decades, although I do own one. :) Jan suggested I might need the vents from the manual HVAC car since I'd ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Wheel well liners
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: Wheel well liners

merk23literturbo wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:21 pm
The felt ones help to reduce noise, I see them on lots of newer cars, of course since I drive a 30 year old car, everything is a newer car...
Yea, my Audi has something like these, but not so sponge-like. The Focus liners were still full of dirt after washing them thoroughly (or so I thought).