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by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone tried the R1 Concepts rotors and pads?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Anyone tried the R1 Concepts rotors and pads?

thesameguy wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Ah, phone dials won't clear anything unfortunately... you really need 16" wheels to clear most anything.
That's not true. Most 15's will clear most of the "big brakes" options.

But as you indicate, 14's are a problem.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2020
Topic: The Euro Ford Garage Returns!
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: The Euro Ford Garage Returns!

Thanks for agreeing to return this year Steve! Looking forward to V2.0 of your talk at the Radisson Saturday night. Also, if any of you have a vehicle which you think might be suitable for featuring in the Euro Ford Garage, you can submit an application here: https://carlislefeatures.com/inv/carlisl...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Accuracy of fuel range indication

"About 1.5 gallons (6 liters) of fuel remain when 0 miles/km range is displayed. The Fuel Computer will automatically recalculate a new range value when more than 2 gallons are added to the tank with the ignition turned off." Ah, I guess I should actually read the owner's manual some day! At least ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion
Replies: 36
Views: 7335

Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion

I'll create a listing when I get a chance, but I realized yesterday that I've accumulated a second batch of most of the parts you need to do this swap, which I'd be willing to sell. At his point I have the following: - Astro pump w/ Reservoir - Lower pressure regulator from Saab - Pulley with correc...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Accuracy of fuel range indication

A real-world update... Filled up the Scorpio yesterday and got it down to an indicated 1 mile on the fuel range computer as I pulled in. It took 15.4 gallons, and that was with going to the second shut-off. Given that the tank is 16.9 gallons, I'm going with 1.5 gallons remaining when it is down to ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Scorpio Master Cylinder & Pump into XR
Replies: 42
Views: 15340

Re: Scorpio Master Cylinder & Pump into XR

If you're concerned about losing vacuum in your booster, Bosch and Hella both make an electric vacuum pump designed specifically to supplement engine vacuum for a conventional brake booster. I think the biggest driver for installing these in XR's is saving space by loosing the booster. I get that t...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project
Replies: 273
Views: 98706

Re: Early 88 Merkur Scorpio Restoration Project

I figure I should post a pic of this car in it's current, semi-finished state. Drove it today in the snow. Snow tires make such a difference. It eliminates the need for AWD in most cases.
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by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Teves brake system problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: Teves brake system problems

Just thought I'd paste this into this thread for reference. I'm not sure if everything is exactly the same for the Teves II used in the Scorpio, but the timing of the '87/8 Turbo coupe matches exactly with the Scorpio, so I suspect yes. I grabbed it from here, where you can also see the images... ht...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Scorpio Master Cylinder & Pump into XR
Replies: 42
Views: 15340

Re: Scorpio Master Cylinder & Pump into XR

Found a few more cars that have the Teves mark 2 electric pump booster system.. 1990s thunderchicken SC, passat, Saab 900, Cadillac circa 1989. I pulled a good bomb/accumulator off a Cadillac that's good for 25 presses until the pedal goes rock hard. Was wondering about those other cars that use th...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Accuracy of fuel range indication

But I seem to recall reading somewhere that it was about a 20-25 mile reserve. Thanks for actually answering my question. :mrgreen: Apparently I'll be testing this soon as a ~12 mile trip was taken the other day and I am told the range is now indicated at 10 miles. I'll be getting it filled up this...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Accuracy of fuel range indication

I can provide a little bit of an update... The fuel range indication is NOT very accurate. My wife went out yesterday for what would amount to about a 25 mile drive. When she left, the range was indicated 36 miles to empty. When she returned, it indicated 31 miles to empty. She was very proud of how...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Accuracy of fuel range indication

On my Audi when the fuel message indicator tells me I have 0 (zero) miles until empty, I actually have about 2 gallons left and so could travel another 50+ miles if I had to. I'm wondering what the similar real story is with the Scorpio fuel range indication. Anyone have any real-world data-points h...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Horn stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Horn stopped working

Today's warm weather was enough motivation to get this fixed. First I tried putting my finger on the relay as I hit the horn pad - I could feel and hear it click, so the relay was likely fine (it is). I opened the hood and found the horn behind the RH headlight. It didn't look great so I removed it ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: SOLD: XR4Ti race car, tube frame all Carbon fiber body, $12000.00
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: FS: XR4Ti race car, tube frame all Carbon fiber body, $12000.00

Sold about as soon as I realized it was for sale! Do you mind sharing what part of the country the car is going to Gene? Feel free to direct the new owner this way - I'd love to see the car at Carlisle one day.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Horn stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Horn stopped working

Did you switch the relays around and see if anything changes? Finally just now looked at the EVTM and saw that indeed there is a relay in that circuit. Funny how the troubleshooting section doesn't even offer up a failed relay as a possibility, only the fuse. :beats head I'll try swapping in a spar...