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by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Focus Brake Mounting
Replies: 21
Views: 6063

Re: Focus Brake Mounting

This thread needs a bump too. While junkyarding a few weeks back I came across a 2014 Focus that had the front wheel ripped off. I peered in and started thinking it would be nice to be able to use the factory brake lines, not just the flex line but also a portion of the hard line. The factory Merkur...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: 11" Brake Rotor
Replies: 21
Views: 6888

Re: 11" Brake Rotor

Just to keep this thread alive (I'll get to it some day), while junkyarding a few weeks back I came across a 2014 Focus that had the front wheel ripped off. I peered in and started thinking it would be nice to be able to use the factory brake lines, not just the flex line but also a portion of the h...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 62
Views: 27605

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

I plan to try it on a Scorpio first. The Scorpio upper mount is a different setup than the XR, so I will need to get that sorted out. Another issue is that the Stock Scorpio strut is longer than the XR, so I'll have to see what issues that presents.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: SHO Engine Swap

brokencase wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:40 pm
$4000. That's what I calculate it will cost to do this swap.
In the grand scheme of life, that's pretty cheap. I'm sure there were times in the past two weeks that my 401K lost more than $4000 in 5 minutes!

Do it!
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2020
Topic: Event Status as it relates to COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Event Status as it relates to COVID-19

With Merkurs at Carlisle 2020 still about 10 weeks into the future, there is no change in our plans, nor those for the Carlisle Ford Nationals. That said, clearly this is a rapidly evolving situation and we will take our direction from Carlisle Events. Here is their current statement on the show sea...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 5733

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Late to the dance on this one, but as noted in my first post.... The language in the 1988 EVTM (page 144) is very different from the 1989 version (page 123), even though the circuit is identical. The 1989 version makes more sense. There is no directly user-operated switch, only the switch in the hat...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: SHO Engine Swap

This one is close to us in Hershey PA and it runs!!! https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/1991-ford-taurus-sho-plus/7084143261.html Perfect donor! Pull everything motor-related and give the rest to your local fire co. to drill on. We often pick up non-running cars at no cost to the owner to dril...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant bypass.
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Re: Coolant bypass.

I had an old Jeep, and previous owner had installed two pieces of garden hose going from the engine straight to the heater core. It was an open top/bikini top cj7 and it was still uncomfortable in the summer with that hot coolant flowing around near your legs. Myself and others have run without a H...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant bypass.
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Re: Coolant bypass.

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:33 pm
It's an '89 model change (auto and manual trans).
Hmm, so did the Scorpio basically go with the Ranger 2.9 strategy but instead of going with the Ranger cover they just capped it off? Ranger cover below....
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by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant bypass.
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Re: Coolant bypass.

Trying to figure the Scorpio coolant flow strategy. Pics below are from my partScorpio which is a '89 factory 5-speed. Is the capped off fitting on all Scorpios or is this just a 5-speed thing?
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by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 62
Views: 27605

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

A couple of data-points to add to this conversation.... The Mk4 Golf R32 and Mk1 Audi TT use the same front strut which is nearly the same as the "standard" VW Mk4 strut. The only difference is the provision for a stabilizer bar of some sort - you can clearly see it in this pic... https://c1552172.s...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2020
Topic: The Euro Ford Garage Returns!
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: The Euro Ford Garage Returns!

GPz11 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:58 pm
So I’m thinking of applying my car for this but it’s in the building for the whole weekend correct? I wouldn’t be able to take back and forth to the hotel?

Also you have to be there early and can’t leave till the show is over?
Generally speaking, yes. You do get a free pass for the weekend.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: SHO Engine Swap

I don't know what the "H.O. 2.9" might have been - possibly just a bump up in compression and a slightly lumpier cam could have netted 160HP or so. Certainly bigger gains than that would have needed much bigger efforts such as those already discussed. One NOT discussed was the actual plan to put the...