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by mangostick
Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Free crack in California??
Replies: 28
Views: 5519

the most expensive part of my t-5 conversion was replacing the free tranny I cooked off...oops :lol: hehehe... but thats what ya get for free. I actualy spent somewhere around $500 but I bought alot lf the parts right from rapido. I know I know, expensive..but well worth it. I started my swap on fri...
by mangostick
Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: flywheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

woah man..before you go thinkin you've got major surgury in front of you...pull the starter and have it bench tested. I had very similar symtoms out of my merk a while ago and as it turned out the bendix gear on the starter had taken a poop on me. The cost of a new starter and a 1030pm intsall was m...
by mangostick
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: cossie body kit?
Replies: 72
Views: 8463

Ahh, screw that... It's definitely not something to be overdone, but a light sprinkling of profanity can keep a conversation lively and interesting... you've got to pick your moments, though. :o Colin Yep, I agree with that 100%... but...if taken too far can definately make you sound crude, indecen...
by mangostick
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Picture Page Update - Suspension and Transmission Stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 2879

well, I dont know what she'll think of this... but if it helps then tell her we greatly appreciate her tolerance and patience reguarding your efforts and dedication to the cause. I was lucky enough to stumble on to a girl that likes my car as much as I do and does'nt mind my endless musing, pipe dre...
by mangostick
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bet You Didn't Know This About Your Insurance Company
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

hey Ed... you dont by chance have a vehicle with onstar in it do you? or leave your cell phone turned on while you drive or move from place to place? if so then you can be tracked. They dont need cameras or any other fancy equipment. Every cell phone transmits a marker signal that tells the local to...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 500+rwhp Turbo 3.8 Merkur
Replies: 83
Views: 13887

haha now ian, you've never heard an F-1 engine have you... yeah yeah, i know what you mean, but that's some WICKED exaggeration. anyway, i know the duratec is a slick motor, but pretty much every time i've heard of a magazine testing a turbo'd version in one of those kit cars, it breaks in one way ...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: Who is going to Carlisle this year?
Replies: 154
Views: 36494

I'm gonna try to come up this year again too... The car will definately make the trip but finding the time is the issue here. I'm with Colin though..its addicting and I've got to get my fix! Nuthin touches talkin merks well into the morning with as many merk nuts as you can put in one place at one t...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Finally NEW leather seats!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Granted, I have a cloth int...but I figured it would be easier and probably cheaper in the long run to just have a good shop re-do my seats in a more durable material that matches the interior color. I dont necesarily want em all patterned and pretty, just durable and comfy without loosing the heate...
by mangostick
Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hey everybody, look at me!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 6355

not exactly. erik, you're an odd one! fun stuff. :lol: Yeah, I am odd! and sarcastic, funny and have fun with friends, don't take much to heart because after all this is the internet and most of us know eachother. 8) Yep, and we all own/drive/lust after merkurs... we cant be quite right :lol: gotta...
by mangostick
Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: quiet mufflers that flow? does such a thing exist?
Replies: 28
Views: 4612

I have an update on the exhaust intsall... well, I got the large core 3" center in / side out super turbo muffler... I decided to have a shop weld it up for me in the first place since I dont have access to a lift. I went to RODS MUFFLER SHOP ( I highly recomend them to anyone within driving distanc...
by mangostick
Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Driver's seat crooked? (kinda long)
Replies: 11
Views: 1781

Holy crap! that thing is waaaaaaay off... damn, I know some cars have a natural "offset" to the seat/steering wheel relationship..but not anywhere near that much. I'd have to agree with the seat possibly being misaligned on its tracks. I had to fix that with a friends car once, I dont know how the h...
by mangostick
Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: cossie body kit?
Replies: 72
Views: 8463

Good for you Mr. D; bite your tongue and defend yourself civily against unnecessary PERSONAL criticism. You've shown here and in other posts recently that you're a better man than many take you for, maybe even better than those who engage in personal criticism when they stoop to it. Keep your cool,...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Cossie intercooler installed over Saab radiator
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

mangostick, That looks like a good idea, and a nice core. There's a guy named Josh from Kissimee with the screenname ShaggyZ on TF that is running your I/C right now. Maybe you can look him up? He responded on the IC thread listed at the top . Are you looking for a radiator something like this? :) ...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: BOV Will it work without recirculating?
Replies: 32
Views: 7599

I've been running a forge dual piston bov for a while now. I have'nt noticed any odd driveability issues or problems with it at all. One thing to remember about the bov's is that if you run one, make sure its designed for use on a car with an air meter. Forge and Bailey make great pieces that are ma...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Stolen Merkur
Replies: 21
Views: 3485

this is not a good pattern here.. wasnt Eric's cossie stolen just last month? Granted, there's a huge difference between jersey city and denver.. but hell... and why would someone want a incomplete shell? This all seems odd to me as I'm sure it does everyone else too... we'll keep an eye out for ya ...