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by John Brennan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Another header post

If you are going with a header, be sure to utilize a flex pipe portion in your downpipe to take most of the load off your header welds. Thanks for the info John, I wonder if that's where the cracking is typically coming from? In other words XS (or one like it) might be a 'decent' header but without...
by John Brennan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Another header post

FWIW, a ported E6 exhaust manifold has been shown to flow nearly as well as most headers, for the majority of mod levels. Most of our vendors have stopped making/selling headers as they seem to be prone to cracking (correct me if I'm wrong, peeps), but Boport seems to be back in the game, and his ha...
by John Brennan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

Passenger side coolant bottle is (the easier) plug-and-play solution. ... but if you don't mind cutting the 85-88 rad hoses and sticking T's in then keeping the driver's side coolant bottle will be more beneficial. Except now you have to source an Early jug, when you already have the better one... ...
by John Brennan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

NUTSOFODEN wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:02 pm
John Brennan wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:55 pm
No worries, happy to help. What is the IC setup like?
No clue honestly, the guy I bought it from described some of the mods to me but I was too excited about the car and everything he said went in one ear and out the other.
Well, let us know, as that may have a bearing on this decision.
by John Brennan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

No, there are other differences, such as the lack of a valve cover hard line port for the continuous-flow setup of the Early systems, the locations of the radiator hose inlets/outlets on the rad, and a few others. And no, you can't just use a rad "for any other 2.3L," as that includes a fairly larg...
by John Brennan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

If all else fails Its very easy to convert to the more common 85-88 style. Just get the 85-88 radiator hoses to match and the coolant tank that fits the passenger side. I have run an Early rad with the coolant tank on the cool side, which is a better location, IMHO. Run the Early rad hoses, T into ...
by John Brennan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Trouble finding new radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Trouble finding new radiator

If all else fails Its very easy to convert to the more common 85-88 style. Just get the 85-88 radiator hoses to match and the coolant tank that fits the passenger side. I have run an Early rad with the coolant tank on the cool side, which is a better location, IMHO. Run the Early rad hoses, T into ...
by John Brennan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

Miracles do happen. I have never seen a Merkur in this email mag sent to my email inbox once or twice a week, but here it is. I guess since it features an Ecoboost engine, and more specifically, the parts from Ford to make it work, they let one get by: https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/fan-sp...
by John Brennan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: WTB Fan

I have one as well if that doesn't work for you.
by John Brennan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 2719

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

It looks like you have no filtering medium in place now for the oil blow-by-- no more "steel wool" in the little canister absorbing the mist (or worse). I have to wonder if this doesn't result in oil in your intake.
by John Brennan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB 1989 Xr4ti Shorty aluminum Radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: WTB 1989 Xr4ti Shorty aluminum Radiator

If you go 90*, keeping your Late jug is a matter of extending the alt adjustment slot downwards and using a shorter belt. I'll find you a pic...https://share.icloud.com/photos/0a5qHWz3Ik1yymddHgqW9SmdQ BTW, I don't want to fail to credit Hugh Lacey for the pic; his car can be seen on CarDomain, "6fo...
by John Brennan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Here- Planning on buying an XR4Ti soon!
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: New Here- Planning on buying an XR4Ti soon!

Yes, it is a non-interference engine. 8)
by John Brennan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB 1989 Xr4ti Shorty aluminum Radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: WTB 1989 Xr4ti Shorty aluminum Radiator

No, I sold that car a long time ago, so I only have pix of the one-off, custom '89-style rad that I'm saying you don't need. But, it's pretty straightforward, as described: 1. Early-style Shorty rad 2. Early hoses, with one T-fitting for the fill from your jug (bottom hose, lose the crossover pipe),...
by John Brennan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB 1989 Xr4ti Shorty aluminum Radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: WTB 1989 Xr4ti Shorty aluminum Radiator

Don't get an '89 Shorty-- you don't need it . In fact, the placement of the hoses will interfere with your IC piping, and your vent hose will no longer be at the highest point in the system. Use an Early rad, and just run your fill hose from your burp jug straight down to a T-fitting on your lower h...
by John Brennan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 2719

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Yeah, I am not worried about the mounts. I am not looking forward to the pan, however. New Felpro gasket came in today, so I'm gonna try to put that Ranger valve cover on and see if it fits. While I am at it, does anyone know if there is an aftermarket NON adjustable cam sprocket for a round tooth ...