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by John Brennan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to the Merkur world help needed
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Re: New to the Merkur world help needed

Take a look at this idea. I have test-fit it; it's a tight squeeze, but it fits and gives you about twice as much IC as the 2WD, but still fits behind the A/C condenser-- pic shows it above and behind where it would go, stock airbox is in the way, shotry rad needs to drop another inch-- Dodge SRT-4:...
by John Brennan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB A/C Condenser for XR4TI
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: WTB A/C Condenser for XR4TI

If/when I replace my condenser, I will go to an aftermarket, dual-pass, shorter unit that will be new, more efficient, and allow the FMIC to be both unobstructed, and mounted farther forward, which will give more clearance for the piping and such, like one of these from this Phoenix-based company: h...
by John Brennan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: XR4ST

Nice going! I have this engine in my FiST, and even bone stock, it's very potent, really moves the car. Props for innovation and execution, looks terrific in there! :headbang
by John Brennan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Modern Ford Fiesta - a donor for Merkur parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Modern Ford Fiesta - a donor for Merkur parts?

Power Tryp wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Good catch, looks like they've been using that lamp assembly undisturbed for the past 30 or so years.
Good for us, yet I look at that now and wonder why they haven't gone to LED's... how silly that anyone building cars in the late 2010's is still using incandescant light bulbs! :roll:
by John Brennan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Angry Grill Second Batch
Replies: 24
Views: 1133

Re: Angry eye grills

:dunno
by John Brennan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Angry Grill Second Batch
Replies: 24
Views: 1133

Re: Angry eye grills

I also interpreted the term as being critical. Glad to be wrong! :lol: 8)
by John Brennan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Angry Grill Second Batch
Replies: 24
Views: 1133

Re: Angry eye grills

my8950 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 am
Saturate the market, crackhead prices....
Doesn't take much to "saturate" this "market." Clearly, others disagree, and are voting with their dollars.
by John Brennan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone like their Chromebook?
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Anyone like their Chromebook?

Five years isn't too bad, especially given the dizzying pace of the industry in general.
by John Brennan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: My Sierra saloon
Replies: 30
Views: 1193

Re: My Sierra saloon

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The mc2racing diff mount works great with the XR4Ti's noodle ARB, as well as the 3-door Cossie ones. Glad you were able to achieve a solution:
by John Brennan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Here- Fuel tank/filler issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: New Here- Fuel tank/filler issue?

This thread shows how to post pix:

http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 37&t=10212

That said, throw it on Craigslist-- we'll see it. Would help to know your location as well.
by John Brennan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Here- Fuel tank/filler issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: New Here- Fuel tank/filler issue?

Welcome Aboard, um, JOATMON! :cheers

Does the car run? What is it doing/not doing to illustrate the symptoms described?
by John Brennan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How many of you have swapped in a C4 auto?
Replies: 18
Views: 1773

Re: How many of you have swapped in a C4 auto?

I know you can upgrade the C3, but you're still left with a too-high revving car for my taste. I think the C-3 was a bad choice for the XR, but I don't know what alternatives there were in the early 80s when the US conversion was being developed. Even the Scorpio was getting a new tranny for 1990 w...
by John Brennan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Antenna Options
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Antenna Options

DAReese wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:04 pm
I have one of a roof-mounted antenna that was originally meant for cell reception back in the day. While it fits for the era of the XR, I'll probably replace it with a shark-fin one soon.
...or you could let Mick Dundee use it for a boomerang. :headbang
by John Brennan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Outdoor Car Cover
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Russ at Rapido Group has some XR-specific ones, I believe:

www.rapidogroup.com
by John Brennan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Manual HVAC Control Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 1195

Re: Manual HVAC Control Conversion

dimswits wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:40 am
It has been a long long time since I owned an XR, but I do not recall needing to manually close the dash vents if I didn’t want dash air.
That's been the case on every XR I've owned (all have needed manual closure).